Thursday, April 23, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Four: Hanged

Here we are at week four of the One Room Challenge, trademarked by Linda @ Calling it Home! I am working on my eight-year-old daughter's bedroom for this round. You can read about my plans, inspiration, and progress in weeks one, two, and three.

While I wait for the wallpaper to come in, I have a million little projects and those were the focus for this past week.




I used some of the principles from week two to hang the gallery wall. I laid all of the frames on the carpet and then started arranging them into columns. Since the frames are a mix of black, white, and gold, I wanted it to feel balanced.




Then I just started eyeballing and pounding nails.




I also stumbled upon a solution for my window treatment problem from last week. These pale pink silk dupioni drapes were in the clearance section at Target (fittingly enough on Pink Sunday), part of the Shabby Chic line. It looks like you can purchase them online at regular price--and proof that sometimes it's better for your pocketbook to go to a store than order online.

These are wider than the blue drapes I had purchased from JCP and showed you a little peek of last week. They are lined which I like. They are also significantly less expensive, so suddenly we have another $100 in the budget (or we will after I make returns)! And I love how the pink of the drapes looks against the blue headboard.




The only drawback is that there is no valance with these. Although I wasn't sure how I was going to hang one, a valance was a big part of creating the effect of a canopy over the bed. Trompe l'oeil for a pretend daybed (I did find this custom upholstered daybed thanks to Pursuit of Style, and would be all over it if money were no obstacle, but my total budget for this project is $300).




For next week I need to work some styling magic on this huge built-in shelving unit. Wish me luck!

Now go check out everyone else in the link-up (154 last week!) and the official participants too.

18 comments:

  1. Great job on the gallery wall, that can be so daunting!!

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  2. What a beautiful gallery wall! I love your choices...cute little animals :-).

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    1. Thank you, Delia! My daughter chose the art; she loves animals!!

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  3. I love those pink curtains and am crossing my fingers our Target has them on sale too! Great work so far!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you are able to find the drapes at your store! :)

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  4. I'm loving all the animals on the gallery wall. Too cute!!

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  5. Nice gallery wall! Good luck with shelving organization this week.

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  6. Your gallery wall turned out really cute! That is what I worked on this past week too!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I can't wait to check out yours. :)

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  7. Carrie, I love the gallery wall! So fun and perfect for your daughter's room with the gold sparkle! The drapes are great too! Can't wait to see how you transform this space. Let's do this! Sarah (Sarah Sofia Productions)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! That's my little bit of glam here. :)

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  8. The curtains and headboard look great together. Great find!

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  9. Love the gallery wall and the pink and blue is always a winning combination. Can't wait to see this finished!

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  10. For a tight budget Carrie, this room is looking wonderful already! love your gallery wall!

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  11. Looking good! Can't wait to see more!

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  12. Your gallery wall looks fantastic! Excited to see the rest... :)

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  13. I am loving that gallery wall and that bed! Such a beautiful space for your daughter. She must be so excited!!

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Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie

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