Can you believe it’s already week THREE of the One Room Challenge??  As a Linking Participant, I’m redoing my messy mudroom.  Mudrooms are supposed to help contain a mess, not become one.  In week 1 I showed you what I was working with.  A disorganized, boring, messy space.


Last week I shared some of my painting woes with you, as I attempted to paint at night, and with a glass of wine (or two, don’t judge!).


I’m not sure where the week has gone.  I sit here feeling like I should be telling you a long list of things I’ve accomplished in that time, but I’m feeling like not much was done!

In truth, the biggest part of revamping this room is the painting.  I had to go back and touch up the blue walls.  Then, my husband took down the old light fixture, and I painted the ceiling.  Blue.  Oh yes, I did.


I used the next shade on the strip.  I only wanted to go one step darker.  But, once the paint was up, I kind of think I should have gone two steps darker.  Here’s another view:


It’s a bit more subtle than what I was thinking.  What do you think?

Up next is touching up all the white trim that I got blue paint on.  Ooops.



My window shade arrived, so I’ll get my hubby to hang that up.  I still need to choose my fabric for the bench cushion — that is definitely at the top of my “to do” list!  Because choosing the fabric is the easy part.  Getting the sewing machine up from the basement storage to actually sew the cushion is the hard part.  My goal is to show the results to you next week.  See, now that I’ve written it – it must be so!!!

Slow and steady.

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Until tomorrow,



13 replies
  1. Improvement List
    Improvement List says:

    I love that you painted the ceiling blue. That is going to be such a great feature for the room. And, yes, that is great thing for me about participating in the ORC…if I post about it then it keeps me accountable and I don’t back slide into procrastination. I can’t wait to see how this room turns out. I am sure it will be great.

  2. Barclay Stone
    Barclay Stone says:

    I agree with the others – the paint colors are terrific! I think the 2 shades look great together. Never second-guess yourself!
    And, yes – this Challenge is going WAY too fast!

  3. Carol @arewethereyet
    Carol @arewethereyet says:

    Love the colors – and the way the color pops against the white. Beautiful! (I agree – the challenge is going WAY to fast for me too!) Looking forward to seeing what you are up to for next week.

  4. Lisa Rozario
    Lisa Rozario says:

    I see what you mean when you say you wanted to go darker but there is enough contrast and it looks stunning already. The colors will change throughout the day and you will always see the difference.

  5. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I love the color, and I think the blue ceiling is great. I know what you mean about getting the sewing done being the most difficult part!

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