One Room Challenge – Week 4

Participating in the One Room Challenge has no doubt kept me on task.  But, when I think about posting each week to keep you all updated on my progress, the work I’ve done seems kind of boring.  However, plodding along through some of the boring stuff is necessary to get to the good stuff.  

This past week, I finished going through some of the things that were stored in the room, I sold the desks and shelves on Craig’s list, I took things off the walls, and chose a paint color.  

I also ordered the carpet, scheduled the install for this coming Monday, and — here’s the fun part — I bought some of the decor for the room.  

The pillows I wanted from Target were on sale (woo hoo!) and so were some baskets for storing things.  I bought a new curtain rod and some stuff for creating a collage wall.  

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Re-purposing Furniture

I don’t know what it is, but I love rescuing old, unloved furniture and making it new and useful again.

My coffee table was a $10 buy from my neighbor who, truthfully, thought I was a little nuts when I asked her if I could have the old, battered table that she was ready to throw in the junk pile.

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Take Time to Smell the Roses

About this time every year I find myself in a mad dash to get a million things done so I can fully enjoy the lazy days of summer.  It just hit me the other day that my kids will be home for the summer in seven short weeks — yikes!

Until then, I have a spare room/den makeover to complete, yard work to do, a window treatment to make for the kids bathroom, and a myriad of other things to get done before I’m swept up in end of the school year madness.

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One Room Challenge Week 3

It’s Week 3 of the One Room Challenge and there’s not a lot of visual progress to show you in our spare room, however, that doesn’t mean things aren’t getting done.

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One big decision we made this week was flooring.  

We decided to go with a low-pile carpet in a chocolate brown with a small square pattern.   We feel carpeting is a good choice here because my husband plans to listen to a lot of music in this room and a hard surface wouldn’t offer the right acoustics.

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Spare Room Progress – One Room Challenge 2015

Before I get started, I first want to thank you all for your support and kind, encouraging words yesterday.  You all are the best and I feel like I got a giant virtual hug.  Y’all…this is the real reason I blog.  The support and friendship I have received through my little space on the web is truly amazing and I am so grateful.   

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Last week, I shared my plans for our spare bedroom — I called it, “a place for grown-ups” but as I explained, it has been our “everything” room.  

After I published my post, I remembered this awesome series that Linda from Calling it Home does a couple of times a year.  It’s called the “One Room Challenge.”  

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In case you’ve never heard of it, the One Room Challenge is a 6-week event Linda created where designers and bloggers can accept the challenge to make over one room in their home (or a client’s) and get it done in 6 weeks.  As they work on the room, they share the progress on their blogs and at Linda’s blog, Calling it Home.  

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