One Room Challenge: Week 3

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I’m so exhausted!

This weekend, the paint came out.  I spent Saturday and Sunday crawling around on a tarp and shooing the kids out of each room.  I managed to paint he entire girls room gray, the pink wall to black, and the boys bed black.  Things got a little sloppy toward the end when my four year old went rogue with a brush.

Here are the before and after shots I took just of the walls.

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Good riddance red letter border!  Sunday evening and Monday evening we got the kid’s beds put back together and got a few furniture pieces put in their place.  I filled at least three trash bags with hidden junk the kids had hoarded, like rocks, and literal pieces of garbage that they, at some point, thought they would up cycle into something cool.  (Edit: I just realized that in saying that about my kids, I described myself and the contents of my garage)

Monday night we tried to get most everything from each room switched over and somewhat arranged.  Now I’m figuring out how to mix the old decor with the new.

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This butterfly, in particular, has been around for a while and we usually just half heartedly hang it around wherever we can find a thumb tack.  I definitely won’t get rid of it, so now I’m thinking about creating a giant, old school, Entomology type display out of it.  I think that would be cool.

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My husband actually threw the desk area together in the girls room.  I think he did pretty well.

The boys room is actually coming together even easier than the girls.  They spent their first night in their newly painted bunk beds on Monday.  Really, all I have to do to complete their room is to paint the toy bin, hang the super hero pics, and get a sofa bed.

I previously thought I would get the IKEA PS sofa bed in black and white, but I was perusing the store and online today when I came across the Lycksele Lovas.  It is just as comfy and about $150 cheaper.   Opinions on this are welcome in the comments.


Decisions! We’ll see what I can accomplish this coming week!

– Alecia

One Reply to “One Room Challenge: Week 3”

  1. Looking good!!! Love the desk area!

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