One Room Challenge – Week 4 – Shared Girls Room

Okay, so it is Week 4 in the One Room Challenge, and for those who have just tuned in, it means I have two weeks left to complete the girls room. Yikes.

Last week, I was taking everything in my stride. I had purchased a few bits and pieces, ordered more, and painted the half wall behind the beds.

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I planned to touch it up and briefly considered painting two triangles to make little mountains or house shapes above the bed instead. Think this image from Live Seasoned.

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And the triangle wall from my last house.

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But the grey dulled the room too much and the textured wall was just simply a nightmare. Then Target got involved.

The sneaky marketing people have recently been sending me drool worthy photos of their new OpalHouse collection and amongst them, this wallpaper caught my eye.

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I held up my iPhone, squinted, imagined and decided. I had to have it. It arrived in record time and I popped it beside my collected items.

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A perfect match.

But I had to paint over the dark grey to get a seamless look. Ugh.

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So now, it is a blank canvas again. Yes, one step forward and two steps back, but it has actually made me pinpoint the exact look that I am going for. I was feeling a bit wishy washy about the whole room but with this wallpaper BOOM! The vision is there!

I want the paint to totally cure before I wallpaper. Did I mention it is removable, sticky back wallpaper? They say it is as easy to apply as contact.

So for those of you who have seen my children’s contact-covered school books, you will expect plenty of bubbles, but I am willing to give it a go anyway. I peeled and restuck this piece four times and it still adhered well to my textured wall, so I am hopeful I will get all the kinks out.

And in other news… I have decided not to paint the beds after all. The wallpaper will be enough – we will need some raw wood in there to neutralise everything.

Also, I finally unpacked our gorgeous vintage Australian dolls house. Woo hoo!

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Next week it is all going to come together!

Pop over to the ORC website to check out all the other amazing rooms in progress!

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