Can you believe that it’s time for the Spring One Room Challenge already? I’m pretty sure that I haven’t completed any home projects since the fall challenge.
Okay maybe one or two.
We did finish a room, but it was technically part of the fall one room challenge. I added a closet and bathroom onto that project so I’m going to count that as a win!
We also had two grand baby’s, then the holiday’s and here we are!
First I want to start out by thanking Linda for organizing the spring One Room Challenge .
Not only does this event help motivate us to start new projects and finish them on a timeline, it also provides me with endless inspiration by so many creatives!
If you haven’t followed along in the past be sure to check it out!
Spring One Room Challenge – Guest Bedroom
Of course I chose another guest bedroom to work on!
Don’t worry – there’s another one that I can also do for the fall challenge haha.
Anyway, I’m ready to do some other projects in the house but since the guest rooms have doors that I can close they just seem easier to work on.
Or maybe easier to ignore when I’m not working on them?
Either way I’m excited to get started on this room!
So let me show you some “before” photo’s!
If you start at the top left it’s the view when you walk in the room, the around the room so that you can get the idea.
Sadly it has had the odd furniture and the piles there for several guests already, so it’s definitely not a welcoming guest room.
It was easier to load these up as a collage so you can see what I love!
Not the brown carpet, not the brown walls.
Isn’t it funny that in the living room the walls are the same color but the lighting makes them look so much lighter. Almost a completely different shade.
When you get into the bedrooms though, you can really see how dark this paint is.
So that’ll be one of the first things to go!
New paint, new flooring, new furniture. And a new fan for sure.
We actually took the globe off the lights on this fan so there was some light in this room.
Of course we’re also going to need some lamps to make the space!
The Details (what’s staying)
The ceiling in this room is 12 feet so it’s pretty tall for a bedroom. It’s one of the few rooms that doesn’t have a tray ceiling, or other decorative accent.
We’ll be adding some crown moulding and bringing it down the wall a bit to bring the ceiling down a little.
The wooden shutters are staying in the room. I’m not sure if that’s the correct term for them but they are shutters on the inside of the windows.
I wouldn’t have them made but since they are there I have to say they do a great job of blocking out the light and the heat in our house.
This room has a west and north facing window.
No great view either.
The west window looks out to our driveway and the north facing window has a fence built in the middle of it (can you hear my angst when I say that?).
The north window has a view of the pool equipment and the a/c unit so the windows are really only for light. Only you can’t use the light when it’s a nice hot summer here in Texas.
For now we leave the shutters. They can block the bottom of the window and let light in the top and we can ignore the view. (That fence is on the list though!)
I haven’t really put a timeline to this project because I want to pretend like it’s not a huge undertaking.
The tall ceilings mean that the tall ladder is required for paint.
It also means that it will take approximately 3 gallons of paint for the walls and ceiling. And approximately 300 hundred hours. So that’s at least several days of work right there.
I mean 300 hours is a lot, but you have to include some of the time I spend procrastinating right?
So week one is going to be paint. Or primer and paint.
I have to say that primer is required in this house because this paint is dark. Really dark. And guess what? Primer is cheaper than paint!
So one coat of primer saves me a coat of paint.
I know that the paint people are cringing right now but that’s okay.
Week Two is probably also going to be some form of paint.
Week Three is likely to be paint as well since we’ve got to install crown moulding, which involves more work than just nailing wood to the wall.
At this point I’m wondering if I should just purchase scaffolding for all these projects.
If I just had a neighbor that would store it for me. And set it up for me.
Anyway, moving on to my favorite part!
Ordering all the fun new pieces to fill the space.
So follow along and see what’s happening for the Spring One Room Challenge! I’ll be sharing my progress on my Instagram stories and I’m sure a few of them will find themselves on TikTok before it’s all said and done.
If you haven’t checked out TikTok yet it sure is fun!
Week 8 – The Big Reveal!!
Don’t forget to check out all the other projects at One Room Challenge!
If you’d like to see some of my past projects: