Hello, Everyone! If you are coming from another One Room Challenge participant, Welcome! This is my 3rd time to participate in the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE hosted by the sweet Linda over at Calling it home. I join hundreds of other creative people who makeover a space in 5 weeks. Isn’t it exciting? This time, I choose one of our rooms downstairs. We created a fun playroom when my first child was born and yes, it was great to have a playroom downstairs while my kiddos were little but as they are older now, and they can play by themselves upstairs, it was time pull all the toys up to their rooms. The room that I am working with is not a huge room, but it connects with the dining room and I thought it would be nice to create a comfortable, boho chic family room where we can hang out with the family.
Here is how the room looked like before. Fun, bright and colorful. Perfect for kids to wrestle on the plush carpet and play away. Now the image that I am sharing first is an image that was taken when the room was cleaned.
And this is the room when four children ( 2 of mine and 2 friends) got into the room and thorned this space. Sigh.
I hope you see my frustration. This room is the first room that you see when you walk into the house. I was always stepping on toys, and I hated to see the mess every time I got home. Of course when we cleaned the room it looked nice but most of the time my children were here to play and it looked like a disaster.
I posted all my furniture and rug on craigslist and I was lucky enough to be able to sell literally everything in the room. Every single piece of furniture.
Now it is an empty room, and I am crazy excited to create a comfy, cozy, chic living room. I can’t even tell you how fun it is to start with a blank slate?! Yay!
So here are some of my favorite inspiration rooms from Pinterest. I love them all! I love their vibe, their happy and warm colors and their mid-modern feel.:-)
Wouldn’t you just want to hang out in these rooms? I sure would!
So here is my plan folks:
I picked these pieces from around the net as I really loved them. I am crushing on that tan sofa for a long time and I think it’s finally time for me to invest in a great leather sofa.
These plans are just a quick put together of what I like the room to look like, but will the room turn out to look like this? We will see:-)
My weekly plans are the following:
- STENCIL THE WALL WHERE THE TV WILL BE PLACED
- IKEA TV STAND HACK
- ADD A NICE AND COZY AREA RUG
- BRING IN WALL ART ( PERHAPS MAKE A GALLERY WALL) TO DECORATE THE WALL ABOVE THE COUCH
- I AM TRYING TO FIND A MID CENTURY ARM CHAIR ( USED) – UPHOLSTER OR REDO IF I FIND ONE
I can’t wait to transform this room in 5 weeks! I hope you are going to follow along!
If you would like to see how I transformed rooms in previous challenges, be sure to check out the links below: