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The One Room Challenge- Week 1!

Thanks to Linda from Calling It Home for inviting me to participate in another round of One Room Challenge (ORC). In case you are unfamiliar with the challenge, ORC involves 20 participants from DIY bloggers to designer bloggers who will have just 6 weeks to make over a room. For six weeks, we will be posting progress/ updates on our rooms on every Wednesday. 

Click here to view all One Room Challenge posts!

I picked our master bedroom for our first ORC. It involved a lot of hardwood floor drama and we almost didn't finish. You can check out my first ORC here if you like.

This time, I picked my son, Isaac's bedroom for this makeover. I already started making over his room last year but it never get completed. It was the smallest room in our house ( 8' 8"x10' 4") and it looked like this when we first moved in. The previous owner painted it a bright lime green (the picture looks yellow for some reason) and used it as an office (we found that out in the real estate listing photo).

Because the room is so small, I decided to paint it white to make it feel brighter and more spacious. I have big plans for the focal wall (read: rustic plank walls), but unfortunately my husband was not on board. So, I went with the stripes instead.

You can read more about my son's bedroom here.

I plan to incorporate some colorful accessories on this wall so I picked something light and neutral as the backdrop. 

For the design I was going for, a roman shade with a contrasting trim would be ideal but it is out of our budget so I picked a pair of simple striped curtains (that were on clearance) instead. You can read about the details on my previous post here

The hard part (prepping, priming, painting, measuring, etc) of this makeover might be over but the room is still unfinished. I have so many things I wanted to do with this room. If it wasn't for a few DIYs that I had in mind, the room would have been completed a year ago. I will be the first to admit that I lack the motivation when it comes to completing any DIY projects. Hopefully, I can finish them this time and give my little guy a nice surprise! 

My plans for the coming weeks include but not limited to:

1. Put together an art decal project.

2. Make a branch mobile.

3. Find fun hooks for Isaac's clothes and backpack.

4. Buy art frames and hang artwork.

5. Shop for DIY project materials.

6. Shop for toy storage.

7. Shop for more accessories.

It might not seem a lot of work but it will take me a while to complete each project. I am planning to start with the art decal project first so hopefully, you will see them next week!

Check out the rest of the participants from The One Room Challenge below!

I hope you will be following me and the rest of the talented ladies as we transform our rooms!

If you love the One Room Challenge (ORC) and have an unfinished room or two, you can now join in the fun by becoming a linking participant. The linking up starts tomorrow (October 3rd). Don't forget to grab this button before you start.

To get started, please hop on to Linda's blog to check out the details, here and here.

P/S: Don't forget to enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a set of gorgeous velvet pumpkins to complete your fall decor!

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Write by: AN - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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