Thursday, October 2, 2014

one room challenge - week one


Let's do this!
First, a huge thank you to Linda @ Calling it Home, the mastermind behind the ORC.
Be sure to stop by and check out the over-the-top talent she's rounded up this time!
And, thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to this time around!

I know you all have a lot of ORC posts to check out, so here's a short and sweet intro to
 my project. I'm thrilled to be helping a client turned friend with her Master Bedroom.
 She's been through a divorce this past year and is the sweetest, hard working, single
 mom and thought it would be selfish to do her room before the rest of the house was
 completed. We had a little chat and here we are. :)
Not your typical makeover - a symbolic out with the old!
We're on a budget, but she has a great sense of style and we've been scouring
Craigslist for a month or so and we're not finished yet, I'm dying to show you
 our finds, and how we'll be incorporating them.

BEFORE
 This sponge painted statement wall was done 18 years ago by a highly acclaimed
 master who did the Parade of Homes! In the day I'm sure it was the bomb, but it's time,
and we're going light, bright and white!

BEFORE


Our plan is a new furniture arrangement, with the bed under the window,
and an upholstered headboard.


BEFORE


Replace this armoire with a beautiful, functional piece that has storage, doubles as a
media center, is unique, not too narrow, not too wide and inexpensive. No small feat, but
THANK YOU CRAIGSLIST!!
 Our inspiration is this piece from designer, Amanda Nisbet's Manhattan apartment.
 Do you see the TV...I didn't think so...perfect!


Her high vaulted ceiling is begging for large statement lighting, we were open to different
styles but when this ad showed up on Craigslist we raced to get one of them.

A DIY I've been dying to try is in the works, and that's all I'm spilling today!
See you next Thursday, friends!

If you'd like to see my previous One Room Challenge Reveals:

Kitchen - Spring 2014 here
Bedroom - Fall 2013 here
Bathroom - Spring 2013 here

Be sure to stop by Linda's @ Calling it Home tomorrow to see all the other
One Room Challenge Linking Participants plans.


44 comments:

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

yah! I can't wait to see your room transform! love the DIY project, those lights are FABULOUS and I can't wait to see what you do with them. I'm in the challenge again, too. making over my son's room! we got this!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

can't wait to see what you do!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my goodness......this room has such pretty bones........you are going to make it shine for your friend!!!! I can't wait for next week!!

Angela, blue i style said...

Yay! The plan looks amazing, and I know the finished room will be even more fab! Looking forward to following your progress once again!

Julia Konya said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see that DIY you are talking about

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Ha! I know you will work your magic with her space. She deserves a sanctuary! Embarrassed to say that I fell victim to that plaster-look sponge business too. Grrrrr...

Vel Criste said...

your ORC rooms have always been my fave turnarounds Pam, so for sure I'll be stalking you throughout this series! Bless your heart for helping this single mom, can't wait!

therelishedroost said...

Cant wait to see what you do with light fixture!! Room will look fabulous!

Dana Frieling said...

Oh, just enough to leave me dying to see more. You're kinda good at this! ;)

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I love your inspiration. It will be beautiful!

Christine Dovey said...

Inspiration = beautiful...bones of the room = beautiful...craigslist finds = beautiful...this is going to be good!

Kim@The Green Room Interiors said...

Your makeovers are always mind blowing, and I'm sure this one will be no different. This room is going to look decades younger!!

Brandi said...

Can't wait to see the magic that you'll create. So kind of you to help a friend.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Fun fun fun! I love to follow your ORC projects. What great bones to start with!

Cyndy Aldred said...

Yay!! I can't wait to follow along! Good luck Pam!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

I am loving your plans - it's going to be one killer bedroom! And some day I swear I'm going to show up in front of your house with a U-haul and take a big Denver Craigslist stash home with me - you continue to amaze me with the things that you find!

Improvement List said...

Yes, we all had that sponge wall treatment back in the day!!! Those light fixtures are so interesting...can't wait to see what you do with them. I will be following along to see how it all turns out.

Peggy said...

Oh Pam this is going to be wonderful!!

Simply LKJ said...

Cannot wait to see this one. And, what a fabulous thing to do for a friend!!

Kimberlee Martin said...

That first inspiration picture is amazing! If my bedroom looked like that, it would almost be impossible to pull me out of bed every morning! I'm excited to hear about your secret DIY project, too.

Kathleen said...

I love hearing about people helping out their friends with a room refresh. It's way better than a bottle of wine or a hug. It's a lasting morale boost :) I love your inspiration photo and am excited to see what that statement light turns into. Good luck over the next 5 weeks!

kate@willowinteriors said...

OMG, you've always killed it in the ORC and I'm sure this time will be no different!! Love a client that's a Craiglist slayer!! Can't wait to see more!

Ange Nelson said...

I can NOT wait to see this Pam! You are a master, she is going to love her new space! Craigslist really does have some of the best stuff if you are patient and stalk it stealthily.

Tracy Laverty said...

So excited to see all that you do to your room! I love how you find amazing deals and work your DIY magic. This is going to be good!

Delia said...

Wow Pam! Those ceiling light fixtures are a.m.a.z.i.n.g! Good luck!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Go Pam, GO!!!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Great plan! Can't wait to see the progress. And yes, time for that paint job to go!

Decor To Adore said...

What a lovely bedroom space this is going to be. I cannot wait to see your progress and how it all unfolds.

I too am participating in the One Room Challenge. My challenges? I just moved to a completely new state (Texas) last week and therefore have no idea where to source things other than Wal Mart and Home Depot. :) I am currently battling strep throat and just want to lay around and eat soup as opposed to painting a 30 year old polyurethaned oak coffered ceiling that has never before seen paint. The accompanying powder room rivals the worst gas station stall ever. But a bonus is that the previous owners installed a wine glass and bottle holder on the ceiling of the bathroom. I kid you not. Come take a peek.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Pam, you are the CL whisperer of CO! I love this woman, already. How amazing to be able to help her and diy. Love the high ceilings. Can't wait.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I am so happy that you are doing this challenge AND doing it for a sweet friend. How great is that! Can't wait to see it turn out and hear how happy she is with the "new".

Melissa @aprudentlife said...

I'm pretty sure my heart skipped a beat when I saw those light fixtures. I desperately need the big one for my entryway! This is going to be an amazing room - can't wait to follow the progress!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

This is going to be such an oasis…love changing the bed position….YOU ARE SO GREAT!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Oh yeay!! I know you will make this space so amazing for her. SHe is so lucky to count on you! I can't wait to follow along.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

So glad you are doing this as this room is going to be incredible with you in charge. :)

Cindy Hattersley said...

Okay Craigslist Queen...I know you won't dissappoint!!

Brenda said...

"We had a little chat and here we are. :)" You're a good friend. As soon as you mentioned Craigslist, I knew this room would be great - can't wait to see what you create!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh I cannot wait to see the end result!
And I'm so sorry I've been so MIA this summer - life is beyond crazy. Now that fall is here it's still busy but the earlier darkness seems to lend itself to a few more minutes to spend on my computer :)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Catching up.....will be following you on this journey!!!

Erin Dove said...

Can't wait to follow along with the transformation of your room. Good luck with the challenge :)

Amy C. said...

Oh my! I can't wait to see the progress and finished product! Good luck!!!

SHERRY HART said...

I know you are going to make us all jealous with the cool things you find and diy.....Holy heck....those light fixtures. I know this makeover will come from your heart Pam:)

Tiffany said...

Pam you have such amazing style and are a DIY goddess. I love that you're helping your friend through a tough time. This will be a gorgeous room and a fresh start. Yay to both:)

Summer Hogan said...

Yay Pam! This looks awesome! Can't wait to follow along again this round!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I so love your one room challenge projects and i am sure your friend and client is so excited that her room is your project!...

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