One Room Challenge:   Powder Room Reveal Week 6

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One Room Challenge: Powder Room Reveal Week 6

Week 6 has finally arrived!!

The past few weeks have been filled with triumphs, disasters, and everything in between.

My saving grace was tons of help from my sisters, my husband, and my two girls. I am so grateful for everyone's help.

A special thank you to Linda from Calling It Home for doing the One Room Challenge. It was definitely the motivation I needed to get these two rooms completed.

We bought our home almost five years ago. It was one big vanilla shell as a new build. Slowly we tackled some rooms, but with our busy schedules several are left undone.  

The One Room Challenge pushed me to complete our rooms and tap into my creativity to design spaces that are fun and representative if my family. To save some bucks, my husband and I did everything ourselves and I shopped discount stores for the goods.

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One Room Challenge: Boys Man Cave Bedroom Final Reveal Week 6

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One Room Challenge: Boys Man Cave Bedroom Final Reveal Week 6

Week 6 is here and the little man cave bedroom is all done!

A true labor of love all worth seeing my son smile from ear to ear. 

Thank you Linda from Calling It Home for an awesome idea like the One Room Challenge.  It pushed me to finally complete my son's bedroom from family storage space with baby furniture to a big boys room supportive of imaginative play. 

The man cave idea just sprung into my head and I went straight to action.  I had some design fails like a DYI antler light fixture gone wrong and a cow hide rug that just didn't make the cut.

All in all it was a hit. I love how it turned out. He loves it! It may just be one of the coolest bedrooms in the house.

I was able to get some really cool finds

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ORC Week 5: Tantalizing Teal Powder Room Vibes

The powder room vibes have me seeing tantalizing teal.

This week, I painted the accent wall in teal. 

It's gonna look so good with the copper mirror.

Teal and copper are perfect together.  

I also grouted the penny floor in black. 

We added ceiling molding as well.  

My husband will work on the bathroom sink to add a new fixture. 

So much more to be done...

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ORC Week 5: Lights Out in the Little Man Cave

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ORC Week 5: Lights Out in the Little Man Cave

This week in the man cave, the goal was to create the light fixture and the window treatment. 

The light fixture project is questionable and I don't love how the project came out. 

Truthfully, I may scrap it all and keep it simple without antler designs. 

The window treatment, well let's just say that purchased everythi by needed, but just haven't actually put it together.  

I completed the shopping for the roo. And just need to put it all together now.  

I super excited about this project and know my son will just fall in love with it all, which makes it even more sweet! 

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ORC Week 4: All Patched Up and Ready to Roll Powder Room Progress

YAAAAAS!!!!   The leak in the powder room has been repaired! 

I repeat the leak in the powder room has been repaired!!

It was definitely a nail biter.  

This is my first One Room Challenge and smack dab in the middle of it, I had a plumbing issues in my powder room. 

There was a leak in the pipe and we had to basically but a hole into the drywall to get to the pipe.  

The leak was coming through the toilet paper roll dispenser. 

Well, it's all good now and we are ready to roll!  (Get it! Ha, ha!)

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ORC Week 4: The Little Things Matter in the man cave

All the purchases for the bedroom have been made except for the comforter/bedding.

I am soooo excited about this room especially because I know my son will absolutely love it!

Thus far, I purchased items to DIY an antler chandelier.  I have an antler bowl from Kohls and a light fixture from Lowes clearance section.  Oh, yeah and somewhere (I can't find it), I have epoxy/glue it's 2 ton glue and should hold anything.  I purchased it at Ace Hardware.  

This week, my goal is to complete the window treatment and light fixture.  If I get these done, then I will be relieved.  Those are my two major projects.

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One Room Challenge Week 3 Little Man Cave

Our project is coming along well for week 3. Although it feels like we made strides, there is soooo much more to go. 

Things completed this far include:

-painted the room- it came out really nice. The colors look great together. I am so excited about how it all came out.

-purchased seating- this was not planned, but I found a steal $50 chesterfield style and plush.  I just had to!

-transitioned the crib into a full size bed

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One Room Challenge Week 3: Pennies on My Mind

Wow, we're already at week there smack dab in the middle of the ORC. 

I have some key things accomplished thanks to my hubby and the kids.

The penny floor was put down and the walls and trim are painted.

That sounds like almost everything, but nope. There is so much more to do. 

Wait a minute! A big snaffoo happened.

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Copper Bathroom, ORC: Week 2 The Design Plan

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Copper Bathroom, ORC: Week 2 The Design Plan

The design inspiration for this guest bathroom started with DIY penny floors. 

On an beknownst quest to maintain a cohesive look and color for the first floor of my home; I decided

to add the black and white theme in the guest bathroom. 

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Copper Inspired Bathroom Makeover, ORC- Week One, The Before

One Room Challenge Week One

I'm super excited to be part of the one room challenge. Each year, I watched the designers as they transform spaces. 

This year, I decided to take on the challenge and transform my guest bathroom. 

I wanted to choose a space that was small enough to conquer in 6 weeks in case I have to roll solo.  I also wanted to do an affordable redesign that I could manage as my life is already full, so this won't be what will cause it to overflow. It will be well worth it. 

Presently, my guest bathroom is all white. I like to call it builder grade flat paint standard white, just the way it was when we purchased our home 3 years ago. The only difference is the foot traffic of 3 children and numerous guests. 

The entire first floor of my home is black and white ( my favorite color patter), so I figured it would only be appropriate to continue in the guest bathroom. I want to add a pop of color and I've been obsessed with penny floors so....  fun times ahead.  

Here are some inspiration I found on Pinterest. 

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I love this color scheme especially how teal and copper can be so dreamy.

 

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The Before

Below, are pictures of the guest bathroom. This bathroom is super small, which makes it an exciting challenge. 

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Each Thursday, come join the fun as fellow guest participants and I provide updates on our projects for the One Room Challenge.   You can see all of the participants in the Spring 2018 ORC by clicking the logo below.

 

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Decorate with Intention: How to Accessorize Your Home

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Decorate with Intention: How to Accessorize Your Home

We Wear the Mask
BY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR


We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
       We wear the mask...


That was an excerpt from one of my fave poems.

For some reason, I fell in love with masks.

I have a collection from my travels around the world.

I always wondered what drew me in.

Is it that I resonate with hiding myself from the world, a need to feel protected, hide shame, or a connection to my reality in this country? 

Tips to Accessorize Your Home

When decorating think about what resonates with you.

What do you like to do, your hobbies, your passion? What can you add to your space to tell your story?

What energy and feel do you want your space to hav? 

Reflect these things in the pieces you choose. Allow your accessories to share your story of who you are, the life you've lived, your growth, journey, and future.  

Make your space authentically you. 

The stories we tell. The masks we wear. 

Lets remove our masks to share our gifts with the world. 

We are meant to be seen.

Lets stop hiding our light behind masks.

Shine everywhere.

What mask are you hiding behind?

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Master Bedroom Design Ideas on a Budget

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Master Bedroom Design Ideas on a Budget

Once upon a time not too long ago, I had absolutely no furniture in my bedroom. 

The thing is no one knew. 

Not because I hid my room from them, but because I decorated it so well; that they could not tell. 

I wish I had some pictures of what it looked like, but at that time I didn't know that I was going to change my career to follow my life’s passion.

The truth is all I had was a mattress set on a frame.

So with like barely no budget, not much money at all and lots of creativity; I created a sanctuary master bedroom.

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5 Tips To Makeover Your Living Room

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5 Tips To Makeover Your Living Room

5 Tips To Makeover Your Living Room

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the home. 

In many homes, it’s located near the entrance, therefore the first impression a visitor receives about you and your home is reflected in the living room.  

If you’re anything like me, then you like to change up your living room every now and then.  Confession time, I change mines up like every three months or so. 

I will provide you with 5 ways to makeover your living room without really doing so or breaking the bank.

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3 Small Tips To Make A Big Impact When Decorating

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3 Small Tips To Make A Big Impact When Decorating

Like most people, you don't really have time to do an overhaul and redecorate your entire home. You're busy, you work, have a social life, and you're tired.  Dag on it, you just want your house to look nice for you to have something to come home that makes you proud!

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5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR

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5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR

It doesn’t take much just a start to get things going for the New Year.  You worry that it will cost too much or take too much time to make your home beautiful.  It takes just a few things to make your home look better.  With that you will find that you will feel better because your environment will reflect the changes that you want to see in yourself.  Yes!  Yes! 

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