I’m sooooo excited to be a guest participant in this year’s One Room Challenge (ORC) Spring Edition hosted by Linda at Calling it Home.
I’ve been following ORC long before I started blogging and it’s always so inspiring to see the major room transformations unfold.
So to be participating as a guest this year is major for me.
If you’re hearing about ORC for the first time, it’s a home decorating challenge where 20 designers (and guest participants like me) have 6 weeks to complete a room of choice. This spring challenge will be for 8 weeks due to the pandemic.
And if you’re new here, welcome! I’m Nickesha, a Caribbean-based (Trinidad and Tobago to be exact!) DIY and Home Decor blogger.
For this challenge, I’ll be giving my bedroom a much needed refresh.
I’ve told my inner procrastinator – Nickesha, 8 weeks is more than enough time to finally complete your bedroom.
Confession: I’ve been planning to give my bedroom a makeover for years now and even detailed my (then) plan in this post last year.
While some elements of the bedroom refresh definitely are the same – hello DIY channel headboard – my style has changed a bit over the past year so I’ll be going with a new-ish design plan for the challenge.
I did a quick mock up with the headboard and snake plant. Love love love how the snake plant looks in the room.
You’ll see my full plans next week plus where I drew inspiration from.
I can’t wait to finally have one properly decorated room finished.
My room has changed over the years based on how I used it at the time.
The photos below are how the room is currently set up since I recently (temporarily) moved a desk into the space.
I’ve never shown all of it on the blog so I’m kinda nervous but still excited because the after is going to be ah-mazing! Trust me!
Ok enough rambling, let’s check out the before photos…
BEFORE Photos: Small Bedroom Refresh
Definitely need this nook area to be more functional.
And here’s a closer sneak peek of the headboard. I’ve finished the panels so just need to add the frame to the back.
TO DO LIST:
- Finish and install headboard
- Repaint room
- Repaint dressers
- Repaint closet
- Create a vanity nook with floating shelves
- New hardware and pulls on dressers and closet doors
- Add window blinds
- Raise curtain rod and add new curtains
- Add more plants
- Add some artwork
- Change or paint door
- Add holder for guitar
- Add a round mirror
- Add trim/molding to top of closet
- Decide on lighting
Gah, the list seems to have grown. But we can do this. #inhale #exhale
Be sure to come back next week to see the detailed plans for the space.
Also, take a look at what the Designers and other guest participants are doing! So much decor goodness and inspiration. I’m excited to see these room transformations.