It’s a cold, hard fact: when you sign up for the One Room Challenge, the weeks fly by in the blink of an eye. The time conundrum of the century, if you will.
There was a lot of catching up to do from the the start of week two—an official timeline has been designed; the guest room got a fresh coat of Super White (three freaking coats to cover that navy 🙄 and unexpectedly the ceiling, too 😫); funky art prints are being acquired; and the hallway color is decided … what’s it gonna be, you ask?!
Drum roll, please.
👏🏻 BRIGHT GOLD 👏🏻
(which is closer to a chartreuse)
It was a tough decision. My heart was originally set on Salamander (the deep teal). It’s one of the best teal colors I’ve ever laid eyes on. Once the swatches were tested, the chartreuse took the lead. It kept the hallway at an optimal brightness and will be a FABULOUS backdrop for the artwork I’m working to acquire. BIDS ARE IN. WISH ME LUCK. 🤞🏻
This work week is slightly abbreviated with a trip in the mix, but fingers are crossed to paint the hallway, trim + risers, build the kilim bench, frame my photography and either purchase or build the nightstands for the bed.
I’m forever blown away at the massive difference a coat (or three) of paint makes.
A quick lesson in painting: I typically purchase the base brand of Benjamin Moore from my local hardware store. The new dude behind the paint counter suggested the Regal Select line to cover a darker color. It’s $12 more per gallon and guess what …
I ran out of paint AND it still took three coats to cover. The one bonus: the paint was thick like batter eliminating splatter. I recommend sticking with the base or primer/paint line to save your sheckles as well as have enough paint to cover a small bedroom.
Until next week guys!!