it's here again.
the wonderful, amazing, scary, motivating, inspiring, one-and-only ONE ROOM challenge, hosted by linda at calling it home!
here are the designers that are taking part in this round:
i have completed two rooms for the last two rounds of the challenge as a linking participant, but i am THRILLED to be included this round as a featured designer. (whoo--hoo!!)
we built our house nearly two years ago, and have been knocking projects off of the TO-DO list since then. so far, i have "finished" my my sons bathroom, my girls leopard wallpapered bathroom, the mini wallpapered vestibule outside of the master bedroom, as well as the two spaces that i have tackled during the previous one room challenges.
( my husband is super handy, and has a degree in construction management, but i have found that there is nothing like the one room challenge to help light a fire under both of us and get projects DONE!)
last fall, i transformed my about-to-turn-13 year old daughters room from this:
(you can read more about this project here)
and last spring, i made over my teeny-tiny-mini office from a bare bones dump zone:
to a storage packed, functional workspace that i adore spending time in:
(you can read more about this project here)
this spring, i will be working on my OLDER daughters room. she might have been just a little jealous about her little sisters room getting all of the attention!
YES, YES. another teens bedroom.
when designing rooms for kids, i really like THEIR personality to be reflected, so this room will be VERY different from the soft, peach, feminine feel of my younger daughters room.
here is the room now:
what it has going for it:
* it's pretty large.
* it has two great windows with stunning views of the mountains and valley below. (while i was raised in the midwest, and my adult roots are firmly set in the south, we have lived in utah for the last 6 years)
* the house is new, so there aren't any undesirable features that need to be changed. its a blank slate.
of course, like any project, there are some challenges...
like most of the world, i am on a budget, and SO, in an effort to keep this makeover from taking over my finances, i am going to attempt to transform this room by buying NO NEW FURNITURE.
yah. you read that right.
all the major items in the room are either IN the room now, or will be pulled from somewhere else in my house.
the queen size panel bed, dresser and mirrored nightstand will stay.
the bookcase, woven chair and light fixture will go. (i actually like the light fixture but it stopped working about 8 months ago, so we are going to replace it with something else)
the bed and dresser were purchased about 8 years ago when we lived in knoxville, tennessee. there is nothing wrong with either one of them, but if i was starting form scratch, i would almost certainly choose a different style of bed and a more funky dresser. (oh, well, actually, the middle drawer of the dresser is totally messed up from my daughter cramming WAY too much into it, and so that will be repaired, but other than that, both items are in great shape.)
the mirrored nightstand was purchased at home goods. my daughter loves all of the drawers.
now, onto the stuff that will be added:
i have had these chairs for the last 5 years. they are going to get a serious makeover:
i also have two INSANE vintage lamps that have inspired my color scheme, but need some new shades and wiring. i purchased these a few years ago at a vintage store here in salt lake city, and have been waiting for a change to upgrade them.
i will most likely pull this white storage piece from my foyer and replace the bookcase/nightstand:
the veneer is peeling up, and i may change out the hardware, but other than that, it will give my messy teen some hidden storage and won't cost me much to update!
next week, i will have a design plan ready to go, but for now, here is the basic direction i am heading in: (you can see other design plans i have created for clients here)
it will be a pretty major player in the room.
she loves blue, and since the lamps are staying, i would like to add a dash of an awesome fabric like this:
in case you didn't notice the ONE DIRECTION posters all over the wall, here is another glimpse:
my daughter is right in the middle of the "i am a teenager and must plaster everything i like on my walls" phase. instead of fighting it, i am going to make this entire back wall into a place for her to go crazy.
anyway, hang on tight!
i know the next 6 weeks are going to zip by!
are you planning on linking up to the event? i hope so!
don't forget to spend some time checking out the other featured designers progress:
here they are:
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