Progress! The One Room Challenge has given me some much needed momentum 🙂 The walls have been painted a crisp, bright white. You can see the the difference between the bright white and the previous white with pinkish undertones in the photo below:
The duck ugly poker green carpet is gone! In taking it out, I uncovered the stunning, original hardwood floors which are actually in amazing shape considering the house is over 100 years old!
The floor still needs to be cleaned up since there are spots of carpet padding residue but c’mon, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would’ve covered this beauty up to begin with! I’m not sure exactly how I might give them a little refresher but I certainly don’t think they need to be completely refinished since they have tons of character as they are!
And for those wanting a better view of the pocket door. Here is a picture of it from the inside of the room…
I have several things on my to-do list for the coming week. For starters, I want to replace these plain vent covers.
Below is a sneak peek at that faux tin ceiling I’ll be doing. My plan is to spray paint the grid white, then wallpaper each tile using this budget-friendly textured wallpaper. It’s only 15.99 for 56 sq. ft! I should be able to cover the ceiling with just 2 rolls. In comparison, replacement drop-in tiles in a tin ceiling look would have come in at upwards of $200!
I’ll pay for the difference in price in labor. I’ll have to cut multiple pieces of wallpaper for each tile. Then I’ll have to spray the pre-pasted wallpaper with this paste activator to get it to stick.
I have a lot of work ahead of me, but it feels great to have some momentum! I look forward to updating you all next week with progress on the refresh of the floors, the faux ceiling, and hopefully a new (or I guess older but prettier…) air vent!
Have a great week and quack on!