Master Bedroom Update – One Room Challenge

I’ve gotten exactly no where once again in the process of snazzifying my bedroom.  One of the first things on the list is to paint the room and I just CAN’T get myself to do it.  Can. Not.  I noticed today that the One Room Challenge is about to start up for April and I thought this might be a great time to really give myself a kick in the pants and get after it.  If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it’s a 6 week challenge spear headed by 20 designers/bloggers/diyers to completely transform one room.  It’s been around for 10 years.  Bloggers across the interwebs can take part as a Guest Participant and link up their work.  I’ve watched from the sidelines in the past, but I might as well give it a go.  I mean, I have a room to update and six weeks is a pretty generous timeline, even for me.  So, let’s do this!

The Plan

Week 1 – Paint the room

Week 2 – Curtains/Headboard

Week 3 – Closet Doors

Week 4 – Desk Makeover

Week 5 – Lighting/Décor/Bedding

Week 6 – Reveal!  Self back patting.

And in true Undercover DIYer style, I’m going to start the whole thing by ignoring the timeline COMPLETELY and researching some lighting options.  I’m pretty sure I want to do a wall mounted non-hard wired light on either side of the bed.  I’m also sure that I want said light to be under fifty dollars.  Here are some options I found.

5 Wall Sconces Under $50

Eyeball Wall Sconce – Urban Outfitters – $34 – I really love this little light.  I love the Bronze-ness of it.  But I’m also a little scared of the Bronze-ness of it.  Will I have to change all of the other metal finishes in the room?  Is it worth it if I do? Maybe.

Minut Wall Lamp – Ikea – $19.99 – This one might be might dark horse favorite.  It’s different.  It’s sort of a throw back.  And you can’t beat that price.

Ranarp Wall Lamp – Ikea – $19.99 – The price on this one is right and it’s definitely got a style to it.  I think I’m going to stay away from that true white color in this room though.  We’ll see.  It’s a maybe.

Crosby Collection Swing Arm Lamp – Target – $36.99 – I love the simple design of this light.  I like the muted metal accent.  I’m not sure if black is going to work, but maybe I can force it to.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Swing Arm Lamp – Lamps Direct – $29.99 – Ok, there has to be a last place in every list, right?  This is a lovely light, but, if I’m honest, it’s not going to be light in my bedroom.  I don’t think that glass lampshade would make it a week in my house either.  Very pretty for the right person, though!

Alright, I’m re-invigorated!  Give me the paint roller!  As soon as I buy the paint.  Step 1.  Buy Paint.  One Room Challenge on.

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