One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & …

One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

Well sheeeit. One more week till the One Room Challenge reveal! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far… Week One (Design & Floor Plan) // Week Two (Wall Decals & Shelves) // Week Three (DIY Upholstered Beds) // Week Four (Fixing & Organizing) This week I finished tackling one of the biggest projects in the kids’ room. If you remember the floor plan, you’ll also remember that the room isn’t terribly large. But, once I’d planned out the space, it became clear that there was this big blank hunk of wall that… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 4: Fixing & Organizing

One Room Challenge Week 4: Fixing & Organizing

So two things happened. One: I tidied (more on that in a min). And two: the sodding bed broke. You know those two beds that I just finished upholstering last week? Yeah, one of those. Gah. So yes, we are in week four of the One Room Challenge. Check out my progress so far here:Week 1 (Design Plan) // Week 2 (Wall Decals & Shelves) // Week 3 (DIY Upholstered Beds) I mentioned that I didn’t recommend the bed frames I used because the wood was super soft. This was… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 3: DIY Upholstered Beds with …

One Room Challenge Week 3: DIY Upholstered Beds with Nail Head Trim

We’re in week three of the One Room Challenge, and I have finally finished off the kids’ beds that I started upholstering months ago. See my progress so far here: Week 1 // Week 2 This is not my first rodeo with upholstering beds – I hacked an Ikea one here too. These are a little more technical than that one, but still pretty straightforward. I spent a while searching for bed frames that had straight lines and no foot board, and were cheap (we’re on a budget here, people).… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared …

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared Kids Room

I’m an overly-excited linking participant in the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my mood board for the kids’ room and a couple of ‘before’ photos: I actually put the decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which I shared when I made this DIY poster frame (which will definitely get rehung – it’s too low but the nail was already in the annoyingly dense brick wall). I bought the decals from this Etsy seller, but when they arrived they were bigger than I was expecting, so I cut… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 1: Shared Kids’ Room Plans

One Room Challenge Week 1: Shared Kids’ Room Plans

I am a first time linking participant in this round of the One Room Challenge. If you’re not familiar, it’s a biannual event hosted by Calling It Home, where design bloggers make over a space in six weeks, sharing weekly updates. I’ve been following it forever, harbouring mild envy at what people are able to achieve, and soaking up all the gorgeous inspiration too, of course. It’s very exciting to be settled enough now to be able to join in! The kids have been sharing a room since we moved… View Post