One Room Challenge Week 4: Lighting Woes & Paint Choices

Hi everyone! I’m back with a One Room Challenge update! This is Week 4 of the challenge and though I’ve made a lot of progress, I’m actually getting a little nervous about getting it all done in time. My main concern is that I haven’t chosen a paint color, and even worse, I haven’t even hired a painter! Eek!

To catch you up on where we are this week, I’m sharing some photos of my paint choices below. Beware: these photos are not pretty! It’s against my nature to show the room in such an ugly state, but it is what it is, right?! I find the samples to be the most helpful method in deciding on paint colors. So though it’s tedious, and a pain, it’s a necessary part of the process for me!

Originally I thought I might choose Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter mixed at 50%, which is the color I have in the office. But then I got to thinking about white. I love white rooms. And not only that, I decided to take a look through my pinned rooms on Pinterest and you know what? A majority of them are white or off-white! Either way, it will be a cooler color with considerably less yellow tones than what is on the walls now.


Paint Choices


paint choices master bedroom one room challenge

I don’t have a true white painted on the walls, but I have a couple versions of Edgecomb Gray and Revere Pewter that are reduced enough that they give me an idea of what a white would look like. The one I know for sure is out is Collingwood – I just don’t want anything with that much blue in it.


paint choices for the one room challenge week 4 bedroom

 I really like the Edgecomb Gray – it seems like a true “greige” color. In fact, it was in the running in the office as well!


master bedroom paint choices for the one room challenge edgecomb gray

Of the paint choices on the wall right now, the two I like the most are Edgecomb Gray (full strength – it gets yellower when it gets lighter) and Revere Pewter 50%. 


one room challenge master bedroom mood board inspiration


Lighting Woes

As I shared last week, I had ordered the chandelier below hoping against hope that it would work and unfortunately, I just don’t think it’s going to. It is just a little too large for the space. 

catania french country chandelier one room challenge master bedroom

Verrana Chandelier

 I’ve also decided against the Morris Lantern. Not because I don’t like it, I actually really do. But it is expensive and not carried anywhere that I can return it. I just don’t feel comfortable spending $600 on something that is not returnable, especially since it’s not on the floor of any store nearby where I could even go and see it!

So… I have two new options. First, I found another light that may work!! This chandelier is the same brand as my dining room light so I have a pretty good idea of what it looks like. I didn’t really want something this light, but I do think it’s pretty and it might be much better size-wise. It’s on it’s way….

salento french country chandelier master bedroom one room challenge

Salento Chandelier

My other option is to take my kitchen chandelier below, and remove the tassel on the bottom making it much shorter, and put that in the master bedroom! I would then put the Verrana in the kitchen. This might work, too!

Stay tuned as this involves the hubby moving lights around (definitely not his favorite thing to do, haha!)

enrica french country chandelier master bedroom one room challenge

Enrica Chandelier


And the other lighting woe? The lamps. In this case, I originally thought I might just keep the lamps we have and either paint them or gold-leaf them. But then I found the lamp below (the one in the mood board) and I fell in love!

one room challenge french country lamp choice

Riom French Country Lamp

But it arrived this week, and I’m not sure I love it!! For one, it is nothing like the color that it shows! It’s so much darker!! It’s almost as if it’s a completely different lamp! So back to the drawing board on that one. I’m going to decide on the chandelier first, and then I will let that dictate my lamp choice.

french country lamp choice one room challenge


So, I’m a little nervous about choosing the paint and getting a painter to do it in time, but I’m pretty happy that everything else is coming together!! I found some artwork for the side wall that I’m really excited about! And, my bedding came in!! And can I say, I love the blue color so, so much. It’s exactly the soft Robin’s egg blue I was looking for!

bedding selections master bedroom makeover one room challenge


My big project for this weekend will be chalk painting the nightstands – can’t wait to share that with you!

I’ll be back next week with another installment but the meantime, if you missed any of the previous weeks you can get to them below!


Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3


And be sure to visit some of the other fabulous bloggers linking up at the ORC website for their Week 4 installments!


ORC one room challenge Maison de Cinq



And for those of you who asked, here are links to the things I’ve ordered so far!

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  1. I am going through the same thing right now. I ordered the upholstered bed that shows up in your blog. I got the white. Scary, but I peeked in the box and love it!
    I have a couple of samples of white from Dunn Edwards. We shall see!
    Got night stands from Pier One and am now having such a hard time with lamps. Lamps are so hard!
    Can’t wait to see all you do!

    1. Oh I’m excited you’re doing your room too, Jamie! Sounds similar and really pretty. And yes, I agree about lamps! The really good ones are so expensive and the cheap ones are pretty bad! Gotta do a LOT of lighting shopping this week – Amazon Prime only, of course!! Good luck with your Jamie – can’t wait to see what you do!


  2. I love white rooms too, and I’d go with a pale neutral white. No yellow, but not too cool. I think your chandeliers (I have two of the Salentos’s and love them) and eventual lamps (Because I agree that one is like night and day from what you thought you were getting) will be beautiful with a white. And your bedding will stay more true to color. If I could, I’d pop over and help you paint! We could knock it out in no time. Excited to see how it all falls into place πŸ™‚ It’s going to be gorgeous!

    1. Aww you’re so sweet Shannon! I sure wish you lived close too – and that we could ponder this together! I’m on the fence and painting more samples today, haha!

      Happy weekend my friend – and thank you so much for your support πŸ™‚


  3. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    This has been fun following your makeover and it is a relief to see that you have some disorder going on. It makes you more normal! Most of the time all we see of bloggers homes are beautiful and perfect rooms decorated to perfection and miss the challenges they have of getting to that point. I almost went with Revere Pewter and then chose Tyler Gray, cut in half. I like that it can go either grayer or more beige depending on the mood the room is in. I’m sure your choice will hit the mark and I can’t wait to see the end tables. I had about 6 sample jars of paint and made chalk paint from each one, even mixing a couple together that were so similar. I have enough chalk paint to paint everything in my house!! Thank goodness it keeps good. Good luck!

    1. Thanks so much Cecilia – that makes me feel much better about the state my room is in!

      I’ve never tried Tyler Gray but it sounds a lot like RP and EG as they both have the ability to go “greige” depending on lighting. I’m a BIG believer in spending some money on samples, much better than repainting!

      Thank you for stopping by and for your support – I so appreciate it!


  4. Looking great Sheila! I have used both Edgecomb and Revere at 50% and think you would like either. Pale Oak can go green at times.

    1. Oh I’m so glad you agree Cindy – that makes me feel better! And I thought the same of the Pale Oak so I must be on the right track!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  5. Mary L Stevens says:

    Check out Savvy Southern Style today she ordered the same lamps and was disappointed like you but she did something and made them better!!

  6. Which bedding pieces/colors did you order? How are you setting the pillows up? Euro? Standard/King?

    1. I linked the bedding pieces (linen in Mineral Blue and natural) at the bottom of the post. Most likely using 3 Euro, 2 King and some kind of throw pillows. I will let you know for sure in the reveal!


  7. Mary L Stevens says:

    Check out Savvy Southern Style today she ordered the same lamps and was disappointed like you but she did something to make them a lot better!!

    1. How funny! I will check it out! (though these are most likely going back, haha!)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!