One Room Challenging Once Again

October 8, 2015 at 7:44 AM 8 comments

It’s the One Room Challenge time.  I look back at my past One Room Challenges and I literally don’t even remember doing them.  The first one I did – my mom’s pool house, Grace was like six weeks old and Josie was 20 months.  What was I insane?  Here’s what I did…

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Then I did it again with a country bedroom when Grace was like six months old and Josie was two.  Here’s what I did…

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Now, Grace is a year and Josie is 2.5, this should be no problem comparatively.  But, for whatever reason, I feel more tired.  Why is that, people? Everybody told me this mothering stuff gets easier with time.

Well, no one ever says The One Room Challenge gets easier.  So like a fool, I’m going in, fully aware of the stress to transform my daughters’ closet in six weeks time from start to finish.

I have gained wisdom with experience.  It’s a much smaller project than my past challenges.  And, my God do I love designing small spaces.  You have to be so exact and deliberate with every choice…some of which will be bold and oh so fun.  I hope you stick around!

Here is the closet in it’s current state…

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It’s attached to my oldest daughter’s bedroom; here are some pictures of her room from my Instagram to give you an idea of the style.

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Next week, I’ll be sharing my plan. And for those of you new to the One Room Challenge it was created by Linda of Calling It Home.  Anyone with a blog can join and the challenge is that you have six weeks to decorate a space from start to finish.  See what others are doing here.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nancy @ Slightly Coastal  |  October 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    I can’t wait to see what you do! Her bedroom looks adorable. I love your previous challenges so I think this one will be great too. I’m tackling our master bathroom (insane?). Who told you mothering gets easier over time? I have a soon to be 14 year old and a 3 year old. True, the sleepless nights from getting up with kids for various reasons ends…but you’ll have sleepless nights worrying over grades, friends etc… A more accurate statement is motherhood changes over time. It is all so good though…enjoy each phase. That’s what life is all about…take in the scenery. Sorry I just got all philosophical up in here. 🙂 The closet is going to be awesome!

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  • 2. christinedovey  |  October 8, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I adore adore your style and what you did in the previous two ORCs…so excited to follow you along on this. What could be more fun than a little girls’ closet!?!?

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  • 3. Lauren Nelson  |  October 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Cute!! Look forward to following along!!

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  • 4. Jessica  |  October 8, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    What a pretty little space. Your home looks like it came out of a magazine! love it!

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  • 5. Fran  |  October 8, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Kate, that closet is so adorable!! That window!! So stinkin’ cute! Wow, that is every child’s dream to have a little hideaway like that! I can’t wait to watch what you do – you have such original and creative ideas!! I love both your daughter’s rooms!! And, thanks for your support, comment, etc. – made my day! 🙂

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  • 6. Kelly R. - Interiors For Families  |  October 9, 2015 at 4:40 AM

    That pool house is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your plans for the closet. Oh, btw – I feel you on the “more tired” phenomenon (I have a 14 month-old and a 4 yo, both boys). It’s very real. I think it is a combination of working too much and just plain getting old :(.

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  • 7. Hollie Cooper  |  October 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    I love that you are doing your daughters closet & your past ORC rooms were so fab. I’ve joined in this time too. I be following along.

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  • 8. Holly  |  October 12, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Oh, I love your daughter’s bedroom & can’t wait to see what you do with the closet! I’m a new follower of yours on Instagram, and really enjoy your account. I’m participating in my first ORC, & am glad to know you have survived it with two little ones. My youngest is 14 months, & I don’t feel any less tired than I did when she was an infant. Thank goodness for coffee! 🙂

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