One Room Challenge Fall 2014: Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of the One Room Challenge friends!

ORC '14

If you need to catch up you can check out Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4.

When I look at the progress and pictures from this week I feel pretty good about where we are but there are a few major details that are still in the works. I don’t want to spill the beans on them yet but just know I’ve got a busy week ahead of me :) I can almost feel my clothes hanging on the new racks!


The major feat this week was hanging the chandelier, patching more holes and adjusting the shelving unit to where I wanted it. I actually need two more shelves for my shoes but I’m probably going to DIY something quickly since it’s too late to order more.


These are just my pretty shoes. I still have to pick up my boot hangers and I have seasonal shoes hidden away in a basket.


Another big check off the list is the dresser. I had an old dresser in the garage that I painted aqua (Sherwin Williams Watery) with a sample pot I had on hand.

The knobs were clear glass before and although I liked them they didn’t pop against the aqua enough…so I sprayed them gold.

This mirror is here just as a test. I think it will compete too much with the full length mirror once it gets in the room so we’ll see. I like the idea of having it over the dresser though.

I pulled the woven basket from my living room to house my scarves.



I picked up a two of these baskets from HomeGoods that fit on top of the organizer to hold seasonal items. One has flip flops and summer shoes and the other will hold my scarves in the summer and hats, bathing suits and covers ups in the winter.


I sprayed these Ikea hooks gold and hung some purses behind the door. Don’t worry, these aren’t my mom bags :) I’m still deciding on a place for those!



Progress Update

1. Remove wire shelving at the back of the closet (I removed it all!)

2. Add a mirror and dresser, shelf for sweater storage

3. Remove florescent light fixture and add a chandelier

4. Add a cozy rug (found one but it’s too small) and artwork

5. Create new shoe storage

6. DIY jewelry storage

7. Purge and organize clothes (in process)

8. Add baskets for storage 

I feel pretty good about this but like I said I have a few big tasks left so say a little prayer for me :)

Make sure to head over to Linda’s blog, Calling It Home, to see all the linkups today and the ORC participant posts from yesterday!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Here are a few more of my recent room makeovers:

Office Reveal

Modern Coastal Studio Office

Master Bedroom Reveal

Basket Wall and Home Tour

Deck Reveal


Simple Halloween Hot Cocoa & Candy Station

Happy Hump Day Friends! I don’t know about y’all but we’re pretty excited for Halloween over here and have been in full countdown mode.

Since we did a lot of fall decorating I haven’t done much for Halloween but little man has been begging me to do more. While this isn’t exactly decorating I realized I needed a place to corral the candy and thought it would be fun to set up a simple hot cocoa bar too.


I changed up the fall chalkboard and gave this simple table a quick paint job using gold spray paint for the legs and chalkboard paint for the top and the shelf.

This table used to me my master bedroom coffee station until I recently replaced it with a thrifted coral campaign chest.


Oops, I think my chalkboard needs a new coat of paint. Oh well!


We filled the small table with cups, straws, hot cocoa, mugs, goodies for s’mores and our candy for trick-or-treaters!


I had this skull from last year’s decorating and it was white but I thought it would look much more chic in gold.


Little man was super excited to get this set up and in the spirit for trick-or-treating…IN 2 DAYS!!!!!


So there you have it ~ a free, fun and easy Halloween station for the big day! What do you think? Do you go all out decorating for Halloween or keep it simple?

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week but make sure to come back tomorrow for my week 5 One Room Challenge update!!!


You can check out my fall home tour here.


And my One Room Challenge kick off here.

OB-Closet Inspiration



Place Of My Taste //

Looks For Less With Kirkland’s

Happy Friday Y’all!!!

It’s been a crazy busy week here so we are ready for the weekend!

You guys know that most of the time I’m on a strict budget so I love finding stylish home decor for less. I’ve recently re-discovered Kirkland’s, one of our neighborhood stores, where I used to shop with my mom all the time when I was younger.

Until recently I hadn’t realized the quality selection and prices that Kirkland’s has in store and even more online now. I can actually walk to our local store so I was kicking myself for waiting so long to check it out again. They’ve done an awesome job adding trendy styles to their collections and don’t forget about their affordable holiday and seasonal decor!

I was curious if Kirkland’s had items that really fit my casual coastal style and boy do they ever! Here are a few of my most recent design boards so you can see that I lean toward neutrals with pops of color and tons of texture. I also love painted furniture and was surprised at the amount of accent pieces Kirklands’ offers online.


This is my closet I’m currently working on that you can see here.

OB-Closet Inspiration

This is a rustic coastal bathroom I designed this summer.

OB-Rustic Bathroom

Here is my office plan that I finished up a few months ago and you can see the reveal here.

My Office Inspiration Board


Check out a few of the items I found at Kirkland’s and how they compare to other retailers. I was kind of shocked when I saw the actual price differences (and similarity of items) on paper.





Now when I’m looking for a certain piece I’ve always got Kirkland’s in the back of my mind because I know their prices can’t be beat. What are your favorite pieces?

Oh yeah, don’t forget about their throw blankets and accessories too! Thanks to my friends at DIY Playbook I picked up this oversized throw for $14.99 yesterday!!! I couldn’t believe it because it’s 50″ x 70″ and SO soft and comfy!

kirklands blanket

My Kirkland’s Finds:

Stacked Glass Lamp

Distress Blue Dresser

Rope Mirror

White Console Table

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and if you’re in the Carolinas enjoy this beautiful weather! I’m sure it will be cold (for us) before we know it!

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