Painting Tips 101
Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge: Jack & Jill Guest Bath where I share all my best painting tips 101 with you.
Week 4 bring a plot twist now we get 7 Weeks? Oh and I am going over all my best Painting Tips 101, but really 7 weeks? So here is the scoop:
Just to recap this happens twice a year, April/ October, the designers normally only have six weeks, from start to finish in order to complete a full room transformation. Each week the guest designer’s will link their progress to the ORC host page Calling It Home , and share their room’s progress. The best part you will be able to follow along with JENRON DESIGNS and all the participants progress just by clicking the ORC . The final completion date and big reveal of our Jack and Jill Guest Bathroom makeover would normally have been on Thursday, Nov. 9th!
HOWEVER, I just received the following email this morning:
Hello One Room Challenge™ Guest Participants!
You are receiving this email because you registered for the fall 2017 One Room Challenge™.
Hello Guest Participants, For the first time in the history of the ORC, the final reveal post is being granted the extension of one week! Never have there been so many natural disasters in so many states leading up to, and during the ORC. Between Texas, Florida and California, many participants have had to endure unusual circumstances. Product shipments, supplies, and previously scheduled work have all been compromised. Extreme circumstances require extreme measures. While there has never been an extension in the six years of this event, the fall ORC calls for some flexibility.Supporting each other during difficult times takes priority. The objective of the event is to cross the finish line as a united team with gorgeous spaces in which we can both enjoy living and sharing with our readers. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you were able to finish by the original date (November 9th), you now have an extra week of ‘sneak peeks’, additional DIY tutorials, and any additional details you would like to share. And, if you are one of the many who desperately wished for an extra week, your wish has been granted. Here's to finishing strong while creating the greatest amount of internet inspiration! UPDATED POSTING SCHEDULE - Thursday, October 26th - Week 4 Thursday, November 2nd - Week 5 Thursday, November 9th - Week 6 (NOT THE REVEAL) Thursday, November 16th - Week 7 THE NEW REVEAL DATE
First of all I want to say this type of support, from the hosts, fellow bloggers and designers is the exact reason I LOVE being apart of this group. It is such a loving and nurturing environment to allow yourself to creatively grow. We all support and help each other out during good times or bad times, and I have made so many friends and joined awe inspiring groups of fantastic bloggers. So, the moral of this story is; I get 7 weeks and the REVEAL will now be on NOV. 16th, so please adjust your calendars.
WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT:
( Please know that this post was written prior to the update email received this morning.)
Okay everyone welcome to week 4, we are happy to report all things are going perfectly and according to schedule. In fact we may be able to push and get done early….. YAY!!! That would be great then I can start putting up Christmas trees….LOL. This week we concentrated on painting. Since the Board & Batten is suppose to match our trim paint, selection for me was very easy. Sherwin Williams Pure White which matches the rest of the house. I would like to take a moment to show you my favorite paint tool. This small roller has a flip around paint guard. It works so well, I do not even have to use the blue tape for my edges. I have looked every where to find another one that works similar to this one, but no luck. I have had it for about 10 years now and it is probably discontinued.I would also like to take this moment to mention that painting and pets is never a good idea. While you can see our safety foreman busy at work here, in the past we have had a feline that thought for a brief moment that white paint was indeed milk. That was not a good thing at all, while everything worked out fine and our cat was not harmed the amount of paint tracked all over our home was ridiculous, and the clean was unsightly. So even thought you love them I recommend when painting it is a pet free, and child free zone. As you can see we also removed all the switch covers and the toilet tank to make the painting process easier. If there is one thing my husband hates, it is any kind of plumbing job. He is always saying “you can’t mix water and electrical and I am an electrical man”,LOL. However, the tank had to be removed to get the paint properly applied to the walls. It just makes painting so much easier and allowed me to get a really good coating behind the toilet. I am sure all you mom’s out there know how important a semi gloss, scrubbable barrier behind and around the toilet can be, LOL. Here are a few pictures of the Board & Batten completely painted in the guest bath.It took 3 coats to get a really good coverage, since it is a bathroom a good coverage and scrubbable surface is key to keeping this Board & Batten clean for years to come. Be sure to check out my Pin-able Paint Finish chart below which is a great tool for selecting the correct paint finish for your room. I really feel like the white paint has now made this shot gun shaped bathroom feel so much larger. First of all the white reflects a lot more light into a room giving a lighter and brighter feeling. By choosing to install the Board & Batten at a 5 foot hight, this creates the illusion of a taller room. Which also gives the room a larger feeling as well. Keep these simple tips in mind if you are working with a tight or smaller space to add the visual appearance of more space.
Introduction, Inspiration Board, & Plan of Action
Order All Items, Buy All Supplies, & Frame Out Mirror
Start/Finish Board & Batten Wainscot Mill Work
Paint Board & Batten Wainscot , Homemade Robe Rack & The Secret Art Project
Week 5- Install New Lights,
Towel Bars, Shower Curtains, Rugs, & All Final Touches
Week 6- BIG REVEAL
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