One Room Challenge | Week Three

Oct 23


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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  1. Oh… I love the color Swiss Coffee. I’m looking forward to see the results.

  2. You are really moving right along! Looking foward to the reveal–

  3. Christie says:

    Loving where you are going with the space and am excited for next week’s update!!

  4. You have accomplished an amazing amount in 3 weeks, Kari! I’m still trying to talk myself into painting LOL. Can’t wait to see the finish! It’s going to be a huge WOW!

  5. Lisa Peck says:

    It’s too bad you aren’t happy with the tile but I would try sorting them and using them! Love following along and seeing the progress.

  6. Leslie Carothers says:

    Hi Kari: It looks like it’s coming along really well.

    Re: the tile vs.paint question? I would paint. If you don’t like the tile now, you won’t like it more, later, when it’s up and harder to take down.

    I look forward to following your progress each week!

    • says:

      It is coming along. The tiles have a huge variation in color and because I wanted to create something unique I’m going for it. I’m hoping it looks good. Thank you for following along!! 🙂

  7. I feel you! I am excited to see your progress.

  8. Kirsten says:

    They don’t look like the ones in the pic you showed me….you were already worried about the dark color but if the tiles themselves aren’t what you thought they were going to be like … I myself would not do it.


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