Thursday, April 9, 2015

ORC Week Two: Bela's Room Re-Do

It's spring break! We don't usually go anywhere because I also have a big work event in April, but this time around we decided to head here for a few days.

Which means I didn't get too much accomplished for the One Room Challenge... You can read about my plans and inspiration in week one here.

What progress have I made?
I moved this chair to my daughter's room. The pillow from it was part of the original plan, shown below. It may be too dark, but since I'm using a range of blues, we'll give it a whirl. It does add some extra comfort and pulls the room together in a way.

I also worked on the gallery wall that I have planned.
West Elm
And by worked on, I mean that I framed some posters and read this article about how to hang art--my takeaways? Create columns, lay everything out on the floor, and take a picture. Besides the great tips in the article, I like seeing how everything looks on a dark background. I haven't decided yet if it will be too busy to put the gallery wall on the wallpaper or if I will paint the wall. If I paint, will I go dark to match the base of the wallpaper or do another, lighter color???

I also didn't buy a single thing yet. I used some IKEA frames that I had in storage because, keeping it completely honest, I didn't have a good coupon for Michaels' frames. I was also feeling aggravated because the price on the Parson's desk I've had my eye on forever went up by $20--I don't think there is anything I can do about that. I also missed out on a coupon for buying the wallpaper online (but found another one for Sherwin Williams!)


There's a lot to do to catch up this week. Including possibly crafting with neon and feathers...

For more of my inspiration, check out the Pinterest board I developed here.

And be sure to check out all the other amazing rooms here and here. I'm so excited to be meeting so many new bloggers! Thank you for following along! :)


  1. Looks like you have some clear direction. I love the fun color and mix of pattern. I love the idea of a parsons desk because they are so versatile.

  2. Oh I used those Serena & Lilly duvets in a teenage girls room and I LOVE them!! This will be so fun!

  3. I really like your fabric selection. In my opinion if you are doing a large gallery wall don't spend money on won't show very much...spend the money on the art instead and just paint the wall. If the gallery wall will be composed of a few pieces then do wallpaper! I can't wait to see more.

  4. Awesome gallery wall, and awesome graphic to go with it! So cool!!

  5. Just realized that was from West Elm...missed the caption...awesome idea though, love it!!

  6. I'm doing a small gallery wall too, but not sure yet on what'll be going there!


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