Put a Fork in it: The Examine is Formally Completed!

by Editors Staff

Solely two weeks have handed since I wrote this cautionary story on utilizing high-gloss paint. Which implies simply two weeks in the past, I used to be in whole agony, feeling defeated with the imaginative and prescient I had for the research. The research and I’ve been on fairly the rollercoaster, however I’m past happy and totally relieved to say that the research is formally completed! Whew. So sit again and let’s take somewhat journey and go to how the research has progressed in two years’ time.

Earlier than

Earlier than we even moved in, we had the cherry wooden flooring changed with white oak and stained in a custom-mixed medium-light stain all through your entire home. We additionally closed up that cased-in doorway on the left aspect, which led to our major bed room, and painted all of the partitions and trim White Flour by Sherwin Williams.

August 2021

Credenza | Artwork | Espresso Desk | Rug | Couch | Spherical Mirror | Swivel Chairs | Chest | Lamp | Tapered Shade | Floral Vase | A Story of Interiors | Nonetheless Espresso Desk Ebook

This was how we initially organized the research shortly after transferring in, with all present decor and furnishings we introduced with us. These are make it work moments and I stay for them. Dwelling takes time and it’s good to place issues in A spot even when it may not be THE spot till you get round to it.

January 2022

Rug | Ottoman | Throw Pillow | Upholstered Chair

In the event you keep in mind from our transferring debacle, our piano was held hostage, and at this level, we lastly bought it again and deliberate for this room to be the music room. (Since I do know you’re curious, there’s no replace on that movers scenario. The FBI has taken over and now we have moved on and really feel at peace about that.) The extra we adjusted to residing right here, I imagined this room having extra perform and goal to it. It’s additionally one of many solely rooms in the home that’s not a “pass-through” room, which we wished to benefit from, making it extra tucked away and personal. An ideal spot to work at home.

February 2022

Mural | Chandelier | Desk |  Chair | Vase | Peonies | Credenza | Buffet Lamps | Fluted Bowl | Fringe Stool

Right here’s what the research appeared like after including wainscoting, portray it a taupey-green, and putting in the mural.

June 2022

Mural | Chandelier | Desk | Chair | Fringe Stool | Vase | Peonies | Desk Lamp | Credenza (comparable) | Mirror | Buffet Lamps | Ground Lamp 

It didn’t take me lengthy earlier than I made a decision THAT inexperienced wasn’t it for me. Only a couple months later, we picked out a blue-gray paint shade (Boothbay Grey), and we repainted it, this time portray the ceiling.

November 2022

Mural | Rug | Chandelier | Desk | Desk Chair | Ottoman | Sling Chairs | Fringe Stool

The desk we bought was too small for the room (and later discovered an ideal spot within the kitchen–I really like a kitchen desk!) and we introduced in a desk that matches the room lots higher and is extra spacious to work at.I really like that it’s open, too! Discovering a format for the research was at all times a battle. I hung out on my Instagram tales transferring furnishings round time and again. It wasn’t till we bought his beautiful desk that it began to click on extra.


Getting from the blue-painted research, to the place we’re at present entails selecting to repaint it with a darkish inexperienced shade, narrowing the opening, and including {custom} built-in cabinetry and pocket doorways. Oh, and most significantly, after nightmares and complications, our painters lastly nailed the high-gloss paint, and it seems higher than ever!

Earlier than


This angle actually captures the transformation of narrowing the opening from 96″ to 60″ to lend extra wall area for the built-ins and provides us extra cheap dimensions for pocket doorways.

Store our research

Right here’s the way it seems from the opposite route, so you’ll be able to see the narrowed opening that allowed for a lot storage, and much more privateness with pocket doorways.

Earlier than


Including the built-ins to provide us some purposeful but lovely storage was completely crucial. We used a neighborhood cupboard builder and I drew out what we wished, together with depth, variety of cabinets and what we wished for the closed storage. I’ve been envisioning styling these cabinets for months, and so they look even higher than I assumed they’d.

Store the cabinets

Earlier than


I’m in love, I’m in love.

The drawers function storage for cords, scissors, pens, pencils, sticky notes, and all issues “workplace.” And the cupboards are literally extra than simply “cupboards.” One aspect is a pull-out submitting cupboard, and the opposite has a pull-out for our printer. Up till now, we didn’t have a spot to tuck away all these “ugly” however crucial issues.

Examine Sources

After our painters had fairly the journey troubleshooting the high-gloss paint, they finally sanded, primed, and repainted with an oil-based paint line known as High quality Paints of Europe shade matched to Topsoil by Benjamin Moore. Reasonably than spraying, they utilized it with a mixture of brushing and rolling, and it has unimaginable self-leveling properties. I’d 100% suggest it, however apparently, it may be a bit temperamental, and it’s a must to know what you’re doing. (Undoubtedly a job for the professionals!)

The end is mirror-like, and it feels so unimaginable to see the imaginative and prescient I had for this room come collectively. I’m glad we didn’t settle the primary time round once I thought it was “adequate.” Cricket thinks so too.

I say this beautiful a lot each time we end a mission, however that is my new favourite view in your entire home. Renovation by no means comes with out bumps and derailments, and regardless of typically having a vulnerability hangover, I really like having the ability to doc and share the method with all of you. Thanks for cheering this room on. I couldn’t be happier with each inch.

Room Sources:

Paint Coloration: Benjamin Moore High Soil
Wooden Flooring
Ceiling Medallion
Velvet Chairs
Pedestal Desk
Fringe Stool
Brass Trash Can
Standing Lamp
Stone Vase

Desk Sources:
Desk Chair
Leather-based Desk Mat
Dealt with Vase
Marble Bowl
Espresso Desk Books

Shelf Sources:
Image Mild
Bin Pulls
Ball Knobs
Hestia Bust
Show Easel
Leather-based Field
Marble Bookends
Wrapped Lidded Container
Footed Bowl
Ball Objects
Brass Wall Plates

Different posts concerning the research:

First time we arrange the research (previously often called the music room)
The music room turns into the research + a temper board
DIY {custom} layered wainscoting
The 5 instances we’ve executed wainscoting
Deciding on a paint shade for the research
The mural is within the research!
The transformation of the research (and what nonetheless wants tweaking)
A funds breakdown of the research + search for much less
Repainting and rethinking the research
The brand new desk within the research
Reworking the research into a proper eating room
Our plans so as to add pocket doorways and built-in cabinets within the research
Third time’s a attraction–selecting a paint shade for the research once more
The research temper board 2.0
Renovation progress within the research
Portray the research a shiny darkish inexperienced
7 unimaginable darkish inexperienced paint colours for interiors
Revealing the excessive gloss, {custom} built-in cabinetry within the research
Upgrading the change plates and shops
A Cautionary story about high-gloss paint

Supply: Mad About The Home

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