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The Plan for My Kitchen + Updates (One Room Challenge – Week 2)

Okay, I’m moving like a snail when it’s comes to making updates here in my kitchen, but I’m hoping to pick up the pace next week to get everything done by the end of these 6 weeks of the One Room Challenge. As I mentioned last week, I’ve tried to finish two separate projects in previous challenges (one didn’t get finished in time and the other was my bedroom in the apartment we recently moved from), so I’m really motivated this time.

Here’s a before photo of my kitchen when we first moved in:

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Here’s the plan:

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paint: Behr Marquee’s Dragonfly // flush mount light // Pergo Java Scraped Oak floors // fabric // faucet // backsplash // Caesarstone London Gray countertop

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My Kitchen Before + Inspiration – One Room Challenge (Week 1)

Entering the One Room Challenge

The One Room Challenge started yesterday and I’m super excited to join in. I’ve actually tried to join and finish two projects last year for both the Spring and Fall One Room Challenges. In the Spring, I tried to tackle a client’s dining room (which I’ve since completed – check it out here), but we had some delays that kept me from keeping up with the One Room Challenge. In the Fall, I entered the One Room Challenge to complete my bedroom in our last apartment, but we decided that we would be moving and I could no longer justify purchasing anything or making any other updates in my apartment.

So now that we’re in our new home (did you see the home tour?), I’m finally ready to start and FINISH a room for the One Room Challenge.

This Spring, I’m joining with our kitchen mini-reno! Make sure you’re (1) signed up to my email list and (2) following me on Instagram to keep up with all the updates.

I’m also excited to share that I’ll have video updates for each of the next 5 weeks of the One Room Challenge, so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel.

The Kitchen Before

So, although our home is in excellent condition, it’s really dated. There’s brown trim and doors everywhere, dated carpet, and this epoxy-type floor all over the kitchen and hallways. The kitchen was the first room that I KNEW we were going to have to have redone, but right now we’re not prepared to do a full renovation.

Here’s what the kitchen looked like when we purchased our home a month ago.

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Vibrant, Eclectic Bedroom Design – One Room Challenge – Week 2

The ORC challenge has me so excited to finally get my bedroom together. Last week I announced I was joining the ORC challenge and this week I’m sharing my design plan for my bright, eclectic bedroom and some room inspiration.

As I mentioned before, I want my bedroom to be light and moody. I want it to be vibrant with color and a nod to nature. I love indoor plants and trees and plan to bring some in my bedroom.

I have in mind a neutral look that’s electric with bold texture and pattern, but also inviting. If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram, you’ve seen my eclectic style before, especially recently for the #FABFALLFEST reveal, but expect to see some surprises.

Design Board

There’s a lot of “not sures” as of now, but I plan to have it all figured out as I’m out shopping for a few key pieces for the room. I definitely know that I want a long bench (or two smaller ones) at the foot of the bed, but if I can’t find any, I’ll do a chair and a small, round table instead. I know I want some fun art to hang on the long wall next to my bed, but also some smaller ones to hang above the right night stand. I’m also planning to paint my nightstands black and change the knobs to more glamorous ones.

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Here’s some rooms that’s been inspiring me:

Designed by Kelly Weastler
Designed by Kelly Weastler
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via Lonny
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via Luxe Interiors and Design
designed by Tiffany Eastman Interiors
designed by Tiffany Eastman Interiors

Okay, so I know this is a bit backwards, but I still haven’t picked out my paint color, yet. It’s going to be between a deep green or a deep, bright blue, but I haven’t decided yet. I’ll try to make the final decision by next week. (The first pic above has the paint colors I like.)

Here’s the projects I have to do this week:

  • find a set of chairs or bench for end of bed
  • corral all the fabrics that I’m using in the room
  • Paint nightstands black & change knobs
  • Finalize paint color and paint walls

Next week, you’ll get to see some of the updates, so make sure you stay tuned. Sign up for my email list to get updates directly to your inbox!

So, that’s all for now, guys. What color do you think I should paint my bedroom?

Till next time,

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Turning my Bland Bedroom into a Moody, Eclectic Glam Oasis – Week 1 #OneRoomChallenge

I’m so excited to join in the One Room Challenge this Fall. I’ve got so much work to do and can’t wait to get started in creating another eclectic glam look.

As many of you know, I moved to a new apartment this May and am only just getting to redecorating. Last week, I finally revealed my living room and dining room and now I’m starting on my bedroom.

If you don’t know how it works, for the #OneRoomChallenge, I’ll be sharing updates each Thursday for 6 weeks ending with the room reveal. So make sure you join my email list, follow me on Instagram, and join my decorating group on Facebook.

So, now for the before pics:

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