It’s starting to look like a room – Beds and Curtains! Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week 5

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge and this means that we have only 3 weeks left to complete the room! I’m sure you’ve probably seen my mood board for the space but if you haven’t CLICK HERE to check it out. It’s been so cool to see all the other DIYers and designers spaces too. Be sure to CLICK HERE to visit the One Room Challenge page.

Progress

Bed Assembly

I’m so happy that I don’t have to worry about paint much anymore. It was great to put the girls’ bed frames together because it signaled the beginning of the “decoration” phase of this project.

I really liked the idea of having white beds in this room but my mom really wanted to go with black. Because this room is in her house, she had the final say and of course we went with black.

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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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