September 18, 2018

$100 Room Challenge | Week 3: Painting the Walls White

Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge is not a super exciting post for us, so bear with me. I painted the white walls... white. Also all the prep that comes with painting like caulking, spackling, and sanding - which if you've ever done a painting project you know a good paint job is made up of 90% good prep job. If you haven't seen the past few weeks of this challenge you can catch up below.

Week 1: The Befores & Plans
Week 2: Refreshing the Hex Tile

It may be hard to tell the difference in the photos, but I promise you the in person difference is very noticeable. Here's how it looked last week...

The new white is Behr's slightly warm Snow Fall I had left over from our Playroom Spring Makeover. I did the walls in eggshell and the trim/window in semi-gloss. Here's how it looks this week with a new coat of paint...

It's definitely a relief to have the patches of shiny sheens gone and everything one color. I peeled off the old cracking caulk and re caulked all the seams. 

Since this bathroom hasn't had any love for a long time the paint was cracking in several places. I took our paint scrapper and sander to knock down all the rough edges and went over it with the spackle I always keep on hand (my #1 thing I keep in stock other than caulk and screws). I opt for the DryDex that goes on pink and dries white since I am notoriously impatient when it comes to dry time.

I actually had an ephinany while I was painting and finally decided on a DIY shelf and is where half of my remaining budget is going to go. If you caught my stories you saw a sneak peak of the mirror I got on super sale at Target which gives me an extra $20 I had budgeted for the mirror I can now put towards decor. Lots to do in the next week for the reveal next Wednesday. Where has this month gone?!

Budget Used
Grout Renew - $9
Mirror - $20

Be sure to stop by each everyone's updates this week and show them some love!


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  1. The bathroom looks so nice and bright now! Well worth all your efforts! And the floor tile looks amazing with the grout renew! Looking forward to seeing the finished space!

  2. The room does look brighter now and I love your floors. I cant wait to see the rest.

  3. I can definitely tell the difference! It's looking so clean and refreshed in here. Can't wait to see the final reveal!

  4. I used the same dry wall mud for the same reason I have to leave it be until the pink goes away, lol. Your bathroom really is looking great, and you are certainly showing it some love, great job!


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