THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: The Kick-Off Plan

06.04.2016

one room challenge kick off plan

I am excited  to participate in my very first One Room Challenge. I’m joining in as a guest participant created by Calling it Home with many other talented bloggers. It’s a 6-week challenge of posting the progress of my makeover of one room in my house.

My home is only 1-year-old. My husband and I moved into it last May of 2015. So this is a perfect way to finish decorating some rooms in my home and motivate me to finish the guest bedroom! It’s a bedroom that my daughters stay when they come to visit, so my goal is to make it warm and inviting for them.

Here are the main furniture pieces for the guest bedroom:

one room challenge kick off plan

I decided to start with a blank canvas, and I took out all the furniture and kept some of the pieces such as the bed and my vintage doors. I will be adding some my pieces from projects that I created. Since the home is just a year old, the paint on the walls are in pristine condition.

The studded fabric head-board, picture in the collage above, will be placed at the center of the wall, followed by two vintage doors that I transformed into lighting fixtures. (Note: a how-to for these door/lighting fixtures will follow in weeks to come)

one room challenge kick off plan

My refurbished dresser will be positioned on the wall between the two doors with a grand mirror!

one room challenge kick off plan

 My favorite braided rug from Pottery Barn will be places in front of the bed. Facing a wall a series of colorful art work.

one room challenge kickoff plan

Above is some inspiration for what I envision for the artwork for my own transformation. It’s amazing what color can do to a room! (House of Turquoise)

one room challenge kick off plan

Here’s my upcoming plan of action to achieve this look:

  • I envision this room to have a mix textures & color so it’s not bland.
  •  I’ll be searching for colorful fabrics. I have some surprise sponsors that I will be collaborating in helping me bring the room together.
  • The colors of the wall are white, so the next few weeks will be looking for framed art or photos.

Love to know what you think! My biggest perceived challenges will be how to keep it everything in a budget ($500) and making sure all my furniture will fit. My goal is to have a relaxing guest bedroom with eclectic feel.

Please don’t forget to visit other OCR talented bloggers and check out there projects!

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58 comments

  • michelle james

    I love your design ideas! The refurbished doors are lovely & I so love the PB braided rug! Best of luck!

    • Maria Brittis

      Michelle, Its very exciting to participate in this challenge, its actually keep one organized. Its a good thing.Thanks for stopping by, your a real talented blogger.
      Take care
      Maria

  • Amanda

    Love your plans. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    • Maria Brittis

      Oh Amanda, fun doing this with you, I hope the internet cooperates next time. Will head over to your place.
      Maria

  • Tara

    The colors look so soothing! I think any guest would love to stay in there!

    • Maria Brittis

      Tara, its pretty intense being on a time frame, but I guess that how its like for interior designers! Blogging is kind of the same thing.

  • Kristin @ Postbox Designs

    HI Michelle, Wow, love the inspirational photos-and I’m loving the rug! this room will be beautiful! This is my first time doing ORC, so I’m having fun checking out everyone’s plans. Best of luck!

  • Mila @jestcafe.com

    So soft and peaceful. This guest room is going to turn out amazing. I am also participating in my very first ORC. So many cool ideas to follow. Best!

    • Maria Brittis

      Mila, Hey there friend! Its fun huh! I really like it. I was actually nervious at first. But its has been pretty nice meeting different people.
      Maria

  • Lianna@ theresnoplacelikehomemke

    ooo – love your inspiration board. it’s going to turn out to be a great guest room!

    • Maria Brittis

      Love you name, thats my daughter name too :)She spells it like this Leanna. The inspiration board is so helpful! Keeps me focused! I hope it gets easier moving forward. Talk to you soon, ill stop by.
      Maria

  • Katy-ashadeofteal

    Your room sounds like it’s going to be beautiful! I love those doors by the way.

    • Maria Brittis

      Its been crazy coming up with ideas and sometimes it so easy to change it. Got to stick to the plan. Colors is the challenge now.
      We will see what works. Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Maria

  • marcie

    Love your space and plan. Texture is one of my favorite things.

    • Maria Brittis

      Texture is so important! Hopefully it will all come together. Have a great weekend and will head over to your place sometime this weekend or sooner.
      Maria

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living

    Oh, I LOVE your plans! Good luck, I can’t wait to see it!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks jenny, its really so much work, but its worth it! I guess. I have not been sleeeping though!But hopefully tonight I will.

  • bonbon @ farmhouse 40

    Love your ideas for your guest room. Looking forward to see how your room comes together each week.

    • Maria Brittis

      Bonbon, so great to hear from you! Can’t wait to see what you have done as well! I am obsessed with this project, hopefully I’ll get some sleep.:)
      Maria

  • Jodie @ Sypsie Designs

    Your inspiration is everything! Even the blank canvas and those fabulous doors are amazing 🙂 Can’t wait to follow along!

    • Maria Brittis

      Jodie, this is so much fun, its the best post interaction I have done! I never thought it be so rewarding and its only Week 1.
      I will head over to visit you soon.
      Maria

  • Rajni

    Loving the shabby chic vibe. You have a great design, and I am super excited to see how you implement them. RAJNI

  • Kim

    So looking forward to watching your progress on this room! I love the softness of the palette and your overall design. Good luck to you!

    • Maria Brittis

      Love the title of your blog! Thanks for stopping by! it should be something the next few weeks, will look forward in seeing your room too!
      Maria

  • Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

    Great ideas, Maria! It’s so fun to start with a blank slate of a room. Looking forward to seeing how this guest room comes together in the next several weeks.

    • Maria Brittis

      Carrie, glad you stop by, should be fun! need some sleep though :)I hope you have a great weekend, will head over to your place.
      maria

  • Amanda @ Old House to New Home

    I absolutely love the inspiration furniture pieces! The vintage door is divine!!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much for your kind words, it should be a challenging and fun project, look forward in doing this with you, hope you got sleep.
      maria

  • Michaela @ The Lodge on Haydon

    Such a great room to start with, love the wood floors. Your design ideas are beautiful, can’t wait to see it come together!

  • Nicole Q-Schmitz

    I really like the doors + hardware in your space, and I’m excited to see what colours you bring into the room!

    • Maria Brittis

      Nicole, looked today for ideas for artwork color, nothing yet, but will keep trying! lots of places to look
      Thanks
      Maria

  • Iris Nacole

    It’s going to be gorgeous! I can’t wait to see it come together!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Iris, just finished my week 2 post, getting super excited in planning everything! I love this. Hope to see your progress later this week.
      Maria

  • April R - Uncookie Cutter

    This is going to be beautiful! I love the plan and the doors are drool-worthy! Can’t wait to follow along!

    • Maria Brittis

      April, thanks, The doors were tough to re-do, I kind of took a long time to make them, but I learned the hard way! Now next time I know short cut.But I must admit they did come out pretty good.Probably because I took my time.
      Thanks
      Maria

  • Kathy

    What a pretty room to transform and I love your plans. The color and textures are going to be amazing .

    • Maria Brittis

      I just finished writing week 2, its been a blast so far and I just love it. Hope to see your post as well this week, so many to catch up huh!
      Maria

  • Melisa Lissa

    I love your design ideas! And love your inspiration board. Excited to see how it turns out!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks for the kind words! Hope to start my second post today and have it ready for Thursday post which goes live. Have a great week.
      Maria

    • Maria Brittis

      Melisa thanks for your kind words! its been very exciting and look forward to each week. I hope you can see the weeks to come.
      Thanks
      Maria

  • Tara @ Lehman lane

    Wow Maria! This is going to be an Amazing guest bedroom! I can’t wait to follow along and I love the colors you chose in your inspiration pics!!!

    • Maria Brittis

      I have enjoyed this challenge already! I thought it be stressful, but its actually been rewarding and fun!Thanks for stopping by.
      Hugs Maria

  • yuni

    I love that you’re doing it on a budget!! It’s going to look fantastic especially with your inspiration. I love your doors too!!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Yuni, so sweet of of you to stop by! I don’t think I will stay on the budget! to many changes already! Looking forward in seeing your OCR this week
      Maria

  • Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    I am SO excited to see what you do with the vintage door light fixtures. You have great ideas for working with this space. Excited to follow along. This room looks like it’s gonna be gorgeous!

    • Maria Brittis

      Hey Erin, How ya doing! Forgot to tell you how much I love your new name for your blog! its so trendy and unique. I just finished my week 2 post yeah!It was a work in progress. I’m exhausted.
      Look forward in catching up seeing your post later this week.
      Maria

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  • Sarah

    What a pretty palette and inspiration! I love your plan and can’t wait to see it come together.

    • Maria Brittis

      Sarah, I was thinking of adding some of my kids old Harry Potter books 🙂 my daughter was a big harry potter fan and since she is going to stay here when she visits, I should have some of her books on the side table! Maybe one!
      Maria

  • Sanchez Mark

    I love the plan you put together. Coastal/French Country is probably my favorite look! Good luck!

    • Maria Brittis

      Hello Mark, thanks for stopping by!never though this was french country, but it does have that charm. I will be adding some coastal decor, so you may be on to something.
      Maria

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