I’m taking the plunge! I’ve made a commitment to ‘attempt’ to finish one space in my home within a 6 week period. Crazy? Maybe, but I’m sure this is the kick in the pants I need to get stuff done around here. It’s called the One Room Challenge, and it’s hosted semi-annually by Linda of Calling It Home.
Though I have a host of unfinished rooms to choose from, like the kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom, living room, etc., I’ve decided to focus on my kids’ shared bedroom. They certainly deserve a cool, comfy room to call their own.
To give you a little history on this room, I started decorating it as a pink princess room about 3 years ago. I made a custom headboard, sewed a bedskirt & pillows, and gave the room a coordinating paint job….Then, 2 months into it, I found out I was pregnant and put the whole plan on hold since I knew my little princess would have to share her room with either her new little brother or little sister. If I had a girl, I could just continue with my original design plan, but as you might have guessed, we had a bouncing baby boy! The pink princess plan was scrapped and I’ve barely touched the room since.
That’s all changing now! My plan is to create a colorful, gender neutral space that the two of them can comfortably share for the next 5 years or so. I envision a bright, airy space filled with colorful artwork, books and toys.
Here’s the gameplan:
- Paint the walls an icy blue & paint the ceiling
- Remove the carpet
- Restore the hardwood floors
- Add a comfy area rug
- Camouflage that unused door in the corner
- Add bunk bed to the room
- Improve toy storage
- Add space for book storage
- Replace or upgrade the ceiling fan
- Create a desk area for two
- Add a larger dresser to the room for more clothes storage
Here are a few inspiration images that I’m using to guide this design…
I’ll be sure to put together a full mood board by next week’s post. I also hope to have the room painted and the carpet removed by then, too. Wish me luck!
Check back in soon, and check out the others who have linked up to the challenge.