ORC Week 2

It’s Week 2 of The One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and I’m still in my “Planning” Mode. If this is the first time, you’ve heard about the ORC or my guest participation in it, please catch up with last week’s post. Although it’s been consuming my thoughts lately, I’m so excited to transform Lauren’s vacant bedroom into a “Hipster Chic” big girl’s bedroom.

Again, here’s the lovely “Before” photo of the room’s 9 ft by 9 ft limitation  potential. 😉

Small Bedroom Before Photo

A reminder of some inspirational photos that I came across online. (Source Listing)

Hipster Chic Girls Room - Beauteeful Living

Last week, many of you mentioned how excited Lauren must be for her bedroom makeover. You’re absolutely right… our soon to be 7 year old has been so inquisitive and involved during these initial planning stages! Fortunately, she seems to like all the ideas so far! 😉

So, what progress have I done since last week’s announcement?

Besides sourcing for products online and in stores for room decor, I’ve had to do the unsexy work of “repairing walls.”

Patching up walls

All 3 electrical outlets in Lauren’s room need to be replaced so I picked these babies up from my local hardware store. I’d rather be shopping for pillows…

switch plates

In the past few days, I’ve gone to the paint store at least 3 times just for paint samples! I’m sticking with the gray family (one light shade and one darker shade). I’ll reveal my choices next week!

Gray Paint Color Samples

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Great news! This week, I ordered this pretty Twin bed for Lauren’s bedroom. After perusing through so many online websites for twin beds (with trundle option), I decided on this classy yet simple, white bed. Can’t wait to show you some of the decorative pillows I have in mind for this bed!

Photo Via Wayfair

Once I have Lauren’s bedroom all painted (hopefully within next day or two), I should feel much better about where I am with this project! Here’s just some of the tasks on my radar for the next few weeks:

Order Twin Bed
Repair Wall Imperfections
Purchase Area Rug
Paint Walls
Change Electrical Outlets and Covers
Make New Curtain Valance
Hang Wall Shelving and Picture Ledges
Purchase Bedding
Purchase Decorative Pillows
Purchase Display shelf for small toys
Create DIY Wall Hang

Thanks for reading today’s post! I’ll be back next week to share my Design Board for Lauren’s Hipster Chic Bedroom Makeover. Please be sure to visit Calling It Home to check out what the 20 Featured Designers as well as Guest Participants are working on for the ORC!


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