Week 4 of the One Room Challenge…can you believe it?!  I feel like my nursery is coming together so so so slowly. This week I painted a crib that was used for 1 nephew and 3 nieces.  It’s complete with teeth marks! I used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Pure White. The nice thing about […]

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  • Kourtney - This room is looking fantastic – I’m totally on the fence about faux taxidermy too, like it but kinda creepy. Check out Horrible Adorables if you’re looking for something a little more kid friendly and could potentially stay in their space as your child grows.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Yeah, it’s a weird balance, or imbalance maybe?, of creepy and cool. I’ll totally check them out. Thanks so much Kourtney!!ReplyCancel

  • Jesse - Love it and I’m a HUGE fan of white…I paint everything white, but it makes rooms so much bigger and cleaner. I’ve never painted with chalk paint before, I guess I worry that it will have too much of a chalky look. Do you find it like that? Or can it be shiny/satiny? Could you use a mini roller to apply the chalk paint? That’s what I use a lot and it saves a TON of time on painting. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out. It looks great so far! I’m decorating a twin nursery for the challenge, so I’m loving all the nursery posts!

    – Jesse


    • Teresa P - Hi Jesse, Thanks! Chalk paint is chalky before you finish it. Right now the crib is chalky to the touch because I haven’t waxed it yet. You can also put polyurethane on it too, and that would shine it up if you like that better. I’d love to poly it, but the crib is already in the house and I don’t want to breathe in the poly scent right now. I’ve already been yelled at for painting:) I love chalk paint though because there is no prep, ie sanding, which I despise! I’ve only used a brush, but I wonder if I could use a roller, cause that certainly would have sped up the process. I’ll look into that. I’m up for anything that makes a process easier! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Tee @ Beauteeful Living - The crib looks so much better with the 2 coats of white paint. This room is already looking great. Good luck with week 5, Teresa!ReplyCancel

  • ange - That crib looks fantastic, the power of paint is always amazing! Good luck deciding on animal heads!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - I am loving the white:) Thanks so much AngeReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Hi Teresa,

    I love the newly painted crib! It pulls out the nice accents in the wall and looks amazing.

    FYI: if you thought about adding a teepee tent like the one in your inspiration photo…Sam’s Club has one that looks similar in the christmas aisle right now!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Oh I love those!! I hadn’t thought that far out but I love the idea. Thanks so much Tammy!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather @ The Deans List Blog - Wow! So gorgeous. I love the white crib!ReplyCancel

  • Karolina - Like you I also love the contrast between the white and the wood. It looks amazing. You’re doing a great job!! KarolinaReplyCancel

  • Erin @ the-organized-life - The crib turned out beautifully, and I always underestimate how long it will take to paint.

    Those animal heads seem to be all the rage lately, so you’re definitely not in the minority.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Erin! I’m still a little creeped out by it, but we shall see:)ReplyCancel

We are halfway through the One Room Challenge today with week 3.  Yikes.  Week 2 was pretty boring, I must admit.  It was a real snooze fest (so proud of myself).  But, hopefully I’ll be able to dazzle you this week and there will be less yawns and more oohh’s and aahh’s. I’ve spiced it up […]

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  • Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook - You guys did an amazing job! I like the fact that you used white, the crib is going to tie it all together very nicely!!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Sabrina! Now tell that to Anthony, please!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily, Our house now a home - This is gorgeous! I love the mix of stains you used. I am also taking part in the challenge and redoing my boys bedroom. It is so fun to be following along to others room redos as well!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Emily! I know – – I love seeing all of the kids rooms taking shape:)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus - Love your inspiration images… and that plank wall is going to be such a focal point. Great job. 3 weeks to go!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ the-organized-life - I LOVE LOVE LOVE that wall! Great job this week. And… it’s probably just a blessing in disguise that you didn’t know about the green paint :)ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Erin! That cracked me up:)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa @ Polished Habitat - I LOVE the white boards, and am cracking up over the green board situation. That would NEVER happen around here. Or maybe it would :)ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Melissa! He was so sad!!! What’s a girl to do?!ReplyCancel

  • Tee @ Beauteeful Living - Wow, you guys definitely did some work on week 3! That wall looks amazing! Great job. Can’t wait to see next week’s update! Good luck.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Tee! It felt good to actually accomplish something:)ReplyCancel

  • Arielle - This is looking great! Love this project idea.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Arielle! And I love your name!! We haven’t come up with a girl’s name yet and I really like yours:)ReplyCancel

  • Carol @ CAD INTERIORS - Love the texture, depth, and dimension the planked wall brought to your space!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Carol! I’m very happy with it:)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - Wow, it turned out awesome! Love the color variations!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Samantha! It was fun to finish something:)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Hi Teresa,

    I absolutely love your nursery accent wall. It really looks amazing. I love the different colors of stain, paint, and neutral used to create the look. Can’t wait to see the rest of the room come together.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you Tammy! That is so kind of you to say. I can’t wait to see it, too!ReplyCancel

  • Karolina - wow. That looks amazing!! Love the colours and textures and the pattern you created. It’s perfectly imperfect. Well done. KarolinaReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Oh thank you so much Karolina!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Uh, that looks amazing and I think you made the right choice with white instead of green. I thought it was written in the contract that men were supposed to assist and not voice dissent over design choices. Looking forward to seeing the crib next week!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - That absolutely cracked me up! Thanks Sharon:)ReplyCancel

So it’s week 2 of Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge and man am I pathetic! My great accomplishment was clearing out the room.  And basically, all I did was dump the crap from this room into other areas of my house.  Yeah, that solved the problem! The crib is still there, unpainted of course.  I cleaned off […]

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I am finally back!  I have been MIA for a couple of months due to a nagging flu.  You know the symptoms…nausea, headaches, dizziness, aches, pain, food aversion, crabbiness, irritation.  Oh wait, did I say flu?  I meant I’m pregnant. I’m not one of those women that glows and floats on air because she is pregnant.  I am […]

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  • Tee @ Beauteeful Living - Hi Teresa! I’m Tee (aka Theresa) and am also a participant of the 1 room challenge. I had to stop by your link when I saw that adorable photo of your boxer! I absolutely love boxers. Sadly, we lost our 9 year old boxer a month ago.

    I’m redoing a room for my daughters (#29 in link up). I love the inspiration you included in your post. It looks like we have similar taste. Anyway, wanted to stop by and introduce myself & let you know that I will definitely be following you along your progress! Good luck! – Tee @Beauteeful Living (Fellow boxer lover)

    P.S. Congrats on your baby on the way and hope you feel better soon! Pregnancy is one toughie.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Tee! I’ll definitely be checking out your daughter’s room. I’m so sorry you lost your Boxer – – that is heart breaking. Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to following along with you:)ReplyCancel

  • christine dovey - Sorry you haven’t been feeling well- the exhaustion is what I disliked the most…just wanted to sleep most of my first trimester and lots of the third. On a happier note, I too LOVE neutral creamy white nurseries. Excited to see yours take shape!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Oh the exhaustion is another wonder! I don’t know how women do this everyday! I’m so with you on neutrals. I used to love pops of color, but somehow my tastes have changed. Thanks for visiting!!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook - Your vision for the nursery is stunning! It’s going to tie in with the rest of your home perfectly. Hopefully baby will ease up a bit and you will start feeling like yourself very soon! *big hugs*ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Sabrina! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindi - I really LOVE your inspiration pieces sooo beautiful! And yes being sick pregnant is no fun! Best of luck can’t wait to see what you do! Thanks for your support on my blog!! :)ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks so much Mindi! I’m really looking forward to getting the icky stuff out of the way. Thanks:)ReplyCancel

  • Kourtney - Congratulations! I was constantly nauseous with my second so I understand how challenging this pregnancy must be for you. I’m so happy you’re decorating for yourself in this space! Good luck.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Kourtney! I know it’s wrong, but I’m always happy to hear I’m not the only one with a challenging pregnancy. My sister just told me the other day that she loved being pregnant and giving birth. What?! That is crazy to me! Thanks so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ the-organized-life - First, congratulations on your pregnancy! Second, I’m so sorry you are feeling so sick… If it helps (at all) I was pretty sick for about 17 weeks, and then it got better. Kinda felt like world’s longest stomach flu.

    Your ideas for the nursery are gorgeous! Are you going to find out the gender?

    Can’t wait to follow along. Hoping the sickness eases soon!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Erin! It does help knowing I’m not the only one with this never ending sick feeling. Today is the best I have felt in 4 months so I’m hoping I’m on the upswing. We will find out the gender at the end of this month. I keep calling the baby “it” so being able to say “he” or “she” will be nice:). Thanks for visiting!ReplyCancel

  • Julia at Home on 129 Acres - I loooooove all of your inspiration images. I could pin every single one to my own inspiration file (not that we’re having a baby any time soon). I can’t wait to see it all come together with your own spin. Good luck with the makeover and with feeling better.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Julia! It was easy finding the inspiration, not quite as easy to put effort into accomplishing anything:) I’m totally slacking!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - sniffle. It makes me a little sad because I’m turning nursery into ‘big kid’ room this challenge! Less morning sickness for this transition though, hang in there!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Oh that must be hard! I can only imagine. It’s getting better, thank God!! Thanks Amy:)ReplyCancel

  • ORC Week 6: Rustic Nursery Semi-Reveal » Life and Renovations - […] if you’re in the mood to reminisce, feel free to check the previous weeks: week 1 // week 2 // week 3 // week 4 // week […]ReplyCancel

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