I am throwing my hat in the ring, ya’ll.
If you’re unfamiliar with the one room challenge, Linda from Calling it Home hosts the event twice a year where bloggers choose a room to refresh/remodel/design/etc and link their progress over 6 weeks.
It is back breaking, anxiety causing, hysteria awesomeness. The support that is given is truly amazing, like, my heart swells 3 times bigger.
This time around, I am going to work on a bedroom upstairs for my 5 year old daughter. She doesn’t know it’s for her and thinks that momma is in one of her manias again.
The past several years, my daughter, Rylan, has lived in a prison like bedroom consisting of a tiny bed and chair. We couldn’t even keep her clothes in her room due to multiple outfit changes instead of sleeping. Since she’s at school full time now, and much more independent (read: willing to spend 5 minutes by herself without tears and accusations of abandonment), it seems like the time to give her a space for herself. Especially since she has been amazingly patient with the past 3 years of dust and renovations on the rest of the house.
Of course that sounds way too simple for a One Room Challenge….
Here it is after pulling down the drywall.
It is probably hard to tell, but every wall (and the ceiling) are a different shade of pink.
The room is on the small side (all of them are in my house) but it gets a ton of light.
Feminine, but not cutesy, simple and comfortable. Pale pinks, creams, brass and a good measure of black. I figure, if she doesn’t like it then I will just move in there.
A couple months ago, I ordered Ellie Cashman design’s Dark Floral linen and had it made into roman shades – with blackout lining for those occasional naps (hallelujah!)
These were definitely a splurge for the room, but turns out they complete my soul. So it seems pretty worth it.
When I saw the hanging chair in House Updated’s ORC reveal, I had half a mind to call my mother and use expletives for OBVIOUSLY robbing my childhood of such a necessity. As soon as we get on one of those reality TV family therapy shows, I’m totally bringing it up.
That being said – I’ll only be able to use it in this room if the ceiling joists are in the right place since the room is very angular.
Clothes storage will be done in her closet with some sort of pax system, and probs won’t happen in the next couple of weeks. We’ll have to see where I am on the ‘verge of nervous breakdown’ scale.
For the ceiling light, I ordered Lucent Lightshop’s Cerro sputnik. I wanted to have it plated in copper, but my husband chose brass. After I picked my jaw off the floor since he voiced an opinion, I ordered it in the brass finish. Hanging the light fixture always seems the most pivotal to me – it means all the worst and dusty shit is over and the pretty starts.
Ugh – I wish I was to the point of hanging a light fixture. This weekend will be spent with trowel and plaster instead.
Best of luck to all the participants! I can’t wait to see.