How can it be WEEK FIVE already?? I’m sure you’re waiting to see all the amazing things I have done since last week’s post.
Well, let me tell you. I got sheets. And that’s it, folks! See ya next week!
Just kidding. Sorta.
I got these weird, Pepto colored sheets. I don’t know why. I have been struggling with the bedding in here, and it’s a bedroom, so not having the bedding is kind of an issue don’t you think? I do have some bedding, but none of it seems to be working for me. It’s working for Ozzy though.
Ok ok… I did some other things. I got the drapery rod installed and the drapes hung. I got the blue velvet sofa from the apartment into the room, and we got the dresser and the TV from the apartment as well. But we had a boo boo.
We broke the 50″ TV! And it sucks, since it really is practically brand new. So now we have to add a new TV to the list.
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The good news is that TV’s are not as expensive as they used to be, and there are so many options. You can get a hi-def 4K SmartTV for a pretty good price. Smart TVs are great if you have good wifi and don’t need to use a cable box (for you cable cutters out there). My husband used his Hulu account to get “regular” channels on his TV in the apartment and didn’t pay for cable.
Here are some options:
You can go up or down in size, and the price will vary.
Let’s see. I went down the rabbit hole that is IKEA. I got some things for the kitchen, some towels, and other random things. As is the usual when one goes to IKEA.
But the funny thing is, I only got one pillow cover and some bug prints for the ORC room. And what I was originally going to IKEA for were out of stock so I didn’t even get those items!
I did find some really cool fabric that was under $9 a yard so if you’re thinking about doing the wall treatment like I showed you in WEEK 3, you should check out their options!
Oh yeah, and I did a craft project with feathers. Hmm. you’ll have to wait until next week on that one too.
I hung the bug prints, but my kids don’t like them. WHATEVER. I decided not to show you because if you don’t like them either, I don’t want to know until after I’m done, if ever. Or maybe I’ll change them before next week’s reveal.
I need better night stands, the leftovers from the old house just aren’t working in here. Size and practicality. I want to have a little more storage, maybe a shelf for people to put their phones and still have room for some necessities.
Still not sure about the lamps. I dug out some old lamps and spray painted one and I hate it. I have these little lamps from my husband’s apartment in there right now.
I have to decide which mirror I’m going to use (recycling from my “collection”) and get that on the wall.
I need to figure out what I’m doing with accessories and the little details. Add some plants, maybe.
And, obviously the bedding. I definitely screwed up all my plans. Or really, it was the lack of having a real plan at the BEGINNING screwed me up. It’s the number one thing I tell people they are doing wrong when they attempt to decorate or design a space. Don’t just randomly get something here, and then something there. You can waste a lot of time and money, as well as make many mistakes or rush into bad decisions when doing things piece meal. Including things as simple as paint, which is never as simple as you think. It drives me nuts when people ask me for a wall color for a room when they have no idea what else is going to go in that room. (By the way, wall color comes LAST not first so if you have been thinking the other way, just stop it now.)
What have you done that you’ve regretted or struggled with? Tell me your design mistakes in the comments!
I didn’t really have time to lock into a plan. I had a basic vision, but didn’t know if any of my pieces in my head were available or going to work out. Plus I have been distracted trying to figure out what to do in the rest of the house. Since neighbors keep “popping by” to introduce themselves, I have felt the need to get those rooms they actually can see cleaned up and boxes put away. And maybe swap out some of these lights. Remember last week, I asked what you guys thought of some of these relatively inexpensive options?
Well, some of you asked about where to buy some of these so I have linked them all. Click the pic above to see them all in one place.
Anyway, HOLY SHEET!
I can’t believe there’s one week of the One Room Challenge left. If you follow me on INSTAGRAM, I have been posting stories and pics for your entertainment. I hope that there is something pretty for you to look at next week here. Please send me all the good vibes.
I have taken some peeks at the entries and I’m blown away.
Click the image below!
AND HERE ARE THE TWENTY FEATURED PARTICIPANTS
At Charlotte’s House | Design Addict Mom | Erika Ward Interiors | Erin Kestenbaum | Girl & Grey | Gray Malin | Hommeboys | I Spy DIY | Jewel Marlowe | The Learner Observer | Making it Lovely | Nicole White Designs | Old Brand New | Oscar Bravo Home | Place of My Taste | The Rath Project | Room for Tuesday | SG Style | Undecorated Home | Veronica Solomon
WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE?
The One Room Challenge is a bi-annual event hosted by Calling it Home showcasing 20 featured participants and many guest participants as they renovate a single room, documenting all of it over the course of six weeks. The One Room Challenge kindly shares all of the blog entries and the finished spaces at the end of the 6 weeks. Many of the entries end up being featured in places like these:
And this season, look who is the official media partner: