Week two of the ORC Guest Bedroom update was pretty darn productive. Although it may not look like a huge transformation just yet, a lot of work got done! Before I jump into the details, be sure to head over to the One Room Challenge Blog Page to check out all of the other participants’ progress!
OK, let’s do this! This week was all about getting rid of all the clutter and stripping the room down. Out with the old!
I started by taking some direction from Marie Kondo, and purged literally everything that wasn’t sparking joy – including that nasty old carpet! HA! GOOD BYE!
Now that we’re down to the bare bones, I’ll let you all in on the plan for the room!
THE PLAN: The Moodboard – Not only does this little beauty capture the overall look and feel for the guest bedroom, but it is also my shopping list for fixtures and decor! Yup, it’s not just inspiration, folks, you will be seeing most of these items in the final reveal six weeks from now!
I have completed the shopping for the most part. I am still waiting on a few items to arrive, but as soon as I can confirm that everything will be making it into the room, I’ll be sharing links for where you can buy everything yourself!
So, now that the shopping is done, let’s make the room pretty!
STEP ONE: Paint It All – We’re going to start with the ceiling! Currently, the ceiling is an off-white with “popcorn” texture. Believe it or not, I actually don’t hate the infamous popcorn texture for this room. Or, I won’t anyways. The ceiling is going DEEP CHARCOAL – Behr Limousine Leather to be exact. Going dark charcoal will hide most of the imperfections in the ceiling, but most importantly will breathe new live into the popcorn texture. A lot of people think that going dark in a small room can make it feel smaller and closed in. When actually if you go super dark with your ceiling, not only will it create a cozy, intamate mood, but you’ll also “raise the roof” by creating the illusion of a taller ceiling.
Three walls will be lightened subtly with Dutch Boy Silvered Fog in a satin finish. Silvered Fog is the perfect greige color that can look tan or grey. Depending on the adjacent surfaces, this color can go either warm or cool. For this bedroom, I really want to pull more of the cooler grey tones out of it, so in addition to the ceiling, I’ll be painting a feature wall Limousine Leather. The deep charcoal is going to bring dimension, contrast and so much drama!
Finally, all the doors and trim will go creamy white with Behr Cameo White! This will update the baseboards to match the rest of the house, and will get rid of all the dated orange wood tones.
STEP TWO: Feature Wall – I have been dreaming of a black shiplap wall since I started working on the house, so I’m making it happen! I’ll be going with a thick 8″ horizontal nickel gap shiplap, and for a cleaner, modern look, I’ll be going seamless.
STEP THREE: Plank the Floors – I already know that this is going to be a controversial decision, but the hardwoods are getting covered up! I think I have just enough leftover luxury vinyl planks (LVP) from my living and dining room project a few months ago. I’m going to use what I have and fingers crossed it will be enough for the entire room!
STEP FOUR: Electric Details – The outlets, light switch, light fixture and table side lamps are all getting replaced.
STEP FIVE: Overflow Storage – I refuse to let this room turn into the catch-all dumping ground that it once was! The closet is getting a facelift and will become a much more efficient and organized storage solution for all of the things.
STEP SIX: Bring Back My … Furniture – This is where it will get real! The bed comes back in the room, but everything else will be BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW!
STEP SEVEN: Finishing Touches and Final Reveal
There you have it … the game plan for taking this bedroom from A to Amazing! Follow along as it all happens here and on my Instagram (@ingomaracres), and don’t forget to head over to the One Room Challenge website and checkout all the other participants … so damn good!