Hello World! If you’re new here to follow along with the challenge, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. It is with a great deal of excitement and a little bit of nervousness that I kick off my project for the One Room Challenge today. This is my first time to participate, and I think I might be in over my head! Well, it is a challenge! If you’re new to the ORC, it’s a challenge to design and complete a space in just 6 weeks. 6 Weeks! Some days I think, that’s loads of time and other days I think, there is no way I’m going to get this done! There are many home and design bloggers participating, and it’s so much fun to see what everyone gets accomplished during such a short amount of time. I have followed along for years, taking in as much design as I could. Gathering inspiration and above all, information. Before I begin, I must thank Linda of Calling It Home for dreaming up the ORC, and keeping it all so well organized.
The room in my house that has been neglected since we moved in 2 years ago is Little Dedicated’s bedroom.
The above picture is from the listing. The room measurements are 10 ft. x 12 ft. One wall has one window, the wall with the armoire has the door leading out to the hallway, with the closet being on the wall behind the photographer. Furniture placement has been an issue since we’ve moved in as you can see in the pictures below.
These pics were taken with my phone. Sorry for the blur.
The room does get decent light from the window, but the paint is so dark that it doesn’t help with keeping the room bright. Since it is Little Dedicated’s room, I asked her what she wanted paint wise to coordinate with her teacup bedding. This is what we found:
Stripes are very doable, but we do have a chair rail. So, the plan is to paint a solid pink underneath the chair rail with pink and white stripes above the chair rail. Little Dedicated chose the paint colors, and I must say she did an excellent job.
For the white, she chose Benjamin Moore White Opulence 879 in eggshell finish.
For the pink, it’s Benjamin Moore Rose Garden 1353 in eggshell finish.
The trim and the doors are currently an almond color. So, we’ve decided to paint the trim white. We’ll use the same Benjamin Moore White Opulence except we’ll opt for semi-gloss instead of eggshell. We’ll discuss door paint colors down below.
Here are some of the inspiration pictures for wall art:
For lighting, we would really like to put in a chandelier or something super fun. Unlike her Mom and Dad, Little Dedicated very rarely sleeps with the ceiling fan on. So, something like this below might be an option.
I like the mix of the cream and pink beads which I think will coordinate with her furniture nicely.
The bedding will stay the same which is the teacup bedding from Pottery Barn Kids which is now discontinued. However, we discussed adding a few decorative blankets to snuggle up with.
Something like this Pom Pom throw from Pottery Barn Kids would be nice.
The furniture is the same furniture I had as a young girl and is in great condition. So, there is no need to change that. However, there is a lot of yellow in the furniture and we want to tie it in with the pink and white. The tea cup bedding has quite a bit of yellow in it, but we think it would be nice to have a quilt or comforter with pink and yellow combined to use with the duvet cover.
The above is the Daisy Garden quilt from Pottery Barn Kids.
Since we are thinking of painting the doors black throughout the house, we will paint the hallway side of the bedroom door black and paint the bedroom side of the same door white as well as the closet door. Leading into the room, we would like to use something similar to the Schlage door knob below. It would look so great against the black.
If this doesn’t look good against the white, we may have to go ahead and paint the closet door black and the bedroom side of the hall door black.
For the window treatments, we will use what she had in her previous bedroom which was the Daisy Garden Valance which is currently discontinued. We were thinking pink and white checked panels would look cute paired with the valance.
There is one piece of furniture we will need to buy. For years she has used a round skirted table for her nightstand, which she doesn’t like. She needs something that will give her more storage and is a bit more sturdy. So, we landed on something like this table from Joss & Main.
It looks like it will coordinate well with the other furniture and give her some extra storage for the things she likes to keep close by when she is winding down for the evening.
The carpet is in really good condition, so no change needed there. I’m also thinking some hooks would be nice on the wall next to the closet to hang her backpack, dance bag and gymnastics bag. There’s a lot to do and a lot to buy. I have started painting, but it is slow going. I can only paint one section at a time since there is no room to move the furniture out of the way.
Next week I hope to have a table purchased as well as a new light fixture and the walls painted. The doors will probably be the last thing I paint.
Alright, that’s it on this end. Are you participating in the One Room Challenge? If so, I would love to hear about your room!
The clock is ticking! See you next Thursday with hopefully some progress! Thank you for popping in for a visit! Have a great day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!
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