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:
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.
Don’t know what the One Room Challenge is? It’s a 6-week decorating bonanza where LOTS of designers and bloggers join in to complete a space from start to finish. You can join in, too! Want to know more? Click here!
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.
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.
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.
Here’s some rooms that’s been inspiring me:
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?
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