I am super excited to be a Guest Participant in the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge!
For the next eight weeks, participants will share the transformation of one room. It is a very interesting and inspiring resource! I have been a ORC fan for many years and decided this year to join in the fun! I am not entering this challenge with an organized game plan, but I do have a vision of the end result. There are no promises of perfection, but I’d love to invite you to join me each week as I jump in head-first into this Spring’s One Room Challenge!
The room that I chose for my One Room Challenge is Trevor’s bedroom. Trevor is twenty-one and living at home while he finishes up college. His room was originally shared by him and my older son, Dylan. There were actually two beds in the room–a twin and a full bed. Since Dylan has not lived at home in many years, we finally removed the twin bed to add more space. The layout is still not working for me…or Trevor, for that matter.
Here are photos of Trevor’s room so you can see why I chose his room for this challenge:
All of the furniture was purchased over twenty years ago and is a cherry-ish stained wood tone. There is a headboard, side table, dresser along with an oversized desk with a chair. The desk is my least favorite piece because over the years it has just became a catch-all.
Do you see the ceiling fan? Yes, it came with the house when we bought it…and I am guessing it’s about thirty years old. The white and gold colors does nothing for the room.
I’ve had these red curtain panels hanging for many years in this room. Honestly, I just realized how odd they look in the space. They’re like pants that are too short…what could be called high waters!
We must also discuss the books. All of the books. Trevor is an avid reader and chooses to collect books instead of checking them out at the library. I bought him storage shelves from Home Depot for temporary storage but I’m ready to display his book collection in a more organized way.
As you can see by the photos, there’s some major issues going on with Trevor’s room. I want to give Trevor a modern, dorm-like space that provides him specific areas for sleeping, studying and relaxing.
My goals for this refresh are:
- Remove unnecessary furniture
- Do a major cleaning and de-clutter
- Repaint room and add a dark focal wall
- Rearrange furniture placement
- Add bookcases for all of Trevor’s books
- Give the room a more clean and modern look
- Add an area rug for texture and dimension
- Replace ceiling fan
- Replace the existing curtains and add dark bamboo window blinds
As you can tell, I’ve got a lot of work to do! Since time is limited and I am hoping to keep the budget low, I am going to be shopping the internet for affordable furniture and accessories. I hope to share my ideas for the room next week along with some of the furniture I hope to use.
I am going to get busy and will report back to you all in a week!
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Until next time,