One Room Three Ways

One Room Three Ways


If you read the blog….you might have seen this room before.

Umm….maybe 1000 times.


Are you ever like….I mean….we really like you and your sign and your milk container and your chairs and your tan couches and your basket on the coffee table with those random weights holding down those decorating magazines….

….but can you show us something new?

Why yes, rock star.

As a matter of fact…..I can. πŸ™‚


I’m joining up with six other incredible bloggers next week and we are all taking one room and decorating it three different ways.

Here was the challenge:

(1) Β Shop the house

(2) Β Do not spend over $100

(3) Completely transform the room three different ways.


I seriously wish we had a time machine and it was next Tuesday.

I can’t WAIT until you see all three rooms.


As in giant dice used as a coffee table.

And a bird chandelier.

And hot pink scrapbook paper.

After all here at Thistlewood…..

….it’s go big….or go home. πŸ™‚


PS Β All of my rooms and I can’t wait to see Β you next week….June 25-27th.

PPS Β If a giant dice coffee table isn’t your thing…..just check out these unusual coffee table ideas I put together over at the Lamps Plus Blog today!

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  1. Ohh, I love house shopping! I’m in the middle of a living room makeover so this probably wouldn’t be a stretch for me, I love foofing about. Could I just add and take away cushions three times…I love me some cushions!

  2. THIS idea is so exciting. Can’t wait to see your space and the others!

  3. Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog last week while looking for painted floor inspiration. I just wanted to let you know that I have really been enjoying your posts. Thank you for sharing your home.

  4. How fun! Can’t wait to see what you do!

  5. Now….can’t we wait to see this πŸ™‚ Got to love a good challenge….and go big or go home would be the stipulation that we would put on ourselves ~ LOVE it!!!

  6. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! I am sure you will inspire us all with some fresh ideas!

  7. What a FUN challenge!! Geez — I can barely get my rooms decorated ONCE, let alone 3 times/3 ways! But seriously? What a great way to stretch your creativity… can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    xo Heidi

  8. Can’t wait. This is a great list of people.

  9. This is going to be fun! Can’t wait to see what you do!!! ~~Angela

  10. I love shopping the house…it’s so affordable! Great ideas over at Lamps Plus…love the birch log table! I’m anxious to see your room made over…should be quite a change! πŸ˜‰

  11. I’d bet on you in Vegas any day – I mean, who doesn’t love a pair of giant dice!

    Can’t wait to see your space and show off mine (can you believe I’m actually going to keep the room in one of my new arrangements)!

  12. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! It’s hard to improve on perfection! I love your home and the rooms are already spectacular! On my way to Lamps Plus!

  13. Ooooh, squeeeee – anxiously awaiting this for SURE!

  14. Yikes! I will be waiting anxiously.

  15. Marking my calendar…can’t wait! Best, Beth C.

  16. Ooh! Seems like something you’d see on HGTV. Can’t wait!!

  17. Such a TEASE!!

  18. I cannot wait!!! And…I could see this room – just as it is – at least 1,000 more times πŸ™‚

  19. Can’t wait to see the rooms – Love this blog!!! You’re adorable.

  20. I can hardly wait ……

  21. Oh! This is going to be so neat! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

  22. Oh I can’t wait, but I cannot imagine all the work. Oy. I don’t even like to change things around once. LOL xxoo

  23. Sounds like so much fun! x

  24. Thrilling! I know it’ll be a ‘winning’ change!

  25. What a fun challenge! I can’t wait to see what y’all do.

  26. Oh this is going to be great…can’t wait!

  27. Giant dice and hot pink scrapbook paper!!!! You have me on the edge of my seat …

    πŸ™‚ me

  28. Can’t wait. I’ll even wear my bright red lipstick! Love all the bloggers involved.

  29. KariAnne…..I absolutely adore reading anything you write! You are, without a doubt, the sharpest tack in the box…, the brightest bulb in the package…, the shiniest gem in the jewelry box…., okay I’ll stop now. LOL…seriously, what I wouldn’t give to be your friend and neighbor! Is there anything you can’t do?

    Love your home and decorating style, and I’m sure you won’t disappoint us with your room changes. I have no doubt yours will be the best…..

  30. I am so excited about this and can’t wait to see all of the beauty that is done!


  31. Can’t wait to see the changes! And guess what? I’m going to Haven! No more excuses from me so I’m already implementing your suggestions. I’ll be the girl hiding in the corner. In case you want to find me πŸ™‚ Love you, girl!

  32. Can’t wait! Sometimes I think that’s the neatest thing about moving to a new house . . . you get to put all your old stuff in new places, and they look totally different! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve come up with!

  33. Can’t wait to see it Karianne!!!

  34. Can’t wait, KariAnne!

  35. That sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to see it.

  36. Well, as I am doing well to get my rooms cleaned up, I can’t wait to see the…..drum roll please…..reveal.

  37. I’ve just recently discovered your blog. I love it! You are such a talented writer and storyteller. I’m trying to finish my final paper for my Master’s program. I keep thinking I wish you were my friend so you could tell me how to end it! Anyway, thank you for your wonderful posts. I truly enjoy them!

  38. I love coming here and looking at all these awesome pictures of a house that is super cute and so much more sylish then mine…………..

  39. Karianne, I can’t wait but I need to tell you that I never get tired of looking a pic of your house. It is absolutely what I would want if I could snap my fingers and transport myself. Actually pull up the house tour often. Not that I’m stalking you, just to get more ideas for when I finally have the time/money/energy to copy some of the ideas. BTW was listening to the radio coming home today and “Walking on Sunshine” came on and when it talk about….”I can’t wait til you write and tell me your comin around” I thought of you and your hubby when he was doing the military thing and you with your press on nails.

  40. This challenge sounds wonderful….looking foward to seeing what beauty you come up with!

  41. Really looking forward to this KariAnne. See you then.