Mudroom Necessities: ORC- Week 3

Am I dreaming, seriously, are we really in week three? I am truly amazed by how fast the days creep up on us. I remained totally oblivious so much so that I nearly missed our day of posting. I had to remind myself of what day it was to ensure I had it correct. Anyhow, progress is guaranteed. Even though I did not get much done, I was happy when the set for the mudroom arrived. Thankfully, my spouse put it together so I could have something to show today 😊.

The pieces are exquisite! Well, to me they The top is a shelf and coat rack in one. There is also room for hangers on the metal rod. 

The bench fits perfectly in the space and provides storage for shoes underneath. I "hope" to make a seat cushion for it...wish me luck. 

For some reason, I feel nervous about putting up the wallpaper. I guess I am afraid I might ruin it. Well, fear or no fear, sooner or later I will need to do it, so, "wallpaper, here I come!" :). 

As usual thanks for stopping by, and have an enjoyable weekend! Don't forget to check out what my fellow participants are up to this week as well. 

Mudroom Progress - ORC: Week 2

Hello everyone! Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge, where 20 designers and more than 200 linking participants redesign and decorate a space in just 6 short weeks. I am currently working on my mudroom, and as a reminder here is my design plan for the space. You can check out Week 1 here.

Over the weekend I proceeded to rip out the carpet, remove the wire shelf, and install flooring .

I also painted the unsloped section of the ceiling. I intend to cover the other part with wallpaper. It appears a bit sloppy right now but I assure you it will be neatly finished in the end 🙂.

Next up will be this stunning wallpaper that I am itching to see in place. I am totally in love with this print. On a side note, my son owns the set of Paw Patrol toys and my favorite in the group is, (you guessed it!) Marshall, the dalmatian. Moms seemingly cannot resist becoming trapped in the toy frenzy these days.

Despite how quickly each day passes, I cannot complain because I am blessed to be part of it. If I patiently stay afloat, and remain intentional, I will get to the finish line. Thanks for stopping by.
 I wish for you a very Happy and fulfilling Easter Weekend!
Kindly head over to Calling It Home  and check out all other projects linked to this Challenge.

Mudroom Makeover: ORC - Week 1

Hi folks! I am back again for yet another One Room Challenge. This time I plan on redoing my 'so-called' mudroom - a tiny space under the stairs where we toss our everyday shoes, hats, scarves etc. Unfortunately, it lacks total functionality where our needs are concerned. The space opens to the kitchen, and because it has no seating accommodation, everyone uses the dining chairs when putting on their shoes. We occasionally hang coats on hangers which creates added challenge, particularly when trying to promote independence among the little ones. Despite my disgruntlement, I am thankful for one thing; current day innovation! - which brings to the world, hooks, hooks, and more hooks.

My plan includes: 

  • Addition of seating - Bench
  • Hooks/Shelf
  • Wallpaper
  • Painting - Ceiling (Black)
  • Art - To brighten the space 
  • Transparent Bins - For accessories: Sunglasses, Sunblock lotion etc.
  • Flooring

Mudroom Design Plan

As you can see, it is an extremely tiny space, but no worries, I have BIG plans to spruce it up.

Well, that's it for now. Please follow along as I attempt to make over this room. Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you again next week! 

Now hurry over to Linda's Blog and check to see what everyone else is up to.

Holly Jolly Tablescape

The Christmas season came and went, leaving us to relish in the final moments of holiday bliss. Meals enjoyed at the dinner table were created to set the ambience for warm and enjoyable festive gatherings. This tablescape was no different, as it reflects the feeling I get when the season is in full bloom. 

I used holiday tableware, colorful, and whimsical napkins, to create a fun-looking table setting. my whole family would enjoy. 

These felt placemats are my kids' favorite. They also love the dinner plates which are made of melamine, and therefore, considered kid-friendly. The plates were sold individually and I happily got to choose one of each...just because :).

"Oh Christmas tree! Oh Christmas tree! Much pleasure thou canst give me"

Meet little St Nick!

The table runner is just four placemats laid out closely together.

The reindeer appear so majestic in this photo.

And there you have it...a Holly Jolly Tablescape.
Linking up with Tablescape Thursday

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and Happy New Year!

Dinner plates ---- Target
Merry Christmas stir sticks (Target Dollar Bin)
Snowflake Placemats ---- World Market
Drinking glasses ---- World Market
Napkins ---- World Market
Flatware ---- Macys
Placemats (Used as table runner) --- World Market
Centerpiece (Floral arrangements) --- Target
Centerpiece (reindeer snack container) --- One King's Lane
Napkin rings/candleholders (owned for a long time)

Fun and Festive Holiday Kids' Table

Christmas is without a doubt the most wonderful time of the year. 
"With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

To help kids celebrate the season, I put together a pretty little tablescape where they will feel comfortable hanging out, away from the hustle and bustle at the adult table. This is a place where they can relax, be themselves, and best of all, have lots of yummy treats. Sugary treats aren't a constant in my home, but I allow my kids to indulge on occasions. 

Holiday Tablescape Done Two Ways

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some
Mistletoe help to make the season bright..."

Everybody knows that, but do you also know what helps to make the season bright? Can you guess? Well let me tell you; a very simple, pretty, and festive Christmas tablescape.
Red and green tassel napkins, red ornaments nestled on top of crystal candleholders, and beautiful red and white roses. These are the little colorful touches that put me in the mood for caroling :).

To create this setting, I basically layered a clear glass salad plate on top of a white/plaid dinner plate.