One Room Challenge {Week Five}: DIY Decor

One Room Challenge Week 5

Welcome to week five of the amazing One Room Challenge!  This six week challenge, hosted by Calling It Home, is encouraging bloggers to completely redecorate a room in their homes in only six short weeks! My husband is helping me tackle my daughter’s Big Girl (aka “Toddler”) bedroom, and so far it’s been an adventure! This week we tackled some DIY decor by completing a gallery wall and building a side table for our daughter’s bedroom.

If you want to catch up, here are the links:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4

daughter helping

This week was all about my little girl’s gallery wall.
I love that when I look around her room, I see personal touches everywhere. I specifically designed the art in her gallery so that it would fit that theme too. I made all the art myself [several tutorials to coming up on the blog!] and had a lot of fun doing it! The whole gallery wall only took a few evenings to put together :)

gallery wall sneak peek

Choosing the layout was the hardest part, but as you can see in the photo above, we laid out all of the photos on my daughter’s new shag rug, and rearranged until we found a layout we liked. My toddler was obviously extremely helpful with this process…. lol. Well, at least it was cute to watch her admire the art pieces!

gallery wall from below

And then there was the pièce-de-résistance: her side table!

hexagon table top

I am SO proud of this little white & gold hexagon masterpiece. It was designed and built by my husband and so perfectly screams my style! I pinky swear that there will be a tutorial on the blog in the coming weeks; with designs included! For now, I’m just standing back to admire the piece :)

hexagon table vertical hexagon table legs hexagon side table side view

Unfortunately, the fabric for my sewing projects still hasn’t arrived – some sort of shipping issue :( So it looks like we won’t have new curtains, duvets, or pillows for the big reveal next week. That only leaves us with a bookshelf to finish, and some set-up and decorating! I can see the finish line my friends!

Here’s how we’re doing with our lengthy six week “to-do” list:

  • Paint walls (including closet walls)
  • Paint baseboards, main door, and closet doors
  • Paint stencil feature wall
  • Purchase and install closet organizer
  • Cut, install, and paint crown moulding
  • Find thrifted dresser and re-paint/re-design it
  • Find thrifted mirror to re-paint
  • Purchase and assemble bunk bed
  • Find/make pastel accessories
  • Sew curtains
  • Sew duvet cover, pillow cases, and throw pillow covers
  • Find light fixture
  • Create art work for DIY gallery wall
  • Find a chair for her/me to read in
  • Find rugs for space
  • Make DIY bedroom hooks
  • Possible DIY night stand
  • Possible DIY bookshelf

For more inspiration, take a peak at my Kids Rooms Pinterest board.

Make sure to check out the other amazing room transformations at Calling It Home now!

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27 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week Five}: DIY Decor

    1. Thanks Kristi! The room will have to wait for pretty curtains and pillow covers :( Glad you like what I’ve done so far though!

  1. What a beautiful room your daughter will have. It’s coming along so nicely, and you’re almost done! The gallery wall looks lovely and I love the fact that you did all the art work yourself :) I can’t wait to see the finished product.

    It was so lovely of you to join #SHINEbloghop this week. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us !
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  2. I’m excited for the big reveal! It all looks so good so I’m excited to see it completed. Too bad about the material, but I hope to see that too when it comes and is made. :)

    1. Thanks!! I’m so excited to show it all off! The material posts will come – we just might have to wait until the new year now!

  3. Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE everything. That side table is beautiful and I totally want one now! Your husband did a great job on the table. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

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