March 13, 2013

one room challenge - week 6

We have arrived at week 6 of the One Room Challenge (see week 1 - 5 here) and I'm ready to put everything together. Mostly. I've only got a few things left to do and then there is that whole putting the room together thing. I'll be busy this weekend. That's for sure.

But enough about what I still have to do, let's see what I got done. I warn you it's not much, but maybe if I talk about it in a really up beat way, it will seem like a bigger deal. Smoke and mirrors people.


The dresser is finally finished and he's been moved in to the room. He was a lesson in patience and has earned his own post. Soon enough dresser. You will get your day.

I also finished the silhouettes to go above the girls' beds which was refreshingly easy. (that passive agressive comment is for you dresser) The hardest part was trying to get Eve to sit still long enough to take the picture. (bribery and a doughnut works wonders)

To get as high contrast in the pictures I set the girls in front of a window and snapped away. Take a look at those yummy cheeks.


I printed them off in black and white, which again helps with the contrast, and then cut my child's sweet little head. Thanks to the contrast, it is very easy to follow the lines.


Then I centered the black and white silhouette on top of the colored paper (pink for Eve and yellow for Amelia) and traced the black and white silhouette with my x-acto knife, leaving me with a simple and colorful silhouette. But when I pulled the finished silhouette away from the paper, I decided I liked the silhouette void even better than the silhouette itself. It acts like a mat and gives the silhouette a bit more presence. Voila. Happy silhouettes. (I'm going to call Guinness as soon as I'm done writing this post to see if I've broken the world record for number of times using 'silhouette' in a single paragraph. Fingers crossed)


And finally, I picked up the cherry on top of two very happy beds.


Now to put it all together. I've only got three items left on the list and #5 has me stumped. Should I go with grosgrain, pom poms or some awesome new trim I don't even know about? What say you?

  1. Come up with functional floor plan
  2. Paint walls/ceiling/trim
  3. Paint dresser (new hardware too) 
  4. Update vanity (maybe some fun color or hardware)
  5. Find curtains and add trim
  6. Add a rug and new bedding 
  7. Hang art and create some personalized pieces PROGRESS
  8. Find/Install new light fixture (buh bye ceiling fan)
  9. Reupholster chair and possibly add comfy floor cushions 
  10. Find/Make lampshade(s) 
I don't know about you, but I'm excited to see how this will turn out. Let's check and see if anyone else will be doing some last minute cramming.

48 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, Those silhouettes are gorgeous! Well done!

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  2. This is fabulous Elizabeth! I really love that blue dresser and your girls profiles are sooooooo darling, what a great moment to capture and frame. I wonder if their silhouettes change much as they grow older? just thinking.
    Love the monograms-please tell us the source! Good luck with the curtains, I love pom pom trim in a girls room..
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  3. So impressed with the silhouettes!!

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  4. I love that blue bad boy of a dresser. When you write your post, I really want to know the paint color. Perfect navy. Those silhouettes are really cute. I want one of my dog, is that weird? I think pom pom is much more fun for those two.

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  5. the silhouettes are beautiful but i can't get past the dresser- i keep scrolling back up to see it again!!!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! and i agree pom poms!

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  6. I am horribly and utterly jealous of those silhouettes. They are divine!!!

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  7. OMG I cannot wait to see this room all done! The silhouettes are super cute as are your girlies. And I always vote for pompoms!

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  8. oh I love your silhouettes. Which i can never spell right by they way. Thank god for spell check. Loving the color on the dresser and their monogrammed shams a lot.

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  9. I love the silhouettes!! Pom pom fringe, nothing better for a little girls room...etsy has some good colors, our JoAnn's doesn't have a great selection...can't wait for the big reveal!

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  10. WOW those silhouettes. Amazing and such a precious keepsake for the little ones. The dresser is gorge as well. I think this is going to be one of my favourite reveals!

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  11. That killer dresser and hardware were worth the trouble, it looks fabulous, but your sweet girls' silhouettes steal the show for sure!

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  12. The silhouette art is so adorable and that dresser looks like a million bucks, just curious, are the monogrammed pillows embroidered? Did you make them ? Can't wait til next Wed.!

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  13. The silhouettes are wonderful and I say pom pom - so fun and so in right now.

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  14. Love these sweet personal touches. I can never resist a well done monogram and with the silhouettes...irresistibly special!

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  15. Those silhouettes look fun and fabulous! I vote for poms poms because which girl doesn't like poms poms? Looking forward to see the room next week!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  16. Love it! I have to give you applause for the exacto work!! Looks amazing.

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  17. Ha Ha...your funny! That dang dresser. Love the silhouettes.....glad to see something was easy:)

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  18. This room is on it's way baby! Those cheeks are the best part though I have to say!

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  19. Oh my gosh- those silloutttes! I love them. So jealous of your creativity and photog skills. Also love the dresser. And I'm right there with ya on the cramming! :)

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  20. This is so cute! I might be moving soon so I'll have to take inspiration from you.

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  21. The dresser is the best blue! The sillouttes are adorable-I love the color block!

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  22. So so cute!!! (the girls & their silhouettes!) And that dresser looks amazing in the new color and with those awesome pulls. Now I really can't wait to see this room done! (bet you can't either!)

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  23. Those silhouettes are crazy cute and done in the historically accurate manner, I might add.

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  24. Love the silhouettes. I wish I had done something like this when my kiddos were little. I don't think a 20-year old has the same effect, do you? Oh, and I choose grosgrain!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  25. how cute are those silhouette prints? I can't believe you made them yourself! And where did you get the monogrammed pillows!? I have navy pottery barn pillows that I monogrammed on my bed but I am wanting even bigger ones to put behind them.... I'd put a monogram on every item in my damn apartment if I could!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  26. Those silhouettes are perfect! And that dresser!

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  27. That dresser is the perfect blue! And the silhouettes are too cute!

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  28. Sweet dresser action!! I can relate, And I think it looks outstanding! I adore your silhouettes. totally cute!!

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  29. Those silhouettes are precious. I really want to try that in the future.

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  30. I'm dying here, the suspense is killing me- I need to see this room NOW!!

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  31. I'm in LOVE with those silhouettes. The colour is so fresh and fun!

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  32. The dresser is awesome! Navy blue and gold is a fave of mine. And oh my gawsh, I can't wait much longer! I really want to see the room reveal!

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  33. Ohhhh, the dresser is GORGEOUS! Love the hardware. The way you did the silhouettes is so clever -- they look perfect! I vote for grosgrain. Can't wait to see this amazing bedroom next week!

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  34. The silhouettes are precious, so so precious. If nothing else were in the room, they would make it!
    But the dresser is fantastic!

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  35. I hate to have my first comment go against the popularity of pom pom trim (which I DO love) but what do you think of tassel fringe? Saw some cute options via Serena and Lily but it's something that would be a fairly easy DIY. Makes me want to go out to the fabric store and see what they have right now! :)

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  36. Love that dresser and the silhouettes are awesome! :)

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  37. Wow- amazing! I love the silouettes. I have to try that! This will be a beautiful reveal. :)

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  38. Oh my gosh, your girls are so cute! What a great idea.

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  39. Just plain ol' amazing. The silhouettes! Those sweet little cheeks! Those monogrammed pillows! I'm in love with it all.

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  40. Oh my ... how did I miss you yesterday???? I love what you are doing here ... those precious cheeks that I would love to squeeze!! I tried to get a client to do this and she kind of balked. I think I'll show her how your's turned out!!! xoxo

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  41. Those silhouettes look so great! I had one done of me in nursery school {so about 15 years ago ;)}, I'd love to see where it went...

    I think pom-poms are always a winning choice!

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  42. Oh my goodness your girls are adorable. And those silhouettes are precious. Really looking forward to seeing the room!

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  43. I missed this post earlier! Your girls are so cute - THOSE CHEEKS! They are truly biteable. You're such a clever clogs - I always get inspired when I visit you here! xxx

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  44. The silhouettes are oh so adorable!! I'm getting antsy to see the reveal!

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  45. Beautiful silhouettes! I want to do this too- it's been on my list forever. I think I'll finally take the plunge around Christmas and make quite a few of them for us and the grandparents- So thinking ahead, I already have 4 people crossed off my Christmas list! Thanks for that :-)

    Rebecca at
    http://thisfineday.com

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