Today marks (my) week 4 of the One Room Challenge™. Today I’m posting about the progress I’ve made on my daughter’s closet makeover and the big news is that I sewed! applause. Sewing is not in my skill set, but I knew I was under a deadline and my options were limited. Plus, my daughter knows how to sew so I really just asked her how to do it. Anyway, here’s an overview of what I did this past week. Did I mention I sewed?
Here’s the before:
Tree branch curtain rod.
The Summery Umbrella used a tree branch as a curtain rod and I loved the look. It was my inspiration for this curtain rod. I decided to use a tree branch for a few reasons. First, I love the contrast of the rustic wood and the delicate and feminine design of the closet space. It needed some grounding. I also didn’t love the options I was finding online or in the stores. Since I was using rose gold as the metallic, I thought silver wouldn’t be a good addition. Black was too harsh, and a white or plain wood rod was too boring. Plus, her room has silk pink panels on her windows and I didn’t want to compete with those.
I’ll post the details of how I prepared a tree branch to be used in home decor soon but it was a pretty easy task and I just love the results. The bonus is that it saved me a lot of money.
Sewed (part of) the curtains.
Again, I didn’t want to compete with the window curtains, so I chose simple, white sheer panels with subtle dots to frame the closet space. I love these simple but delicate curtains but they were too short. I had some fabric leftover from her roman shades (I certainly didn’t sew those) so I decided to sew a band along the bottom of the panels. I used my daughter’s sewing machine and only broke 3 needles.
My sewing project was really an easy one, but I’m very proud of the fact that I tried it – and succeeded. I might just start some real sewing projects soon. These curtains are mostly aesthetic. She can pull them closed but she really has no need for that.
DIY a rolling laundry bin.
I found pink rolling casters here and fell in love. I added the casters to the white cable knit bin I got at Michael’s. I’ll do a DIY post on this cute solution for laundry soon.
Added meaningful typography art.
I created some typography art after seeing something similar online. Typography art is such a hot trend right now and it’s so easy to create your own art with a meaningful message. Click here to see a previous post I did on typography art. I love this message and it applies prefectly to this space.
I’ve been collecting all the fun stuff for this space – bins, baskets, jewelry holders, picture frames. But my favorite finds are the rose gold pineapple trinket dish from Francesca’s and the two-tone fur stool from Target. I still have some more accessories to add and arrange but I love how these look so prettty and all have purpose in the space.
Here’s where I’m at with my to-do list:
Clean out all clothes and items in the closet Remove doors Remove old hanging rod and wire shelving Add wallpaper/paint Add new hanging rod and top shelf Hang curtain and rod
- Figure lighting, I realized while working on this space that it needs some more light
Top shelf bins/basketsand shoe storage Laundry bin
- Arrange clothes and items going in the armoire
Add some fun and meaningful artwork,maybe more?
- Create hooks for bags
- Maybe add an area rug
Find a step stool to reach things up high Accessories!more?
That’s about it for this week. Thanks so much for following along! If you want to catch up on the last 3 weeks, click on the links below: