One Room Challenge Week 2: Art and A Mirror for our Master

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 (here!) / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Reveal / Bonus: Desk

So far, I’ve not made a huge amount of progress in our bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I have, however, done plenty of ordering, and listed a good chunk of clutter on eBay.

In case you missed last week’s post, here’s my plan:

I’ve been enamored with a stunning large-scale cloud print by JR Goodwin for ages, but at £930, it was never going to happen. Then I stumbled on a similar – but much more affordable – print at Society 6. The dimensions are different, but actually better for my space, and it’s just as pretty. Although it’s a US site, Society 6 offers free world-wide shipping, so it seemed like a no-brainer. That’s the one on the mood board.

Cloud Play // I’m A Cloud Stealer
I was this close to ordering it – it was in my cart but I ran out of time before I had to go pick the kids up. Before I got back to actually buy it, I saw this:

Total game changer. I still like the cloud print a lot, but I love this painting on a whole other level. It’s oils, ink and acrylic on paper, and it’s pretty big – it would fit perfectly to hide the awkward mirror that’s attached to the wall behind the dresser, half poking out like a weirdo (there are pictures of that in week one’s post).

It’s by Alice Neave, who also painted the abstract oil in our living room. I don’t think I’ve shared photos of that one in this house, but here it is in our old living room, as part of a gallery wall:

It’s my absolute favourite piece of art that I own, and I’m so excited to add another one of Alice’s paintings to our bedroom.

I’ve also been on the hunt for a floor mirror. I had my eye on one at Cox & Cox – a full length one with a simple black iron frame. There are two issues with it: one is that is £260 shipped, which on it’s own might be do-able, but there are a lot of other things I’m forking out for here, so it’s definitely pushing it. The second is that it’s on back-order – it initially estimated mid-October, but now their website is showing late-October, and I’m not sure I can take the chance that it might be pushed back even later.

Instead, I found one at Ikea that has a similar black frame (albeit in fiberboard, not lovely iron). It’s a little wider and a chunk shorter, but if I hang it rather than lean it, it’ll still be tall enough.

Cox & Cox Aria Full Length Mirror // Ikea Nissedal Mirror

Maybe down the road, I’ll upgrade to the Cox & Cox one, but for now, I’d rather save £225 and settle for the Look for Less version.

So that’s where I’m at this week. You can check out the One Room Challenge featured designers’ progress posts via this page, and the other guest participants’ here.

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