Spring 2020 One Room Challenge // Week 4

By Kylee Niederhauser

If you’re new around here, welcome! I’m Kylee and I am an interior styler and property manager specializing in vacation rental properties. I’m most often working on other people’s homes, but during the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge I’ll be making over a room in my own home in Mission Beach (San Diego), CA! Follow along as I transform my three-year-old son’s bedroom over the next few weeks and stay tuned for the final reveal on June 25th!

Catch up on Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

Welcome to Week 4 of the One Room Challenge! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through. Progress this past week was a simple job, but had a BIG impact. #thepowerofpaint

Before we get into the details of the accent wall (and that wall sconce!), let’s go over my to-do list for this space and the progress made over the past few weeks:

The main job this week was painting the accent wall. The issue was finding a time to do it (1) starting in the morning so that Nash could still sleep in there that night and (2).. just finding a time to do it. My husband is at work every day and Nash realllyyy likes to “help” me with my projects. Three-year-olds and non-washable paint don’t mix very well, ya know?

I put it off and put it off until finally it was Wednesday morning and oh-shoot-tomorrow-is-Thursday-and-I-have-made-zero-progress-on-my-room-this-week-so-I-guess-we’re-doing-this-today. Thankfully, Nash was an agreeable spectator and while I painted he watched safely from behind the bed-barrier I created. I don’t give the kid enough credit, I guess. 😉

So what do you think of the color? I’m typically on “Team White Walls” but I’m glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone for this room. The paint is Behr Ultra in Black Bamboo

With the paint finished it was time to get to work on my wall sconce hack. Last week I told you all about this old, 1930’s beach house that we call home and how the exterior walls are basically siding attached to studs. So routing electrical inside of this wall to the light would not only be a pain, it would be impossible as there is no “inside of this wall”.

That’s where the hack comes in to play. I purchased these rechargeable puck lights and super-glued a light socket adapter to the back of the puck light. This way the light can screw in to the sconce but I can still remove it when it needs to be charged.

One thing to note is that not all puck lights are created equal! Many of the options we found either didn’t have a rechargeable battery or weren’t very bright. Make sure to check the lumens before you buy.. or just get these ones. 😉

One thing I didn’t really plan for is that the placement of the screws to attach the face of the sconce to the back panel was right next to one of the planks. Thankfully I was able to mount it at an angle without the whole sconce looking cock-eyed. Got lucky there!

That’s it for Week 4! Coming up in Week 5 I will be working on a place to display Nash’s constantly rotating art project collection. I’ll also be building a planter for his room out of some household items. Stay tuned and be sure to follow along on Instagram stories!

4 thoughts on “Spring 2020 One Room Challenge // Week 4

  1. get out!! so this is a regular wallsconce and instead of having it powered up, it has turned into a rechargeable puck light version? that’s amazing for walls that just simply couldn’t have wall sconces … i have that same problem right in my bedroom! brilliant!

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