Powder Room Walls – One Room Challenge Week 2

It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge. And things are progressing in our powder room!  This week was all about the walls.

As you may recall from last week, the bathroom had wallpaper when we purchased the house.

Seven years ago, we stripped off the wallpaper, which left the walls with no texture.  So I decided to add some wall texture to help disguise the repairs I had to do this week.


I used the wall texture pictured below.  Like most home projects, something that seemed simple involved three trips to Home Depot!   First, I didn’t buy enough bottles.  Then I bought the wrong kind!  By the third trip, I had all that I needed.

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via home depot

When I was spaying the walls, the fumes were out of control!  This stuff is potent.  I gave myself regular breaks for fresh air because I kept getting light headed! {And yes, I was wearing a mask}

 The ceiling hadn’t been painted since the house was built in 1997, so I gave it a fresh coat of white too.  Painting ceilings can be a really messy job.  So….{prepare yourself for a vulnerable moment}, I had to dress the part.

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I didn’t want to ruin one of my hats…..so I found the next best thing….a shower cap! And after getting paint splattered in my eyes, I decided I needed some protective eyewear too.   Not my best look, but it did the job.

I didn’t realize how much the ceiling needed to be painted!

painting the ceiling

Here is my color selection for the walls…..

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Sherwin Williams Alabaster

After a few hours of painting, I completed the ceiling and walls!  The bathroom is a blank slate right now.  I can’t wait to bring some life to the room!


Make sure you come back next week for another progress update!


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  1. You are too funny…lol. It is off to the ER for you…or rather, the BR (bathroom) 🙂 Good luck! You are making great progress.

  2. Impressive! I have never used a product like that. You look like you are ready for surgery.

  3. What a difference a week makes. The walls and ceilings look so great!

  4. I had no idea you texture came in a can – interesting! That paint color is so pretty, it makes your bathroom look so elegant.

  5. Can’t wait to see it come together!!

  6. You are rocking the outfit, girl! Looking fresh and lovely.

  7. Smart thinking with the protective gear. My hair stylist always knows when I’ve been painting. Woops.
    The color you picked looks very pretty. Looking forward to seeing more.

  8. Pretty! Now ready for some zhuzhing!

  9. The color is already making it look so much better!

  10. Love your painting outfit. I should take note, my hair is white from the painting this week. Very excited for the prettiness to come.

  11. Yikes! All those fumes. Can’t wait to see your color choices. Cute outfit too 😉

  12. A blank slate is a beautiful thing!

  13. That look is classic! And I thought I was the only one that had to make several trips to the hardware store…

  14. Wow! Good job with the ceiling. I painted our laundry room ceiling this past week, but I wasn’t prepared as you… needless to say I was covered in white primer. Good thinking! Looking forward to your progress next week 🙂

  15. Great job! You are a lot further than my bathroom progress lol. Can’t wait to see what you do with it 🙂

  16. love it!! can’t wait to see the finished product….and love another pnw native. xoxo

  17. It looks great Jen! Oh the power of paint…..and a few trips to HD!

  18. You look like you are going in for surgery(LOL). Great job painting, looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see the progress.

  19. Paint does wonders, doesn’t it?! Looking good already!


  20. Such a serene color! Love it!


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