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. 😉
A reminder of some inspirational photos that I came across online. (Source Listing)
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.”
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…
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!
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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!
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:
TO DO LIST
Order Twin Bed
Repair Wall Imperfections
Purchase Area Rug
Change Electrical Outlets and Covers
Make New Curtain Valance
Hang Wall Shelving and Picture Ledges
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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The bed is going to be perfect! Can’t wait to see more!
Love your inspiration for the room. I am redecorating my daughters room as well and have a very similar color on the walls. It took me forever to decide. Can’t wait to follow along and see how this space turns out!
I love that bed…and the new outlets too – who needs pillows when you have electricity! 😉
Awe, I love that she’s so involved, and enjoying it! Can’t wait to see what color you choose!
I love your plan! The decal wall is a fun idea.
Finding that perfect paint is always the toughest!
Finding just the right products and paint colors is half the battle! I have painting on the schedule this week too : )
I love that bed!! I can’t wait to see which colors you choose 🙂
That new bed is so sweet! can’t wait to see it in the space!
The design direction for the room sounds wonderful with the gray walls and this pretty white bed. The decor details you have in mind will give it that hipster chic vibe!
Thanks so much, Carol! The walls are now painted and the bed just arrived. Can’t wait to start styling but there’s still more work to be done before that happens. Lol
Love the paint colours and that bed is just perfect! Cant’ wait to see it all come together. We’re still mostly in ‘planning’ mode over here as well. Here’s to more progress next week. 🙂
I love the bed you selected. Jess at Just Jess
Gray can be so hard to choose! Love the bed you picked. Can’t wait to see your progress!
The twin bed looks great. It looks like it will be a cute room!
We’re redoing our daughter’s room too! Lucky girls. 😉 I’m excited to see the finished room!
Thanks! Will definitely check out what you’re doing for your daughter’s room. Girl’s rooms are so much fun!
A blue paint will be so beautiful with the white bed! I look forward to seeing what you do next!
Cute little twin bed, should work well with everything you do!
Loving your ideas for this cool room!
You inspiration board is totally hip! I really like your paint swatches so far, personally I like the bottom one in your picture but I will check back next week to see what you decide. It’s looking good so far!!!
Thanks so much, Jen! Can’t wait till the whole room is all painted 🙂
Oooo, love the inspo pic! And the the bed you picked out is so lovely! Looking forward to hearing what gray choices you made!
Love the bed!!! Also love the direction for the paint. I think it would be hard to just pick one shade as they are all lovely. Can’t wait to see more and more!! XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project
Thanks, Susie! I can’t wait till the bed gets assembled. It arrives tomorrow!
Love the gray paints but they can be tricky! I can’t wait to see what you decided. Good luck.
Thanks, Jillian! Seriously…gray is definitely tricky. I literally went through 4 shades before finding the perfect hue for the darker walls.
I love the paint colors you had samples of on the wall and they’re going to look great against that bright, white bed! Good luck on getting those to-dos crossed off 🙂
Thanks so much, Kelly! Looking forward to crossing some more to-do’s by next week 🙂