One Room Challenge: “Men’s Lounge” (Week 3)

1459391059842Welcome to week three of our One Room Challenge journey!  If you are just joining us, welcome to!  You can catch-up on our progress here, as well as see previous One Room Challenge makeovers from previous seasons.  I hope you enjoy what you see and continue to visit to see how this space turns out!

As a reminder, here is our mood board for the space.

Mid Century Modern Rustic Men's Lounge-Mood Board by

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Last week I shared our flooring choice for the space, along with a few of the items we found on a shopping trip.  Well guess what friends?  I completely spaced and shared the wrong shelves with y’all.  Funnily enough, my husband nor I noticed until just a few days ago.  The ones we actually found are from Pottery Barn, and they are the Holman Shelves, in Rustic Wood.  I had originally picked up the shelves I shared last week, only to find that they didn’t have the correct size, so we went with these instead.  Honest mistake, but I wanted to correct it for y’all.

So let’s get y’all up to date on our progress from this past week!  I tried my hand at using a paint sprayer to paint the room in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.  Let’s just say I could use a bit more practice before giving an honest opinion on how that went.  The walls are painted though, including the ceiling, so that’s  a win, right?

One Room Challenge, Men's Lounge,

So pretty!

You can see that we also added the ceiling light fixture to the space.  It’s the Restoration Hardware Antiqued Metal Drum in Vintage Brass.  If you have been following me for a while, you’ll recognize this light as the light from our dining room.  Since we are updating the areas downstairs and the dining room is getting a new light fixture, we decided to move this one up here so that we wouldn’t waste such a beautiful piece, and I think it’s the perfect fit!

One Room Challenge Week 3 Paint-1

In other news, our flooring came in, but we are waiting for the transition piece to come in on the 25th, before we are able to schedule the install.  We also noticed that the smell of cat urine has dissipated after removing the carpet, and painting the room.  I think I can still smell it, but John says he thinks it’s gone completely.  We are going to attempt to paint the sub floor with Kilz to see if we can eliminate the smell just in case it’s being masked right now by the newly painted walls.  Hopefully that’ll help us avoid the massive bill that was quoted to us in order to replace only three small sections of the sub-flooring.  They couldn’t even remove a couple of the spots we were concerned about due to the structure, so we would be paying a lot for something that may/may not even work.  We’ll be starting that project in a couple of days.  John has volunteered to paint the floor since I painted the room.  Plus I don’t think I could stand the smell of oil based Kilz, which apparently is pretty toxic.

I’m excited to have the flooring go in though!  Just look how pretty it is with the newly painted walls!

One Room Challenge Week Three Updates

So that’s where we are at in our progress this week.  Hopefully I’ll have some exciting news to share with y’all next week, like we have somehow managed to find the missing piece of flooring at a store and have been able to schedule the install.  Even better that the Kilz worked and we don’t have to shell out anymore money for this space!  Haha!  Until then!


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  1. says

    Hey Iris,

    Just love all those. Would love to try something similar with this at home Beautiful! Great stuff.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.


    • says

      Thank you Celine! We just spent a day away from the house because of the Kilz fumes, so I’m thinking it should do the trick! I may never be able to smell again though, so it might not matter. Haha!

    • says

      It was quite the challenge for me, since I kept fogging up my goggles, and taking them off was out of the question. I think I could have painted it quicker using my old roller. LOL! Still, I think if you are painting something smaller, or outdoors too, it could be a lot easier of a job. I’m going to continue to use it and see if I can master the technique. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Ashley! How exciting! I know I’m excited for our new floors, so to have yours being installed has to be exciting for you too. Can’t wait to see your space complete!! It’s one of my favorites!

  2. says

    Iris, I love all the masculine touches to soft feminine style. I am swooning over that fixture…it is kind of like country chic…it looks a bit rustic but the shape is somewhat soft in style.

    • says

      Thank you so much Jessica! I knew I couldn’t stray tooooo far from the rest of my house, so I was happy that this style worked out for both my husband and I. 🙂

  3. says

    Hey Iris – the bright white paint color is so refreshing and really lightens the space. Than drum light fixture is gorgeous. Your space is going to be amazing! Fingers-crossed that the kitty smell disappears. Cheers to a great week!

    • says

      Thank you ladies! I have got to get over to see y’all’s space! I’ve just been so busy that my head is spinning. I’m going over now!

  4. says

    That light is gorgeous! Do you find with the metal shade that it is bright enough? Does the light shine mostly downwards and upwards, or everywhere like a fabric shade?

    • says

      Thank you Anna! It actually brightens up the room nicely. It casts light upwards and downwards, but mostly down. With daylight bulbs installed, it’s amazing!

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