We’re officially at the halfway point of the One Room Challenge (ORC) presented by Better Homes and Gardens. If you’re just joining, I have spent the last four weeks working on completely re-doing my guest bedroom. The ORC is an amazing platform where hundreds of other DIYers and interior designers join together and transform a single room in a quick 8 weeks.
Before I dive into this week’s progress on my room, I want to encourage you to take a minute and check out the ORC Blog page and the other designers. These amazing, creative people are taking on full kitchen and bathroom remodels, outdoor patios, offices, kids play rooms and many other bedrooms, like me!
Recap: Floor to Ceiling Drama
The first three weeks were spent adding drama to the ceiling, walls and flooring. The ceiling went dark and moody with my favorite charcoal-black Behr Limousine Leather. Moving down the walls, last week I installed a shiplap feature wall in the same dark paint. The other three walls were freshened up with a contrasting greige, Dutch Boy Silvered Fog. Finally, the drama continued onto the floors. After removing the dingy carpet, I installed luxury vinyl flooring that I had left over from another project in the house. These extra-large planks from Flooret bring consistency to the flooring throughout the first floor of the house, but more importantly for this room, they add a warm, natural vibe.
Going Electric in this Room!
I didn’t get to spend as much time this week on the room as I’d hoped; however, as promised, this week was all about the electrical fixtures.
I knew when I started this room that I wanted to add an eye-catching, statement light fixture – a little bling! Once again Amazon did not disappoint. I found this amazing Mid-Century Sputnik light fixture that is PERFECT. It is large enough to feel substantial in the room, but it is low-profiles (only hangs down a little over a foot) so it will not cause an obstruction. I also love the combination of the matte black metal and shiny brass–look accents. Plus, it’s under $70! WHAT?!
Outlets and Switches:
Because my house was original built in 1970, all of the outlets and switches were off-white/cream and were the older, “smily face” style. (#IYKYK) A quick update to crisp white, modern outlets and switches was a MUST. The outlet on the feature wall received a matching outlet in matte black. It’s truly amazing just how much of an overall impact these little details make when you walk into the room. (chef’s kiss) They’re so good!
In other news (spoiler!), the nightstand/dressers also came in this week! HA! I’ll tell you more about these sexy beasts in a couple weeks, but for now just enjoy this little teaser.
Big things are happening over the next week. A ton of little finishing work will be going down, but I’m most excited about the large impact that all of the baseboards and trim getting installed and painted will make!
Thanks again for coming along with me for yet another week. We still got a ways to go, but “HOLY COW!” It really is starting to come together! Come on back next week … you’re not going to want to miss it.