Studio Progress – The Mural Wall Is Completed!!

This morning (sure, this morning!) I completed up the ultimate factor on my punch record for the mural wall. It’s FINISHED!! This has been an extended course of, and I’m hoping that the opposite zones within the room don’t take this lengthy. So let me present you the way it turned out…

This wall turned out fairly completely different from what I had initially imagined. My authentic plan included higher cupboards on every finish and desk areas beneath the home windows, which might have given me fewer decrease cupboards.

However when the mural went up, I made a decision that I needed as a lot of it to point out as doable. So the concept of protecting up a lot of every finish with higher cupboards not appealed to me.

After which I made a decision that having two desk areas on this wall didn’t make sense, both. I’ve one other space within the room that’s particularly for a desk, and when engaged on initiatives, I usually like to face. Plus, having extra cupboard space is a a lot larger precedence for me than having a number of desk areas within the room. So I made a decision to remove the desk areas and put cupboards alongside the whole wall.

The top outcome has far exceeded my expectations, but it surely took some trial and error to get right here. I had initially designed this floral wallpaper in a a lot smaller print, and it regarded actually darkish and busy to me. Right here’s an excellent view of it on this photograph I took approach again once I was on the brink of paint the ground.

So I made a decision to strive once more on the wallpaper. The second time round, I made the flowers 4 occasions the unique measurement, and my mother helped me to loosen up a few of the flowers that have been showing like darkish blobs within the authentic wallpaper. The ultimate result’s so excellent for me, and I couldn’t think about something extra “me“!

The cupboards are IKEA Sektion cupboards, and I ordered them with the Veddinge doorways and drawer fronts. After which I sanded them, added trim to them, painted them, after which added gold leaf accents. I lastly obtained my pink cupboards! The colour is Tuberose from Sherwin Williams, however I had it colour matched in Behr Premium Plus paint.

Nonetheless lacking from this wall are the window shades, however they gained’t be right here for an additional ten days. I ordered my favorite cordless bamboo shades in a Rustic Walnut color (affiliate hyperlink), that are the identical shades I utilized in our grasp toilet and residential fitness center. They’ll customized minimize them to the precise measurement you want on your home windows, and the standard is nice.

I wasn’t so certain about that middle wall sconce, and I’m nonetheless not 100% certain that it’s going to make the ultimate minimize once I end the entire room. However I made a decision to maintain it for now. I hold forgetting to get gentle bulbs, so as soon as I get bulbs in these lights and see how nicely they gentle up this work area, I’ll make my remaining determination on the sconce.

I made a decision to wire all three lights on the identical swap with a dimmer. The swap is simply above the desktop within the wall space just under the wall sconce. Do you see it? I feel I did a reasonably good job at disguising it! 😀

Right here’s a more in-depth view. Are you able to see the swap now?

I constructed the countertop out of laminate flooring. It was the most cost effective approach I may give you to get a 20-foot countertop. It ended up costing round $300, which I assumed was a tremendous worth for a countertop that size. You possibly can see how I made it right here.

However be forewarned that the countertop mission destroyed my pores and skin for about six weeks. So should you’re going to make your personal laminate flooring countertop, please learn this primary. I don’t know that anybody else would react the identical approach I did, but when I may help anybody else keep away from the weeks of distress that I skilled, I hope to take action.

I do love how the countertop turned out, although! And now that all the holes have been minimize in it, and all the mud has been cleaned up, it doesn’t have an effect on me anymore. I’m considering the flooring has one thing like fiberglass in it, and that’s what my pores and skin reacted to. However all is nicely now, and I can get pleasure from my completed countertop.

I completely love having all of this storage, and I can’t imagine this was my first time utilizing IKEA Sektion cupboards. I’m a real IKEA cupboard convert now!

This center cupboard with the six shallow drawers is my absolute favourite. I feel this can actually turn out to be useful in a studio.

And I like this one with the hidden drawer inside a drawer as nicely.

When it’s closed, it appears to be like like a giant drawer similar to the opposite two.

And at last, I added 4 countertop grommet retailers for comfort. Every of them is plugged into an in-cabinet outlet.

So I’ve handy entry to retailers and USB ports proper on the countertop.

I’m so excited to have this wall finished! I’ve gone within the studio numerous occasions to simply stare at it. 😀

And now I can lastly transfer on to the workplace part of the room, the place there shall be extra pink cupboards and extra gold leaf goodness.