One Room Challenge, Desert Chic Guest Room + Hallway, Week Three

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.

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(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.

Check out the before here.

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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.

New here?! Catch up on Week One and Week Two!


Until next week guys!!




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  1. Hey! Your image caught my eye because woah, we have pretty much the same room nook. Slanted walls and similar window. Gonna catch up on weeks 1 and 2. Can’t wait to see your final project.

    1. Jessica Brigham says:

      How funny!! I know, it’s totally a funky layout, but I’m excited to see what comes with this new transformation! Going to check yours out now!! xo

  2. Perfect choice in the paint! (Says the girl who paints all of her walls gray or white), so I will live vicariously through your beautiful bold paint! Good luck for the rest of ORC!

    1. Jessica Brigham says:

      Girl, I just can’t help myself when it comes to color!!! So glad you’re as in love with the choice as I am … let the color magic begin!!

  3. Love the paint color choice! So bold and bright! It’s going to look amazing!😘🙌🏻✨

    1. Jessica Brigham says:

      Thank you SO much, Alycia! I can’t wait to see it on the walls!! xo

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