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One Room Challenge - Week 1

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I am so excited for this post! Since the last installment of the One Room Challenge I have been considering participating. Each year when I see all the decor bloggers start posting about this challenge I get so excited and totally sucked into each project and space. This year, I decided it was about time I jump on in myself!

Over the next five weeks, every Thursday I will post a project update and share different DIY projects I've completed, decor I've purchased and what we are doing to transform the space. Our master bedroom is one of the rooms we spend the most time in (most of it sleeping), yet one that we haven't done a whole lot to since moving in almost two years ago. Lately one of our favorite things to do in the evenings after putting Harper to bed is to hang out in our room watching TV or a movie, talking or playing cards. Each night when we spend time there, I find myself wanting to finally redo and finish this space that we should love.

Our bedroom is currently a mixture of a whole lot of stuff. There are dressers we purchased at ikea, some from the discount section and not all even match. They've been through two moves and about 8 years of wear. Our night stands don't match out dressers. One was Dan's before we started dating and the other is from ikea. I thought when I purchased it that it was the same color as the other dressers from ikea when I bought it, but turns out it was a shade darker. Needless to say, I'm ready to upgrade and have furniture that matches or at least looks like it belongs together.

As far as decor, most of the decorations in the room are things of sentimental value like wedding photos or other important photos. Many of the photos were the ones we had from our former house and it seemed easier to just put everything back up that was in our old master bedroom, instead of taking the time to figure out what we wanted in this new space. I'm excited to take everything off the walls and hand pick the elements we want in this new space to make it feel complete!

So finally, here are the before pictures of the space, all disorganized and random as it sits currently.
When I look at these photos I just see blah. I want something more relaxing. A space I want to just curl up in and spend time in without feeling annoyed at how unhappy I am with the space and mismatched everything!

So here are our goals for the next 5 weeks:
- New side tables
- New dresser
- Redo headboard
- New photos and decor
- New bedding
- Hang drapes

Since our house is fairly new, most of the things I want to complete are cosmetic. I'm excited to see how this space transforms and comes together and hope you'll follow along too!

Any suggestions for your favorite elements to add to a master bedroom?


  1. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. That headboard is GOREGOUS!! I love the sketch of your wedding photo too!

  3. Your plan sounds great! You definitely want a space you LOVE to be in!

  4. I love that head board and the pictures everywhere. It seems so cozy but I can't wait to see how you re-do your bedroom! Good Luck!

  5. I love this idea! I love room re-dos!

  6. I can't wait to see how it turns out! It will be amazing!

  7. It looks great- so clean and organized. I should clean my room too !
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