You guys, I'm SOOOOO excited for today. Today kicks off the spring round of the One Room Challenge. If you're new here and wonder what the One Room Challenge is; basically it's a challenge hosted by Calling It Home. The challenge takes place over the course of 6 weeks and challenges each participant to makeover or spruce-up a neglected room. Every Thursday for the next 6 weeks you will see a One Room Challenge update. The final week, you get to see a room reveal. How fun is that?! So, yay It's One Room Challenge Time Again!
If you want to check out my previous One Room Challenge Makeovers:
I did do a few small updates at the beginning of the year on the guest bedroom and it's now exactly what we imagined.
A few small touches totally amped up the space making it even cozier than before. Check out the refreshed, eclectic bedroom:
Ok, so let's look at exactly what the One Room Challenge is going to be and what you can expect.
Thursday, April 7th (week 1) - Introduce your space, and tell us your plan. (THIS POST)
Thursday, April 14th (week 2) - Show us your progress. What have you accomplished?
Thursday, April 21st (week 3) - Have you encountered any setbacks? Any happy accidents?
Thursday, April 28th (week 4) - How's it going? Week 4 is the hardest!
Thursday, May 5th (week 5) - Did you revise your plan? Hang in there, you can do it.
Thursday, May 12th (week 6) - The Finale - It's all about the pictures.
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So now that you know what the plan is, let me show you the space.
Are you like, "Ashley, that space is finished! What are you doing"?
We did "finish" the space a few years ago and, to be honest, I still have a similar style. But, we finished the space within the budget that we had and there were quite a few things that didn't work, weren't functional or we used because it fit the budget. Over the past few months (or seasons), I have axed quite a few things. Pieces that I didn't love (following the KonMari Method) were given the boot. So, the bedroom has been a bit empty. I've found a few pieces here and there but just haven't given them much love to update or actually style/finish the space.
Let's check out all the original pieces that have been given the boot or will be given the boot.
I'm just tired of some of the things and other pieces, we are just ready to upgrade. The nightstands have never been amazing. They are small for the room and have never fit our style very well. They were an awesome thrift store find and have been great for the past 4 years, but we are just ready to upgrade to real nightstands.
I posted all about the lamp issues in this Ugly Truths post.
I still love the gallery wall around the television, but it needs to be updated.
Next week, I'll be back with the few things that have been thrifted over the past few months and explain where I want to go with decorating.