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Here we are at last! It has been a very busy few weeks and I am thrilled to finally have this project completed. If you need to catch up, you can follow my progress here:
Week 1 – Spring ORC Challenge
Week 2 – The Great Carpet Debate
Week 3 – Progress & Disappointment
Week 4 – Stencil & Trim
Week 5 – Painting Complete so Decorating Begins
Before I reveal my completed hallway design, let me remind you of the original space and design plan.


Green and white were the colors of this house when we moved in.

Based on a Powder Room sign I purchased a while back to hang over the bathroom door at the end of the hall, I planned to dramatically change the look of this space.


Elements of my Glam Art Deco Hallway Design Plan

After hours and hours of painting, additions, updates and a few finishing touches we now have a very dark and dramatic Glam Art Deco Hallway.
Glam Art Deco Hallway
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This has been an absolutely amazing experience!  I am thrilled to have been a part of this cooperative design challenge.  The support and encouragement I have received from my fellow participants have been so touching and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching their progress and helping them make their decisions when doubt has crept in.  I have learned so much and I am very glad that I shared this transformation with all of you!  Thank you for following along and thank you One Room Challenge for creating this fantastic event!

~The End~

One Room Interior Design Challenge

This week was more painting. Black doors, teal half wall, and gold ceiling. Most everything went smoothly with the exception of the ceiling color.
I purchased Ralph Lauren Metallic gold paint last year for another project. I was hoping for a rich gold color but when applied it was very light, like a glaze, giving only a light gold sheen. This was not what I wanted so that project took a new direction and this paint was shelved. For this project I thought a light gold glaze to the ceiling would be gorgeous. A subtle hint of glam.

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Here you can see the light sheen of gold from painting the fire alarms.

Alas, the application of this paint to the ceiling DID NOT look the same as above and I was very disappointed with the outcome. As you can see, the paint color was VERY dark and not subtle in the slightest.


Despite my disgust, I soldiered on and completed the ceiling.

Not only do I HATE the color but the consistency of the paint during application was awful. It was impossible to eliminate the striped, streaky effect of the roller. Most quality paints allow for rolling back over the same spot to layer the paint and soften the streaks but this paint did not allow for that at all. It was frustrating to work with and I was extremely disappointed that such a luxury brand was not better quality.
This disappointment was a lesson in deep breathing and preserving. I am continuing as planned and in the meantime, I will be investigating options for fixing the ceiling. I am, however, in love with the ceiling lights I selected!
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So it wasn’t all bad! I definitely need to get creative and put my thinking cap on. If you have any ideas, please let me know. I welcome help?