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One Room Challenge Spring 2019-Week 3

One Room Challenge Spring 2019-Week 3

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This week was all about paint! We wanted to make a big impact on a low budget, but also make it easy when my sister eventually moves out of her rental. I seriously love paint. It’s inexpensive, quick, and instantly freshens up a room. We were super excited to try colorblocking for the first time and we are SOOO happy with how it turned out! It puts a little twist on an accent wall and she won’t have to paint every wall back when she moves. She might not ever want to leave now!

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The color we chose is called Brazilian Tan by Behr. Brett wanted something neutral that would go well with terracotta. This color looks nice with terracotta, but doesn’t look too orangey. It almost looks a little pinkish. I was a little bit nervous that our lines wouldn’t come out super straight because the walls are textured. I’ve seen a few people try a little trick with caulk so we decided to give it a try. We taped the walls as usual and then put a little bit of paintable caulk along the line and smoothed it with our finger. It came out super straight and honestly looks even better than I thought it would.

While I worked on paint, Brett used Washi tape to “wallpaper” her desk nook and create a faux backsplash. We used almost 3 rolls of tape and spent about $7 total. The best part is that she can just peel it off when she moves. She tried to make it perfect at first but it was a little harder than we thought so we decided to embrace the imperfections. It’s perfectly imperfect! We put some on the fridge too to try something fun but are undecided if it will stay. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s different. We are going to keep it up until we get everything else in place and then see how we feel about it.

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I also tackled the wild chairs we found on Craigslist for $50. I finally opened up my new paint sprayer that I bought a couple of months ago. I was honestly a little intimidated to even open it which is why I think it sat in the box for so long, but it was so much easier than I thought. I would have gone crazy trying to paint all the nooks and crannies without this thing. I just wish I had bought one sooner! Don’t they look so much better?! I love rattan and I think the black will be a good contrast to the lighter walls. The color is Black Beauty by Benjamin Moore.

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We are right on track with our progress! Next up on the to-do list is to hang curtains, the light fixture, and some shelves. We are also going to DIY some hanging planters. Be sure to check out everyone else’s progress over on the One Room Challenge Blog!

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