Here we are, Week Two of the One Room Challenge. This week has been one of shopping, on my end, and one of rejection as well. As you may recall from week one, I’m redoing my 10 year-old daughter’s room this time around, and she could prove to be my most challenging client to date.
The girl has opinions, and lots of them.
I figured that I should start with the bedding as a starting point, and work the room around that. Simple enough, right?
I went to the Pottery Barn Outlet and found lots of great options that I thought would work.
Throw in a couple of Euro shams, and we’re in business.
The prices on these dressers were all over the map – some reasonable, some not.
Lots of options though.
I didn’t choose a dresser (yet), but I did make some decisions on a new desk area. Remember this inspiration photo?
Things are coming together.
I put two of these bad boys together in less than three hours. Jealous much?
I also found a nightstand with great potential. This one was an outlet score from Ballard Designs. I got the “please take this off my hands since it’s so damaged” discount of 50% off a low price of $99. So yes, I got it for $50.
At first glance, it looks great, right?
But the top is a hot mess.
Yes, that’s a big chunk out of the corner.
I have faith in my furniture repair skills though, and I can bring her back to life. I had planned on doing the night stand in some sort of accent color anyway, so the damage doesn’t really matter since I’ll be repainting it. Or perhaps I’ll keep it for myself – I love this piece and have been looking for a new nightstand for quite awhile now…
The detail work on the front is crying out for something fun though, don’t you think? Regardless of who gets it, I’m going to have fun with it.
So, that’s where I’m at for week two. I feel like I have made some significant progress, but I will feel a lot better once I settle on the bedding. I think I have searched every bedding site and store around, and have still come up empty handed. I have seen some beautiful pieces at Serena + Lily, but boy, they’re awfully spendy.
I still keep going back to this one. I love all of the pattern in this room.
My daughter has something like this in mind from The Creativity Exchange. I had to laugh, since Cyndy is one of my blogger friends. How funny that our daughters like the same things (and also have strong opinions). I can’t imagine where they get it. 😉
Any suggestions for good bedding sources that are perhaps off the beaten path? I’m all ears!