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… 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… 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… View Post

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

Does this really require a tutorial? No, it does not. It was super simple and took all of twenty minutes. Am I going to give you one anyway? Damn straight. So, I bought a length of rounded wood trim, costing about £2.50, and cut four equal lengths, all a little wider than my poster. I already had string, but if I’d had to buy that too, it would’ve made my total supplies come in at about £4.50. The print I used… View Post

How To Create A Polka Dot Wall (Quickly)

How To Create A Polka Dot Wall (Quickly)

The polka dot wall was one of my favourite parts of Eleanor’s old nursery. It took me less than two hours and it had such a big impact on the room. I used these gold dot decals from Land of Nod, but I know you can also find similar ones on Etsy and they’d be easy to make with a Silhouette or a Cricut. I used three sets to cover about 75 sq feet of wall space, so it ended… View Post