Spring 2019 ORC – The Plan for the Master Bedroom.
Pain vs Pleasure
So here’s the thing. I should know better. I really should. I ought to at least TRY to remember back to last fall. You know what I’m talking about… That 6 week period where I didn’t sleep more than 5 hours, lived on a steady diet of cheese and Nutella, and let the rest of my home spiral into complete chaos. Or maybe I should reach back into the deep recesses of my brain to recall how I lost five pounds of muscle, gained new wrinkles, and shed my hair from the stress of the last One Room Challenge (that is actually all true).
…But here’s the deal you guys. I have a really bad memory. 🙂
Then again, maybe it’s not just my memory. Maybe it’s that I’m sick. You see, I think I secretly love the stress, pressure, and motivation to finish yet another room in our new home. In fact, I like it so much that I’ve MOSTLY forgotten about the side effects of the last ORC. Yep, instead of focusing on the pain, I find so much pleasure in the two finished entertaining rooms that were the results of that massive effort. Plus, in the process I have made so many wonderful friends.
This time around we are taking the design plans up stairs and are aiming to transform our master bedroom into an eclectic and beautiful space for the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge.
What is the ORC?
Before giving you my vision, I want to start out with a huge thank you to Linda, from Calling it Home, for organizing this…THE MONSTER TRUCK EXPEDITION of all link-ups…THE… SPRING… ONE ROOM CHALLENGE👏👏👏!
Surely by now you have heard of this uber-fun 6 week competition between 20 “Challenge Participants” and hundreds of other “Guest Participants” (like me). All of us have the goal of transforming our spaces with only a month and a half to get it done. As an added bonus Better Homes and Gardens will be the media sponsors for this event.
Thanks for Stopping By
Oh wait… One more thing. If you are new around these parts then let me give you a virtual hug and high five ✋. I’m pumped that you stopped by to check out the CRAY-CRAY that we call normal life. You see, we are a military family of 6 and we are constantly on the move. Yep, this is our 13th home and we are only here 2 years. It’s a house we have owned for 6 years and last summer we moved back in, after two military assignments away. Did you get that? Of all of our many abodes, this one feels the most like home. We are using these 24 months to systematically upgrade room after room.
We have completed 5 rooms in the last 9 months
Soooo…..if you like a bold, creative, and colorful blog/accounts with lots of fresh design content, then I’m your gal!
You may have noticed that each of the previous ORC’s have been entertaining spaces. Well this time I’m mixing it up a bit. Our master bedroom needs help…like BIG TIME. Truth in advertising…These pics were taken on Saturday AFTER I cleaned out our junk and BEFORE we hung some Metrie Crown Moulding.
Note: some products in this post are sponsored but the opinions are 100 percent my own.
TO DO LIST
-Empty, Prep, caulk, and Sand Room
-Hang Piemonte Chandelier from Corbett Lighting
– Build Bed with Fabric and fringe from Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria
-Replace door Hardware from Grandeur Hardware
– Build and Frame Chinoiserie Screen Behind Bed
-Upholster bench in leopard print cowhide from Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria
-Sew Bedding (Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria) and Pillows
-Hand Paint and sew four Silk Four Silk Curtain Panels from Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria
-Hang Art Style and style the Room to Eclectic-Glam Perfection
-Photograph/edit/write big reveal
– A Balanced Diet, Daily Showers, and 8 hours of sleep….pfffft….I WISH
What do you think? Totally doable in the next 6 weeks, right?
Ohhhh WAIT….Now I’m starting to remember the PAIN. It’s all coming back, coming back to me now.
Wish me luck folks….I think I’m going to need it.
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge- Week 1. If you like what you see here don’t forget to come back and poke around a bit after visiting the Challenge and Guest participants. Oh, and following me is fun too 😜. Don’t forget to check in each week as build this maximalist, and show stopping bedroom