One Room Challenge - Guest Bedroom Before and Plan

Hello friends! Everyone loves a transformation, and boy do I have one in store! I am so excited to be a part of the One Room Challenge this Spring season!  Created by Linda of Calling It Home, the One Room Challenge is a biannual event where 20 invited design bloggers are asked to transform a space over the course of 6 weeks and share their journey of the process.  Linda is so nice to also allow guest participants to join in on the fun too!  I love a as soon as I heard about the opportunity, I was all in!!  So over the next 6 weeks I'll be sharing every Thursday as a guest participant! HERE WE GO...

So what space have I selected, you ask??  As some of you may know, my parents purchased a new home the week after Christmas a few months ago!  The home has such great potential, but like my own home, it needs a little LOVE!  We have been working on their new home for what feels like everyday of my life for the past 4 months! We still have a little more to go, but oh so close! So for the One Room Challenge I have decided to transform my parent's guest bedroom! It will also serve as MY bedroom when and if I ever spend the night with them, making it a natural choice! 

one room challenge before

So let's take a look at where we are starting! These pictures are from the first day we stepped foot in the house.  The room has no overhead lighting and with the window positioned upstairs under the tall front porch, it makes the space feel dark and dated.  The carpet we believe is original to the 1970's home.  Pink, it is the most awful shade of pink.  Don't get me wrong, I have a hot pink rug in my bedroom at home, but this is NOT okay.  It also has a huge bleach stain in the middle of the wonderful pink carpet.  To make it even better, every room in the upstairs has different colored carpets.  Needless to say, all the carpet is going!  The room does have the best view in the house with one large window facing the large front yard! It also boasts 2 closets! I am sure my sister or mom can find something to fill them with! 

one room challenge society social inspiration

I want the space to have a fun fresh feel! And my inspiration came from Society Social's gorgeously styled room! As soon as I saw this space, I said "That's it!" and then texted my mom to get her reaction.  She loved it and gave her approval!  So the design for her new guest bedroom is a go!  And now for the design PLAN...

one room challenge design plan

I am going to start by painting all the trim and doors in the space to a bright white! I think that will make it look bright and fresh! I am okay with the current cream walls.  They were painted professionally recently in the color Divine White by Sherwin Williams.  We are then going to have beautiful hardwood floors installed in all the rooms and hallway upstairs.  Next comes the fun and accessories! I have found some super cool pieces that I can't wait to share with you! I am so excited about the coming weeks and what I have in store! So join me here on House Plus Love every Thursday as I share more about the process and transformation! 

And be sure to follow along with the featured designers (listed below) in the One Room Challenge! They post to their blogs every Wednesday! And you can follow @callingithome on Instagram and stock the hashtag "oneroomchallenge" to keep in the loop on ALL the fun!! Follow along with the other guest participants by visiting Calling It Home's blog here! You will be able to view the whole linking party!! Hooray! 

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