Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One Room Challenge Week 1 | Nursery | Spring 2016



Well, call me crazy, but even with a 3 month old baby in tow I've decided to jump in on the One Room Challenge as a guest participant. Call me even CRAZIER, but I've decided to complete the One Room Challenge x 2!!! The reasons really are that I have the "shell" of these rooms ready to go - walls painted/papered, flooring and lighting in. I'm on to the fun décor part and honestly I have to get these rooms done ASAP for my family's sanity.

We've been moved in for several weeks and as many of you know doing any thing as a new parent just seems to take about 5x the amount of time it used to! First up is the nursery, many of you who have been following along know where I am basically at (see the photo above). Wallpaper is up, and this empty room has pretty much been sitting ever since. I've been putting it off (even though baby Marcus is 14 weeks!) because he is sleeping in our bedroom all this time - but he's getting to the point where he (and all of his darling clothes/toys) will need a space of his own. Just a little reminder, and for those of you visiting for the first time, this is where we started when we purchased the home:
And this is where we are literally yesterday (snapped with my iPhone!), it's become a dumping ground because it's an empty room, NOT good.
 


The one single piece of furniture I managed to pick up last week was this campaign-style dresser off of Craigslist:


So now it's time to kick this plan into high-gear and I'm hoping that this six-week long blogging challenge is going to be just the kick-in-the-pants this new and overwhelmed mama needs! Here's a peek at the plans:

 
So it's going to be a matter of purchasing furniture, décor items, a couple of simple DIYs with artwork and changing up the hardware on an IKEA daybed. Sounds easy right? Well I'm shaking in my boots just trying to imagine having the time to BUILD the IKEA daybed, let alone style it with the perfect textiles! Here goes nothing ;)
 
Be sure to check out my next post for my second One Room Challenge space! And head to Calling it Home for a look at all the other guest participants.

 
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16 comments:

Lizzie @ Living Pretty said...

I have been swooning over that wallpaper for months - can't wait to see what else you do with the room - love your plans. Fellow ORC participant here :)

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Yay! Can't wait to follow along Nancy. Hopefully baby Marcus is still giving you good nap time to get these TWO projects done ;) I'm tackling the ORC too though realistically I'll get 1/2 done to your two. Let the fun begin!

mlbdesign said...

Love your plans and I can't wait to see what you do with the campaign chest! My new daughter-in-law is expecting their first child so we are right in the midst of a Nursery creation as we speak...lots to do, but so much fun. I'm doing the ORC as well for the kick in the pants factor!
Cheers!
Meredith

Anna Reidy said...

Can't wait to see what you do!
We're in a very similar situation having moved into an almost renovated house with our 4 week old son Louis. He's now 4 1/2 months old and I'm still chipping away at his nursery not to mention the rest of the house & garden!

Hollie Cooper said...

I LOVE your plan for baby's nursery & one of my fave wallpapers! Look forward to seeing your weekly progress.

Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook said...

Love the wallpaper! I can't wait to see this space come together. I too am doing my nursery for my little girl. Need that push to get it done :)

Mila @jestcafe said...

Duh! Now I get it. You are doing the nursery too. That wallpaper is so, so, so perfect. Love that choice.

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke.com said...

jealous of that dresser! amazing find! can't wait to see how it all turns out - already love the wallpaper!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This is off to a fantastic start, and almost done? Love the wallpaper and dresser.

Arielle said...

That wallpaper is perfection so you're obviously off to a great start. Can't wait to follow along!

celine@aquahaus said...

OMG. the wallpaper...perfect for a nursery, or for me!!

Love it.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

You are already off to a great start and I love your game plan! I think every house needs a room just to be the dumping ground, thinking about that one for the next house ;)

Brandy Strickland said...

You are about to blow us all away. Just look at that wallpaper and dresser. I am looking forward to following along.

Domicile 37 said...

This is going to be good! Your baby will have the coolest room on the block!

Lesley Metcalfe said...

Love the plan. I can't believe you're taking on TWO rooms for the ORC, you are a rockstar!!!

Natasha Stevens said...

Looks fantastic so far. I just ordered that bamboo lantern for our powder room and was dying to see a photo of it installed in a room. It looks great.
My daughter's nursery also has a pile of plastic bins in the corner and she will be here in a few weeks!

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