One Room Challenge: Week 2

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Guys, let’s be honest for one minute! I’ve never put together a space, like an entire room in six weeks. Can it be done? Obviously, it can. Look at the beautifully designed bedrooms that have come out of this design challenge. But I’ve always felt like true design, especially designing a home, takes time.

It takes time to curate and find the right pieces to make a space feel just right.

So when I entered this One Room Challenge, I was unsure of how I could pull together the perfect space in such a short amount of time. However, as week one has unfolded, I realized that this challenge, at least for me, is about making an impact in the space. Making an impact that transforms my master bedroom is what this challenge means for me. So, though I won’t be removing the carpet (which I’d love to do but it’s not in the budget), I can still make a huge impact that will makeover the space. I can design a bedroom that is inspiring and perfect for my current needs. Here are some week 1 updates straight from my master bedroom.

So far, the upholstered headboard template has been cut. Thanks to my handy neighbor with all the awesome power tools to help me properly cut my plywood. I’ve submitted an order with Ashely Lasseigne for this beautiful fabric too . The fabric I chose will be upholstered on the camelback headboard template you see below. Also, I started hanging my ripped plywood sheets for the back accent wall. This is a project I’ve completed in my laundry room and my powder room. It will be painted a dark gray/black color for contrast. I’ll be finalizing paint samples this week so be sure to watch my Instagram stories to see what I pick. Last night, I also ordered this HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer and I’m excited to use it on several projects in the space. I’ve been wanting one for years! I’m really trying to add drama and contrast with this back wall so stay tuned to it’s progress.

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I’ve got to pull the plug on a rug and have narrowed my choices down to these two options…

Navy Chalet Herringbone Cotton Flatwoven

Kiwa Handwoven Jute Jagged Chevron 

Which rug do you like best in the space? I’m leaning towards the second option with darker tones. Let me know in the comments before I make my order. Next up, week two is underway. Here are some of the changes I plan on executing in the upcoming week.

Week 2 Tasks:

  • Complete the shiplap accent wall using this method
  • Fill holes, crevices, sand, paint shiplap accent wall
  • Cover headboard template with batting to prep for fabric
  • Order rug
  • Order scones
  • Decide on trim/door/shiplap colors
  • Purchase paint colors needed for all room projects

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I’m definitely starting to feel pressure but trying to keep my cool. Even though I have limited time, it’s important that I make solid design choices. So, I’m doing my best to really think about my purchases, and even look for opportunities to save money. Coupon codes here I come! Ha! The lesson to you is design a space based on your needs and resources. It’s easy to admire other space but then not have the resources to pull together that exact look. That’s okay!

Every budget, every style, and every space can be transformed.

So as I move along in this challenge, I challenge you to pick a space in your home and make it better. It may take time but that’s okay. You can still do it! Check out the ORC Blog page for more One Room Challenge inspiration.

See you next Thursday!

-Crystal 

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  4. Reply

    Yes, the second rug! Both are beautiful but I think the second one has a really nice richness and texture to it. I admire how organized you are in your approach.

    1. Reply

      Brianna, thanks for your comment! I agree it has a lot of texture though I’m concerned maybe too much texture for a bedroom rug. Decisions. Decisions.

  5. Reply

    I love rug #2, but beware: my husband HATES ours that’s almost identical (but with longer fringe on the edge). The jute is constantly producing a thick dust that settles down underneath the rug, so it’s perpetually dirty underneath. For me it’s out of sight out of mind, but he can’t get over it.

    I’m excited to see where you end up!

    1. Reply

      Yes, that’s one of the reasons I went with the first option. It also didn’t look super soft to walk on. It should be here on Wednesday and I’ll try it out in the space. Thanks for your support!

  6. Reply

    I think this is my very favorite ORC room this season. You are so very talented. I like rug #1.

    1. Reply

      Hey Stacy, that’s very sweet. I hope it looks inspiring in the end. I’m definitely feeling the pressure. Whew!

    • Amanda
    • October 11, 2018
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    I have your exact first choice rug in my house. It’s in Bradleys room if you want to come see it in person before you make your order. I do love the rug, but for a master bedroom your second choice is my favorite!

    1. Reply

      Amanda, thanks very much for your input! I’m leaning towards the second option too.

    • Jas
    • October 11, 2018
    Reply

    I love both rugs! I think rug 2 looks best in the space the way it is now but also feel like 1 might go better with the fabric for the headboard.

    1. Reply

      Jas, thanks so much for your input! I’m also unsure and really want to make the right choice. I’ll sleep on it.

    • Arie
    • October 11, 2018
    Reply

    I loooove rug #2 reminds me of my rug in my master bedroom! Crystal I am loving all of your choices for this reveal!

    1. Reply

      Hey Arie, thanks for your support through this project. I’m headed to your blog to see what you’ve been up to in the challenge.

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I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.