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One Room Challenge: Week Six

March 13, 2013



The end is in sight! We are at week 6, next week is the final reveal! If you are new this week you can follow my progress starting here. And you can follow the other 19 bloggers who are slaving alongside me to get our rooms done!


I am sure you stopped by to see what progress I made this week. To be honest, I did NOTHING. I was going to go to Ikea on the weekend to find a rug and coffee table but our beloved family dog, our chocolate lab Henry's health took a turn for the worse. He refused to move all Saturday, wincing in pain, my husband had to carry him down the stairs. Sunday he managed to get up to head outside and eat a bit but he still was not behaving like he normally does. I had plans, but put them aside to be ready to take Henry to the vet. He has done this before, over Christmas, and seemed to recuperate. He has slight hip issues and is just getting on in age. But somehow this time it felt different, so we just lay low. Somehow getting my room done didn't matter. So I apologize I have nothing grandiose to share!

Silly dog, because by Monday he was back to his usual old self. I swear he is a cat in dog's clothing, living 9 lives! 

I did bring in some pillows to the games room though! Proud of me? I shopped the house for them. Ok, they were kicked out of my son's room. He claims the chevron is "girlish", that his room looks too "designer-ish".  Really? Should I take that as a complement or an insult?

There was a long lumbar pillow in the space, but I am thinking it doesn't quite jive with all the pillows. Kind of an awkward layout and it is getting a bit dingy as my kids keep dragging it on the floor.

So I need your thoughts....

This arrangement?




Or this arrangement?


I also hung up more art that my daughter created.



I am excited as my Panyl order has been shipped and is due to arrived any day now! Can't wait to get that on the bookcases! Also I am off to Ikea this weekend to, fingers crossed, find a rug!

Go check out if my fellow bloggers are having as much fun as me!


27 comments:

  1. To be honest I love the look of the first pillow arangement. I love a good floral with geometrics!

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  2. Oh thank goodness, I thought this post was going to bum me out over your dog....good dogie. I am dreading my Buster getting older. I love your pillows and am super excited to see that Panyl project come together.

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  3. So happy to hear your fur-baby is doing ok! Love the first arrangement of pillows, and your son's cute opinion!

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  4. So glad your dog is better and the pillows all look great.

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  5. So glad your Henry is OK. I would do ANYTHING for my K man. Ha! your son cracks me up. His loss. He will be begging you to come decorate his place someday. I like the pillow mix with the floral print. Happy Panyling!

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  6. To shop your house and pull together what you have so far says a lot for the inventory you have on hand! Next week will be so much fun to see your final reveal. :-)

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  7. Your daughter's artworks are amazing! Regarding the pillows, personally I don't think the black chevron goes with the rest of them. I would group the other three which all share similar colour palette together.

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  8. Oh Barbara....I couldn't get past the bit about your dog. Waaaaaa......it's just gut wrenching when you have to watch them in pain. And you know I am the queen of shopping my house:)

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  9. hm ... it is hard to tell from the close up how the pillow combinations look in the overall room. But from what I can see, I like the first one better for a more refreshing, spring look!

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  10. I think I like combo 1 the best. And I'm in LOVE with your gallery wall!!

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  11. So relieved about your dog!!!
    I LOVE the happy patterns in your room.

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  12. Glad your dog is feeling better. I lost two very old sweet dogs this year, so I'm glad your guy has fully recovered! As for the pillow arrangements, I like the top one with the floral pillow. I think something free flowing is a good contrast to the geometrics. Excited for next week!

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  13. Your daughter is so talented! I don't blame you one bit for being on stand-by for the pooch. Poor thing.

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  14. hahah your son is such a boy. compliment indeed! By the way, i like arrangement 1 :) I agree with Kim re: the contrast.

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  15. I'm so glad your dog is okay! I don't blame you a bit for not being motivated while you were worried. I love both pillow arrangements!

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  16. Love the pillows!! Glad pup is okay!

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  17. Ah, puppy dogs ... they do stop us in our tracks sometimes!! I love all the pillows ... and would toss them all in there together for fun. I know, later in the evening they would all be on the floor, but still fun!! xo

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  18. Oh how dogs enrich our lives. Hope yours stays healthy! Love you gorgeous pillows Barb. I'd use all the pillows I think..Good luck with the rug hunt! and the last push til the REVEAL! Hope everything goes smoothly.
    xo Nancy
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  19. Awww, poor Henry...I'm sure glad he's made a recovery! I think I'm liking the first arrangement of pillows. I like the variety of colour and pattern. The artwork sure looks great. Your daughter is one talented girl!

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  20. Oh man I feel your pain. Glad the pooch is OK. I like #1. Looking forward to next week!

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  21. Oh Barb this looks amazing!! I just love all the layering and groupings going on. Great pops of color. As I was reading about Henry I hesitated because of what I was expecting you to say but thank goodness he came through. I do hope he's with you a little while longer : p

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  22. I hope Henry is still doing ok. Not fun at all :( All these arrangements however are looking awesome! Love the first pillow compilation :)

    Can't wait for the big reveal. Hopefully you have a bit more time on your hands now that its SPRING BREAK!!!!

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  23. Glad to hear your dog is doing better. Our beagle Reegan hobbles around and is on two different medications. I'm not sure how long this can last, and it's draining on everyone to see her on her bad days. Can't wait to see the big reveal!

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  24. I am loving the create little spin on the black and white chevron! Looking good!

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