Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The One Room Challenge- Week 4!



Today is week 4 of The One Room Challenge! I really appreciate being included as an ORC participant, thanks to Linda from Calling It Home, the creator and organizer of this wonderful challenge. If you have missed previous posts, you can check it out here (week 1)here (week 2) and here (week 3).

Last week has been pretty eventful. My son, Isaac had a flu along with a fever, runny nose, cough and chills and had been staying home for almost a week. He wanted to go to school so badly because he had been missing his friends and teachers. Fortunately, he is completely recovered from fever. However he still has a mild cough. Anyway, we also celebrated our 8th year anniversary last weekend. 

Even with everything that goes on in our home, I still hope to finish another project to show you this week so we made a trip to Home Depot to get some hooks (to hang the branch mobile) and a plank (for another project for the room) and Ikea to get the following:



We bought a curtain wire and some clips and planned to use it to hang my son's artwork. My budding artist is proud of his work and loves to stick his creations on the walls so I think this item will be a great solution to organize and showcase his work!


These puppy hooks are so adorable, I couldn't resist so I get it in every color (except pink). We already had some storage boxes for my son's toys but we need more. So we bought more.





We already bought the frame last year.


I actually have another toy storage in mind but my husband really wanted the one above so I gave in. For the storage boxes, I really wanted the white boxes but my husband insisted that we get the colorful ones for practicality reasons. Again, I gave in. 

You see, my husband is the paying 'client' here and as his 'decorator', my job is to work with his ideas and budget while trying to execute the vision I had for the room. Also, with a husband, you pick your battles, right? 

Initially, my husband refused to let me paint the room white for practicality reasons (Do you see a pattern by now? Yup, I married Mr. Practical) but I insisted. For a second, I wanted to let him have his way but I knew white is the only way to go! My vision is to make this small room looks fresh, bright and airy! Will I design the room differently if everything is up to me? Definitely! He wanted the room to look more child-like and colorful and I wanted the room to look chic, sophisticated and whimsical so I try to incorporate his ideas with mine, all while maintaining a very tiny budget for this room. 

This week, my plan is to hang the branch mobile that I had made earlier. However, my husband couldn't locate the studs on the ceiling so the branch mobile didn't go up. We ended up with a ceiling filled with drilled holes. He just bought a new stud finder yesterday so hopefully the new one worked better than the old one.

I wish we made some progress this week but like I said earlier, it has been an eventful week so there is not much done besides getting a few items from the big box stores.

Hopefully, we will get more done next week!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the participants from The One Room Challenge below! I am sure they made more progress in their rooms than mine!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win $200 store credit from DecoraUSA! Today is the last day for entries!

17 comments:

  1. Glad you son is feeling better. I think the colorful bins will look great against the white walls.

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  2. Glad your son is on the mend...I had a sick one at home too....no fun for anyone! I am doing a wire rod with clips from Ikea too for my kids' art. They really love seeing it displayed! Cannot wait to see more.

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  3. So glad your little one is feeling better. Nothing slows down a house more than a sick child. I love all the colors you are using!

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  4. Glad your son is better, you guys should get your vaccines before it's too late! belated happy 8th to you and your hubs Jessie! Also, since it is your anniversary, I understand all the more why your giving in!

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  5. You had a rough week, but your plans are looking great!

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  6. Family "clients" are the toughest!!! Glad your son is feeling better and this room is going to look great with all the color against the white walls! Can't wait to see more!

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  7. Boo, sorry to hear about sick babe :( That is the worst! Don't forget to wear your hazmat suit and wash your hands. Moms aren't allowed to get sick.

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  8. It is so hard when the kids are sick. Looks like you are on track and hopefully the new stud finder does the trick.

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  9. That's good that your practical husband has some say...mine doesn't get much. This will be so cheerful.

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  10. Glad you son is feeling better! Good for you for insisting on white walls. All that color will look great against it. Husbands should have no part in the design process -- thank goodness mine keeps his opinions to himself : )

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  11. So sorry, Jessie! Glad he's on the mend (I do love the cuddling though)! Those little puppy hooks are too cute! I've used the Ikea wire and clips before, too!

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  12. Jessie, I'm glad your little boy is feeling better! My poor husband gets overruled quite a bit - so much so that he doesn't even put up much of fight anymore! Looking great, Jessie!!

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  13. Here's to progress! Being a mom comes first over here too.

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  14. Awwww....you had a busy week without the ORC! I think white is a good color for the walls because then all of your colorful accessories will show up!

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  15. Glad your son is feeling better; I still feel there is nothing worse than a sick child and mine are 15 and almost 17. I think white is a great choice with your colorful accessories. Stick with it!
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  16. Happy to hear your little man is feeling better. Loving those whimsical hooks!

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  17. Glad to here your son is feeling better...hopefully you don't get it! Love those dog hooks...so cute!

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