Thursday, October 31, 2013

One Room Challange...Week Five

Today I'm linking up for the One Room Challenge.  You can find Week One HERE, Week Two HERE, Week Three HERE and Week Four HERE 

Ahhh, I feel so much better this week!

Here's what was accomplished: 
wall paper hung-check, check, check!!!!
Sconces hung
Mirror hung
Crib touched up 
Crib sheets bought
Crib blanket ordered 
Crate ordered 
Curtain rods, arrived today, along with the monogram
Chalk pain bought 
Rug arrived

Ok, so let's discuss.  

My father in law hung the wallpaper for me-there was no way I was going to go near it!  

The sconces were dug out from the garage-they haven't been used since our first nursery four residences ago... 

The mirror was taken from our dining room wall and truthfully-I haven't even noticed it's gone. But I do notice it every day in the nursery, because it looks marvelous!  Now to figure out what will replace it in the dining room...

I touched up the crib with the fix it stick and paint pen-honestly, it probably looked better without me trying to mess with it, but whatevs.  

Check out how beat up and dirty it was before...

OH, by the way-that's the only look at the hung wallpaper you get this week ;)

Now check out the after

From a distance it looks fine, but when you look up close-see what I mean?

I bought $10 sheets at Buy Buy Baby.  

Hannah's personalized blanket is ordered, but I doubt it will be here in time for the reveal.  I really went back and forth on if I should try to upgrade the cheap crib comforter or order one.  
This is what I was eying

 I asked for help from one of my favorite Etsy stores VixonGoods and she said that because the ruffle trim was sewn on before the seam was put on, it would be complicated to add the ruffle. Plus, I still needed to get it embroidered with her name on it...because I wanted to, and I'm the boss around here!  
By the time I added up the price, I knew the pottery barn one was too expensive, but I also knew buying the trim, taking the time to upgrade it, and have it embroidered would cost me too, so I compromised and went with this from Etsy

I got both sides light minky pink.  I highly doubt this will be here for the reveal, but I can't wait for it!  

My crate was ordered and is on it's way

I think it will add the perfect touch!  

My curtain rods came today-anyone else find it incredibly difficult to find nice white curtain rods?!?  
Here's what I went with 

Now, I know they're expensive, it kills me to spend so much money on something that really plays a very minor part-but the curtain rod definitely adds character to the room, and this distressed, shabby look is exactly what I am going for.  Plus, I love the Restoration Hardware curtain rod I got in our first nursery and these things are awesome quality and I know we will get plenty of use out of them! So look at it as a semi investment...

Besides the wallpaper being hung, something else big happened this week!
The rug arrived!

Although there was a problem-the blue is much more of a dark blue, and it's not really gold, it's a beige.  It just did not match, so away she went and the search began again.

This is what I ended up settling on, and it is resting well in the nursery
It's a similar pattern, but just a more green, or silver sage shall we call it!
I love it, it fits perfectly!

What's left
Spray paint the hooks and monogram-which arrived today!
Hang the curtain rods and curtains 
paint the night stand
paint the picture frames 
organize bookshelf 
embellish the lamp 

I think I can actually pull this off! Stay tuned!!!


  1. It's going to be beautiful! Can't wait for the final reveal!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see it all come together myself!

  2. Wow, that is a TON of progress! My house progress goes along MUCH more slowly:)

    1. Well, I have a deadline! Plus, it consumes me, so it's better for me to get it done. It's a small space too...

  3. Such a beautiful nursery! I love the crib!! Cannot wait to see the final results!!

    The Glam Pad

    1. Yes, I happen to love the crib in theory-it's actually crappy and cost a lot of money, but I was eying it long before we had kids. Now if only someone had told me that kids like to teeth on the rail...

  4. The rug still looks fab! Can't wait to see her nursery next week!

    1. Thank you! I love the rug, just wish it was a little smaller, and perhaps not so scratchy to walk on ;) But, we all know we choose beauty of practicality. The other thing about it is there's A LOT of light beige...asking for trouble, but again, it matches, so it stays!

  5. Looking forward to seeing the final reveal - bet it's gonna be beautiful!

  6. You can absolutely do this. Looks great so far, good luck.


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