ORC Week 4: Window Trim and Textile Choices

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge and I feel like I didn’t accomplish much. I spent a day having much needed fun instead of working. We were able to finish the window trim and I narrowed down fabric choices. Be sure to check out the featured designers for the One Room Challenge at Calling It Home and the other 200+ guest participants.

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The woods surrounding the treehouse have changed a lot in 4 weeks. The trees are nice and green now. It makes working outside very pleasant. It also makes it necessary to take allergy medicines. It’s worth it.

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Warmer weather means lots of birds. And bees. We think a woodpecker was trying to get a carpenter bee. We have tons of woodpeckers and I normally love the holes they leave. Not this one though… I think it has to be replaced when we build stairs anyways.

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We finished the walls and all of the window trim was installed and caulked. I still have a bit of touch up to do. And a ton of cleaning.

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The outside window trim was also installed. It makes a huge impact in real life, but is probably a bit boring to read about. To us, it’s an improvement. This is our 3rd year working on it. We still have a bit more boring stuff to so like window screens, a door, and new stairs for it.

I’ve started shopping and plan to do some more this weekend. I’m hoping that the flea market still has the cute set of chairs that I wanted the last time I was there. Plus, I need to hit IKEA. They have some fun solar lighting.

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So far, I’ve bought some fun textiles from Urban Outfitters. Some will be turned into pillows, one will be a hammock cover. The shibori one is a throw blanket. The lantern is from Target and it has battery powered LED lights. The brass wall pocket will be used for kid stuff, probably stuffed animals. I really want it for myself though…. It would be so cute with plants in it.

I also bought 2 of these hooks. I’m constantly wishing the treehouse had hooks, so I think they’re a great idea. And they’re so cute for a kid space.

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I’ve altered my original plans to include the fabrics that I bought. Lots of textiles will be included. Beanbags will be covered in outdoor fabric so they can stay in the treehouse. Lots of throw pillows, more than actual furniture because I envision a lot of laying around. We’re a lazy bunch around here. A fold down table has been requested. I’m not sure if I’m buying the IKEA one or making one. Shelves have been requested and I want to make cloud ones because they’re so cute.

 

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9 thoughts on “ORC Week 4: Window Trim and Textile Choices”

  1. How have I missed this adorable treehouse until now? So glad I found it…really love your textile choices and can’t wait to see your progress. What a fun idea!

  2. That bird was a real asshole. But the tree house is looking so, so good. The window trim really does finish it nicely and I still love the plank walls. It’s going to be so comfy with all those textiles.

    • That bird *is* such an asshole. Hopefully he hasn’t caused any more damage. It has rained non-stop so I haven’t been out there to check.

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