Who’s ready for week two of the One Room Challenge? I am! I think…
If you were not here last week let me explain. Twice a year Linda of Calling it Home challenges bloggers to makeover one room in six weeks, hence the name One Room Challenge. I have chosen to work on what will be my sewing room/guest room for this event so each week I will be linking up and sharing the progress of the transformation. For those of you who are new to my blog, I also should let you know we are in a rental so during this ORC I will be limited to cosmetic changes.
Let’s remember the before?
Last week I shared before photos of the space and some of my inspirations so this week I wanted to share the plan. Because this is a creative space I’m pretty much free to do whatever I want and what I want is a colorful fun space where I can be inspired. If you remember my sewing room from our house in Germany you’ll know most of the furniture that will be coming in so I’m not spending a lot of money in that area.
What will be new are the paint, fabrics, and accessories. I’m planning a simple white background layered with colorful fabrics and a collection of art that is mostly sewing inspired. I have collected a lot needlework over the years that I would be perfect for this room. I will also be bringing in my large Field of Flowers rug by Dash and Albert which will add some flare to the beige carpet. I just dropped it off for cleaning yesterday so hopefully it will be finished for the final reveal.
Have a look at the mood board I’ve been working on.
The fabrics I’m leaning toward are by Anna Maria Horner from the Lou Lou Thi Collection.
Photo via Anna Maria Horner
So now that you know the plan, what’s going on one week into the project?
For starters I got rid the yucky brown paint. I uses a warm white from Valspar, called Swiss Coffee and the room is looking better all ready.
I have also gotten all the furniture in place in what I think is the best arrangement, although I’m still not sure about the cutting table. It may work better in front of the shelves but it weighs about a thousand pounds so I’m going to live with it where it is for a little while and see how it feels before moving it again.
Since the room will also double as a guest room we moved in our FRIHETEN sofa with its lovely orange Comfort Works slipcover. This sofa pulls out into a queen size bed so I also want to make this space comfortable for the times when it has to serve as a guest room.
Next week I’m hoping to get some art on the walls and hopefully make some final decisions on the fabrics for pillows and curtains. Lots of work still to come but I’m excited to get this room done.
If you want check out the progress from the start you can find each week here: Week One