You know when you hit that week of a project where it doesn’t really feel like a whole lot happened? Well, this was that week for me. At least I got a lot done last week though, right?
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So What DID Happen?
Mostly, a lot of running out of supplies, ordering more supplies, and finalizing the color scheme. Of everything, I think the color scheme is the most important.
Originally, I was thinking, hey, this is a kids’ bedroom and they’ll want lots of color! So I waited on the rug to try out some color schemes…
IMHO these are pretty lackluster. I tried some brighter colors on the wall but Annabelle declared them “horrendous” and I trashed them, ha.
I really like making mock-ups because it gives you an idea of whether your idea is great or… not.
I was caught up in the idea of what I thought a little girl would want vs. what MY little girls would want. Style preferences don’t follow clean lines.
They were both adamant that they wanted dark, dramatic, and creepy. So I threw away what I thought I knew about little girls and put on my artist hat.
What happens to a scene at night? The color is stripped. So we landed on this:
I was afraid the kids would find this boring but they very enthusiastically endorsed it
Improving the Laminate Storage Cubes
These are looking amazing, but I ran out of grocery bags to finish the second one! I ordered a giant roll of craft paper to finish the job next week.
I wish I could say that there’s more but… there’s not.
The To-Do List
A little status update for ya:
Buy rug Decoupage storage unit Paint storage unit(The girls prefer it natural.)
- Make new storage cubes (boxes)
- Paint ceiling
- Paint glow in the dark stars (paint ordered!)
- Ombre paint walls
- Paint closet
Buy wood for closet nook bench
- Build and upholster floating bench
- Make battery operated pendant light (lights ordered!)
- Make giant paper flowers for walls
Buy duvet covers
- Dye and (possibly) embellish duvet covers (questioning…)
- Draw, cut, and assemble shadow box artwork
- Source and hang window hardware and curtains (narrowed down to finalists)
- Source and hang cheap canopy bed curtains
- Make (?) laundry basket
- Find an affordable (tiny) settee for under the window (optional)
- Solve for nightstands
- Figure out what the heck to do with the wall next to the closet nook
That’s All Folks!
Check out all the other exciting entries for the One Room Challenge: Quarantine Edition. I’m guessing there are some far more inspiring week three posts than mine
Until next week…