Week 3: One Room Challenge Bedroom Update

Hi, Caitlin here with my Week 3 update for our bedroom makeover! We’ve made a ton of progress in three weeks, but it hasn’t come easy, that’s for sure! I don’t think I’ve ever been this stressed or overwhelmed! Because I work full-time and couldn’t put that on hold to work on this renovation, there’s been a lot of juggling, tears and late nights. If you saw our update last week, we ripped out our old funky carpet and had beautiful maple hardwood flooring from Mohawk Floors installed and a few pieces of furniture arrived. The space really started to take on a new look! We also replaced the doors leading out to our little deck and backyard.

This week’s transformations really gave us a feel for how our finished room is going to look! We had our contractor install baseboards, crown moulding and trim from Metrie. The crown and baseboards make such a huge difference and I really want them in the rest of my house! We still need to fill the nail holes and paint them, a project that is surely going to take a few days with a toddler on our hands. Our contractor also installed the interior shelves and racks in our closet, but it still needs doors, some wood work and paint.

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Finally, one morning I painted the walls a beautiful color from Farrow & Ball (more on that soon). It was my first experience with Farrow & Ball paint, but let’s just say I’m hooked! I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out, how easily it applied and the overall quality. I now understand why interior designers turn to Farrow & Ball!

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On the design front, I’m still looking for art to go above the bed and nightstands. I also spent considerable time hunting for a bench to go at the end of our bed. If you follow us on Instagram, you saw I did find a bench (my favorite piece in the room)—a beautiful ash rose velvet beauty from Wayfair just makes the room! Here are a few others that were contenders.

  1. ATG Stores Kelly Bench 2. All Modern Upholstered Bench 3. Candelabra Upholstered Bench 4. All Modern X-Benches 5. ATG Stores Wooden Bench

I did a little research and found, according to Emily Henderson, end-of-the-bed benches for a Queen should be 45-inches and for a King should be at least 60-inches. Ours is just a little short, but I couldn’t resist! I think it works OK!

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Wayfair Bench // Annie Selke Rug // Pinecone Quilt // Wayfair Pillow // All Modern Bed

Because we upgraded to a King bed, we have less space for nightstands and our bed is low, so finding nightstands has been a challenge. Here are a few that have caught my eye. Do you have a favorite?

  1. Candelabra Seal Nightstand 2. Candelabra Off-White Nightstand 3. Lamps Plus 4.Candelabra Indian Pattern Nightstand 5.Candelabra Amanda Nightstand


Here are all the other incredible designers who are participating in the One Room Challenge!

Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room

Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen | Abby Manchesky

Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda | Rambling Renovators

Erica Reitman | Sketch42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

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Author: Caitlin Kruse