Did I Accomplish Anything This Week?
No, not much. This week my kids are home for Fall Break and my husband isn’t feeling the greatest, so this room has been low on my list along with the paining and applying bead board wallpaper.
I waited until Tuesday to order the wallpaper and started painting that evening. It seems like we just started this challenge and now we are a week into it. I better get busy.
The wallpaper from Graham and Brown is a paintable, textured paper meant to look and feel like real bead board. At $25 a roll, it is a more cost effective way to get the add character to my walls. The best part, no cutting with power tools required. Let’s test this out and see if I like it because if I do, it’s probably going to go in every room of my house.
Did I Choose The Right Paint Color for My Doors, Trim, and Bead Board Wallpaper?
I’ve had some doubts when painting the first coat on the wall whether I chose the right color. I have seen this mushroom paint color everywhere, and I cannot get it out of my head. All my interior doors downstairs are painted Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore.
When I started making over my office, I painted the top half of the wall Snowbound by Sherwin Williams. The color on my crown moulding and board and batten currently is Creamy by Sherwin Williams. The clashing whites made the Creamy color look yellowy beige. This gave me the idea paint the bottom half of the wall beige to give the room a beautiful contrast. I want consistency throughout my home, so I plan to carry this color into the office. The color seems really dark in the space and I’m not 100% convinced that this is THE color.
I plan to complete one wall completely and see how I like it with the bead board wall paper. It’s just paint, and if it needs to be repainted, this is always an option. I’m glad I realized this before I painted the whole room.
What’s Up Next??
Up next, I will add the bead board wallpaper to the entire room before finishing the painting. This wallpaper is a pre-pasted wallpaper, so I have to figure out how to do that. I’m very excited to see the charm and character this will add to the office space.
If I finish that part up this week, I’m going to start on the mirror wall next. I will have to remove all the mirrors to properly paint the rest of the wall and prepare for built ins. I’ll also share the best way to lay out of a gallery wall before putting holes in the wall.
Thanks for following along so far! Have you ever used wallpaper? Check out the oneroomchallenge.com to see all the guest participants and their Week 2 Progress.