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 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

Creating a gender neutral nursery using vintage toys and old children's books as inexpensive and easy decor over the course of six weeks.

To quickly recap the project, I’m 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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$75 DIY Powder Room (and Pantry!) Update: One Room Challenge Reveal | Homespun by Laura | Budget half bathroom makeover

$75 DIY Powder Room Reveal | Fall 2017 One Room Challenge

What started as a sad and dated half bathroom is now a calm and pretty powder room – and I did it all for under $76!  this powder room makeover proves that A little bit of paint can go a long way!

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$75 DIY Powder Room (and Pantry!) Update: One Room Challenge Week 6 | Homespun by Laura | Organizing the Pantry

$75 DIY Powder Room Update – One Room Challenge Week 6

creating a system that allows you to see everything with a quick glance, use the food you have so it doesn’t go bad, and that you can easily maintain is the most important quality in a pantry. In Week 6 of the One Room Challenge, I’m sharing tips to help you create your own system for an organized pantry that works for you.

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$75 DIY Powder Room (and Pantry!) Update: One Room Challenge Week 3 | Homespun by Laura | How to make a DIY framed mirror for under $15 in a few hours without any power tools!

$75 DIY Powder Room Update – One Room Challenge Week 5

For about the price of a decent bacon cheeseburger, I created a DIY framed mirror from an old one I didn’t like.  Read on to find out how to update your own ugly mirror without using any power tools!

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