I have something really exciting to share today! A group of bloggers, including me, are participating in a challenge to redo a room in six weeks. We are calling this the "One Room Challenge."
For six weeks, starting today, we will post progress on our rooms every Wednesday. Hopefully, we will all have "reveals" of our room transformations on the sixth Wednesday. I hope you'll follow me and the other super-talented ladies as we each makeover one room. Some of the participants are professional designers doing rooms for clients, while others are DIY'ers like me.
I immediately knew that I wanted to do my daughter, Mary's, room. She is transitioning from a nursery and crib to a "big-girl" room. Like all of my makeovers, I will be trying to do this one on a tight budget. This means I'll repurpose things that I already own as well as craft some new things. Of course, I will have to make some purchases too.
Over Christmas we removed Mary's crib and purchased a twin bed. Here are some before pictures.
Right now it's a mishmash of stuff, with LOTS of toys. Poor girl doesn't even have bedding! (Actually, Mary doesn't mind at all. I think it only bothers her mother!)
We all know that Tangerine Tango is the color of the year. Mary is a strong-willed little firecracker. So, the bright, fun hue of orange is perfect for her. A room of dreamy pastels is definitely NOT her style.
Another project I've been wanting to try is upholstering a headboard. This image from Lonny has been a favorite of mine for some time.
I also like designer Caitlin Creer's interpretation of this room.
Pale pink walls and some sort of orange upholstered headboard are my starting points. So, this week I took all of the junk out of her room and painted it Martha Stewart's Ballet Slipper.
Be sure to come back next week to see what else is going on in Mary's room for the One Room Challenge!
I'm loving an orange and pink palette right now. So, before I go, I wanted to share a few more pictures with you.
Here are links to other bloggers participating in the challenge. Stop by and see what they are up to as well. It should be fun watching the rooms take shape!
Trapped in North Jersey
Nicole Scott Designs
Kim Macumber Interiors
Rue de Emily
The Pink Pagoda
Nana Moon Shop
Taylor Morgan Design
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