Girls Bedroom – Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week 1

I’m so excited to share that I will be a guest participant in the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge! This is my second time as a guest participant in this biannual design event. For the fall 2020 event I transformed my laundry room (click HERE if you missed it) and I’m excited about the space that I plan to transform this round.

If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, let me give you a brief overview. This is a design event where 20 featured designers transform a room over the course of 8 weeks. One of the coolest parts of this event is that ANYONE can join as a guest participant and transform their own space! CLICK HERE to stay up to date on the event.

So, get ready because the next 8 weeks are going to be fun! I will be partnering with a few brands as I completely makeover and transform a room!

The Room

Soooo…. I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer. The space I’m going to transform is…

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4 Ways to Treat Your Houseplants Well

Plants serve so many different purposes within a home and ultimately bring life to whatever space they inhabit. Over time I’ve grown to truly appreicate my plants and have found that when I’m kind to them, they’re kind to me. Here are a few tips I’ve learned since becoming a plant parent that I think might be helpful to you! After the tips you can find links to shop the resources!


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Feed Them

Fertilize plants once a month during the growing season (typically spring to early fall). During the dormant season you might not need to fertilize or you can fertilize periodically.


Find a Resource

Find a houseplant book you love and learn from the experts. Plant books typically give tips and recommendations regarding sun, waterting, soil, etc.


Give Them a Little TLC

Don’t forget, plants are living things and they need to be treated as such. Some plants are easy going and others need a lot of attention.

  • Dust their leaves
  • Remove damaged leaves
  • Prune branches
  • Rotate them periodically
  • Repot as needed

Give Them Somewhere Nice to Live

If possible, take your plant out of the nursery pot and plant it in a new planter! Many plants come in small pots and in many cases might need to be potted in a larger planter. Whenever possible purchase planters with drainage holes and if that’s not possible, drill a hole if you can.

Need to Fill a Large Wall? Make this DIY Letter Ledge.

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I love our formal living room, but it’s been one of the hardest rooms in my house to decorate because it’s so big and it has a rather large main wall.

After almost 2 years of living with the room completely unfurnished I decided to buy some furniture, and install some built in bookshelves. But even with all that effort and decor, there was still something missing. The room was missing some type of art or object to go on the wall. I didn’t want large scale art so I ended up settling on a large letter ledge instead.

I’m not a HUGE fan of quotes but this letter ledge has actually been one of my favorite additions to the house. I love that I can change out verbiage to adjust to the mood of our home (it’s also great for holidays and birthdays).

This DIY has about 10 minutes of hands-on time and is easy to install.

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Directions

Start by staining or painting the trim/moulding. Let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Once the trim is completely dry, drill a few holes into each strip of trim (I drilled 6 equally spaced holes per strip of wood).

Using your nails and hammer, attach the trim directly to the wall (Because the trim is so light, it can be attached directly into drywall).

Once the trim is attached to the wall you can add the letters on top of the ledge and you’re all done!