One Room Challenge Powder Room Makeover – Week 4


Confession: I’ve been out of town on a whirlwind trip vising family in Texas and Chicago this last week.  I got NUTHIN’ done since the Week 3 update.  (Does it count that my window shade was delivered?)

I have a lot of work to do this next week.

Please check back next week!  And in the meantime, take a look at the people who were WAY more productive than me this week at Calling it Home!


One Room Challenge Powder Room Makeover – Week 3


Welcome to WEEK THREE of the One Room Challenge Linking Party hosted by Calling it Home!!!  If you’re just joining me, check out my progress from Week 2.

This week has been… all about that paint, that paint… no trouble!  I figured if I sang those “adjusted” lyrics to Meghan Trainor’s song, I’d get that powder room painted quickly, easily, no problem.  Overall, it worked.

I had a little help.

Painting Assistance

I started after I put the kids to bed by painting all the edges, but the next day, in daylight, I could see that the edges would need a second coat.

Let me introduce you to my help for round two of painting:


Oh, the babysitting powers of Nick Jr!  In about 40 minutes, I was able to go over all of the edges a second time, this time in daylight, ensuring that I wouldn’t need a third coat.

That night I was able to roll the walls, and this is what I got:

Powder Room Blue Walls


Yes, it’s dark.  My husband is fretting about it being “too dark”.  He even *gasp* suggested I source a new light fixture!  (I know I should really take him up on that – but part of me wants to prove to him that I can stick to our original budget agreement.  The power of saying I told you so might outweigh the power of a new fixture. For now.)  My solution is to grab a new light bulb and see if increasing the wattage will help the low light situation.  I’ll let you know how that turns out.

I’m pretty happy with the Behr “Skipper” blue.  I opted for eggshell because I wasn’t totally in love with the satin finish we chose for the Mudroom Makeover.

Behr SKIPPER blue


That’s all I got, folks!  Stay tuned!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other One Room Challenge linking participants at Calling it Home.



One Room Challenge Powder Room Makeover – Week 2


Let’s hear it for week two!  Woohoo!  If you’re just joining me, today marks Week 2 of the One Room Challenge Linking Event hosted by Calling it Home.  We’re given six weeks to transform a room.  I’ve chosen our powder room.  Here’s a recap from Week 1, and here’s a “before” photo:

Powder Room 3

What did I get done in the last seven days?

-Deconstructed the bathroom (took down art, t.p. holder, towel ring)

-Prepped for paint (taped all edges)

-Purchased paint (Shhhh… don’t tell my husband!  I originally thought that I had leftover ceiling paint from the Mudroom Makeover, which is the same color as the new powder room color… but, alas, I couldn’t find it anywhere and time is of the essence!  I just hopped over to Home Depot to get another gallon.)

Behr – Skipper


-Purchased a new shade from Select Blinds (this will be the 3rd shade I’ve purchased from them, I’ve been very happy with the product).

Tropical Isle Basic Bamboo shade in Molokai Camel


I wish I had more to show you, but this was a big “prep” week.  Hopefully, I’ll have more to show you next week!

Be sure to check out all the other One Room Challenge participants – both the Invited Participants on Wednesdays and the Linking Participants on Thursdays!



Hometalk Hometown Hustle

I had a great time Saturday at the Hometalk Hometown Hustle – an event held for us crazy bloggers in downtown Frederick, Maryland.  I was a little nervous to attend, but I met a bunch of really nice women, and we ended up having a lot to talk about.  It was so fun to meet the faces behind the computers!  And let me tell you – Frederick has a lot to offer-  so many unique shops!

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Here are some photos from our shopping adventures (taken on my phone, sorry for the quality!).

These first few are from Sweet Clover Barn – I could have spent hours there!  So many great vintage finds, and all staged beautifully.





These next few are from Silk & Burlap, a shop that integrates beautiful clothes with vintage and on-trend home goods.



Check out these chairs at Smokestack Studios.  They have excellent mid century reproductions and originals (and I mean EXCELLENT).




I wish I had taken more photos – but honestly I was having too much fun chatting and shopping!  You’ll just have to go check out Frederick yourself!  Seriously – if you live in the area, plan a day.  I’m embarrassed that I’ve lived in the DC area for 11 years and this was my first trip… (shameful!).

Thanks so much to all the sponsors!

Hometalk, Silk & Burlap, Sweet Clover, The Muse, The Skin Care ShopVelvet Lounge, Jalapeno Photography, Whidden Hill, Citizen Frederick, Snickety Snacks, & Aspire.