Welcome back to the Spring One Room Challenge Week Three! Last week I left off with a freshly-painted-and-calming-to-my-eyes room…praise! You can see that transformation here.
After getting her room prepped with paint, some of the items I ordered started arriving and I began installing and moving things around. Sourcing items during quarantine has been slow to say the least. So thankful Linda, at the One Room Challenge, gave us more time to complete our spaces!
This gold mirror went up over her dresser. If you’ll recall, she did not have a mirror over her dresser, just a large piece of art that I handmade years ago. So, I knew that was one change that was for sure going to happen. It’s perfect and her excitement of having a mirror she can use is so stinkin’ cute!
There’s also a little sneaky peek of the rug. It’s so pretty and brings in all the colors so well for her space. Since I went very neutral on the walls, I wanted to add color with a rug…and…I dislike the carpet we have (first time home builder remorse), so it is dual purpose! She was so excited when it arrived, we had to open it up right away and roll it out in the entry.
Lastly, I repurposed an old Ikea bookshelf in this space. It use to live in our very lightly used office. I tend to work from my kitchen table. But, when my husband started working from home during quarantine, I quickly realized this shelf had to go. And the plans for an office update began…so be on the lookout for that. I’m actually crazy enough to start this project very soon, while still finishing this one room challenge.
So, when I was planning out the little one’s room, I wanted to balance out the left side of her window. And one night, while getting her ready for bed, it dawned on me that the non-functioning office book shelf just might have a new purpose in life. So, I snuck into the office, between my husbands many conference video chats, and moved her into her new spot. And I love!
Now let’s talk about her window and window seat.
The current situation just does not work. When we moved in, I installed outside mount roman shades in all the bedrooms. While I have been really happy with how they function, the outside mount has always been a problem with letting in too much light – which is why you see black out curtains installed over the roman shade. Her shade was having issues retracting, so it is the perfect time to replace it and hopefully solve the light problem.
I also want to balance out the fact that her window is lower in the niche and has a larger space above it. So I did some searching for ideas and came up with a plan. I will be installing a custom inside mount roller shade and layering a faux (stationary) roman shade high up in the niche. So the roller shade will be hidden out of sight when not in use and the roman shade will minimally cover the already small window. Here are some good examples of what I’m planning. If this plan works, I will be updating all the bedrooms.
And because I have a very strong love of custom woodwork and moulding…I am contemplating closing up her window seat cubbies. They are awkward and don’t function well. And with that lovely new bookshelf, they are not needed. I need to finalize that plan.
I felt a little lost this week with all the things going on in the world these days. So my motivation was fleeting. I am making a conscious effort to refocus this coming week now that school is officially out for all three of my kiddos. It’s a choice that needs to made daily. Here’s to a healthy mindset and a very productive week! Thank you, again, for following along on this journey. I greatly appreciate you!
Don’t forget to check in with the other participants here. There are some fabulous things going on!