The Breakfast Nook: One Room Challenge Week 2

This week’s crisis of faith is brought to you by an on-line paint visualizer. Monday, was all about progress progress progress. I felt fantastic. After a full day of work, I finished priming the walls.

I thought to myself; This project is going to be a piece of cake. And the universe smiled, patted me on the head, and let out a little chuckle. It is not going to be a piece of cake.

Brains are funny. I marvel at my ability to make important decisions, but when it comes to a paint color, I become paralyzed. Keeping in mind that paint colors do not save lives, I plugged the picture above into an online paint visualizer.

What I thought I was doing was trying out a high-contrast option, and a light-and-bright one. What really happened is that I ended up with these two grainy photos to share, and for some reason, the software changed the bright white paint to gray, halfway through.

High Contrast


I do not love the high contrast option, and the monochromatic gray makes the breakfast room look like it did before I finished priming. Light and bright may be the winner, but I suspect I will just have to dive in and paint before I know for sure. Perhaps my faith is intact, after all.

In other news, I am working on the process for making these single-pane windows double-paned. I am playing around with real glass and plexiglass. There are pros and cons for each, and next week, I will discuss that in-depth.

Housekeeping Notes

This week, I dusted off one of the unused pages on this blog and updated the “About Me” page. Since we have a lot of new followers, I thought it was a great time to freshen up the blog. The Blake Hill House blog is relationship driven. I love getting to know our readers, and I hope you enjoy learning about our projects and a little bit about us too.

On Thursdays, when we link up on the official One Room Challenge guest participant page, our link will likely be towards the bottom of the page. See, I’m an early bird, not a night owl, and the link-up goes live right after midnight. Last spring, I tried desperately to stay up late enough to post at the exact moment the links when live, trying to be listed at the top. Our post still ended up in the middle. So, this year, I’m going to bed, and I am satisfied with our link at the bottom.

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When you get a chance, head on over to Calling It Home to see all the progress from the Featured Designers and the Guest Participants too. The paintbrushes are flying.

Start from the beginning:
Week 1 – The Breakfast Nook

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