Boho Chic One Room Challenge Final Reveal

It’s here! The past six weeks, I have completely transformed my office/guest room from a storage room, into something I can actually work in! Also, if anyone wants to stay with us, I won’t be completely embarrassed. If you haven’t been following along, the One Room Challenge is hosted by Calling it Home. The challenge is to transform a space in your home or someone else’s and post each week about your progress. You have six weeks and then we all get to share our completed spaces. It was so much fun and although I had a few little hiccups I really do enjoy having a time limit and at the end of it I have a completed room!

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And now after!!!!!!

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This challenge really helped me discover my style. I have to give you guys a bit of honest truth….I don’t love certain items in this room! I know that is weird to say, but I’m a neutral girl. I decided to step out of the box and do something different, but in the end I wish I would have stuck to my neutrals. Oh well, that’s how we learn and get a sense of what we do and do not like in our home.

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I branched out and got a super colorful rug. It is gorgeous but just too much color for me. The great thing is I can easily change that out and replace it with a more neutral one and it will look great with everything I have in the room now. I do have to say though this room is so bright and cheery and I find myself hanging out in here more than I did before!

I was so surprised at how much furniture I was able to fit in this room. It needed to function as a guest bedroom and an office. Having two different functions meant I had to have quite a few different furniture pieces. I managed to fit in a sofa sleeper, desk, bookcase, side table and a dresser!

My favorite part of the room may seem silly and quite simple, but painting my bi-fold closet doors was the biggest change and prettiest! I love with just a little paint, I could transform the once yellow doors, into something more modern and fresh. The vintage gold knobs against the white are so good!

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I also love that I was able to incorporate the art I chose. The art prints were something I had looked at previously and always dreamed of using them in my home. I think they are a perfect addition to this room.

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My bookcase drama was really the only issue had. I talked about this in my last post. I wasn’t doing any sort of remodeling, so this was a pretty easy update. The bookcase wood color was not my first choice but it will do. The size is absolutely perfect and they were a great price for a pretty substantial piece.

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We haven’t had any visitors yet so I am hoping the sleeper sofa we chose is comfy. It is a dark grey and adds some warmth to the room. Opposite to the sofa is basically all white so I love the contrast.

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This challenge was so much fun and I hope you enjoyed following along. I also enjoyed getting inspiration from all the other talented designers who participated. They put together some of the most amazing rooms! It is crazy what six weeks can do for a space!

P.S.I linked to most items in my previous posts, but if you want to know where anything is from just comment below and I will let you know!

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Week 5: One Room Challenge

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Usually, I say that time goes by fast but this six weeks has dragged on! Mainly due to the fact that the last piece I am waiting on appears to be lost in Alabama somewhere! I ordered a bookcase from Target online and that was about two weeks ago. Things like this happen in design, I am learning. Having a deadline is hard if you have to depend on online orders!

So, instead of not posting again I wanted to share with you the art I ordered from Etsy! Thankfully the art prints came super fast and I had no issues.

I ordered two prints from Albiedesigns. They specialize in city prints. I have always wanted to use their prints somewhere in our home and was so excited when I decided to get them for our guest bedroom/office. I think they are perfect for that space. They have a shop on Etsy, which I linked above. They not only have prints of cities in America, but also other well-known location worldwide! It is such a fun print and would be great for any travel lover.

I decided to get a print of Los Angeles, since it was the closest to where we live(unless you factor in traffic). We actually never go to L.A. but I wanted something to represent where we lived. I also chose the New Orleans print, since my Husband and I went there recently. I want to get a few more as we travel to other cities.

 

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Aren’t they adorable??? I want them all, but I think I will get one or two more to fill up one of the walls in our guest bedroom/office. Most likely St. Louis and San Diego! They come in all different sizes. I got the 8×10. They also can either be in portrait or landscape orientation which is a great option! I will be back next week….hopefully with the final reveal! I am hoping my bookcase gets it together and comes to visit me in the next few days!

 

 

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New Orleans Print
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Natural Modern Bathroom: Accessories

Hello there! I recently posted here that we are in the beginning stages of doing our bathroom renovation. It is so exciting. While I wait for operation bathroom renovation I decided to distract myself by looking for some bathroom accessories. Usually bathrooms are a smaller area than most of your rooms in your home, but that does not mean there is any lack of areas to decorate! From soap dispensers to towels there are so many great options and frankly I am having a hard time deciding! Here are a few options I have found to go along with my Natural Modern design.

 

Towels

towelsUrban Outfitters Pendleton Towel // Diamond Turkish Towel //Bamboo Turkish Towel//  Chevron Turkish Towel

Soap and/or Lotion Dispensers

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Glass dispenser with gold pump// Round dispenser with chrome pump

Square glass dispenser with chrome pump// Acrylic dispenser with black pump

Other Pretties

 

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Towel or Robe Hooks
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Towel Rack

 

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Nautical Playroom Reveal

I had posted a few months back the progress of the Nautical Playroom I decorate at my Mother In Law’s house and never showed the final reveal! I have been so bad about being consistent with my posts. I guess better two months late than never???? Here is how the kid’s playroom turned out.

 

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I love how clean and bright this room turned out. The table and chairs were from my son’s room…but he got a drum set and this needed to go. It was exactly what this room needed, so it worked out perfectly. I added a tin pail with some starfish and a checker board. Super simple and easy to remove when the kids want to do crafts.

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My Mother in Law does not like curtains so I added a burlap banner and a felt ball garland. I purchased the felt garland from The Fickle Felt Tree on Etsy. Her shop is filled with all sorts of cuteness!

 

019The bedding had to be the best part about putting this room together. I was so excited to find those red and white striped pillows at HomeGoods, along with the whale pillow and throw. I have linked to all items I purchased in previous posts if you are interested. You can find them here and here. This post has me ready for summertime!

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Nautical Playroom: DIY Art

It is week three of the One Room Challenge put on by Calling it Home. If you have been following along I am going strong on redecorating my Mother In Laws’ playroom she has for her grandchildren. The theme I went with is Nautical. I have already picked up most of the decor and other necessities needed for the room at this point. This week I am currently trying to find a banner/pendant for above the window. Which one do you like?

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 The Fickle Felt Tree                 Mari McLaws                            Lullaby Mobiles                       ViVi Creative  

I also made some DIY framed art to go on a few of the shelves. I was perusing the aisles of my Joann’s when I spotted some super cute nautical stencils. I immediately thought I could somehow make some art for the room with them. I then thought about using some gold leaf paint and voila! There grew my idea for the DIY art. Super simple and super cute. Here is what you will need:

Frame

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Super cute nautical stencils 6″(unfortunately not available online) They were only 3.49 for 25! Plus you could use a coupon to get even cheaper!

Liquid Gold Leaf

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This is truly a beginner level project. You simply cut your card stock to size of frame, either trace your stencil or start painting it onto the card stock. The liquid gold leaf is very thin so I would start in the middle and work your way out. I love the real gold sheen of the liquid gold leaf,but you could also use acrylic paint or whatever you have on hand. Now I am trying to see what else could use these adorable stencils!

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To Do List

Buy & Install new closet doors

Look for and buy pendants/banner

Search Craigslist for table and chairs

Iron Comforter:)

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