A few weeks ago I was asked Linda from My Crafty Home Life to participate in the One Room Challenge with 20 other design bloggers. Of course I said yes, because this gives me the kick in the butt I need to finally pull my bedroom together (or at least to give it a little pick-me-up).
The deal is to finish one room in your house in 6 weeks. That means over the next 6 weeks I've got to find time between my full time job, an intensive Kitchen and Bath design class, and the endless hours of homework to get my bedroom in order. I'm going with the positive can-do attitude for now.
I've got a lot to tackle in this bedroom of mine, that's for sure. One thing that's annoying is that I'm a renter, so there isn't much building and moving of walls I can do. It's more like what pillows can I sew for the bed, and how can I style my dresser to make it more organized?
Lets take a look back in time (cue Cher singing "If I Could Turn Back Time") here is what my little apartment bedroom has looked like over the years...ugg these photos make me cringe!
The last one is basically what my bedroom looks like today. Actually, I take that back. This is what my bedroom looks like lately
Here are a few things on my to do list now (and as writer of this blog, I reserve the right to change any and all of these)
-change the headboard fabric. I'd love a new bed, but that idea already got shot down. hmmmm, maybe I should try that idea on the husband again.
- make new pillows- figure out new storage for necklaces and other jewelry on dresser
- artwork over side table
- under bed storage
- rug (probably just a small one at the entrance, a large 9x12 isnt in the budget quite yet)
- fix light fixture
- art on other walls
- switch up side table and dresser accessories
I've got my plate full and lots to tackle before the end of the 6 weeks. I can't wait to follow along with the other 20 design bloggers and see their rooms transform over the coming weeks.
Here are the other bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge
Beth – Chinoiserie Chic
Sherry – Design Indulgence
Barbara – Hodge Podge
Kim – Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa – Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix and Chic
Linda – My Crafty Home Life
Alison – My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon
Nicole – Nicole Scott Designs
Julia – Pawleys Island Posh
Jennifer – The Pink Pagoda
Nancy – Powell Brower Home
Lindsay – The Pursuit of Style
Emily – Rue de Emily
Lindsay – Sadie + Stella
Lauren- The Cottage Mix
Lisa – Trapped in North Jersey