Master Bedroom / One Room Challenge

One Week Challenge Week Four – It’s all About that Wallpaper

Four weeks in and only four to go…..which means it’s just time for my annual One Room Challenge panic period to start. I’m really hoping that my county will get the yellow light next week as planned which will make finishing up a little bit easier, but in the meantime let’s talk about two of my favorite subjects — wallpaper and shiplap.

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6 / Week 7 / Week 8

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In Week Two I mentioned that I had my wallpaper lightbulb moment in a bathroom at the Hotel Hershey, but I still spent months after that looking for the perfect print. I wanted something that felt fun and fresh but also sophisticated and classy – and at first I blew right past my dream design because the preview image on the Anthropologie Website is in a different color combo and looks completely different!

The print is called Cabaret and it’s from York Wallcoverings – which funny enough is the same company that made the peel-and-stick wallpaper I put up in my quick bathroom makeover.

Good thing I went back for a second look because I couldn’t think of a more perfect design to be the star of this room – it reminds me of peacock feathers and you know I love me some birds. I was also pleasantly surprised to discover that it has a touch of metallic bronze that shines when the light hits it.

My dad is usually my wallpaper guy — but with the lockdown in place I really had no choice but to push forward and install it myself. Luckily I had helped him with the wallpaper in my dining/living room and he taught me the steps to working with un-pasted paper. And even though I’m not a wallpaper master, these tricks made the job manageable and now I have another DIY skill to add to my resume.

One of the hardest thing about this project is having to constantly move the mattress around to work which has made for some interesting sleeping arrangements, especially when I installed the Shiplap ceiling.

When we built our home we added a tray ceiling in the master bedroom and I since I was so happy with how my shiplapped hallway ceiling came out last year I thought it would be great to duplicate here. Instead of leaving it white, I painted it my favorite bluish gray color (Sherwin Williams Nebulous White) to play off the blue in the wallpaper.

Before I could give my shoulders break, I had to hook up the new ceiling fan (which is also something I’ve never flown solo on before and am quite shocked I was able to do without any major issues). And can we just talk about how pretty she is! I saw this Hunter Hepburn fan on Pinterest months ago and knew it belonged in this room.

There’s still quite a few really big projects to go (not to mention the dozens of smaller ones) and next week I’ll talk about the biggest of them all – the trimwork that took on a life of it’s own! Until then, make sure you’re catching up on the One Room Challenge blog to see what the halfway point looks like for my fellow guest participants.

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Finally……A huge thanks to the companies that sponsored products for me to use in this project, Handy Products and Miss Mustard Seed. I’m so grateful to be able to use their amazing paint products to make my vision come to life.


May 28, 2020 at 4:56 am

You NAILED it!!! Your wallpaper install looks so professional! I’m so impressed!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 28, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Thank you so much Heather!!! That is so great to hear and I really appreciate it – it was more than a little stressful putting it up!

May 28, 2020 at 2:17 pm

Lindsey, well done! Love that you tackled the paper! It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 28, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you Deb! Once I got the hang of it it wasn’t that bad – but I was really thankful I had a lot of extra paper in case I messed up LOL

May 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm

this is amazing Lindsey!! I am still trying to figure out the material of the paper. is it a vinyl paper for that texture and sheen? great color palette and I am so jealous of that ceiling!! fab progress on week 4!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 29, 2020 at 11:29 am

    It’s just really heavy non-woven paper – they screen print their designs and then add the metallic accent. Up close it almost looks like it has texture to it from way they print the pattern!

May 30, 2020 at 12:27 am

I love the wallpaper! What a good choice! I bet your shoulders need a serious spa day! The room looks amazing!

June 1, 2020 at 2:00 am

Lindsey that wallpaper is beautiful and perfect for your bedroom! And don’t get me started on that shiplap ceiling!

    Lindsey Joy
    June 1, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Awww thank you Aminah…its hard not to put it in every room because I love how it looks so much.

June 1, 2020 at 2:15 am

It’s been so fun following along on this space !

    Lindsey Joy
    June 1, 2020 at 2:21 am

    That is such a nice thing to hear when you’re working so hard – thank you so much Jenna!

June 2, 2020 at 7:27 pm

Wow! It looks incredible! Absolutely love the combo!

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