We are half way through the One Room Challenge! #BHGORC
Crazy! Thanks for following along so far. This week we made the bunk beds, bought the floor and door trim and painted the trim. The next step will be to install the trim. I got the flu this week, so it has been interesting getting things done. Thankfully, I did get most of my shopping done though.
One important part of transforming a room is shopping for the room and the style. I research and plan what I am going to buy carefully. I want to share my home shopping process with you.
Here are the items I bought for the room so far:
Rug, bunkbeds, nightstand, lamp, frames (5), art prints, faux tree, bedding, throw pillows and blankets, baskets, trim, dolls, wallpaper, paint bed canopies, chair, accent rug.
Things I still need to buy: flowers or plants, alarm clock and curtains
You can have a beautiful room with special features, but if you don’t fill the room with items intentionally, it can ruin the entire design, so I am going to offer some basic guidelines for when you shop for your home.
- What are the colors I want to use in the room? I stick to specific color schemes and it guides my purchases.
- What are the measurements for the room? This helps me to know sizing for furniture, frames, and accents.
- Begin searching on the internet and in stores. I usually end up getting most of my shopping done online. I bought all the new furniture for the room online. Keep your eye out for pieces in unexpected places. It is easier to find things when you know what you are looking for.
- I do general google searches for items unless I am already aware of a particular item I want to get from a certain company. I do this so I canFor this one room challenge I did get into trouble getting a discounted item from a company I had never shopped with and the item looked nothing like the picture. If you are dealing with the difference between a few dollars, go with a company that has a good track record of customer service.
- Check the items when they arrive for color function and quality. Move forward with better options if the item doesn’t suit your needs.
Next week will be busy. I have a lot to get done and my big challenge is deciding what to do for the girls dresser. The dresser we have is a light oak and I feel like it needs to be painted. No experience painting furniture here, so if I decide to go down that path, it will surely be an adventure. I have been on the lookout for a dresser that I like, but nothing yet. I think I will be using what I have.
Until next week!