{one room challenge} Week 5 - Come Together...Right Now!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Week 5 of the One Room Challenge is when things finally start to come together! All the little details that I've been working on for the past five weeks are falling into place, and the big picture is taking shape! Week 5 is definitely the most exciting in each One Room Challenge, but also the most stressful. The countdown is on but the to do list is still too long. 

Here's a little reminder of where we started... the before picture and the design concept:

Under Stair Playroom Progress

One of the main things that remains to be done in the room is to add some light! 

In the original mood board I included a fantastic {but way too expensive} silver circular sconce light. Imagine my surprise and elation when we walked down the lighting aisle at Lowe's and found this beauty for just $30. It's so similar to the inspiration light! The Lowe's light has been discontinued, and we were able to buy the display model right off the wall.

Light for Under Stair Playroom

We also made another trip to Ikea to pick up the LED lighted rugs for the space. Cooper had a blast dancing on the red carpet {but he doesn't know that we brought this rug home; and neither boy has any clue about the playroom that we'll be turning over to them next week}.
Lighted Rug for Under Stair Playroom

We also have some rope lighting to add to the space. Turns out, rope light also makes fun jewelry! 

Lights for Under Stair Playroom

Last week I showed you that the first few rows of records were up on the ceiling... but the rest still need to go up over the weekend {bites nails hoping we have enough time}. I am eager to get this project done, but I'm awaiting some happy mail that is scheduled for delivery this afternoon! When Command found out what we were doing with the records, and our desire to put up all 132 records without making hundred of holes in the ceiling, they wanted to get involved by providing us with enough Command Picture Hanging Strips to affix the records to the ceiling in a damage free manner! YAY! I'll share the full tutorial in a couple of weeks. 

Records On Ceiling in Under Stair Playroom

I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Command because I use their products in almost every project I do. In addition to using the Picture Hanging Strips for the records, I'll also be using them to secure all the art gallery frames so that the kids don't knock anything off the wall while playing in the narrow space. I'll share all the details of this gallery wall in a few weeks - from the planning and the hanging, to the DIY details.

So many other things have been going on in the storage room to playroom conversion in the long, narrow space under our basement stairs, but I don't want to give away too much before next week's BIG REVEAL! 

Instead, I'm just going to leave you with a few more sneak peek photos...

Under Stair Playroom Sneak Peek

If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that we are using five colors of Scotch Duct Tape to bring some pops of color to what has, up to now, been a pretty black and white space under the stairs.

Scotch Duct Tape

But how we are using all this tape might surprise you...

Scotch Tape Inside Picture Frame

Pipes for Under Stair Playroom

Wish us luck as we work fast and furious to pull this off before next Thursday, when I'll be sharing the final under stair playroom reveal! In the meantime, be sure to follow me on Instagram if you want a behind the scenes look at the mad dash to the finish line!

If you've missed any of the progress updates along the way, you can catch up on my Week 1-4 One Room Challenge posts here {and you can find my 2014 One Room Challenge rooms here}.

Thanks, as always, to Linda at Calling it Home for hosting the One Room Challenge. I'm really not sure how I ever accomplished major decorating projects without it {very, very slowly!}. Be sure to swing by her blog to see how all the other ORC projects are coming along!

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  1. What a fun surprise for your boys! And, what a fun surprise for you from Command. Nothing better than saving money! Your ideas are super creative. Looking forward to next week.

  2. Angela, you crack me up! Thank you for keeping me laughing, especially during this week! I saw the light up rug at Ikea the other week & love how creative you are with your space! I would have no idea where to put it, but my girls loved it & from the looks of it your boys do too. :) Score on the light fixture! Excited for the big reveal, this is going to be so great! Xoxo, Sarah (Sarah Sofia Productions)

  3. I love everything about this design! I can't wait to see it all come together next week!


  4. This is going to be such a cute room! Can't wait to see the big reveal!

  5. Oh Angela - what lucky, lucky boys you have! This is going to be SUCH a fun space for them to hang out together! I'm sure they'll spend many hours making memories in there! Can't wait to see how it turns out next week!

  6. I can't wait to see how this space turns out. I can totally picture those little guy's faces when they see it - Awww!!!!! Good luck!

  7. Very cool! Looking forward to seeing it come together next week!

  8. Are you going to video your boys' reactions when you show them this space? I am so excited for them! They are going to be in here all day and night exploring all the cool things you guys have done. Amazing!

  9. So fun! This is going to be so good...can't wait to see the finale!!

  10. Gosh, this room is going to be so much fun! And how lovely of Command, I always joke I should invest in their company because I swear by them!

  11. I'm so happy they have no clue about it yet! And for getting to work with Command, that's awesome! It's going to such a cool room Angela :)

  12. It looks like you guys are having so much fun! This is such a fun project!

  13. Can't wait to see the room when it is finished!! You have such cool ideas!!!

  14. oh that rug! who wouldn't want a lighted red carpet?! can't wait to see the finished space next week...it's going to be great!

  15. Awesome find with the Lowe's light! I love that they let you buy it right off the wall! And I'm not sure what you are doing with all that duct tape but I love the color. Can't wait to see the final reveal!


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