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Hello and welcome to my first time participating in the One Room Challenge! I’m really excited to be taking part in this iconic challenge. Stay tuned for my Master bedroom design plan. First off, a big than you to Linda Weinstein, of Calling it Home, the creator of the ORC. I recently watched her podcast regarding this event, and it was interesting that she spoke about how her original intention in starting this event, was just to get one room finished in her house. I get it 🙂 I’m not good at making decisions, I have a tendency to take forever to choose pieces. So, I am kind of loving/hating that this is forcing me to get one room finished. I was debating a couple of different spaces to tackle and have decided to do my Master Bedroom.
Master Bedroom Design Plan
So here is a bit of background. We moved into this house in November 2017. We are just coming up on our first full year in the house. The house is only 4 years old, so it’s a nice clean neutral palette to work from. The entire house is Grey and white. The bedroom has Grey laminate floors and the walls are painted General Paint glutted. The furniture is not in bad shape, and I don’t intend to replace it at this time. I will probably replace it in the future, I may even undertake another DIY project if I can find the right pieces to make over.
We switched from a Queen to a King sized bed when we moved. I sold the bed frame that went with the bedroom suite, on my local used.com site. My intention was always to make a diamond tufted headboard with nail head trim and upholstered bed frame to replace it. I also want to do a footstool/bench. Which is pretty much a requirement, since my little dog Sage can’t get up onto the bed without a stool now, and the bed is currently sitting on the ground.
So there are 3 decent sized DIY projects right there. And you would think that would be enough, wouldn’t you? But I also want to do something to the wall behind the headboard, and I am vacillating between putting up wallpaper or using a stencil. Either way, that is yet another DIY project. But wait, there’s more!!
I would prefer to purchase my bedding, but we will see. I’m so picky that whenever I can’t find what I want, I end up making it. But man, I really don’t want to make this tooooooo much work. Part of my plan is to keep this space very neutral for the most part, so that I can add in whatever colour(s) I choose. And I really do want a big POP of colour in the bedding and accessories.
And speaking of colour. I was shopping at Home Sense a while ago, and I saw this ottoman. And I kind of fell in love with the colour. But honestly, my DIY brain ALWAYS says… I can make that! Usually for less… but not always!!! Ha ha. Isn’t that the truth?! But this pop of Indigo blue is kind of the direction I am leaning towards for the colour scheme.
So, that’s how many DIY projects?
- Upholstered bed frame
- Tufted head board with nail head trim
- Wallpaper or stenciled wall
Some other non-DIY (Yay – shopping!!) pieces that I need to complete this space are:
- Décor items
- New fan (maybe)
Here are some shots of what the room looks like now. There are no windows. But there are French doors leading to the patio. The room is 12’1’x12’8”, and has 9’ ceilings.
Here are a few more shots of my starting point
Here is my mood board for the direction I am planning on going. No guarantees through, as I have a tendency to change my mind, although time is really not on my side for that 🙂
5 weeks is not very long, and I have a pretty big list of projects. So I had better start working. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you next week!
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