ORC: Week 6 - Playroom Reveal!

 It is reveal day everyone, which simply means, "all pencils down!" Memories of my High School teachers echoing those words in my ears make me smile. As a student, it literally felt like a day of reckoning :-). Well, luckily for us participating in this challenge, we have an incredible host who allows for time extensions. We are given 3 days to submit our final reveal, after which submissions become closed. Considering, I used pencils in my playroom make-over, I can assure you every single one of them are in their place, all down :-).

Well, on with the tour:

ORC-Playroom Crunch time : Week 5

Excitement, fear, anxiety, just about every emotion creep up on you toward the end of the Challenge. Fortunately, I work best under pressure, and usually my 'thinking cap' fits more  firmly on my head during these times :-). 

The room is being decorated, and looks beautiful so far. Few more items arrived, and they did not disappoint. 

This indoor/outdoor Safavieh area rug for one, 

and also this lovely desk chair. I love them both! 

ORC - Playroom Update: Week 4

Hello everyone! Welcome back. I promised 'a little bit of pretty' this week, to compensate for my lack thereof in last week's post :-). Hopefully what I am about to show you, in some ways, qualify. 
The Pendant light for the space is first on the list. It arrived on Monday, and I am happy to say that I received help from Mr. G to both assemble and install it. The fixture looks so beautiful, and fits perfectly in the room. I wish I had a better camera in my possession to capture it's full beauty, (hopefully soon) :-).

Next up, are these stripes. My three year old son is a huge fan. His exact words, "mommy, it looks so nice!" Well, what do you know, I love that wall, too.

ORC - Playroom Update with Paint: Week 3

We are halfway into the One Room Challenge, and I have 'maximized my speed' in trying to get things done. 

"There is a first time for everything". Never in the history of me participating in the ORC, have I ever received such support. My little 3 year old volunteered to help me paint, (bless his dear heart), Mr G, and also my daughter. I truly appreciate every little help I can get :-).

To date, the playroom is being painted. The white wall to the left, will be done in stripes. Hopefully I will get this done before the week ends, so I can have the shade put up.

ORC - Playroom Design Plan: Week 2

It is already Week 2 of the One Room Challenge, and happily, I maintain my motivation to continue. While working on a few projects, I managed to put together a design board for the space. 

Playroom Design Plan
Few pieces from this plan, are already in my possession, so I will need to buy the remaining items. Excitement is an understatement, as I anticipate the fun work ahead :-). 

Next week I will have more to show as I persistently progress. Thanks for stopping by, and please remember to follow along with the team for lots of inspiration. Special thanks to Linda, our host. Have a great weekend!

ORC - Kids' Playroom Makeover: Week 1

Wow! Am I actually participating in the One Room Challenge again! Could someone please pinch me. I am beginning to think I have become addicted to this very alluring, and enticing event. Considering this will be my 6th consecutive makeover, I do admit to being hooked :-).

 As a result of being very busy lately, I thought long and hard about whether or not to join in. My kids' playroom is in dire need of 'help', so I just could not resist the compelling urge that nudged me into action. 

 For this challenge, I will be decorating "yes", another of my kids' space: the  playroom. I really enjoy seeing the look on their faces at the completion of these challenges.

I had begun work on it, but as per usual, lost the motivation to continue.

 Here are few inspirational photos I gathered from the Internet.

One Room Challenge: Week 6 - Kids' Gender-Neutral Bathroom Reveal!

The day is finally here! After much anxiety, and worry, I am happy to report that, "I did it!" 

My children were extremely excited to see their new space, and were beaming with delight the first time they laid eyes on it. I am praying, that now, they will stay  out of my bathroom :-). 

The theme for the bathroom is "under the sea". I tried as much to incorporate little touches of things relative to sea life. 

The fishes appear to be naturally swimming in this photo. I love it so much because it creates the illusion of movement.

These wall art were made using pages of a storybook. I think they add a fun element to the bathroom. 

DIY Life Preservers made using mirrors 

What is a hippo doing in an 'under the sea' themed bathroom, you might ask. He was already part of the bathroom, so I decided to let him stay.
Meet Matey Anchors
The orange mirror is one of my favorites. I really ventured away from my comfort zone this time, and just 'went for it'.

The penguin is on the look out for fishes...lol.

Eek! My son is crazy about this shark. Personally, I think it looks spooky, those eyes :-). 

I spray-painted the step stool which was originally pink, and added this fun saying, 'OUCH!' {If you are over 50 lbs, beware :-) }.

Legs added to vanity. 

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!

I thought of a way to encourage my kids to use a hamper. Believe it or not, I made this having a sea monster in mind, until my little son accidentally saw it and shouted, "I see a sponge, I see a sponge!" Then it dawned on me, 'O.M.G., it looks like Sponge bob' (I kid you not). Considering I wash every other day, this size is perfect for such a task. Hopefully, my kids will be inclined to give their dirty clothes to Sponge bob. 

 This is a little water fountain I have had for more than ten years. Surprisingly, it still works. I did a little upgrading.
The fountain is battery-operated, which enables it to light up. The water also flows continually while it is on. 
Friendly reminder in pirate's term

...and one final picture
I am so happy everything is finally over.

A big thanks to Linda, the incredible host of this great challenge. Might I add, she takes the time out to visit each and every little blog. I really appreciate her. Thanks for stopping by, and do not forget to visit the other linking participants and also the designers to offer some support.

Happy Mother's Day! Have a great day/weekend!
Linking to Fluster Buster and Savvy Southern Style

One Room Challenge - Week 5: Sneak Peek of Progress

I have been painting away at the white section of the wall, and seemingly the paint covered nothing. The bathroom was originally pink and green, so it required a lot of white paint to cover up the bright colors. 

That really slowed things down: installation of the accessories and molding, and also, laying of the tiles. 
Fortunately, all is not lost because I was able to work on (2 mirrored life preservers) for the wall.