One Room Challenge- The Reveal!

Hi All! The day has finally arrived! I am so excited to share my One Room Challenge reveal with you! I chose to makeover my older daughter’s room, and her only request was to create some comfortable areas to relax, and to paint the walls pink.  To be honest that much pink kept me on the edge of my comfort zone for the entire project, but in the end it all came together and she is so happy with the result…and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to do it. Thank you again to Linda at Calling It Home for organizing this crazy adventure!

Here is the Entry BEFORE:

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and Entry AFTER (insert my giddy giggle):

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and BEFORE:

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and AFTER:

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Before, the headboard and wall that never got completed..

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and AFTER:

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The dresser BEFORE:

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The AFTER: I am so thankful to amazing friends for pulling off this incredible makeover of my late grandfather’s dresser. The lacquered grey is gorg in the room and each brass handle was polished to perfection…

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Simple styling on the bookcase…

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and a lap desk for use as a homework area…

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And then there is the wallpaper…which definitely provides the impact I was hoping for:

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I am so happy this all came together and sooooo thankful that an extra week was added to the challenge, as I was literally polishing the brass hardware on the dresser a mere 24 hours ago.

Source List (no affiliates used): Wallpaper (repositionable) | Gold Frames | Chair | Floor Lamp | Table lamps (Kate Spade @homegoods) | Nightstands (hardware sold separately) | Pink Pillow | Floral Pillows (my own custom, Sara Langley) | Bolster | Duvet | Rug | Bicycle Art @ home goods | Mirror | Drapery Hardware

Thanks for following along with my crazy adventure! You can view the amazing final reveals of the other guest participants here.

Best,

Kelly

 

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One Room Challenge Week 3

Morning! Busy little bee over here….this weekend we are having my daughter’s 9th birthday party, and I have been planning a fun celebration with family and friends. As such I made the insane decision to start the actual implementation of my One Room Challenge after this weekend. So it is now a six week challenge in 1/2 the time! Put some coffee on!

So far, I chose a blush wall color, purchased some repositionable wallpaper for a focal wall, and made a plan for the addition of crown and base moldings.

I purchased some lamps (an amazing HomeGoods find):

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And large scale artwork:

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And I fell for this bold rug that will create its own statement:

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I still need to find soft neutral curtains (see inspo pic below) and figure out what type of headboard I am doing. Yikes! But paint is going on the wall next week (and by that I mean I am painting my tushy off)! Woo hoo!

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And you can follow all of the amazing progress from the other guest participants in the One Room Challenge here.

Best,

Kelly

P.S. Mom, if you are reading this can you please come and hang some repositionable wallpaper? Pleeezzzzz!

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Top Five Back-to-School Ideas, Dorm Edition

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Hi All! So we in NY don’t head back to school until after Labor Day, but I know many of you are heading back in early August, including college students who have the exciting opportunity to set-up an amazing dorm room! Here are some fun ideas to personalize your room and show.your.unique.style!

ONE: Personalize your room with artwork or download some of the amazing printables out there.

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customize your monogram

and….

Similar can be found here
Similar can be found here

and….

via Etsy
via Etsy

TWO: Create a custom headboard.  I constructed an upholstered headboard for my older daughter’s room using this tutorial and it was easy peasy and can be done on a budget (not speaking from experience or anything, but when you totally change your mind next month it is easy and cost effective to alter).

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and….

Create an Amazing Custom Headboard
Create an Amazing Custom Headboard and a shout out to my fellow DELTAs:)

THREE: Organize your desk area to study.in.style! I was out and about at one of my favs, HomeGoods, and saw these awesome options to give your desk area some PIZAZZ!

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HomeGoods Desk Lamp and Organizer
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HomeGoods- LOVE!

Below is one of my favorite pics pulling the look all together:

Study In Style with a Gorgeous and Organized Desktop
Study In Style with a Gorgeous and Organized Desktop

and lastly, I have been informed by my kiddos that we are doing this at our house for all their homework necessities:

Inexpensive DIY storage option from IKEA
Inexpensive DIY storage option from IKEA

FOUR: Bring in something living.  Adopt a plant, orchid, or succulent and it will make the room feel more like home. When I met hubby in college he had a palm-like plant in his senior suite they named Kiki.  She actually made it to our first apartment together.

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FIVE: You can never have enough bins or storage containers.  They hide messes, organize like items, store things, and….did I mention hide messes?

HomeGoods vinyl baskets
HomeGoods Vinyl Baskets
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HomeGoods Colorful Laundry bins

And, as I read this over, I realize that while the top five things apply to ladies and gents heading to college, my inspiration tends to be more for the ladies.  So guys, PBDorm has a cool Lookbook for more gentlemanly dorm room designs.

Gorg Inspo Pic for the Boys from PBdorm Cookbook
Gorg Inspo Pic for the Boys from PBdorm Lookbook

Happy BTS dorm dwellers!

Best,

Kelly

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Pineapple of My Eye

Morning All! Over the weekend I did a quick dash to Target and Home Goods with my kids…hence the quick part. As soon as I walked in all lists and ideas went right out of my head as I tried to focus amongst the “Mom look at….”, “Mom I really need this…”, “Mom she is touching me…Hey I saw it first!” Sigh. I will go back again on a quieter day but until then, what I was able to scope out got me thinking about the pineapple trend (or re-trend) that I have been seeing everywhere.

I grew up here so pineapples have always been a thang. My mom would decorate with them during the holidays, and because my Dad was a dentist we would get fruit in our Easter baskets that always included a pineapple (I know I was sooooo deprived!).  The pineapple has long been used to denote hospitality and I love seeing it pop up again in the Spring lines. Here are some favs, including some pics I took while running into Home Goods:

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Mayfield Modern Home via Etsy
Mod Party via Etsy
Mod Party via Etsy
Piccolo Paper Co. via Etsy
Piccolo Paper Co. via Etsy
Tommy Bahama Lamp at Home Goods
Tommy Bahama Lamp at Home Goods
Fun candle
Fun candle @homegoods
Free printable from Oh So Lovely
Free printable from Oh So Lovely
Love this wrapping paper!
Love this wrapping paper!

Stay warm friends!

Best,

Kelly

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