Week 2- One Room Challenge…Paint galore!

Hello designphiles, hope you had a productive week.

Mine was so so.  I got sick and am finishing up my Z-pak, so less progress this week than I would’ve liked, but here we go…

Biggest thing I needed to do this week was to paint the walls.  

We started with an acid green color


and in true blogger form, I took a roller and some white paint to it. How else am I going to set the perfect background for my art and gallery wall? πŸ™‚

Now, don’t hate on my painting technique.  I had a roller, but no brush, so I started with the mid section.  It is going to be a pain in the ass to paint the edges, but that’s my modus operandi…do things the hard way.

Here is an “after”, though I still have more to do.


Already brighter and it seems bigger.  The big crap pile in the middle of the room.  Oh yeah, don’t you paint that way too?  Just pile up everything in the middle of the room?  Weird.

Here is a section of one wall, before and “after”.



Now that I am starting to see what this room can become, I have started to formulate a plan for the decor.  While I started off desert boho, I am moving into more of a #rockerbohochic vibe.  This is how I want my pool parties to be…laid back, yet ready to party maximus at a moment’s notice. Oh wait, this has already been done…throughout the 70’s. Oh well.



(Don’t hate on my non-existent mood board skills)

Rocker elements:

Playing some jenga in my furniture rotation, I will move this vintage thrifted sofa from my house’s record room into Aquasita, as it is a good lounging sofa with its sling seats.  

The large bass drum I found at last year’s Roundtop, and will serve as a great coffee table.  More rocker chic.

The cowhide is a great, durable rug that can stand up to wet feet from the pool.

And the American flag tapestry says, “Eff you, I’m America, and I rock!” It is kinda crazy, but if you can’t have fun in a poolhouse, then where can you? Worst case scenario, I can throw an annual July 4th pool party.

In the next week, I will find more boho elements to bring into the room to soften it up (cacti, macrame, art), figure out a furniture layout, as well as finish that damned painting.

Hope you’re having the best week!



If you haven’t yet, please check out all 85 of the linking participants. Some major talent going on here.

And of course, please check out the featured amazingness here. Linda has assembled quite the party!

In case you missed it:
Week 1- Introducing Aquasita, A Modern Pool Lounge

32 thoughts on “Week 2- One Room Challenge…Paint galore!

  1. Celine, you and I would be friends because that is about how i would approach painting a room! Love the rocker-boho-pool party vibe that you are bringing to this space. Pretty please can I be on the guest list?!

  2. Look at you with all your amazing furniture finds to play with! Love the reworked direction you’re taking here and can already picture it! This is going to be one supa cool hangout spot!

    1. Yup, the omnipowerful Z-pak. Truthfully, I probably couldn’t have done much more, but I have more stuff up my sleeve for next week. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Linda!

  3. That sofa has to be one of the greatest hits of your thrifting career. Talk about a score. This is going to turn out a w e s o m m m m m m m e.

  4. Oh my goodness — the white transformed the space! Looking great. Can’t wait to see what you do with the room!

  5. hope you’re feeling better. The white just makes that room look so much bigger — even with the big pile-o-crap in the middle! Which sometimes I have even when I’m not painting…have a great weekend.

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