One Room Challenge Week Three -Living Room

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Week three of the  One Room Challenge is here which means I’m half way there…or at least half way out of time. But not to worry I’ve been plugging away.

For those of you who are new to this the One Room Challenge is a twice yearly event hosted by Linda of Calling It Home. During this event twenty design bloggers take on the challenge to transform one space in just six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress while sharing their sources and professional advice. In addition to following along, everyone with a blog, (that’s me!) is welcome to join the fun as a guest participant by linking their own room transformations to Calling It Home.

I’m tackling my living room this go round. If you missed my previous post you can keep track here:

Week One – Week Two

And here is an idea of the look I’m going for.

Last week I left off with new paint for the walls and trim. The black trim really set off the light fixture but because of the plantation shutters I didn’t know how to tie in the trim.

Well this week I came up with the perfect solution….

Adding contrasting bands with Vinyl Pinstriping Tape in 1/2″ and 1/4.” That’s right guys, peel and stick pinstriping like you’d use on a car. It’s very inexpensive and comes in all different colors including glossy black.

I used the 1/4″ tape along the outer edge of the window and door frames.

And the 1/2″ along the inner groove of the frame using the edges as a guide.

Pretty snazzy and super easy!

But that’s not the best of my peal and stick adventures this week. After contacting my friends at Tempaper about using their Toucan Newspaper removable wallpaper they agreed to provide me with some amazing wallpaper to help complete this makeover.

You may remember, I used Tempaper in my daughter’s bathroom > That paper had a random pattern but this paper required a bit more work since I had to match the pattern. To do this it’s best to lay out all your strips before hanging to make sure you have them cut so all the patterns align.

Once you have that done you can move across the wall more quickly having each piece already matched.

Once the wall was done I was pretty much in love, in fact…

I loved it so much I decided to do the opposite wall as well. The best part is it’s all removable so if I decide somewhere down the road I’m ready for something new I don’t have go through the hassle of Week Two again.

Excited to get to work on some furniture next week to work with this great new look.

Want to see more of the progress going on this week?  Pop over to Calling it Home and check out the featured designers along with the hundreds of guest participant  who are tackling the challenge.


  1. That wallpaper is glorious! And I feel a bit smug, because last week I thought “Maybe just a thin black stripe around the windows to tie it all in”. Well ok I feel supersmug. 😀

    Looks great, Maggie! I love the ORC, it lets me live vicariously through you and your room makeovers. 🙂

    • Haha you got it girl!! Maybe I need to hire you as an assistant, or at the very least my foreign correspondent? I have been in love with this wallpaper for a while so I’m so glad I got to use it here.

  2. Debbie says:

    Tape idea is brilliant. How did you possibly think of it? Love this room so far, especially the wallpaper!

  3. Rachel says:

    Love it and the concept of temporary wallpapers.

  4. wow what fun! that black trim is so chic and the wallpaper is dynamite! looking forward to following along!

  5. Kellie says:

    I think this is my favorite room yet. LOVE the wallpaper!

  6. Gretchen@BoxyColonial says:

    That wallpaper! LOVE!

  7. What amazing wallpaper! I love how ti looks with the black trim!!

  8. Love the quicky wallpaper!

  9. dione smith says:

    I rarely post on blog comments but I have to say your trim idea for the windows and doors is brilliant and perfect with the space. Well done!

    • Thanks so much for honoring me then, I’ve used washi tape for accent but the pinstriping has a great gloss and is much cheaper.

  10. Jeweled Interiors says:

    LOVE the pinstriping!

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