Week 5-One Room Challenge {DIY Artwork}

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Is it Week 5 of the One Room Challenge already?  If you're new here, the ORC is a design challenge to makeover a room in six weeks.  This week I was able to finish one of my DIY art projects.  And again, it's such simple idea that I hate I put it off for nearly two years!

DIY Artwork

Step 1:  Buy a beautiful Paper Source wall calendar.  Enjoy it for the year.

Step 2: Purchase 3, 6, up to 12 Ikea Ribba Frames.

Step 3: Slice the 'calendar' portion off of the prints you want to use. (Measure first!)

Step 4: Insert prints into frames, then hang.

I selected six prints to go around the TV, and can't wait to show them to you next week.

One small change I made this week was to swap out the white quilt I had with a cream one from my guest room.  The original quilt was more of a pure white, whereas most of Ikea's white fabrics are more of a cream.  I realized it was being very 'bossy'.  If something in a space is clashing visually with everything else, it's being bossy.  And you've got to decide if it deserves to be the boss.  If it does, you work everything else around it.  If it doesn't, it's got to go.  I really liked my bedding.  Both the quilt and duvet are Marshall's/TJ Maxx finds that I had before the challenge began.  The duvet is bossy too, but it deserves to be the boss, ha ha!  

I also made room for the bigger chair and tried out these bird pillows.

I still have to tie up the loose ends and iron out the kinks literally in the drapes and slipcovers.  But looking forward to the final reveal next week! 


  1. I love this idea! I did something similar in my son's nursery years ago when I wanted several prints of Peter Rabbit. Calendars are so overlooked and there is so much great art. I still have all of the Peter Rabbit pictures that I had custom framed and have been waiting for a calendar I love to reuse them. I just love what you did here! Great job!

    1. I know those prints must have been darling framed up! Definitely check out Paper Source for a new calendar. I was browsing yesterday and saw several that would look great framed! And thank-you!

  2. The bird details are lovely. I'm a big fan of anything with birds on it;))

  3. I love all the bird motifs you have going on... So much that I'm featuring your makeover in my "6 ORC Reveals to Watch For" post today! :-)

  4. I have that same calendar!!! And I put off framing it for two years too!!!! That's so funny. What size frames did you buy. I'm going to buy the exact ones you bought. Your prints look fabulous in those frames. Great job!

  5. Disregard- think I figured it out. The 20 x 28 frames. Thanks!