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Thursday, October 10, 2013

One Room Challenge: housekeeping + inspiration

The first order of business in my daughter's room was the cleanse and purge, no small task as I think my girl had saved every piece of sports apparel and sentimental goodie that she has owned since she was 5!  Some unsightly spots and stains on the carpet revealed themselves during this process and since the carpet won't be replaced until I know my girl will only be a temporary resident in our home, (sometime after she leaves for college) I had to figure out how to remove them. I also did not want to think about how they got there...

Pinterest to the rescue!!!
Some time ago I had saved to my Green & Clean Board a "magical" carpet cleaner  and
I have to say, the stuff worked beautifully.There was a lot of scrubbing involved, so my arms and back were sore, but this was all in the name of work done as a labor of love, right?
Next it was onto the shades, I had my workroom re-string them and they now work like a charm again.
Hopefully they will continue to function despite the savage cord yanking that happens on a daily basis.

With the basics now in place and a "deep cleaning of the room" finished, the fun could begin, which brings me to my inspiration. Since this tweak was of the low/no budget variety, I had to work with the fabrics and colors already in the room....

A great rug find at TJ Maxx set the wheels in motion as it added a bold turquoise and graphic pattern to the oranges and greens already present. Once I found a few fun fabric patterns to further play up the turquoise, (having a talented CSIL to sew a few pillows came in handy for this project) as well some key accessories, I was off to the races.

Don't forget to make time to head over to Calling it Home and see how all of the other folks are doing  on their projects. There are over 70 people working on something or another so set aside some serious time!!!

Go here when time allows...

--------------Cathy--------------

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10 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love the new colors and patterns- that peacock feather fabric!!!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You have incorporate some bold and fun colors and patterns into the space. It is great that you still have your ever-talented CSIL around to help out when needed!

Alyson said...

So impressed you got that stain out! As a mother to a 4 and 6 year old...I may need that recipe! Love your fabric choices.

Sarah said...

Hi, Cathy!! Sorry I have been so MIA! Kudos to you for taking on the one room challenge, I don't know how all these guys are doing it! But boy am I looking forward to Wednesdays to see all the progress!!! Your daughter is so lucky that you are doing this for her:) That rug was a great find, love the addition of all the turquoise!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Looking great so far! That peacock feather fabric is one of my faves. :)

Carol said...

Love the color choices - can't wait to see how it all comes together. (I might need that recipe for carpet cleaning myself - 16 month old and two dogs - equals "Yikes"! LOL!)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Boy, am I glad you posted about that carpet cleaner. It is so hard to find a reliable source. Your SIL is amazing. One of these days she will join the blogging world. Love that shade and the pillow fabric.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I'm going to click through to your magical carpet cleaner. I have 2 daughters and somehow thought they would be neater than boys. Not so much. Gorgeous rug!!

pam {simple details} said...

What an awesome find at TJ, that rug is perfect! I was just admiring the peacock feather fabric in purple the other day! :) So glad you're doing this with us!

Vel Criste said...

The fabrics and color you chose are gorgeous Cathy!!!!! Your daughter will be so pleased for sure!

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