Welcome to Week One of my One Room Challenge! Twice a year Linda of Calling it Home challenges bloggers to makeover one room in six weeks. This is my fist time participating in the ORC but with a new house full of challenges I figured now was the perfect time to join in the fun. The big decision was which room to choose? With a house full of half decorated rooms the decision was difficult but in the end I decided that my bonus room above the garage was the winner. This room will serve as my work room and double as a guest room with a pull out sofa. Originally I thought this would be the last room I’d work on but since I have overnight guests coming in November and lots of sewing work that needs to get done for the rest of the house this room is suddenly a priority.
This is the room we are working with, a decent size with nice built in shelving and a really ugly coat of paint.
Here it is from the opposite angle after I moved all my junk in.
This is the bonus room over the garage so the stair way up could use some love too.
Oh and did I forget to tell you the lighting is awful!
So what are my dreams for this room? Well first the ugly paint has to go! I’d like to go light and bright. Since this is my creative space I’d like to layer in lots of fun color with inspiring fabrics and accessories. A cluttered organization of inspiring objects and all my supplies is okay but I’ like it to look intentional not like the big pile of mess I have going on right now.
Here are a few spaces that have the look I’m going for…
Photo via LittleBigBell
Photo via Fjeldborg
Photo via I Always Pick the Thimble
Photo via Brit+Co.
Photo via Camille Styles
You get the idea? Bright and airy, lots of art and inspiration, colorful storage, good work space, oh yeah and a place for guest to sleep.
I have my work cut out for me so I better get painting if I want this room pulled together in six weeks…