ORC Week 5 – Painting Complete so Decorating Begins

This week was again MORE PAINTING but I am pleased that I have finally finished!! I normally don’t mind painting but this project required A LOT of painting. Paint wall white (2 coats) Paint 5 doors, trim, baseboard & chair rail black (2 coats) Paint ceiling 3 times!! Paint teal half wall (2 coats) Paint…

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ORC Week 3 – Progress & Disappointment

This week was more painting. Black doors, teal half wall, and gold ceiling. Most everything went smoothly with the exception of the ceiling color. I purchased Ralph Lauren Metallic gold paint last year for another project. I was hoping for a rich gold color but when applied it was very light, like a glaze, giving…

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ORC Week 2 – The Great Carpet Debate

So the majority of my time this week was spent on painting and all the prep that goes along with that. I washed the entire hall, sanded down old paint drips, filled in dents, then taped and painted. Nothing glamorous. The best progress shot I can share would be the doors. What once was white,…

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Spring ORC Challenge

Some of you may be familiar with the ORC Challenge and some may not. For those of you that are like, huh? let me give you the lowdown. Calling It Home organizes a One Room Design Challenge for interior design bloggers. Everybody loves a before and after and this delivers in spades! The transformations of…

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