All about the walls-One Room Challenge week four

Hello! I am popping in to give a quick One Room Challenge Week 4 update. <Deep Breath> This week was all about the walls. If you are new here, WELCOME! Here is a quick recap to catch you up.

Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3.

Last week the mural from Anewall arrived, and after a few mishaps, we got it up. I LOVE it! It feels perfect for a Lake House.

Anewall Roke Ombré Wall Mural View 1

It was easy to hang once I got the hang of it.

Anewall Roke Ombré wall mural

This wall is actually the dining area which runs straight into a galley kitchen and ends with a breakfast nook and bookshelves. The bookshelves are one of my favorite design features about the house, but I’ve always felt like they are just floating there. I wanted to add some color. If you follow me on Instagram (It’s where I share all kinds of stuff), I posted several polls in my stories asking for help with what to do. Paint? A fun Wallpaper print? I was up for anything but grey. So what did I choose???

Grey paint behind book shelves.

Grey paint behind bookshelves.

Yep, I did it. I went with grey. In my defense, I do love grey. I was just thinking greens or blues. But once I saw this color on the wall at my youngest daughter’s house, I was in love! I quickly tried the color here, and it worked so grey it is! We are changing the light out next week.

That’s it for this week. We have to tile the backsplash and figure out the top of the bar counter (it was too much wood, so I need something else) and then add all the fun stuff. Fingers crossed, we may finish this thing yet!

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In the meantime, stop over to see some of the featured designers here and my fellow participants’ guest participants here.

That’s all for this week! Still, lots to do.

Until next time,


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  1. Love the light fixture and the wall!!! Wowzers!! This room is looking good, girl. You got this.

    • Libbie Burling says:


      This has been the HARDEST ORC yet. But it’s finally coming together and I adore the Wall Mural!

  2. Stephanie says:

    At first I thought that was paint on the wall! Wow that looks flawless! And I love the dark grey insets…it’s a nice contrast to the mural.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thanks Stephanie!

      No way could I have painted an ombrè wall. It took FOREVER to get the bookcase done. I am a very S L O W painter. 😉

  3. Tamalyn says:

    You are so inspiring! I have a 1,001 home projects I have on my list and seeing you get stuff DONE is so motivating for me! I can’t believe that blue art is wall paper – it’s so gorgeous! I love how it pairs with your light fixture! And the grey you chose in your bookshelf – is my favorite shade!! I have that similar shade painted in my foyer and it makes me so happy every time I enter! Can’t wait to see more!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      I am reading this just when I needed a boost. Your kind words are GREATLY appreciated! xx

  4. Mary says:

    I love any shade of gray and it really makes the bookshelves pop!

  5. That color looks really beautiful behind the shelves! I have an anewall mural in my kiddos room. I ran into mishaps with mine too. Even now there’s a few spots where I could get the design lined up perfectly. I can’t see anything wrong with yours, it really is perfect!

  6. Emy says:

    Love the mural! And I love the gray in the bookshelf! It really shows off the pretty details!

  7. Nicole says:

    I love this wall Libbie! And you really can’t go wrong with gray. It looks good behind the shelves!

  8. Wow this is looking great I love the bookshelves those are gorgeous a true statement piece.

  9. Amie Freling says:

    Love it! I am an artist and have painted several ombre walls. Not easy. I love how it looks and the built in bookcase is beautiful!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      I love a painted ombrè wall! They are so much harder than they look. I’m happy with the bookcase it feels like it’s coming together. Whew!

  10. Jessica says:

    Ohh I love your mural! And that built in! So fun and creative!

  11. Jewel says:

    LIBBY!!!!! You are nailing this! It’s all so lovely and fresh. Way to go girl!!!!

  12. Theresa Beauteeful Living says:

    Looking so nice! I have mostly gray walls in my home and still love the color. I love that book shelf!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      I do love my grey and blues. The space is coming together and I think we will love it once it’s finally complete!

  13. The mural looks perfect there! I love how calm it is and perfect for a lake house!

  14. Suzy Knapp says:

    Love the Anewall mural. Fits the space so nicely.

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