Hi all, I’m here today with a big challenge that I’m taking on and wanted to share with you. There’s a project that happens twice a year – April and October – called the One Room Challenge™. It’s currently in its tenth season and it’s huge. Twenty super-talented design bloggers take the challenge and transform a space and share their process, progress and advice every Wednesday for six weeks. It’s really cool and if you’re interested, click here to follow along.
I’m so not one of these bloggers, but everyone with a blog is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up during the six weeks.
So I decided to get in on the action. BUT… I’m a little late to the party (it started 2 weeks ago). AND even though they call it the One Room Challenge™, I’m not transforming an entire room. So I figured this is my small – and late – attempt at the One Room Challenge™.
The space I’m taking on is our daughter’s closet area. You can see why it’s a big challenge. The closet has double doors but she wants them removed. I love this idea because I think this will save some space. Right now she can’t even open the doors completely. But that means I need to keep the design clean and organized, and of course, pretty.
I want the closet to be an extension of the room and pick up the same color palette and style. I’m planning on adding better storage, brighten it up and make it fun.
We’ll possibly be moving one of her pieces of furniture INTO the closet space to help with storage and to also free up some room for a new desk/craft/work space that she has always wanted.
Here are my ideas in the way of a vision board. I think these boards are so helpful to see how all the elements look together and can serve as a great guide when shopping for the space. Things may change as the project goes on, but this is a good place to start for any space makeover. If you’re not computer savvy, you can always print out pictures or cut them out of a magazine or catalog and glue them on a board that you can take with you. Creating a Pinterest board is always a good idea too and you can easily add to it or use it as reference.
So if you want to follow along, I’ll be posting my process, progress and advice every Wednesday for the next six weeks. And I would love you to send along your input and comments – and encouragement – I’ll definitely need it!