Follow along on our six week journey for the One Room Challenge: The Nursery Week 1
AHHHH it’s here!!!! Today is the first day of the One Room Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited! If you aren’t familiar with the challenge, Linda from Calling it Home hosts a bi-annual six week challenge where she invites bloggers to completely make over a room in just six weeks. We will be sharing our progress every Thursday from now until May 12th, when the big reveal occurs. Check out the link up to see all the fantastic bloggers who are participating.
This is my first time participating in the One Room Challenge and I hope it kicks my butt into high gear to get this nursery done! I am a big procrastinator when it comes to get getting projects finished. I love to design them and decorate, but by the time I get to the end of the project, I lose steam and never pull those together final details. Since we will be revealing our rooms for all the world to see in the big One Room Challenge reveal, I think it will be good motivation to get it done!
If you saw our big announcement last week, then you know that we are having a baby girl in August. We are so excited to welcome her into our lives, but we have a ton of work to do on getting a space ready for her! Our spare bedroom has been our dumping ground since moving in 2 years ago. It is fully furnished with a bedroom suite, but is the saddest, least personality filled room in the world! About a year ago, I got disgusted with the carpet because it was all wrinkled up and I ripped it all out. It was a big surprise when my husband came home and found a half carpeted room and me laying on the floor with my back nearly thrown out!
So here is where we are at. A furnished room with absolutely no style. I have a big plan for this room and can’t wait to work on it over the next six weeks! I am not really a themey room person, so while I have a color palette, there won’t be a specific decor theme. We are using coral and mint/teal to decorate the room. This picture from Minted.Com is my room inspiration and I’m hoping will be a focal point!
I love all the colors in it and will hopefully be pulling those all into the room!
Here’s the plan:
Paint walls in Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. The walls are currently a blueish-gray that I don’t hate, but I want a warmer gray feel.
Create a Polka Dot Wall Treatment using vinyl from Polka Dot Wall Stickers
Change all the hardware on the existing furniture. This bedroom suite is actually mine from when I was a baby, so I am so excited to use it for our new little one. I thought of painting it but I think the hardware will update it enough. The light sitting here is actually a new purchase for the room. This little corner nook will be the changing area.
Replace this terrible light fixture with a ceiling fan. I know they aren’t the most stylist room piece, but I think they are so important for a nursery. From what I have read, air flow helps prevent SIDS and besides, our house is 115 years old, so no central air!
Build a wall of book shelves and create a book nook underneath where the bed currently is.
Recarpet the bedroom. I am struggling with this one because I don’t love carpet, but think it works well in bedrooms, especially for kids’ rooms. I haven’t found any that I love yet, so I need to keep looking! If you have any pretty carpet recommendations, please let me know!
Make the closet more functional and attractive. It is pretty bare bones right now. But check out those adorable little outfits in there!! I plan to paint it a fun color and add some shelving.
Add a gallery wall and tons of accessories! Create storage and function in this space! I have some beautiful curtains and artwork coming from Minted.Com and I cannot wait to see the color and personality they bring into the space! This pillow is my favorite and will hopefully be the center of the little book nook!
By next week, I hope to have the walls painted and the ceiling fan installed and the furniture all in place. Check next Thursday for our progress!!