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!
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.
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.