There’s been a whole lot of painting since last week’s update on Lauren’s Hipster Chic bedroom makeover. If this is the first time you’re hearing about my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home, please catch up on my previous posts: Week 1 / Week 2
Last week, I mentioned how I’ve been making so many visits to Lowe’s for paint samples. With what seems like a million shades of gray, I finally stumbled on 2 perfect shades for the hue I wanted for Lauren’s bedroom.
Like a crazy painter, I did this to one of the walls.
Finding the perfect gray paint among a sea of others can be a real challenge. For one, the color often appears different once the paint has dried. Insert “Eye Roll.” Lighting in the room can also affect how light or dark the shade looks against the corresponding walls.
I didn’t just have the task of finding 1 perfect gray color for Lauren’s room, I had to find a second gray paint for the lighter accent wall. The struggle was real but after multiple tries, I finally found the 2 winners below:
This is the first time I’ve tried Olympic One paint (available at Lowe’s) and I have to say I’m very pleased with it!
Paint Color Used
Light Gray Paint: Olympic One’s Spring Thaw (OL179)
Dark Gray Paint: Olympic One’s Flagstone (OL154)
Although Lauren’s room is small (9 ft by 9 ft), it felt like it took forever to get the whole room painted. That’s because I was doing everything solo. From taping the edges, painting the edges before rolling, painting the trim, rolling all 4 walls, painting the doors… it felt like I spent 2 days living the life of a professional painter. I’m not switching careers anytime soon but in the end, I think I did alright. 😉
Voila! The hard work really paid off because I really LOVE the 2 paint colors I ended up choosing. See how nicely the lighter accent wall complements the darker wall?
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With the walls all painted, I can FINALLY start planning for new decor in Lauren’s bedroom. As promised, here’s the DESIGN BOARD for Lauren’s Hipster/Boho Chic Bedroom Makeover:
I can’t wait for all my items to arrive! Right now, I just have the bed and that sweater blanket in my house.
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Here’s what I still have left to do:
TO DO LIST
Order Twin Bed
Repair Wall Imperfections
Purchase Area Rug
Change Electrical Outlets and Covers
Install curtain rods and purchase Curtains
Hang Wall Shelving and Picture Ledges
Purchase Decorative Pillows
Purchase Display shelf for small toys
Buy or Create DIY Wall Hang
A big shout out to World Market for being a sponsor of my guest participation in this fall’s One Room Challenge.