There’s Love Here...A Bedroom Refresh - ORC Week 4

…and we’re back for more of my one room challenge bedroom refresh. We’ve made tremendous progress this week and I can’t wait to share it with you! The room is really taking shape with all of the updates.

…but first, we’re going to talk money to give you the inside scoop on what all of this costs.


Let’s Talk Money Folks
Refreshing a room in your home doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, my original goal was to spend no more than $500.

Lofty. I know.

Since some of the items we’re incorporating are already in my home or in my Design Firm’s prop room, we’ll come pretty close to that number. Re purposing items buried deep in closets or garages is a great way to bring new life into a space at no cost.
We purchased paint and painting supplies to the tune of $215 this week for the One Room Challenge. Add that to what I spent in prior weeks and it brings my total cost for this project to $385. Think we can keep the grand total under $500?

We selected  Benjamin Moore Newport Green  as our featured color. Aura is a premium paint and primer in one. It’s truly a one coat paint with enough leftover for touch ups.  Coverage per gallon: 350-400 sq ft. Our bedroom: 211 sq ft.

We selected Benjamin Moore Newport Green as our featured color. Aura is a premium paint and primer in one. It’s truly a one coat paint with enough leftover for touch ups.
Coverage per gallon: 350-400 sq ft. Our bedroom: 211 sq ft.

The Plan
Now that the room is painted, wallpaper is prepped and lighting is installed, pulling the accessories together is next. Some items are already in the house (sneak peak of the Jungalow wallpaper below).

Living in the space with the new color and fixture gave me a chance to see how the space feels so I know exactly what’s needed to accessorize it.

Since I lean towards minimalism, it won’t be much.

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In. Love.

I’m using Phoenix Wallpaper in Vino by Justina Blakeney. We’re also using the Justina’s tassled chandelier we scored at Anthroplogie.


The Pitfalls
Remember those swatches we painted last week? Those needed to be primed before painting over them. We scored by using some leftover painted stored in the lower level.
Who else has items in their lower level that you may not possibly use again but have on hand just in case?!
Only me? :)

We may have to call an audible and paint the baseboards. Not a biggie since we have about 1/4 left in the can. Painting is not one of my favorite activities so I may lean on Ms. Mary for support. She literally is the only reason the entire room was painted in an afternoon!

An outlet looks like it may be on its last leg so we’ll have to call in the pros to install a new one.


The Progress
Be sure to check out behind the scenes in my IG stories too and of course, you are welcomed to see what I’m loving on my Pinterest page.

still excited? heck yea!

still excited? heck yea!

Cannot wait to show you pics of the this beauty. Check out my stories Friday afternoon for some goodies!

Cannot wait to show you pics of the this beauty. Check out my stories Friday afternoon for some goodies!