One Room Challenge... Week 5

Gulp! Really? Week 5?

If you are just tuning in, I have stupidly courageously took on  transforming a room in six weeks by linking in to Linda's blog, Calling it Home with many other bloggers.

Let me remind you that the room I have chosen is tiny! It's a tiny additional space that is connected to my youngest daughter's room. I'm guessing the builder added it for storage but we have used it as a "play closet" and now using it as a preteen hangout/reading nook/game area/dressing area/music room. Whew! Talk about multi-purpose room.

Okay, so lets get you up to date on what's happening with the progress of the said room. If you have been following along, you may have wondered where I went last week, since I skipped week four. Hello? Did anyone miss me?

I really wanted to shut that room's door, board it up and fly off to Mexico! What could go wrong with changing such a tiny space?

As you recall my plan was to do this type of painting to the walls in this room.

So many of you commented that you were so excited to see how mine turned out. I was excited too. My daughter was excited. Sadly after many (and I do mean many) attempts, I sadly could not pull it off. I tried exactly how many diy youtube videos, and blogging posts describe how to achieve this look and it just looked like a bad 80's sponge paint job.


Maybe it looks better in photos than it does in real life, maybe I just don't know what the heck I'm doing. The latter is probably the case.

After the 3rd attempt I just had to cut my loses. I am still doing an ombre look but it won't fade into each other like the photo. I will be doing straight lines, sort of like a paint chip. My other mistake was first tyring to mix a can of turquoise paint that we had left over from doing my daughter's ceiling and mixing it with white paint to create different shades. That didn't go over so well either, for most of the shades I mixed didn't look contrasting enough. (the above photo is not the mixed paint) Ugh, I can't tell you enough how sick I am of painting. So over it!

Enough complaining it's onto Plan B now and painting the stripes. I will for sure get this room done by next week if it kills me. It may not be amazeballs (yes, I just typed that) but it will be done!

Thanks for following along, and you can follow me on Instagram too if you'd like to see sort of sneak peeks before next week.

Also, check out the much better progress of my fellow bloggers that have joined in here.

Oh and Happy Halloween!

I have to share this video from The Ellen Show. I watched it quite a few times, and seriously cried with laughter each time.
Have a fun night.


  1. Hang in there! I can't believe it's possible to do a room in 6 weeks! I even gave myself a headstart and I'm going to have to fake a few things for my final pics!! BTW, LOVED that Ellen video. So darn funny!!

  2. That's ok Stacey, at least you tried! I bet the striped one will look super cool still in that space!!!! Good luck dear!

  3. We have all made painting mistakes - I had to repaint my living/dining/and kitchen because the "peach" I picked out was actually orange and looked like a creamsicle! Not the look I was going for. Oh yeah, that was fun! I'm sure the stripes will look super! Hang in there - I'm hoping I get everything done by next week too! BTW, I love that video from the Ellen show too - they are just so funny!!!!

  4. I like it...but you have to live with it! Such a fun space, it's going to look great!

  5. That's ok Stacey. I think even the pros mess up at times when painting. Just hang in there. I haven't painted my striped walls as yet, if that is any comfort.

  6. Stacey I feel your pain on projects that don't go as planned!!! Good choice to go to plan B and move along, it will all get done and I'm sure it will be a fabulous space that your girls will love using!! Deep breaths :) And I am with you on flying off to Mexico instead of finishing my project…..it's sucking the life out of me and I'm basically just doing one wall! :)

  7. Who wanted a blended wall, anyway? Stripes it is! roll with it, and laugh about it. There is a reason why I never post a checkoff list like many of the other's. I know all 'that' will not happen. Good luck with plan B.

  8. Oh well....not sure I could pull that off either! But we all love a good stripe wall so no worries girl:) I saw that Ellen with the haunted house and it was hysterical!

  9. The ombre painting couldn't be an easy task for anyone but I give you credit for even attempting it and persevering. Stripes will look stunning, too. Good luck - you are almost there.

  10. Bummer that the ombre wall didn't pan out but the way that you are striping the wall sounds awesome - may look better than the ombre you had originally planned (and be easier to touch up!). Thanks for the laugh with the Ellen video - hadn't seen it - soo funny!!


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