It's Wednesday. That means it's time for another installment of the One Room Challenge! Fifteen bloggers have been challenged to complete a room within six weeks. We are now on Week Four, over half way done.
I am working on my three-year old daughter's room. The process has been going along pretty smoothly...up until this week. This week I had a couple of project failures, but some successes as well.
Let's start with a positive. My friend Cindy is a thrifter/picker/junker extraordinaire. She can find all kinds of cool things that can be transformed. She brought me a few items this week for Mary's room. One of which is this yellow mirror:
A few coats of white spray paint later:
I also had some embroidery hoops that I hung on the wall filled with different scraps of fabric.
This is a simple and inexpensive project that can cover a lot of wallspace. I think it looks cute too!
Don't they look like colorful polka dots? I found a few more hoops at the thrift store that I'm planning on adding to the wall. I was just waiting for some new fabric to arrive in the mail.
Speaking of fabric, look what arrived on Tuesday!
I'll be bringing some of these to the seamstress this week for throw pillows.
I originally thought this huge picture was a failure, but it has started to grow on me. I like how the black and white tones down the brightness of the other colors in the room. Best of all, Mary LOVES the big picture of herself.
Look here for a tutorial on how I made this picture.
We also tried to hang the headboard using flush mount hardware. I think hanging the headboard is more difficult than actually making it. As you can see, I still need to straighten and lower the headboard. Hopefully that will happen this week.
Here's a failure that will be repainted this week or next:
Painting the orange line was not as easy as I thought it was going to be. Steady hands are not one of my better qualities. I think it makes the dresser look a bit busy too...especially with everything else going on in the room.
One more positive. I received this cute picture in the mail on Tuesday. I bought it from the Paper Sparrow on Etsy.
In case you missed the earlier posts, here they are:
Be sure to check out some of the other bloggers to see how their rooms are coming together.
Trapped in North Jersey
Nicole Scott Designs
Kim Macumber Interiors
Rue de Emily
The Pink Pagoda
Nana Moon Shop
Taylor Morgan Design
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