One Room Challenge: Week #2, Kas Colorful Room

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Week 2 has arrived and I'm am so happy to have this week behind me.  It was an exhausting week of paint, paint, and more paint!  We primed & painted the walls, the ceiling, the trim, and the doors.



When that was done we painted the ceiling again!  This time, with a stencil.  My friends over at Royal Design Studio sent me this stencil to try out for her room.  

About two rows in, I asked myself, who's bright idea was this?  Oh yeah, it was mine (insert eye roll).  No really, it was a only hard because you practically had to bend in half to paint it on the ceiling, but the actual stenciling itself? Piece of cake!  



  Royal Design Studio sent a super helpful tutorial along with the stencil, and I would recommend following it down to a "T."   I will do a full tutorial in another post for those of you that want to know more.

From start to finish, the ceiling took us two and a half days, and by "us" I mean my son and I.  Somehow I coerced him into helping me.  He's such a good sport!


 I LOVE the way it turned out!   

Shipments have been arriving, and I have some super fun surprises up my sleeve.  One of my favorites is a custom art piece an artist friend of mine is painting for her room.

Here's the updated schedule: 

Week 1: Prime and paint trim, windows, closet.  Paint the ceiling white. Order remaining items

Week 2: Paint the walls and begin the wainscoting.  Add pattern to ceiling

Week 3: DIY projects and start bed assembly

Week4: Drapery arrives.  Finish up painting, and all DIY projects

Week 5: Install week, take pictures and finishing touches

Week 6: FINAL REVEAL!

Stay tuned.. You don't want to miss the next update!  Follow me along over at Instagram for some other sneak peeks throughout the week.  Follow the Hashtag: #kascolorfulroom

Check out the other amazing designers participating in the One Room Challenge and then head over to Calling it Home to see the featured designers!


I am grateful for the companies who trusted my vision for this space and partnered with me on this room!




16 comments:

  1. Now I feel like a big wuss for complaining about just having to paint my dining room ceiling! You stenciled a ceiling?!?! I can only imagine the neck cramps from that. But the sneak peeks make me think it was all worth it- looks so good!!!

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    1. Ha! YES!!! I am insane. I literally woke up in the middle of the night before doing this and panicked. One of my friends talked me back into the plan, and thankfully it does look amazing...so I guess it was worth it! Hey, here's a question for you.. I'm thinking of doing some gold leafing in a light fixture for her room. I think you did this on the last challenge? Does the gold change the way way the lighting looks in the space? I don't want it to emit a weird gold hue?? <3

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  2. Oh my awesomely talented friend, I can't wait to see this unfold!! The ceiling is amazzzzzzzing!!!! And your blog does as well...where have I been???

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    1. Thank you Lisa! You are so sweet! I JUST redid my blog design if that makes you feel any better =)

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  3. Oh wow, painting a ceiling plain is hard enough, but stenciling? Wowzers! Sore necks all around! :) Well worth it, though, that looks amazing! You have me excited to get my stenciling started!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! It literally was a pain in the neck....but SO worth it! Can't wait to see how yours looks. It will be amazing!

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  4. Stephanie I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! I can share it next week! =)

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  5. Love this so much! Gorgeous. That stencil is awesome.

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  6. Dear, I like all your post very much, it tells me so many thins that I do not touch before, hope you can do this job all the time. By the way, I want to introduce a useful Free Photo Recovery Software, which is a fantasy.

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  7. I just did my first section with the stencil... I feel like my paint is not covering well or something, especially if I blot the roller. It looks like I'll have to touch up a lot of the dots or do a second coat. Grr... Did you have that problem? What paint did you use?

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    1. Oh NO Jennifer! So, here is what I did. I actually used the spray adhesive they recommended for the ceiling. It was a 3M product called SUPER 77 Multipurpose Adhesive. I did this to ensure a tight fit, and because due to gravity on the ceiling, I needed it to stick. I used a regular, latex paint from Behr in a eggshell finish. It is a jet black color, but I'm assuming you chose a dark black?

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  8. Ok, I've done all the same. I think the paint is darkening up as it dries, I was just a little panicked when it didn't look right at first. I'm using Behr too. I know it won't look perfect but most of mine will be right at I level so I'm a little nervous! Thanks!

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    1. Yes! I did have some touch up on the ceiling, but it's more forgiving when it's not at eye level =). I can't wait to see it! It's going to look amazing!!!

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