Week 7: One Room Challenge BOYS NATURE ROOM REVEAL
:It's finally here! Week 7 of the One Room Challenge, which means we have reached the finish line on this one and it's time for the much anticipated reveal.
For this project, I am re-designing our son's nursery turned guest room, into a boy's nature inspired bedroom. You can catch up on the previous week's posts here:
Inspiration/ Product Boards/ Before Photos/ Paint guide/ Painting/ Decor + Bedding Sneak Peak
This how the room looked before, when we had temporarily been using it first as a nursery then as a guest room. We always planned to transform it back into our son's bedroom.
My son loves the outdoors and I wanted to create a peaceful space inspired by nature. Since we currently rent in Los Angeles, I decided to change the space primarily through paint, lighting and photography. I do believe in keeping kid's spaces simple, so that their minds are uncluttered and free to explore toys and objects more deeply. I noticed that when we keep alot of toys out in the room, my son can become easily distracted. My goal was to personalize his space while keeping the room minimal.
I always felt that I would finish the challenge no matter what, but I have to admit to a few hiccups along the way. I had a handyman cancel on me twice, right as the painting needed to happen, I ended up painting 2 of the walls myself! All that along with the personal launch of a textile workshop that I had been planning for months, and yet we made it to the end!
Are you guys ready to see the final room results? because I am excited to share them along with a full list of sources at the bottom of this post!
CREATE AND EXPLORE Craft: SHibori scarf workshop
Greetings from our Indigo dye gathering in Beverly Hills! Are you all ready to see the magic that transpired this weekend using Shibori pleating and binding techniques with indigo dye? I am excited to recap and share all of details of this past event with you. It is one class in a series of workshops from designers here in L.A. that I'm bringing to friends, readers and the creative community.
If you have ever wanted to learn more about indigo dyeing and the art of Shibori. Today is your day, as you will catch a glimpse in to the dyeing process. First, I prepared the indigo stock, that I created using Michel Garcia's 123 Fructose Vat recipe from indigo powder that I sourced. I promise to share his recipe along with how to prepare the vat very soon, as I myself am still perfecting the art of balancing my dye vat.
Continue reading to see the astonishing results along with find out more about how you can join an event like this too.
You will see participants using Itajime and Kumo shibori as they arrange and tie their textiles to create extraordinary results.
ORC Week 6: How to make a custom Flag Garland
Welcome to A Day in the Life, where lately it has been creative and full of projects! One of those projects is the One Room Challenge, if you have been following along, thank you! We have made it to Week 6 of the challenge, and the weeks are going by too fast, am I right?!
You can read more about the ORC here, and find out what all the other participants are doing!
Today, with only 1 week left of the challenge, I have the Nature Boy's Bedroom installation planned for this weekend. I am hitting pause on the progress button, until I can get both the painters and my handyman over to help me. Both have been so busy over the past couple of weeks.
So I guess we can all just stay in bed today...;) Unless you want to make Graphic Flag Pendant Banner with me?
Here is a quick how-to project that I hope you will enjoy! You can use it as a guide to create a graphic flag banner for your children's space or your event. It is fairly simple project with a short list of supplies. In the spirit of adventure for Nature Boy's Bedroom, we wanted our banner to read E-X-P-L-O-R-E.
Continue reading to see how to make a Graphic Flag Pendant Banner, receive the full list of supplies and see a sneak peak of the bedding we chose!
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