Welcome back to another One Room Challenge update! Believe it or not, but I have chosen to take on a challenge to finish up one room in my home in just six weeks. Today is technically the third week. I have been working on my eight-year-old daughter’s room (Elie). You can see my plan for it here.
I am really hoping this room turns out looking good, but I’m starting to have my doubts. Spoiler alert—we hung some curtains & I think they are all wrong. Time will tell! I’m hoping they look better once we get the bedding & accessories in place.So, back to this week—Basically, I spent my time assembling, painting, & top coating the main furniture pieces for the room.
I took a trip to Ikea with my three-year-old & eight-year-old & picked up this Tullsta chair. It’s actually a pretty light-weight chair, but I felt like tough stuff carrying it up the stairs myself!
Another empowering moment for me…assembling this Rast dresser (after painting & polycrylic-ing it). Usually I leave all the assembling up to my husband, but he was out of town & I was anxious to make use of the storage this provides.
I absolutely love using these as nightstands in kids rooms. They are a good size & provide a good deal of storage. The top drawer holds randoms, the middle drawer holds socks & undies, & the bottom drawer contains pajamas. Yay for more storage in Elie’s dresser!
Those gold ring pulls were a DIY inspired by Sarah M. Dorsey. I already had an extra set of Ikea curtain rings I wasn’t going to use, so I used them instead of the rings from the original tutorial.
I ordered this parson’s desk from Wayfair on Friday night around 5 pm & it was at my house by 3 pm the next day with FREE shipping! (It must have been on sale when I ordered it because it was only $52.)
I got another great deal on the lucite ghost chair that I won on a local auction site for $25! I’m kind of jealous of my daughter for getting it! I have at least three more places in my home I would love to have one of these chairs… Maybe I will get lucky again!
When my husband got home, I was ready for him to hang some shelves above the desk. I have been working on styling them, but need to get some more accessories to fill them up.
To sum up today’s post, three important things to include when making over a kid’s space are: storage (bookshelves/nightstand), a comfy place to read, & a place to study—among other things, like a place to sleep, but we’ll get to that next week (I hope)!
Be sure to check out all the awesome room makeovers happening as part of the One Room Challenge!