It is One Room Challenge time – just the motivation I need to make some progress on the house. The One Room Challenge is a five week, six post spree of fun and creativity where featured designers and guests commit to finishing one room in their home. This will be my first time as a guest participant and I am very much looking forward to it. Thank you Calling It Home for hosting the challenge each spring and fall.
Holiday season is just around the corner and we are expecting a few visitors so we picked the guest bedroom for this challenge. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Here is the guest bedroom when we moved in…
In color overload, we painted all walls of the house white, including this room. We removed the sliding closet doors and lace curtains. We also removed the baseboards thinking we would refinish the floors. We ended up installing new oak floors in the hallway and leaving the guest bedroom floors alone (they were in pretty good shape). The oak offers a less harsh transition as well. Nonetheless, we will need to put back the baseboards. Here is the guest bedroom today…
While already an improvement, it has been fun dreaming up plans for this space. We scored a dreamy vintage rug from a local source last year and I want it to shine in this room. It is a handmade Persian rug that is super soft (wool) and changes colors as the light hits it differently throughout the day. We will leave the rest of the room a fairly neutral palette and pattern – think brass hardware, plants, wood, and leather.
We picked up a modern bed frame and vintage dresser from Facebook Marketplace yesterday and the day before. Aside from that, everything on the todo list remains. We will start by attempting to remove the popcorn ceiling. Other large projects include refinishing said vintage dresser, making a headboard, installing the baseboards, and building custom sliding door(s) for the closet.
I am feeling giddy. This is probably my favorite stage of renovating/decorating. There are inevitable bumps in the road ahead, but for now the future is hopeful.
Wish us luck while we attempt to tackle all of this over the next 5 weeks!