It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. That means that next week is the reveal and we all have one more week to pull it all together. I’m so excited to see everyone’s rooms!
Are you all ready to read another 1000 words about paint?
I spend a lot of my life painting. On Friday, I had to tell all my friends that I couldn’t be social ’cause I was too busy painting and deep conditioning my hair. I’m totally kidding, guys. I spend my Fridays painting and deep conditioning my hair…. I don’t have friends.
This room is small, but it still managed to take:
- 1 gallon of oil based primer
- 1 gallon of latex primer
- 1 gallon of Tricorn black
- 1 gallon of flat Pale Bud
- 1 quart of satin Pale Bud
After I spent all that time painting the walls and trim with Behr Pale Bud (mixed in Valspar Aspire – I think the price and quality of this paint is excellent), they kind of just looked white, and not really pink at all.
Then I realized that I’m not going to waste hours of my life painting, and then stressing about an inoffensive pale pink white color. It’s subtle.
I knew that wine as a coping mechanism for anxiety was going to pay off some day.
Moving on. I went to Home Depot and rented their rotary laser level to mark off the line where the black and
white pink would meet on the walls. It cost me $41 and was so, so worth it.
Then I was like idgaf and left it where it was.
I’m totally so cold and calculating. I’m practically a super villain.
It only took me about 15 minutes to tape off the line and paint a thin coat of Pale Bud to fill any gaps.
I was like: Danggggggggggggggggg. That’s a crisp line, yo.
My rugsUSA braided rug arrived and I got all excited and put it down before cleaning the floor. The shape of the room, with the slanted door frame and radiator makes it a little tricky for the rug size. I went with a 6×9 to take up as much of the available space as I could.
The rug pad is MIA, but it turns out that this rug is so thick it might not even need one. I’ll still probably want to find out where it is out there in the world, since I paid monies for it. I’m terribly unreasonable.
The off white color of the rug helps the walls look a little more pink in contrast. IDK. I’m grasping at straws here.
After I put the rug down, my daughter saw the room and said “Mom! I love where you’re going with the room you’re working on!” to which I kept a cool demeanor on the outside and was like “fuck yeah!” and warm and fuzzy on the inside.
It’s only like 14″ deep and limits what can be put here, without interfering with the whole walking into the room thing. That means a dresser is out. I thought about building something, but, let’s be real, I simply didn’t want to.
I remembered I have this wall thingy from ikea that I bought like 5 years ago. I am planning to put on some furniture legs and paint it. It should tuck right in there behind the hanging chair, and provide a little storage for books and stuffed animals and all the little shit that kids somehow accumulate without having money.
I worked on the roman shades. I was able to use some scrap 1x2s that I had laying around (it’s a normal thing to have scrap lumber hanging out) to make them less deep. I got one all done, and the second one is still on my list. I messed it up the first time, but now I know that I was doing way too much and should be able to fix it pretty easily. Removing all those staples again tho….. groans.
Things left to do:
Paint walls and trim
- Scrub everything clean
- Fix roman shade
s (FML)and install
- Assemble day bed, brackets, wood slats cut down
- Acquire mattress and bedding (bedding is stupid expensive – even the tiny twin versions)
- Hang chair
- Create storage
- Make pretty
Shit. Did I do anything this week?! List – you the worst.
At least my work trip was pushed back and I will be home the days leading up to the reveal.
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