Are you guys ready for another diy and decorating adventure? I sure hope so because today we’re sharing our Spring One Room Challenge Bedroom Makeover plans! This will be the 5thtime we’ve participated in the One Room Challenge and every season we learn so much more than we could have ever imagined.
If you’re not familiar with this event, The One Room Challenge is currently in its fifteenth season and to date, more than 3,000 rooms have been transformed by featured designers, guest participants, and design influencers. The entire process is documented over a six-week period as each participant shares inspiration, diy ideas, favorite tips and tricks, shopping resources, as well as a behind the scenes look at how everything is coming together along the way. It’s fun to follow because you never know what is going to happen during the 6 weeks!
As always, a big shout out to Linda of Calling it Home who created The One Room Challenge and to Better Homes and Gardens for being the official media partner of the ORC.
Are you guys surprised I’m throwing my hat in the ORC ring?
In fact, I’ll just be completely honest with you, I had NO plans to tackle another makeover this soon given we’ve just finished the dining room and the lanai at Bliss Barracks. Of course, I’m not saying I didn’t think about it at all or have a plan together “just in case” it worked out and we were able to rally and make it happen (wink-wink). You know, I did!
But after discussing all the possible rooms that could use an ORC makeover with my bestie, S, and checking our spring travel schedule we decided it might be best to hold off until October because things were going to get really hectic really fast. Besides, room makeovers are incredibly messy, and I felt like we finally got the house back in order since finishing the dining room.
So, I told myself I was going to let it go.
And I did…kinda.
It’s just that after we moved the bookcases from the office into the living room because we were going to eventually (think summer) start transitioning the office into a bedroom and the bedroom into an office, I started thinking, “What exactly are we waiting for?” I mean, we could be using both spaces to their full potential right now if we just compromised on a few things – like finding an alternative wall treatment to shiplap or by totally taking the pressure off this makeover and not using the words “dream space” when referring to the bedroom retreat space.
They both seem doable, right?
I was still on the fence until yesterday morning at 130 am when I had all kinds of design inspiration floating around my head and I seriously thought, “Can we really pull this off?” I spent the next few minutes praying for a sign because that’s what you do when you really want to do something but have NO idea how you’re going to do it or even if you should do it at all.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, the podcast I was listening to while working out not even 5 hours later was on the importance of taking action. There were a lot of great points during the session, but in the end, it all came down to one simple thing…
… if you do nothing, you get nothing.
So, here we are getting ready to make the office into a bedroom and the bedroom into an office nearly two months earlier than we had planned. We’re going to start by turning the office into a bedroom which means the first order of business will be to paint the walls in a fresh coat of Valspar’s Bistro White given the other walls in the house share that same color and we want to keep a consistent color palette. I hope this accent walls covers pretty easily!
Once that is finished, we’ll address the furniture situation. I plan to use as much furniture as we already have on hand because this piece is part of a set my Mom has had since childhood. I’m not sure if we’re going to use both dressers in the bedroom or not, honestly, it all depends on how the closet functions. I might have to go with a larger piece like an armoire. My Mom’s childhood set doesn’t have a desk, so we’ll be using one of the desks meant for the office as a nightstand in the bedroom. That way, it can serve a dual purpose.
I’ve had this headboard for years and I plan to strip it down to the natural woodgrain which I’m hoping will be really pretty. I’m also planning to add a wood applique to the middle of the headboard-mantel to dress it up just a bit.
After all the furniture needs have been addressed, we’ll start working on the decorative parts like building a simple wooden bed crown. I’m definitely hoping my Dad will be able to help with that project. I haven’t decided what print to use with the bed crown curtains or the bedroom curtains yet but I’m thinking they will probably match each other or at the very least complement each other in some way. We already have the Waverly pattern in the breakfast nook, and we love it so I’m hoping to go with something similar.
As far as linens go, we’ll be using a new comforter with vintage monogrammed sheets.
Finally, I need to decide on decorative accents like a lamp, rug, wall art and accessories. I don’t want a lot because the room is pretty small and sometimes in small rooms, too much can look like too much. I’m hoping we can strike a good balance though. If you’ve been following along on any of our other makeovers you already know those last bits of decorative details get me every time! I’m up for the challenge though and I hope you are too ?
Thanks so much for following along on this One Room Challenge adventure. I have a feeling this is going to be an exciting season! If you want to see more from the ORC spaces we’ve created in seasons past, I’ve listed them below:
- Office Makeover Reveal
- Bedroom Makeover Reveal
- Laundry Room Makeover Reveal
- Kitchen and Pantry Makeover Reveal
Also, be sure to check out this seasons featured designers as well as the other guest participants, here. I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow with scenes from our week, a few menu ideas and all our favorite things from around the web. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.