Finally Finished Painting (almost)! – Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week 4

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge and this means that we’re at the half way point! Hopefully you had a chance to see my original mood board, but if not, CLICK HERE to check it out. There are so many other talented DIYers and designers participating as guests so make sure you CLICK HERE to visit the One Room Challenge page.

Progress

Taping off the color blocked section for the room

My absolute favorite painters tape is Frog Tape! It’s never failed me and it proved to be a favorite yet again. To get a perfect seal on the tape make sure you run something along the seam to add pressure (I used a putty knife but you could also use a credit card or something similar)

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White walls for the win! – Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week 3

We’re into week three of the One Room Challenge! I shared my original design a few weeks back so make sure you CLICK HERE to check it out if you missed it. CLICK HERE to see all of the featured and guest participant’s transformations on the One Room Challenge page.

Progress

Filling Small Holes in the Drywall

There were some small nail and pin holes in the drywall from small pictures and paintings that were hanging on the wall. I used DAP DryDex in a tube to fill in the small holes before painting over them. In my personal opinion, it’s fine to fill these tiny holes without priming over them before painting. If you have larger holes from anchors I recommend sanding down the holes, filling them — and once the spackle has dried, sand them down and prime before painting.

Painting

I’ve been taking things slow (probably a little too slow) with the one room challenge but I finally started painting this week! The walls of the girls room will have a color blocking look with white on the top and a light pink on the bottom. I don’t typically trend toward white paint but because this room will have colorful textiles, lights, bedding, and rug, I wanted to have a little white to balance it all out.

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It gets worse before it gets better – Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week 2

We’re into week two of the One Room Challenge! If you didn’t get a change to see my plan and design, be sure to check it out by CLICKING HERE. Be sure to check out the One Room Challenge page by CLICKING HERE to see all of the featured and guest participants transformations.

Progress

This week started slow but steady progress. I began prep for paint in the room by removing all the wall decor and priming the walls. Although priming is not always required when painting, let me share a few reasons why I chose to prime before painting.

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