Thursday, November 7, 2013


This is week six, and the final week, of the One Room Challenge
over on Calling it Home.

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Well, I will tell you now - there were times that I didn't think I would get the room finished - and while there are some things that I don't like and will probably change in the future - it is DONE!

First, I guess we should have a reminder of how the room looked
when we bought the house.

This is what the room looked like when we
first looked at the house.


So, shall we see what it looks like today?

I'm sorry about the quality of the pictures,
  they were taken at 6:30 this morning before Little Miss got here - 
so they are a little dark.

Let's take a little tour of the room first okay?
Then we will look at some of the projects.

You can see a couple of our DIY projects already.

I absolutely LOVE the headboard the hubs made!

I saw one similar to this on Pinterest
and when I showed it to him - 
well, he just did his own
thing with it.
(I'll put the links to all the inspirations at the end of the post.)

Love it!
I'll have a tutorial on how he did it on
a later post.

This was another idea that I saw on 

I love the way it turned out too.

I don't know if you can tell but
we put clear glitter 
on the
"Twinkle Twinkle" 
and it just sparkles at night.

There is another little DIY project that I did that I just love.

I actually got the idea from another blogger
that is taking the challenge too.

She made a trash can using a cat litter tub, and I loved the way

 I needed some containers on the changing table
 for Little Miss and her new little sister.  
You know, places to put things like
shoes, socks, etc.

I had tried several different baskets,
but I just couldn't find the right size.

So, I did this instead.

I'll do a tutorial on this later also, but I'll give
you a hint, they are made with 
cardboard boxes.

Love the way they look!

This was another little DIY.
I've had these little plates
for several years.  
I'll tell you a little secret -
there're plastic!
I just hot glued the pop tops
off a soda can on the back and
plate hangers!
They are just the right size to
fill in this little
space between the closet doors.

You can also see the beautiful
valances that the hubs
Once again, Love, Love, LOVE!

Now, let's talk about some of the things
that I don't love and will
need some more

First - the curtains!

I love the valances the hubs did, 
but the curtains are awful!
Once again, I saw this really nice idea on another blog.
I have to say that the curtains on the other blog
turned out really nice - mine, not so much!
 I thought I could make my curtains look as nice as the inspiration.
I ordered some ribbon online.
However, when it came in last week
 it was the wrong color -
way too orange. 
I didn't have time to order more. 
 I thought I could make it work.
Well, it just doesn't.
Not only is the ribbon the wrong color I just don't
like the "stripe".
It just looks like I put a piece of ribbon
on some white curtain panels.
This will be the first thing that will change
in the very near future.

The other thing that I didn't have time (or money) to 
do right now was to replace all the electrical plates.
The ones we currently have are an off white 
(okay, let's be honest - they are OLD)
and I want to have ones that are white.
This will be something else that will
be done in the future.

I also need to redo the bed skirt on the crib -
I was just in too much of a hurry (last night) to get it finished
for the reveal today and it just didn't turn out
 the way I wanted.
Another little thing to redo.

However, for the most part, I love the way the room turned out.
It is such an improvement from the before.

The main occupant of this room -

 likes all the changes we made.
Hope you do too!

Make sure you check out all the other
rooms final reveal
Call it Home

They are fabulous!

I might even be ready to do another room in April!
(I'm not sure about the hubs!)

Links to our inspiration:


  1. What a sweet, beachy room...lucky little girl! Great job on the DIY's...well done!!

  2. Everything looks amazing! I'm sure your little babes are going to love their room. That twinkle twinkle little star canvas is the cutest! :)

    1. Thanks Tricia - it was fun to do the subway art sign. I love the way it turned out!

  3. What a darling headboard and that kitty litter box diy is out of this world...can't wait for the tutorial!!

    1. Thanks Cindy - I think the hubs did a FABULOUS job on the headboard! Glad you do too!

  4. it looks amazing Carol! What a beautiful retreat for guests and so great for the little ones too! I'm looking forward to the tutorials.

    1. Thanks Sue! Would love for you to come down this way and see the room for yourself ! Little Miss seems to like the changes and the crib is all ready for her little sister. Hard to believe she will be here in about 5 weeks! Hope you are having a good fall!
      Hugs -

  5. Love all of the personal DIY touches! Great job.

  6. An adorable room for an adorable little girl! You did a beautiful job in there!

    1. Thanks so much Shelley! Oh, she is pretty special! :-)

  7. The room looks so pretty. You have a talented husband (me too) and it is such a great quality to have. Love that headboard. Everything looks lovely. You did a great job!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

    1. Thanks Patty. It is great having a supportive hubs that doesn't mind bringing your ideas to "life" for you. Love it!

  8. Love the headboard, love the 'Twinkle', love the rope's all good. How sweet is the occupant of the room. It looks great and she looks really happy. Great job.

    1. thanks Linda - and thanks for having the link up! I would have never gotten it all done without the nudge with a deadline!

  9. What a beautiful did such a great job!

  10. So much fun! The only thing cuter than your space is your little one's smile! Love the monogrammed baskets!!

    1. Thanks Kris! I love the way the baskets turned out and can't wait to share how I did them! Little Miss is a sweet little girl! She is the light of our lives for sure.

  11. I think this room turned out great! I love the headboard & can't wait to see how you DIYed the rope baskets! I feel your pain on the curtains as I had curtain troubles of my own, but from the pictures, I think yours look great!

    1. Thanks so much Wendy! I just don't know about those curtains - but I won't be able to do anything for a while so they might grow on me - guess I'll just have to wait and see.

  12. Such a cute many whimsical touches! That headboard is pretty awesome:)

  13. What a wonderful room to grow in to! And the little lady's smile shows it all! Great job Carol, you must be so pleased! CHEERS!

  14. Your room turned out so well! I love the colors and those monogramed jute containers are brilliant! I'm looking forward to your post on that! Great job!!

  15. What a sweet room; I love how it all came together! Can't wait to see how you made those awesome baskets! :)

  16. What a bright and happy space. Well done! New follower!

  17. So cute -- love the colors -- and very creative! Bravo!


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