One Room Challenge – Week One

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I am so excited to be participating in Calling It Home’s Fall One Room Challenge 2015. Making over 1 room in 6 weeks is just the thing to get me moving again, not only on my home but on my blog as well. So a big thank you is going out to the lovely Linda for lighting a fire under me. 

I’ve participated one other time where I made over my stairwell. And I know a stairwell is the least fun space in your home, but mine was sick and in need of some serious help. 

This go around I’m working on my bedroom. I’ve never bought any bedroom furniture outside of a box spring and mattress. I’ve just pieced together the room with items family members no longer wanted. It’s seriously a sad space full of furniture that doesn’t speak to me and I’m embarrassed to have seen by anyone. 

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Don’t even look at that last picture, avert your eyes! Save yourself from the mis-hung mirror and the tv sitting right in front of it and the rabbit ears (no we don’t have cable and yes there has to be a better solution.)

Moving on to the other defunct pieces…the pink chair belonged to my grandparents, the chests came from my sister and the bedside table came from my great-grandmother (that I’ll be keeping forever.) We’ve reached the point as a family where we have grown out of our home and plan on moving in the next year or two. So I don’t want to buy a bunch of new furniture that won’t translate to a new house (I’m a firm believer you need to buy new furniture with a new house due to scale, layout, style, etc….some things translate but not everything.) Basically I want to make the most of the space so I will love it for the next 2 years and not worry about pricy lifetime investment pieces. 

I’m hoping to…

  • paint the walls and trim to lighten and freshen the space
  • bring a headboard into the space
  • replace the ratty decaying blinds
  • incorporate new lighting
  • accessorize with pieces I enjoy looking at
  • and if I’m super on top of things…reupholster the pink chair!

Next Wednesday I’ll have my design ready for the space and hopefully some inspirational images to share with you! Now go check out what the Wednesday ORC 20 are up to and the other linking ORC participants. You won’t be short on reading material for the next 6 weeks I promise!

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