One Room Challenge: Living Room Week 7

We’re getting close to the finish line! The One Room Challenge reveals are next week! These eight weeks have been so long and so short, which makes no sense and all, and also a whole lotta sense, because quarantining was no joke! I loved having this room to work on!

You can catch up on all of the previous weeks below:

Week One // Week Two // Week Three // Week Four // No Week Five // Week Six

So, this week, we got the arch trim up!! You guys, this was so much fun! I partnered with Ryobi for new tools and it was SO cool to use tools that may seem intimidating, but were really quite easy! These are the tools I used for this project:

Ryobi Miter Saw
Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer
Ryobi Stud Finder
Ryobi Corner Sander

Here’s what we attached to the main wall above the sofa:

Find arch trim HERE.

I found these arches while browsing Home Depot‘s site and was so excited to try out a wall treatment with them. I decided on one large arch in the center, and two smaller ones flanking that one. I’ll be adding a mirror to the center one, and installing wall sconces in the outer two. So, here’s some photos showing you the progression as we got it done.

First…

I marked the center of the wall, and also marked where studs are so I knew where to nail in the arches.

Next…

I made sure the first arch was level, and I nailed it in place, followed by the outer arches after.

This was around 11pm. Lol! Good thing Zane sleeps with a fan on.

Once the arches were up, we took a straight piece of the same material and cut it to fit from the arches to the end of the wall. Figuring out height was a little tricky. It basically came down to deciding to have the top of the biggest arch line up with the top of the cabinet on the adjacent wall.

And finally…

I filled in the nail holes, sanded it all down, and got to work painting it all to match the wall!

I used spackling that goes on pink, and dries white.

Yesssss!

I did it!! Also, Go Blue! 🙂

Yup. I learned to use some power tools. Thank you so much to Ryobi for helping me get my feet wet! I think I’m ready to tackle shoe shelves for our closet! That reveal should be up next week! Fingers crossed, friends! So much to show you! Thank you for your patience!

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Cheers to progress and trying new things!

Haneen

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  1. Sarah Holden says:

    SOOOOO GOOD!!! So so so good. 😍

  2. Mickey mew121606 says:

    Aside from congratulating you on your awesome design, I want to tell you how brave I think you are. I am terrified of power saws and have spent my whole life struggling with cheap Stanley mitre boxes and hack saws. I am not even good with drills and my son bought me a beautiful Milwaukee kit with bits and everything yet I still start my project holes with a nail and a hammer (or the back of my stainless steel sald spoon-which ever’s handy). Anyway, just wanted to say WOW – you are a force of nature! 💥

    • Haneen says:

      You’re the best! Thank you! And I totally get it! It was definitely an intimidating force when it turned on, but felt SO good to actually use! It’s worth it! Give it a try 🙂

  3. Dani Koch says:

    This is so creative and looks so good! I look forward to seeing your final reveal!!

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