One Room Challenge: Week 2

This past week has been physically taxing! A week ago, I linked up with One Room Challenge to make over one room in my house over a six week period and document the progress.

I was so excited to tackle our laundry room and get it completed, but before I could get to the fun part (shopping for paint, shelves, and other decor to put some life into this space) we had to put up drywall, tape the seams, apply compound, sand the seams, apply compound, sand the seams…and once everything was smooth paint the entire space with two coats of primer.

With the help of my dad we got a lot done this past week.

1.)  We moved the washer and dryer out of the space (its Thursday and our appliances are still in the foyer)


2.)  We put up drywall and started to tape, apply compound and sand.  We did this about three times to make sure all the seams and corners were just perfect (or near perfect).  This was my least favourite job!


3.)  Next, we painted the entire space with two coats of primer (the picture shows just one coat of primer).

4.)  Since we opted for the less expensive folding door that came in an ugly green/khaki colour I decided to paint it pure white with trim paint.  It’s a good thing the paint dried fairly quickly so I was able to do about three coats in one night.


5.)  Finally, we got to paint the entire space with our chosen colour from Benjamin Moore.  Last week I mentioned that I was going for a fresh feel and look –perhaps a pale sky blue or sea foam green.  After careful consideration we decided to go with Genesis White.  When we opened the can of paint I was confused.  I thought they gave us pure white, but when we tried it on the wall you could see a tinge of grey.  In fact, it looks like a very pale/baby blue grey.  I love it! It has a very spa-like and calming feel to it.

Stay tuned to see more next week and don’t forget to check out the other participants’ projects!

{to view week 1 click here}


20 thoughts on “One Room Challenge: Week 2

    • silverwaterpearls says:

      Hi Rebecca. Not going to lie sanding was the worst! I was covered in fine white plaster dust. I did have a mouth mask but probably should have had safety goggles too…I read the packaging after and it said its not toxic or hazardous soooo…I’m hoping I don’t have any long term side effects. I love your blog–you’re super funny! Cant wait to see what you do with your space next week.


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