One Room Challenge Guest Participant

I have made a last minute decision to join in the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge. It officially launched last week and allows eight weeks to complete your room of choice. So that leaves me seven weeks…plenty of time really seeing as my planned changes are all cosmetic.

Having said that, most of them are painting jobs and I’m not a fan. So, left to my own devices seven weeks could easily come and go and these jobs could remain on my to-do list! Hopefully, this challenge will ensure I finally get them done.

The idea is to post a weekly update every Wednesday, with a final reveal at the end of the eight week process. So, I only have a few days before my first update…if that doesn’t light a fire under me to get started, then it’ll never get done.

I’ll be sticking with the current palette: pink, green and purple. A mood board will follow with my next post. For now, here’s the uninspiring “Before” pic.

My plan, as mentioned, is purely cosmetic. Lots of painting and generally give it a “put-together” overall appearance. Something it’s sadly lacking at the moment. In summary:

  • Paint the third coat on the wall facing my bed. Don’t ask…it was late last summer when I started the job, and this one wall didn’t get finished. Hopefully when I check in on Wednesday, that will finally be done!
  • Paint the door, skirting and architrave. The choices based, on what I have in the house, are a) the same paint that’s on the wall and b) a soft grey, in gloss. Although it means a lot more taping off, I think I’m going to go with the grey. That’s unlikely to happen before this Wednesday, but hopefully next week you’ll see which one I went for in the end.
  • Paint the radiator – that will be the same as the wall.
  • Makeover the vintage wardrobe, which I love. But I don’t love the dark stain a previous owner gave it. My plan is to sand it back to it’s original finish, if I can, and oil. If that doesn’t turn out too well, Plan B is to paint it grey, with gold on the door inserts.
  • Paint the mirror gold.
  • Add some artwork to the walls.
  • Change up the curtains.
  • Swap the bedside rugs for a large area rug.
  • Change up the bedside lamps.
  • Other finishing touches – yet to be decided.

All small changes, which shouldn’t take anywhere near seven weeks to implement. But as mentioned before, I’m one to procrastinate for ages when it comes to painting.

If you want to join in, please do! I think it’s too late to register as a guest on the official One Room Challenge site, but I’d love you to keep me company here. Post in the comments below what room you’re going to tackle. And then share your weekly updates in the comments as we go along.

And for inspiration from others taking part in the one room challenge, follow
#bhgorc on Instagram and the blog posts on the official site here.

Ok, time to get started. Talk to you again on Wednesday.


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