Thursday, May 1, 2014

One Room Challenge - Spring 2014: Week Five

Now that we are one week away from the end of the One Room Challenge , I am reflecting on what is actually going to get done in my mudroom.

Some of the things I originally planned, I am finding are not really needed in the room.

Several weeks ago, I was inspired by this colorful triangle filled accent walls

I thought I would use a similar pattern to decorate the doors of my storage cabinets that I put together in Week Two.
Since paint and I have not been getting along so well lately, I tried it out first with colored paper that I temporarily taped to the door fronts. I used a few different sized triangles and different colored patterns, but it just didn't look right. Frankly, it made the space too "busy" feeling. I decided to scrap the idea. I will just add in color with other accessories.
I also planned on making these cute maps. We have lived in a few different states now, and I thought it would be fun to display in the mud room the locations of all our previous homes.

And how great would they look hung with pant hangers like this art work.
Oh Joy / Whimsy Pop Office
But once again, it just would not fit in the room. Too many windows and not enough wall space to make a cluster of art not look too cramped. I will make these maps for another place in our house though. They are just too cute to completely pass up.

It seems like somehow this post became about what I am NOT going to do in my mudroom for the ORC. But that is something that I find happens often in decorating. It sometimes comes down to editing, and keeping just what looks "right" for the room.
Do you ever have big plans that end up not "fitting" with a room in the end?
Can't wait to reveal the finished mudroom next week. Be sure to stop back soon!
And check out my other fellow linking participants for the One Room Challenge.

Also linking up with Remodelholic


  1. Being able to edit is so important even though it's painful to not be able to do every idea!

  2. I abandon "big plans" at the last minute all the time. I always think they will look great, but then when you actually see how much room you have or how busy something is everything changes. It seems like you are pretty good at editing out the things that won't work though. Good luck over the next week. I'm sure it will all look wonderful!

  3. I've have several "reroutes" since this project first began! All part of the process. I'm sure it will turn out great!


  4. I can so relate - I constantly 2) find things that I want but can't afford (i.e. my most recent obsession is the crystal table lamp from Restoration Hardware - $415 - I need TWO) OR 2) make a decision on what I want but then can't find it (i.e. I'm looking for a used bar cart - where is everyone finding these)!
    Your room will look great! Good luck to you!