One Room Challenge | Week Three

One Room Challenge Week Three by Kari Beckett Design


This One Room Challenge | Week Two was very productive!  If you missed my initial post about Week One and then Week Two check them out and see what my vision is for our bedroom remodel.  The list of items I wanted to accomplish for Week Two are listed below:

  • Paint the walls and trim
  • Purchase artwork
  • Prime and paint the frame for the DIY ottoman
  • Begin working on door fronts for the DIY built-ins

I can happily say, each one was completed! 


The paint I selected for the walls and trim is Benjamin Moore – Swiss Coffee.  I used Sherwin Williams’ Emerald Paint line for the first time.  It was excellent coverage and great finish. I love our local Sherwin Williams store in Savoy, IL.  They provided incredible customer service and are wonderful to work with.  The walls are in a matte finish and the trim is satin.  I love the warm tones that Swiss Coffee provides.


I chose Clay (shown below) a 30 x 40 print from Collection Prints which will be statement piece on one of the walls. This abstract with its rust color and hues of cream and white are stunning. It will arrive on Monday as well as the frame so I will be sure to share peaks of them on my Instagram stories.

Clay Artwork by Collection Prints choose by Kari Beckett Design for her One Room Challenge


The second batch of tiles arrived today.  I’m not sure they are going to work.  If I can hand-pick from the boxes and there is enough of them that are the burgundy colors I will be able to use them.  Otherwise, I think I will have to chalk up the wall tile feature as a loss and just paint the entire bookcase unit the custom color I had matched to the sample tiles which I love.


The ottoman is 99% complete.  I need to give the frame one more coat of paint.  If the weather cooperates tomorrow it will be finished.  I chose Rustoleum Universal Metallic – Antique Brass spray paint.  This color is perfect with the vintage Turkish rug top on the ottoman.

Rustoleum Metallic Antique Brass Spray Paint


Here is a list of my goals to complete by the end of the One Room Challenge | Week Three:

  • Decide on/Install the tile
  • Complete door fronts for the DIY built-ins
  • Build bookshelves
  • Measure and create plan for millwork

This post is short and sweet since I have tons to do and I’m feeling the pressure and sense that I may be running out of time. 

My husband and I will be working hard on getting the bookcases built and installing the millwork.  Since Eric is in his busiest season with harvest right now, Sundays are our only day to do the building unless he gets rained out of the fields!

Do you think I should install the tiles or cut my losses and just paint the entire bookcase unit?  Please weigh in with your opinion below.

Make sure you are following me on Instagram especially watching my stories for daily updates on how the project is coming along!

Chat soon…

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Meet Kari Beckett.

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As owner of Kari Beckett Design, she has transformed interiors for people in Illinois and e-design clients throughout the US.

With her love of both white walls, as well as bold colors in smaller spaces, she enjoys blended, cohesive aesthetics. Kari mixes in vintage pieces to create unique, eclectic designs. Kari injects a bit of Modern Transitional style in each of her projects, and the real magic happens when her clients trust her design eye expertise.

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