Colorful Laundry Room | One Room Challenge Spring 2019 Week 3

In Week 3 of the one Room Challenge, I completed several mundane but necessary tasks to prepare the room for more fun and attractive elements. 

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Colorful Laundry Room | Spring 2019 One Room Challenge | Week 2

Week 2 of the one Room Challenge saw a little laundry room progress and a little out-of-state travel.  Read on to see what got done and what didn’t.

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Colorful Laundry Room | Spring 2019 One Room Challenge

in the spring One Room Challenge, I’m focusing on our sad, beige laundry room with the goal of transforming it into a fun, colorful space inspired by two famous TV kitchens.

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Vintage Toy Nursery – The ‘Reveal’

Since this is the fifth time I’ve participated in the One Room Challenge, a six-week-long event where participants focus their efforts on making big changes in one room in their house, I should have known it would be an impossible challenge to complete within the allotted time frame while simultaneously caring for a newborn baby.

When the ORC began in early October, I had a four week old baby weighing in under 6 lbs, wearing Preemie clothing.  Now at its completion, she’s ten weeks, over 9 lbs, and moving from Newborn to 3 month clothes!  Of course, with fattening up a teeny, tiny baby as my primary focus, the room is not 100% complete, but we’re making progress.

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Vintage Toy Neutral nursery in progress - Fall 2018 One Room Challenge

Vintage Toy Nursery – One Room Challenge Week 4

To quickly recap the project, I’m participating in the One Room Challenge and creating a gender neutral vintage toy themed nursery (with a few easily reversed girly touches) for our seven-week old daughter and any subsequent children.  We moved into our house less than three months before she arrived, so our main focus for her bedroom (and the rest of the house!) was to create a functional space without worrying much about how it looked.  Now that she’s here, I’m taking it from functional to fun! Continue reading

Nursery closet hairbow wall storage and display - Fall 2018 One Room Challenge

Vintage Toy Nursery – One Room Challenge Week 3

In Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, I focused on making a few DIY decor items.  As with the first two weeks of the ORC, it was a struggle to work on the nursery to-do list.  I managed to tackle a couple of my goals and learned how to wear the baby to help accomplish these goals while simultaneously snuggling. Continue reading

Vintage Toy Neutral nursery - Fall 2018 One Room Challenge

Vintage Toy Nursery – One Room Challenge Week 2

In Week 2 of the One Room Challenge, I made a tiny bit of forward progress.  This week was a tough one for getting much of anything accomplished. Little Miss had some congestion and was fussy. As a result, I spent a lot of time just hanging out and holding her instead of putting her in her swing or bouncy seat so I could do things. I kept reminding myself that she won’t be tiny forever and has no idea what her room looks like – she doesn’t even sleep in it yet – so whether I get photos framed or curtains hung or decide on a paint color on a certain day doesn’t truly matter. Continue reading

Vintage Toy Neutral nursery before - Fall 2018 One Room Challenge

Vintage Toy Nursery – One Room Challenge Week 1

Labor Day weekend took on a whole new meaning this year when our firstborn surprised us by arriving three weeks early.  We chose to wait until delivery to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl and were so excited to finally find out that we had a sweet baby GIRL.  It’s a moment we’ll never forget, and the surprise was so worth the wait!

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