Thursday, October 24, 2013

One Room Challenge with Calling It Home: Week Four


It's now week four of the One Room Challenge, and I finally feel like the laundry room is coming together. It's so exciting!

This week, in order to keep on the time line, I had to work on the walls. But I really struggled with how to decorate that part of the room.

I knew I wanted to use a green color like the rim of this plate.

Salad Plate

And I want to do something similar to the walls in this room.

Colorful breakfast nook.  Green trellis wallpaper, green accent wall, and hot pink pillows.

Or like this which is at the Greenbrier.
Dorothy Draper is a genius.  The Greenbrier is a must for wallpaper inspirations and old, southern charm.
I did briefly look at a few green trellis wallpaper patterns. but I just wasn't sure if I could hang wallpaper in this room due to the different wires, vents and drainage tubes, on the wall, that I would have to work around.

So I decided to try my hand at stenciling. Somehow, I got it into my head that I could just make my own. (I temporarily forgot that I am neither naturally creative or crafty!)  I headed to the local craft store and picked up a stencil film. When I got it home, I realized that I had two problems: it was not transparent, and it was rolled up in the package and now would not lay flat. I solved the first problem by taping the pattern to the top of the stencil film, and tracing it with an Xacto knife through the paper. And I attempted to fix the second problem by taping the stencil film down. This did not prove successful. I just could not keep the thing flat. This lead to everything shifting, I couldn't keep my lines straight when cutting out the pattern, and I was soon just frustrated with the whole stenciling project.

Then a few days ago, I happened to come across this tape...

I loved the color. I thought it would be easy to work around the drainage tubing with this. And it had straight lines built in.

It was perfect!

I started out by measuring how I wanted the pattern spaced.

Then I put the tape on the wall. Smoothing it flat as I went.

I did get to use my Xacto knife when I worked the tape around the drainage tubing.


This is a peek at what I finished so far.

I wouldn't use tape on a wall in just any room, but this is a laundry room and lends it self to a more unique wall treatment. I am feeling good about this.

Just a short time to go and then will be the big revel. Can't wait!

If you want to catch up with the past progress of the laundry room check it out here: Week One, Week Two and Week Three.

Click here to get more design inspiration from the other link up participants of the One Room Challenge on the great blog Calling it Home.

Also check out Week Five. And for the big revel Week Six.

Here is a sneak peek of the green trellis wall treatment made with tape.


This knock off green trellis wallpaper post was all linked to East Coast Creative


  1. Very cool!! Looking forward to seeing your room finished!

  2. You are leaving me wanting to know how this came together. Can't wait.

  3. I never would have thought of this, and it is such a GREAT idea! And if you ever want to swap out colors, all you have to do is pull down the tape. Genius!! I'm dying to see the final results!

    The Glam Pad

  4. You are such a tease - LOL! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

  5. I have never attempted to make a stencil but I think it sounds hard and you just confirmed it for me:) I think the tape was a good alternative:)

  6. It's looking great Frances, can't wait to see it all done!!!

  7. Good idea! Can't wait to see the finished pattern!