Thursday, April 2, 2015

ORC - Post One - Does She or Doesn't She??

I have followed the One Room Challenge on Calling It Home Blog 
through  a couple of challenges.
(I wrote this post last week and have had an ongoing conversation with myself about doing this or not or am I crazy because I haven't really planned this or budgeted or have time or, or or... but somehow I hit the "publish' button and here we are. In this together!)
There are professional designers who create amazing rooms. Great ideas.
They are fun to look at but what I like best are the many, many rooms created by bloggers and their progress is posted every Thursday.
These rooms are being done on budgets more like mine than a designers
and the creativity is off the charts.
Sort of a "necessity is the Mother of invention" push to create amazing rooms.
I loved seeing what was going on in "real time" with "real life" projects.

It seems to be a great motivator to get a room completed.
Who doesn't need that little push to wrap things up?
Around here we tend to be 85%ers.
I used to think I was a 95%er
but I have come to terms with the fact that I get close on a project
 and then fizzle out and don't quite seal the deal.
I don't know if I lose interest, run out of money or time, want to go get margaritas and guacamole, or want something I can't find or afford to put the cherry on top and finish a room.
Not sure.
But I'm thinking about jumping in and seeing if I can finish a room
 - beginning to end -
 in 6 short weeks.
I'm thinking about jumping in with the smallest room in my house that isn't a bathroom.
(commitment issues? playing it safe by keeping it small??)
A guest bedroom.
And the designers and linking bloggers usually post inspiration pictures.
I have a great starting point for my inspiration.
I found this bed at a nearby Goodwill in February.
It has been leaning up against bookcases in the Library since then. See what I mean?
 It was in fantastic condition.
A very nice Stanley daybed with cane detailing.
I couldn't believe it was not sold!
It was a steal!!
Yes, please.
It needs a coat of paint. Stay white? Fun color?
( We may need a few more bed slats!!)

Isn't this an awesome motivator??
I love daybeds anyway
 ( we had a Victorian style iron and brass one in CG's nursery years ago)
 but this one is pretty amazing.
Spoiler alert: I left the brown and blue striped chair on the right behind.
And be sure to visit Linda's blog  and see all of the ORC Linking Participants!
I checked out the ORC "Invitees" yesterday and they are going to be awesome to watch - some of my all time favorites are in the line up!!


  1. looking fwd to seeing the project!

    1. Thank you!! I'm a little nervous about jumping in without much planning but you know I may find out I work best this way!!

  2. SUCH a great find! Definitely looking forward to following along!

    1. Thank you. It was an amazing find - I snapped it up and then looked it up and people are getting hundreds for it on resale!! right time - right place!!

  3. Excited to see what you do with the daybed. Good luck over the next few weeks!

    1. Thank you. It was a find but I am overwhelmed by everyone else's plans. I've got to get busy! :)

  4. What a gorgeous daybed! I cannot wait to see the results!

    The Glam Pad

  5. What a gorgeous daybed! I cannot wait to see the results!

    The Glam Pad

    1. Thank you Andrea!! It was one of those amazing moments when you can't believe something is sitting there waiting for you!! I love a deal like that!! :)

  6. Love the daybed frame! Can't wait to see you incorporate it into a room.

    1. Thank you Linda. I have loved the ORC and followed it each time. I am quite nervous about pulling this off and excited at the same time. I'm overwhelmed by everyone's plans - I think I came a little late to this party!! I've got to get busy!!