Hello and welcome to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge! I can’t believe we are half way there! Now that we are really into things, it’s a battle between me and the clock with the unknown variable of when this little baby will be born!
So where are we? Solid progress this week with paint and paper!
Getting the paper up was a huge relief. I’ve never papered walls before and I was blown away by how simple it was to hang the Kate Zaremba paper. It helps that I had an excellent partner in the process. My husband did most of the aligning of the pattern while I smoothed out the paper with a sponge. We split the process over two days even though we probably only spent 3-4 hours hanging it total because I wanted to get the chimney primed without paper up next to it. The door we papered over has its doorknob back in it now but it is still virtually invisible. I for one, cannot believe how well it blends in.
Between paper sessions I threw up six paint samples for the other walls. My plan was to pick a peachy orange but grabbed a couple sea foam options at the last minute. And of course, I went with the sea foam color. The oranges were reading as too different and often too dark depending on the light and while I could have gone back to the hardware store to try some other options but I really liked the lighter blue-green color so we steamed ahead with that one.
The color is Let it Rain by Benjamin Moore. I always use Ben Moore Natura on my projects. I think the coverage is great and I love that it is zero VOC. Pregnant or not, I think that’s super important in a paint. This definitely isn’t an ad for Ben Moore, I just really like it. I still need to finish the second coat on the walls but that will get done this weekend, just in time for a couple furniture deliveries!
The Big List
Remove and replace baseboards
Reinstall trim around entry door
Paint area above wallpaper and paint white
Patch floor around chimney
Repair gap between radiator and wall
Install picture rail
Sew trim on curtains
Install furniture and accessories
Repoint chimney and patch hole
Remove trim from around doors
Rehang entry door
Patch drywall around back door to create flush surface
Order picture rail
Order furniture and area rug
Pick a color and paint walls without wallpaper
Prime and paint chimney
This is a little shorter of a post. Come back next week to hear about changes to the furniture plan we are making due to back orders and other fun issues!