Welcome to my One Room Challenge! I missed week 1, but I can fill you in quickly. Also, check out other one room challengers here!
Week 1 was nothing but a bunch of back and forth, and debating with my husband about how exactly we should set up our daughter’s room so that she can share with our first exchange student due to arrive sometime in August. After much deliberation, we decided that a teenager rooming with a 9 year old would need a bit more space than was currently available. That’s when we decided to switch the kid’s rooms.
Right now, the boys, ages 4 and 7, have the larger room. We haven’t touched the paint in there, or done much decorating at all because I couldn’t figure out what to do. We threw in a bunk bed, and a pull out twin to accommodate guests, and called it day. They may be moving to a smaller room, but I think when we’re done, they will consider it a major improvement.
My daughter’s room, that she will soon be sharing, was already painted bright green and pink, but it worked so we left it. She uses the same full size bed that we’ve had for years. She has a funky chair, and an old desk that we painted a fun color. We’ll be keeping almost all of that when she moves to the big room.
The style I’m going for in both rooms is fun and colorful with plenty of personal space to express one’s self.
For the boys room, we’re keeping the green that is already there, and painting the pink wall black. A chalk paint closet door would be lots of fun, and I’m more than a little obsessed with the Jansjo clamp light from IKEA. I have one on my own bed for reading and the boys like to sleep with a light on. Now they can each have their own. Finally, so that we can still have guests sleep in the boys room, we’re going to get an IKEA Murbo sofa bed. I love the black and white check pattern.
My favorite thing that I can’t wait to do in the girl’s room are the clothes line photo hangers! Maybe I’m romanticizing, but I keep imagining our exchange student filling the line up with pics of her American high school experiences. I want everything about their room to be bright and fun…. and again with my favorite clamp light!
Before I start taking apart, and putting back together furniture, I wanted to get an idea of where it will be going. I love using sketchup to experiment with layout options. Otherwise, an entire day would be spent pushing furniture from one end of the room to the next.
Wish us luck this week as we get our the paint rollers and start disassembling furniture!