My Own One Room Challenge

I told you a few weeks ago that several blogger/designers were doing a ORC and I decided to do my own along side of them. That way I could get my rear in gear to finish up a bed and bath that I had started in the basement and get to another bed and bath that have been torn up for a while, both in my own home.

Before - bedroom 1 in the basement

Who could forget the main water-line cover-ups eyesore?

paint - SW Crushed Ice
fabric covered frame to cover water line holes
custom pillows
West Elm - headboard, duvet, sheets and curtains
Artwork done by my eldest son his senior year in high school.
Mirror - Ballards
lavender - love the fragrance

Bath in basement - before
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paint- SW Oyster White
custom painted shelf
mirror- HomeGoods
new fixture

Now -  to what needed the whole challenge to get myself off my duff.
Bath - before
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paint - SW Oyster White
new fixture
custom framed the mirror and painted
painted the vanity
I love a small lamp in all my baths, this one is reminiscent of my 'cello playing days.
Since this bath is quite small, I kept the shower curtain neutral to not make it seem smaller. 
So blessed to have Grandma's furniture with beautiful wood carvings, just needed a bit of an update.
I had an ikat pillow for inspiration initially but changed my mind.  Imagine that?
I changed it several times before I finally landed on what would be.
I tried putting the bed on the wall between the windows but ultimately put it back against the back wall.  One dresser removed from the room to open the space. 
paint - SW Crushed Ice
matlesse - Garnet Hill
euros - Pottery Barn
pillows - custom (still waiting on one)
curtains - custom
lamps - HomeGoods
My budget on this room got a wee bit out of hand as we had to replace the box-spring and mattress.  There was quite a 'dip' in the old set.
Painted table, will feature on Project Monday
next week.
Attached mirror removed, this one found at World Market.
Ultimate goal is to have a piece of granite or silestone cut for the top of this dresser which one day be used in a powder bath.

I am glad these two projects are finished, next will be my office. :)

Do you have a room or two hanging over your head?  Call MD, we'll pull it together for you! Don't let distance be a barrier, MD can design for you via the web. 


  1. The goal it to motivate people, and I would say that this room does that. That bed looks like the most inviting bed. So glad you enjoyed the challenge.

  2. Renae: WOW...all looks pretty and fresh and ready for company!


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