Here we are in week 5 of the spring One Room Challenge and I’m just a little nervous about finishing in time. Last week, I completely forgot to update y’all on my progress…well, that’s not exactly true. I did forget to update you, but there was no progress to be reported.
Here’s the thing. Sometimes plans and projects for a space don’t go as you’d hoped and have to be scrapped. That was what happened in this case. Remember the amazing tile I had on my mood board for this makeover? Well, since I’m renting, I knew I couldn’t install that actual tile, but I had planned to stencil a similar tile pattern on a feature wall in the bathroom.
When I stenciled the first tile, I discovered that the wall was just too textured for it to work. The paint bled behind the stencil and looked a mess. Because I’m a perfectionist, I just couldn’t look at a sloppy stencil job every day. So I scrapped the idea.
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It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do instead. What I really wanted to do was use this amazing vinyl peel-and-stick tile product on the wall. But because I’m renting, and because this is a very small bathroom, I couldn’t justify investing that kind of money into this project. I was sad to let go of my tile feature wall idea, but I think it was the smartest move financially.
As I was walking through Lowe’s the other day (am I the only person who strolls through Lowe’s like a kid in a candy store?), I came across this product and thought it would be a great substitution for my feature wall. It’s very shiplap-like and a pretty whitewashed wood, and it was much more affordable than the vinyl tile idea. So I bought a few packages and got to work, and so far it’s looking good!
I will likely spend the rest of the week and weekend installing my “shiplap” wall because I’ve been having a lot of back pain and have to take things slow this week. After the wall is installed, all I really have left is to decorate the space and figure out a window treatment. I am crossing my fingers that I will get everything done in time for next week’s reveal!
Thanks for stopping by to check on my progress! Don’t forget to check out all the other participant’s progress over at the One Room Challenge home page!