This 6 week deadline for the One Room Challenge sure knows how to push a person! I knew it would be tough considering we had so much work to do before the actual decorating would start, but I’m pushing through and going to make it happen! This past week I actually got all 4 bedrooms upstairs mostly painted. I’m doing a few last minute things and then I have the hallway to paint, but hopefully that will be wrapped up shortly and then we will be refinishing the floors. I’m really pushing the deadline here because the sealer needs sit for a few days before moving furniture in. But hey… let’s look on the bright side. In a few weeks all my kids will be living in their bedrooms instead of the living room. Cause that’s getting real old!
So let’s talk progress. I’ve painted the walls and haven’t started the floors. I’m writing this post on Sunday evening (yes, totally late again) and I hope to start working on the floors Tuesday. We’ll see how that works out. I’d love to have a progress update for you on time this week… but let’s face it… the goal at this point is just to finish somewhere in the vicinity of week 6!
Here’s how the pink board and batten turned out. I’m a pretty big fan considering my love of neutrals. There’s just no denying this dusty pink color for the little girl of your dreams!
If you’ve been following along on Instagram you know I’ve been sharing some behind the scenes peeks. My biggest hesitation was what color to paint the window trim. I left it white at first, but it felt very cottage-y. Which is by no means a bad thing… just not the look I was going for so I thought about painting it the same color as the board and batten. This prompted me to ask my IG followers what they thought. Leaving it white actually won the vote, but for some reason I’ve always been an underdog fan and had to go with the pink. It was my gut feeling and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I have to say it still isn’t quite what I had in my head, but I think brining in the decor will tie everything together. Hopefully!
Let’s just say every day for the next 10 days will look a little like this with desperation on my face!
Here’s a timeline of what I hope to share with you through the next 6 weeks, so make sure to check back next week, or you can sign up for my emails here so you don’t miss out on the posts!
- Week 1: Design Plans
- Week 2: Board and Batten
- Week 3: Priming
- Week 4 (current): Pink Board and Batten
- Week 5: Refinishing Wood Floors
- Week 6: Full Reveal
And a full list of our progress and the things we have accomplished… I’ve got a ways to go and I’m sure the last 2 weeks will be completed without sleep, but hey… It’s going to get done and that’s my goal!!
- Refinish Floors
Add Board and Batten Paint Board and Batten Paint Walls Paint Trim and Door
- Change Light