Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Our guest bedroom (work in progress) Part 3!

Welcome back, my lovelies! I wanted to say thank you for checking back and for all your wonderful comments regarding my guest bedroom last week. You guys are super awesome! 

If this is your first time here, don't forget to check out previous installments by clicking on the links below.

Part 1

Part 2

Last week, I showed you some paint chips. Remember these? But I didn't tell you which part of the room will receive the fun paint treatment.

Guess what? It's the wall niche! The color I picked was 560D-7 (Planetarium) from Behr. I thought I would be spending two hours (tops) for taping, painting, paint retouching, etc but it took me almost half a day over the weekend to get everything done.

I think I must have painted between five to six coats to get the coverage I wanted. I did have a few breaks in between while waiting for the first few coats of paint to dry. While I was working on the wall niche, I also installed a new accessory in there (okay, hubby helped me installed it). Here is the results!


 After (still work in progress)

What do you think of the new contrasting wall color? You like? 

This is slightly off topic but it's too adorable not to share. While I was painting the wall niche, my 8-year-old son took a peek inside the room and made a cute comment. He said, "Mommy, you are using the wrong color. Blue is for boys. Pink is for girls, you should use pink. (I told him it would be mommy's room in the future, that's how he got that idea in the first place.) He would brighten up my days with adorable comments like this everyday. :)

Anyway, let's come back to our topic. I am sure you have noticed some bleeding around the wall niche. No worries, I am not going to leave it like that for long. I was about to retouch the unsightly spots using my gray paint but a new idea suddenly came to me. Initially, I didn't plan to do anything about the alcove (besides hanging a faux taxidermy animal) but after painting the area, I felt it looked a little bare and unfinished. It was certainly not the look I was going after!

I was thinking about using a thin shoe moulding to hide the bleeding but most importantly to add a finished look to my wall niche. 

I do not want to use a wider moulding because my faux gold deer head is not particularly big. Anything larger will overwhelm my faux dear head, don't you think? I just want to have a thin moulding (something subtle) around the wall niche to accentuate it and let the faux taxidermy be the star!

Speaking of my faux deer head, isn't she fabulous? I love its sparkles and graceful lines!

Initially, I had plans to use my gold moose head that I bought earlier this year (discontinued). Unfortunately, I accidentally broke it while trying to put it back inside its original box after "trying" it on the wall niche. Needless to say, I was pretty sad.

To ease my sadness, I immediately searched for a replacement online (Etsy, Ebay, Amazon, One Kings Lane, West Elm, etc) but decided to get the gold deer head from Z Gallerie instead.

Besides adding a thin shoe moulding around the wall niche, I have more plans for that wall. Stay tuned for another update next week!

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  1. Very nice! :-)
    But I would not add the shoe moulding because with that it will look a bit like a normal painting (canvas) and you will loose the fact that it is a niche (I love that you can see it's a niche).
    Have you considered a painted frame? Maybe in gold?
    But I think I would like it at most with no frames at all, just a sleek finish, correcting the bleeding with grey color.

  2. That idea is just genius. Talk about taking lemons and making lemonade. Well done!

  3. Your bedroom looks great! I love the deer head, and it's perfect in that area. Ahhh and that shade of blue, love it too :)

  4. did a great job...its coming together nicely....I love the navy and green together...there are some great green and navy fabrics out there that would make wonderful pillows.

  5. The plan for the molding is perfect. It will give it a finished look!

  6. I love your plan for the shoe molding around the wall niche! That will be the perfect finishing touch. The color looks gorgeous; I love how the gold deer head pops off it and it turns the niche into something special. Sooo sad though about your moose head! I've had things like that happen a few times and it's such a bummer I just wanted to cry! I have a little vase from West Elm that I loved and broke into like 10 pieces one day while dusting. I was so reluctant to get rid of it I glued it all back together and now it's covered in cracks. But still standing lol. Anyway the guest room is looking amazing!! Love love love what you're doing with it! Oh and your son's comment about the color is adorable! Kids are the best!

  7. Looking Fabulous Jessie..I love your use of colour
    Looking forward to the next episode

  8. Absolutely stunning Jessie!!!!!! I love the color and please finish it so we can all get jealous and drool over this fab room?!

  9. Who wouldn't want to stay in that beautiful room? Love it.


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