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.



11 replies
  1. KMR
    KMR says:

    You are so funny, Kristen! I rely on Nick Jr. to babysit quite a bit as well. I think the blue looks great!

  2. Barb
    Barb says:

    Beautiful. I am in the throes of a house remodel right now. I am slapping on about 17 samples of navy paint in my guest bath. Love this choice. You stick to your budget! Prove to that man you can do it. Next time when it is something larger than this sweet powder room you can push the limit a bit more!

  3. Christine Dovey
    Christine Dovey says:

    Oomizoomi is literally saving my sanity these days. I even still like the song, even though I probably hear it 10 times/day. Those little guys are my new best friends:)

    Love, love the blue!

  4. Jody Haltenhof
    Jody Haltenhof says:

    I agree with Kerry Steele…why do you NEED a lot of light in there? Once its done you will know.

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