Thursday, April 3, 2014

One Room Challenge - Bedroom/Closet Week 1


Hi friends! I'm so happy to be back doing the One Room Challenge. If you want to see what room I made-over last time, you can go here. Since that challenge ended four crazy months ago, we tackled another room - our living room! If you want to see that, you can go here.  We've been in serious anticipation of April 3. I love how quickly 6 weeks goes by when you have something to look forward to/something to accomplish. Yep, I'm officially crazy!

If you're new here, we are in the middle of a full house, top to bottom renovation. Admittedly, I had hoped we would be on to doing our main floor bathroom by now but our rest time got the best of us and we have decided to do another bedroom/closet makeover. Construction seems to be a running theme for these challenges for us. 

So, the room we decided to do is our front bedroom - the third one downstairs and the last one (!!!!) that needs to be done. Once we're finished, we'll have another guest bedroom and a walk-in closet that is mine all mine. It's got a whole nook thing going on right now that served its purpose of being a makeshift closet and vanity for the last year. In it's former life, it was a side porch. Oh, how I long for a front porch. By the end of this challenge, we will have officially been here one whole year. Celebration time. Party in my new closet!

Now, I love scallops as much as the next person, but on this mirror is not my idea of a good time. The contents of those drawers? Full of the previous owners beauty supplies and brushes. Gag! I'm not heartbroken in the very least bit to see all that demolished. 


As you can see, the floors weren't in terrible shape. We decided to refinish all of them before we moved in - now, they're a dark walnut.


Important to note is the fact that in this next photo - the doorway to the right of J's body - is being closed in. That is our living room and now there is a huge built in on the other side that blocks access. Not to mention, the flow was all wrong. It used to be you walk in the front door, you're in the living room, then you go through this doorway and you're in a bedroom. And that air conditioning unit you see built in to the wall to the left is gone. Hello central AC! Lots of drywalling to come - on our own again! 


Now for the inspiration. Engineer husband = Excel spreadsheet. What happens is I talk and talk and talk about what I want and then he snaps me to reality and says here is what you can get in that space. The space is 10x6 which sounds really large for a closet but those corners eat up a lot of dead space. 



Our loose interpretation for my future closet - because I needed a visual that didn't consist of rows and columns. Minus the lights to shine on my shoes. They aren't anything special. And if you compare this picture to the spreadsheet, you'll notice that we are doing way more hanging space. One thing I do have in mind is a turquoise beaded chandelier for my closet - look for that on my DIY list in the near future. And my closet will most likely be painted boring white.


Originally I was torn about what I wanted this room to be. I mean, do we really need two guest rooms? Regardless, I think I know what I want in terms of the look. Here we go! Excuse the cheesy bewitched font but I was feeling festive.



Bedroom Makeover


My board is like my closet picture, it's a very loose interpretation. Here are my definites:

1. That rug -  because I clicked the purchase button on that earlier this week
2. That stencil. I'm thinking one wall of that stencil will make me a very happy girl. The rest of the walls and ceilings will be painted white. Maybe a light hue on the ceiling?
3. Punches of copper. I bought some copper spray paint and I have a lamp and maybe a nick knack or two that will be getting a makeover.
4. Some things I have in my head are maybe a cornice board over the windows on the stencil wall? Floral is coming in some way, shape, or form (like it or not, Mom :). Oh, and the husband and I are going to attempt to make a light fixture that somewhat resembles an urchin.
5.  That huge mirror that was glued to the wall in the vanity area. Anyone notice? Is being framed out so I can have one of those massive floor mirrors for the bedroom space.
6. I have a black wrought iron bed and matching side table and a pink chair and table that I'm hoping will all fit as well.

Things that are going:

1. That whole nook area's contents. All demolished and a dusty mess! Ready for a new closet to reside. We also had to install a few new hard wood planks to match the rest of the flooring.
2. Just the paint colors.

I do hope you'll stick around to see what I come up with! Can't wait to shimmy on over to all the other participants and see their inspiration. Have a great Thursday, y'all!


17 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you do!! I'm still swooning over your dining room!

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  2. This is awesome! I created a board for a client that is so super similar to this a few months ago...and still love it! Cannot wait to see how it progresses!

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  3. We ARE two peas in a pod!! I am loving this board and die over that rug. While your hubs is at it, can he build TWO of those light fixtures and i'll use one in my room??! Ha! Not really joking ;)

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  4. Loving this!! Your closet is going to rock. I'm already jealous. Good luck!!

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  5. Hot damn, I'm jealous. I wish I could have a space like this in my house. I will just have to live vicariously through you.

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  6. I love, love, LOVE your inspiration board!!! Such a fabulous color combination! I'm super excited to follow along!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  7. That picture of your engineer hubby is my reality right now. Finishing floors! Dust, dust, and more dust. As if I didn't get enough with those bedroom walls last time. Can't wait to see how this evolves. Loving your inspo and board.

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    1. God bless you with the refinishing floors. Sooo worth it when it's done though! You know I'm tuning into your room. You keep me laughing. Good luck!

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  8. That is going to be one fabulous room!! I cannot wait for this reveal! Great blog-Karolyn

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    1. Thanks so much, Karolyn! So happy to have you following along :)

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  9. Pretty inspiration board. Would die for the closet alone!!

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  10. I will definitely have closet envy when this is done. You two are a serious team with this diy/reno stuff. I know it will be great. Good luck and nice to see you both, again.

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  11. This is going to be Awesome!!! I love that rug and tried to sell it to my client (aka daughter) for her room, but no go... Can't wait to see how this turns out! Good luck!

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    1. My inner little girl was never lost! It came in yesterday and looks FAB!

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  12. I'm so happy you are doing the ORC again. You know how much I love watching your home reno, you two are an amazing team. And your board is heaven. Can't wait!!!

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    1. Happy to be back!! We're moving at turtle speed this week so I'm hoping we finish at the end! You know I'm tuning in to your room as well!!

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  13. Renovations can really take a long process to finish. Thankfully, your project is progressing smoothly, one part at a time. Also, having an inspiration board is very helpful, because it will give you a clear picture of the result. And judging from your inspiration picture, you must be very excited, especially when your new walk-in closet is finished. Anyway, it seems like the biggest concern is the installation of the central HVAC system. I hope your contractor was able to install that without a hitch.

    Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp

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