• Mansa Krishnamurthy

One Room Challenge: Week 3 - Modern Library/Music Room Makeover

I can't believe it ... it's week 3 of the One Room Challenge! Where has the time gone? We are officially almost half way through! As I write this, I am looking over my list of things for the modern library/music room makeover and I am questioning my sanity when I thought this slat wall would be no big deal. I've been plugging away this week with cutting endless number of pine boards, staining and painting the background walls - but it still seems that the end is no where in sight! Nevertheless, I am going to continue to chip away at the One Room Challenge in hopes of turning this boring space into a dream library/music room.

I'm please to say that the major accomplishment of this week was figuring out the perfect stain! I must have mixed up 10 different concoctions of red mahogany and espresso, but I finally arrived at at a moody and rich chocolate brown. Come have a look!

I've probably stained about 12 boards at this point, but now that the stain is decided on, It's just a matter of getting it onto all the boards. A major struggle has been cutting the boards to size. Although my home is a new build, the ceiling heights are so variable, which means each board needs to be measured, cut and fitted into place. If I were to mass cut all the boards, some would fit and others would either be too short or too long. Oh well - the saga continues!

Here's an inspiration pic that I hope gives you an idea of the look I am going for. This pic also reminds me that the pain of this slat wall will be worth it in the end!

Source: Pinterest

So can you expect in the upcoming weeks? I am really hoping to have all the walls painted. And If I'm feeling really ambitious, I may have some boards up too!

To check out the other guest participants and their One Room Challenge projects, be sure to visit this page (HERE). You don't want to miss the 20 featured bloggers (HERE). This is the time to follow along with your favorites and cheer them on!

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