this week, i got the walls painted and put together the ikea storage piece that i bought.
i usually test out 4 to 5 colors when i paint ANY room, but after seeing this sample on the wall, i was SOLD!
the color is benjamin moore's van deusen blue.
it is a deep, rich, moody blue with a hint of coolness, and i am in love.
before i painted, i put together the ikea besta storage piece that i bought for the back wall.
i knew it was going to be an extremely tight fit and i wanted to see if i needed to make any cuts along the sides or do some sanding in order to squeeze it into place.
so tight, in fact, that the piece will need to be raised above the baseboards in order for it to stay.
i placed some items under the legs to get an idea of how much higher i need to raise it.
i will either need to mount the unit directly to the wall, or purchase new legs that are at least 1.5" taller than the existing legs.
anyway, onto the painting!
i just love what a change the color makes in this tiny room...
one final look:
up this next week:
*hang the roman shades that i had made from a quadrille remnant that i scored on ebay
*drop off my office chair to the upholstery shop
*remove the rust from my office chair (jenny just posted a method that i am going to try!)
*customize the storage unit--i'm going to add some hardware, and make a new top (i THINK.)
see you next week!