The One Room Challenge is b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ck!
I am participating in my second One Room Challenge organized by Linda at My Crafty Home Life.
Follow along with me and 19 other cool bloggers as we attempt to make over a room in 6 weeks. You can come along for the ride every Wednesday as we share our trials, tips and tribulations!
If you want to see what I did in the last Six Week Challenge, you can start reading here.
This time around the mission is: the games room.
Two years ago we switched around some rooms upstairs to give the kids a space to hang out with friends, watch movies, play games, etc. I managed to get a few pieces into the space and then it was just stuck.
When Linda asked me if I wanted to participate, I jumped at the chance! It would be the perfect motivation to give that room some personality and make it feel welcome and warm. Since time has passed since I first agreed until today, our life has become a bit more uncertain. Our landlords want to sell the house, our lease is up in the late summer so I am not going to be painting any walls. I am simply going to zhush up the space with a few small purchases (hoping to keep it under $250) , a few DIYs and shopping the house. I am going to show you that you can create a beautiful space with some creativity!
I do have some great sponsors on board as well - Panyl is providing a bit of splash to some Ikea furniture in the space, along with Not On The High Street, a unique online gift shop!
The space in it's current state:
Why yes, that is a printer sitting on a box. Oh, and a speaker on the floor? Yes, thanks to the hubs, because you know that all video games require serious speakers.
This is an old photo, an Ektorp loveseat now sits in front but I remembered that I forgot to take a photo of the space in today's time and am editing this post at 7:30 PM while sitting at Starbucks waiting for my son's hockey practice to finish which means I will be home by 8:45 PM and it will be too dark to take a photo.
This is real life people.
I will be a good blogger and take a photo on the weekend along with a great DIY I have planned.
The big pieces are in the space already. It is a matter of finally hanging up art I have been collecting, adding some more colour, warmth and texture through rugs, pillows, Panyl backs for the bookcases and a touch of whimsy to some basic Ikea drapes.
Make sure you follow me along for the ride.
You can click on the ORC button on my side bar which will lead you to all posts throughout the six weeks.
And don't forget to say hi to all the others!