It’s already Week 4 of the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens and what that really means is that there is only one week left to complete everything for Matthew’s Room prior to shooting! Take a look at the progress from Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 already - we’re getting there! I’ve learned over the past few years that everything always works out in the end no matter what and I will find a way to finish everything, even if it means a few late nights.
That’s exactly what happened during Week 4 - late nights priming and painting with the help of great paint provided by our Orillia Sherwin-Williams team. This was my very first time using Sherwin-Williams paint and I was super impressed by the texture and coverage.
We used the following paint in the space:
Cover Max primer
SW 7006 “Extra White” (trim & doors in semi gloss)
SW 6161 “Nonchalent White” (walls in eggshell)
Once again my family jumped in to help me - my Mom Susan this time. My Mom really embraced the whole 80s wallpaper trend, covering nearly every square foot of our childhood home with it - switch plate covers and all. We had a blue floral paper in our dining room, peach floral in the bathrooms, a Cabbage Patch Kid accent wall in my sister Erin’s room and a rainbow accent wall in my room - just to name a few. Years ago I had the opportunity to move back into my childhood home as an adult and after weeks of removing said wallpaper I swore I would never touch the stuff again.
Well here we are - full circle in my own home installing a mural with the help of my Mom for my son Matthew’s room. Am I crazy?
No need to answer that …
This gorgeous mural went up in an afternoon and provides a pretty amazing backdrop for the entire space. We started loading Matthew’s furniture back in today and the room is really starting to come together. We still have a few things to do this week but we’ll get it done as will the other guest participants and featured designers. Take a look!