It’s hard to believe we’ve come to week five of the one room challenge, and the big reveal of Piper’s nursery is just a week away. It’s definitely the happiest room in the house, and this week I’ll be focusing on pulling together the final details and cleaning it (good gosh my almost toddler can destroy a room in the blink of an eye).I shared our diaper cart a while back, but have realized it is time to switch it up. We no longer use burp cloths or swaddles, so they will be headed to storage and we will be rearranging this bad boy on wheels.
I also have a few more plants to buy to pull together the final look. I swear, a touch of greenery can make any room lovely and inviting!
Cannot wait to share the finished room with you all next week!! If you’re new here, you can follow along with week one, two, three, and four. Also be sure to check out the other wonderful bloggers and their progress, here!
This week I thought I would share some of the inspiration behind Piper’s nursery design. I am a sucker for white walls with pops of bright color, as you’ll see. When I was pregnant and first started thinking about how I wanted to decorate her nursery, I just knew I wasn’t going to be a mom who decked out my child in pink or decorated her in all pink. Fast forward a few months, and I couldn’t stay away from the color! So far, there is so much pink in her nursery, and I love it!
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These rooms with pops of color speak my love language, and as I put together Piper’s nursery, it’s quickly become the happiest room in our house. Can’t wait to share the finished project so soon!
Be sure to check out everyone else’s progress in the One Room Challenge, here.
Somehow it is already week three of the one room challenge. I can’t believe how fast it is flying by, and I am loving how Piper’s room is coming together.
This week the new prints I ordered (here and here) came in for the nursery. I visited a few shops around town, and realized that I could save close to $100 dollars on frames if I bought them from Ikea. I’ve been wanting to take a trip to Ikea for the longest time, but something always seems to come up. Since the closest Ikea is two hours away, we can’t just pop over to pick a few things up. Sunday afternoon, I didn’t have much planned and thought “What the heck, I’m just gonna do it.” Scofield works on Sundays, so it was just me and the babe. I fed her, put her in the car just in time for her afternoon napped, grabbed a coffee at starbucks, and we hit the road.
For the most part, she did great, but we did hit some pretty bad traffic on the way home. At one point we were in standstill traffic on the highway, she was tired, hungry, and screaming, and I’m singing trying to calm her down until we can get to the next exit. Whew, glad that’s over! Luckily, she fell asleep, traffic picked up, and we made it home.Since we made the long trip to Ikea, I went ahead and picked up a plant, a few extra frames, and a classic white plant pot. The pot was another item I had had my eye on for some time, and I managed to land the last one in the store (insert fist bump)! Three weeks down, three to go!
Week one of the One Room Challenge
Week two of the One Room Challenge
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Hello week two of the One Room Challenge!
This week the perfectionist in me has been giddy as I dream of completing this room and making steps toward it. My husband, Scofield, and my father-in-law (handiest man alive!) built these little floating bookshelves for me out of leftover wood we had in our garage. I had been begging my husband for months to haul off and get rid of all of the random pieces of wood we are hoarding in our garage. But in this moment, I was happy to have it ;).
The shelves have been up for a bit, but this week I had so much fun rearranging and styling them. At almost 11 months, Piper still destroys (via chewing, eating, or ripping) most books, so we only keep the board books easily accessible to her in her book bin. Until she’s a little older, hard back books will hang out here when we’re not reading them together.
We also finally replaced our chair!! I am so so in love with the gray nursery works rocker we have in Piper’s room, and it makes me want to hang out in there for hours. We paired it with this leather pouf, and I am loving the combination. Of course, it would have made a million times more sense to purchase our own rocking chair when Piper was a newborn, considering how many hours I spent sitting and nursing her, but this chair actually came at a good time, too. Piper has literally never woken up in the middle of the night all 11 months of her life (I know, weird!!), which I am so thankful for. (I will say, getting her to fall asleep is a whole other story!) But as soon as we purchased this rocking chair she came down with a little bug and was up all night long. I spent most of the night rocking and holding her, and I was so thankful for a cozy chair to snooze and rest in during that long, long night.
This week we are getting a few pictures framed, making a trip to Ikea to grab a few items, and plant (preferably ‘faux plant’) shopping. Can’t wait to share more progress next week! And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out all of the other design products going on in the One Room Challenge, here!
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