I’m back with a little update about what’s going on with the ORC challenge that I started a few weeks ago. I’m a little late with this post but if you are following along, you may have realized that I have not posted about the ORC in two weeks. I thought I should explain why since I had a few new readers checking out the progress and updates.
Looking at the room as a whole gave me an idea of how I should do the makeover. At the same time, focusing on too many corners of the room all at once was not working out too well. Let me explain a bit. I was working on gallery walls, reading area, play area, dresser makeover, wall spruce up, curtain switch out, purchasing mirrors, doing printables, etc. All of those little things could be done within 6 weeks if that is all I was doing or if I had baby sitting while I put more focus on the room more. But between home and taking care of kids some stuff needed to be put on hold. While in theory it would have been nice to knock out a project or two each week to get things done, I just had to cut the frustration (on my part) by working on each little part. The reading area took priority over the rest of the room since it is the first corner you see when you open the door. I wanted it to look presentable and I want to encourage the kids to read.. . a lot. Our kindergartner is really into reading and learning words; I thought this might help to be a motivation to her. So a reading & activity corner is the only thing I plan to reveal for the ORC reveal week, if get everything done.
This may seem silly but today I’m sharing the progress for weeks 4 & 5 in one!!
I ordered some wall decals for the room about two weeks ago and we were only able to get them up on the walls just a few days ago. I ordered them from here. But this all goes back to my point of having to put other responsibilities first and just let some things go to avoid more frustration.
I pulled the dots idea from this chandelier. I was not able to change it out so my best option was to pull colors and patterns from it and work around it. Also, I ordered some butterflies even though I’m not quite sure how I want to use them. I’m kinda over the butterfly wall decorating thing even though they may be cute. But just in case. I would like to show you how I used the dots but I don’t have the full tutorial typed out yet. Actually, I have about 4 or 5 more tutorials of crafts & DIYs I’ve done for the room but have not had a chance to write up the posts (again priorities took over).
That’s all I have for today. I do hope my explanation makes a whole lot of sense to you and I hope you busy moms of littles understand me. Thanks much for following along with this project. I know you cannot wait to see how the small reading area turned out. Ps. I can’t wait either!! Here is to hoping I could find some time to complete it. You can catch up on the previous updates by clicking on each link: Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/. You can also catch up on the rest of the ORC spaces from guest participants here and from designers here.
So tell me, have you ever started projects and stopped them mid-way to make room for other responsibilities? I’d love to know in the comments!!
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