I’m embarrassed to say that this took almost an entire year, but the music room walls are finally finished!
I stenciled these walls in June of last year using Behr Polar Bear (that’s the white color) and Benjamin Moore Classic Gray, and then I added the black Sharpie marker accent on half of the room in January of this room. But all along the way, any time I “finished” a part of these walls, that always came with an asterisk.
I stenciled* my music room walls! (*Except for the hard parts around the edges and around the doors.) I improved the design with a black Sharpie marker*! (*Except that I only got halfway done and still have a whole wall plus some to finish.)
But today, I can say (completely asterisk-free) that the music room walls are finished. 😀
If you missed my first post about adding the black Sharpie marker accent, you can click here to see the details. But here’s a glimpse of the difference that the black Sharpie marker makes on the stencil.
It takes a very flat design and makes it look dimensional.
I’m so glad to have this project behind me now. The wall stencil is what I was working on when I developed that awful nerve pain issue in my arm and back last year that plagued me for a couple of weeks, then went away, and then came back. It was a miserable experience, so needless to say, I wasn’t chomping at the bit to get back in there and finish up the stencil.
But it’s done. Finally. One year later. 😀
To be clear, the bookcases haven’t actually been arranged how I want them. I just stuck some stuff up there a while ago so I wouldn’t have to keep looking at empty bookshelves. 🙂
I have a few more projects to do in the music room before I can call it finished. They include:
- reupholstering the two chairs
- painting the round table
- repairing and refinishing the piano bench
- building cabinet doors for the lower sections of the bookcases
- touching up paint on baseboards
- touching up paint on black doors and installing the second handle
- arranging the bookshelves and accessorizing the room to finish
Three of those projects — the chairs, the cabinet doors, and the piano bench — are bigger projects that will take more than one day each, but the rest should be fairly quick and easy. Surely I can get this room finished soon!
But for now, I have three more half-finished projects to get finished by the end of the month — shutters, porch ceiling, and one living room drapery panel. I’m feeling pretty confident that I can do it. 🙂
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