Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge! If you missed my previous posts – check them out here: WEEK 1 / WEEK 2 / WEEK 3 / WEEK 4 (YOU ARE HERE) Here is a breakdown of what I have completed so far & what is yet to come!
To Do:Buy trim and molding – DONE Get custom color match paint – DONE Install wainscoting – DONE Install & paint crown molding – DONE Trim windows – DONE Paint walls – DONE Paint baseboards Apply wallpaper – DONE Install Chandelier – DONE Order prints and photos for gallery wall – 1/2 DONE Hang gallery wall Pleat & hang curtain panels Style bookshelves Spray Paint Bookshelves To Source: Gallery wall frames – DONE Curtain panels with rods Office chair – DONE 2 accent chairs Book shelves – DONE Buffet table – DONE Desk – DONE Chandelier – DONE Lamp – DONE Mirror – DONE Accessories Throw pillows I added something to my TO DO list (spray paint bookshelves) – stay tuned for next week for more info on that! Week 4 was all about adding those small details that make a huge impact. Our entire house is FULL of “builder basic” windows. There is absolutely no trim or casing on them. It makes our very large windows appear smaller and my fix so far has usually just been using beautiful drapes to hide them. There are 2 very large windows in my new home office – and yes – I plan to use drapes – but I wanted to continue the traditional molding that we just installed in the room onto the windows as well. You just can’t have all of this beautiful wainscoting and crown molding and then basic AF windows. Here is a VERY MESSY photo of the smaller window after we added casing – but no molding to it. You can certainly leave it at this stage (of course painted) – if you don’t have a lot of molding in the room – especially if you have the apron sill like we do. But I love me some traditional molding – the more the merrier. So we took it a step further…and the results are AMAZING!
Step 1:First we added a piece of MDF board that was the same depth as the casing trim we used.
Step 2:Then we added the crown molding. Since the side pieces are only held on with wood glue I used painters tape to keep them in place while it dried. Can you already see the HUGE difference!?
Isn’t that different amazing!? We also installed ceiling crown to the entire room. This was our first time installing ceiling crown – and it took some trial and error…so I figured I would share some of the tips and tricks we learned from the MANY YouTube videos we watched and from first hand just doing it wrong the first time and then correcting it until it was perfect. 🙂