Wednesday, October 2, 2013

one room challenge...

Let the Challenge begin!
I'm not sure how I got on the list, but I'm thankful to be included with these 19 talented
 bloggers, again! We have 6 weeks to makeover a room and we'll be posting our progress 
every Wednesday until the final reveal. A huge thank you to the brilliance behind the ORC,
 Linda @ Calling it Home, and to Jennifer @ The Pink Pagoda for our banner below.

I'll be making over our Master Bedroom, if you don't know we live in a 1938 
cottage style home. Charm has it's drawbacks, for one our bedroom is 13' x 11'!
Add two doors, a closet, a bay window and a radiator and you barely have room
for a bed ~ a challenge in itself!
My goal is to make the most of the space we have, include elements to give the illusion
 of a larger luxurious master suite space, use my favorite Craigslist and Ikea finds to keep
 it budget friendly, and of course, include lots of DIYs! :) It's been years since I've done
 anything to it, so I'll just get to the loveliness...

BEFORE

 
     Craigslist Photo - I just sold the bed                      The windows and radiator, perfect for drapes :) 

Opposite side of room - Closet door and door to hallway

 The second door.

THE PLAN 
My love for David Hicks' La Fiorentina pattern lives on, after my big diy disaster in
 the last challenge I've figured out a way to include it... :) 


My favorite style is antique mixed with a modern vibe...


An Ikea Rast Hack is in order... 


That's all I'm spilling for now, see you next Wednesday! 

Be sure to stop by and check out the rooms these bloggers will be
transforming:


A new twist this time around, the One Room Challenge is open to everyone!
 Join in the fun! You can find all the details for linking up tomorrow over at
Calling It Home here

62 comments:

Susan Jeffries said...

This is a great feature! I look forward to seeing what you create! Susan

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sooooooo excited to see you get rolling on this room, Pam! Can't wait to follow along, it's going to be so fun!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

I'm so excited you're doing this again! Can.not.wait to see the transformation. I know it will be great!! Against my better judgement, I'm doing the link up. ;)

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

What fun! It will be really interesting watching the work in progress.

Andrea said...

I can't wait to see what you do with your master bedroom, Pam.

Julia Konya said...

WOW, so much excitement. Can't wait.
That huge carved headboard has my heart :)

modern jane said...

Wow! Can't wait to follow along! That headboard stopped me in my tracks!

Cathy Wall said...

Yay! Your MBR gets a makeover, with La Fiorentina too boot! Can't wait to see what you are up to!

Vel Criste said...

Soo excited Pam! I can imagine how great this room will be with your inspirations! I'm linking up tomorrow too with my son's bedroom!

My Notting Hill said...

Love the windows/bumpout in your room. Wow, the headboard and your other inspiration photos are great - can't wait to see what you do.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love cottages and appreciate all of the quaintness. Now that the kids are getting older, this would be perfect for me and the Mr. I really can't wait to see how you will recreate that La Fiorentina. Seriously, if you find a headboard like that carved one....I will bow down to your hunting skills. It's perfect. And an Ikea hack is always a winner in my book. Thanks for playing.

SHERRY HART said...

If you find a bed like that I will die. Period.
Can't wait to see how you work your magic on this room!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Tiny rooms really live up to the name "challenge" but I am sure your space will knock our socks off.

ChicLiving said...

So excited to see the changes! I'll be participating in the link up on Thursday and am also working on our master bedroom :) looking forward to your rast hack as well, you always work wonders with furniture.

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Can't wait!!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to do Pam :) xo Kristin

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, this is going to be fun! I'm excited to follow your journey. I wanted to link up and play along but I couldn't get it in gear in time. My bedroom is SO neglected!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Yeah! I know you've got some big plans up your sleeve and I can't wait to see it all come together.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Eeek! that carved bed! I can't wait to see what you've got planned.

Calypso In The Country said...

I can't wait for this transformation Pam! You have such beautiful taste!
-Shelley

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Love all of your inspiration pictures! Can't wait to see more!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Pam, I look forward to seeing your amazing talent transform the room.

Unknown said...

Oh, I get so excited about these challenges. I can't wait to see what you come up with, Pam.

Lori

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

That Hicks pattern- wow! Can't wait to follow, Pam. I've decided to participate this year too (won't be as involved as your plans, but a few changes are in order).

Simply Modern Home said...

Wow! Can't wait to see it all come together!! (I'll be linking up doing our guest room - so excited!)

Kim said...

So happy you are back ... cannot wait to see how you make this bedroom shine!! xo

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh i can't wait to see this through! it's going to be amazing!

therelishedroost said...

Cant wait to see it!!!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do! That giant headboard in the one pic above is insane...beautiful.

Dana Frieling said...

Ditto to all of the above! I'm sure it'll be nothing short of fabulous with your crazy talent, my friend.

Beth Connolly said...

Looking forward to seeing your transformation. I love the David Hicks.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Hi Pam, I love your inspiration photos - the pillows in the second one have given me a great idea for my own challange.
Thanks!
Phyllis

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Awesome, can't wait. All these diy bloggers are so fun to follow as they make their way to a new room. Love your bay window! Whenever I see an Ikea Rast dresser remade on Pinterest, I think Pam could do that!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

pam - i cant wait to see what you do. omg that inspiration pic with the large wooden rococo headboard is TO DIE FOR. and i too share your love for la fiorentina. i am on pins and needles over here waiting to see how you incorporate it! goodluck my friend!!!!!

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

Pam, I cannot wait to see what you do with your Master bedroom! I am such a fan of your blog and your easy style. I plan to play along vicariously...and do a room in my house too...this has given me the motivation I need!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...I know its going to look great!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I'll be checking in on your progress weekly. You will create a gorgeous Master Bedroom!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I love antiques mixed with some modern elements, too! This will be fun to watch.

Design_Fluff said...

That carved headboard is drool worthy! I can't wait to see where all of this is going!

Jessie said...

Love your plans and inspirational photos! Looking forward to see your progress next week!

Jessie

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Pammy, you leave me wanting more! I am a loyal fan of La Fiorentina myself and will use it in my own home some day some where. Promise. I'm excited we get to do this together again!

René said...

Master bedroom twins! Haha! This will be fun Pam!

The Pink Pagoda said...

LOVE that David Hicks pattern and can't wait to see what you do with it!

Karena Albert said...

Pam I am so excited to watch how this turns ou!! So much fun as I cannot participate at this time!

Xoxo
Karena
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A Vintage Vine said...

Looking forward to this!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

How fun! Can't wait to see what you do.

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

I am thrilled to be in the One Room Challenge with you. It is a much needed swift kick in the rear to get this home office of mine looking good. Your bedroom will surely be fabulous.

Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with and the AFTER shots.

Fondly-

Holly

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I'm a La Fiorentina fan too! Loving that crazy ornate headboard in the inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your transformation this time.

Jen Gilday said...

I just went to Ikea yesterday to buy a rast for my ORC as well! But I was out of luck because they were out of stock! Hoping you have better luck! And can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jen
athomeiinthenorthwestblog.com

cindy hattersley design said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with! That headboard in your inspiration photo is incredible isn't it!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

I'm excited to see what you come up with! La Fiorentina is a fave of mine, as well. I'm going to try to work it into my living room in some form. --And I understand the challenge of a tiny bedroom -- my 1940s master bedroom is even smaller than yours!

Stacey said...

Drooling over that headboard in your inspiration pic! I'm looking forward to following your progress!!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

So glad you are part of the ORC again! I can't wait to see what you do with your master; those inspiration pics are phenomenal! And I'm definitely inspired by the size (our new master is even smaller). :)

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

Jessica said...

Ooh, a Rast hack--I'm intrigued! I love your inspiration spaces, especially the one with that crazy beautiful headboard. Can't wait to see the finished room!

Stephanie Norris said...

We all need a little push to get things done in our own homes, thank goodness for this challenge right? It's going to look fabulous I'm sure! Can't wait to follow along.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

omg I love what I see so far! you have such a great slate to work from. can't wait to see the finished room! I'm a new follower!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

First of all, that headboard is one of the most killer pieces of furniture I've seen in a long time. Your room plan looks awesome - can't wait to see it come together.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

That headboard is INSANE!! And I clicked over to see your stencil story... Ahh! Very curious about your new method and I hope it works this time! :)

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I'm so excited you are in this ORC! Love your project and I look forward to following along.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved your last challenge...looking forward to this one!!

ECKDesign said...

I just read this post! I knew you'd eventually like that headboard! ;-P

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