Thursday, April 2, 2015

ORC (One Room Challenge) Linking Party

Well it's been almost 2 years since I last blogged. Wow! We have moved twice since then. The first was a local move, and the second was a move to Pittsburgh, PA.  Let me tell you, I do not like the cold here in the North. I am ready for some warmer weather so I can get my flip flops back out.

Right now we are living in a small rental house south of Pittsburgh, but we are buying a house and are closing in a couple of days. This will be our 5th move in four years! Now you know why I haven't had time to blog! I need some motivation to get stuff done in the new house, which is definitely a fixer upper,so I thought the ORC linking party would be good for me. If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, go visit Linda at Calling it Home to learn all about it.

Our new house is an 80 year old Tudor style brick house.

The first room in this house I'm going to tackle is a shared bedroom for my 2 youngest boys. They are not used to sharing a room so this will be an experience for them. One that they are not looking forward to. Luckily the room is quite large, but needs a lot of work. This is how it looks in the listing photo.

It would make a sweet little girls room with the 50 year old floral wallpaper, but sadly I don't have any girls. So here is the plan. 

The wallpaper is getting stripped. 
The floor is getting sanded and restained to a darker color.
The walls will be painted a nice neutral greige color.
There will be 2 twin beds each with this Landon Pottery Barn quilt.

The bedding is my inspiration and the rest of the room will be designed around these colors. I will be using a lot of what we already have but I will be doing some custom window treatment for the windows along with some initial string art and some other surprises along the way. I hope you'll check back every week and leave me comments. I'd love to make some new blogger friends. If you are participating in the ORC Linking party I wish you the best of luck and I can't wait to see your rooms.


Delia said...

Awww, I love Pennsylvania! Your house is so lovely :-) I can't wait to see what you do with the space. Good luck!

Delia said...

Awww, I love Pennsylvania! Your house is so lovely :-) I can't wait to see what you do with the space. Good luck!

making it in the mountains said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful home!!! Looking forward to following along!!!

kcinteriors said...

Gorgeous home! Welcome back to blogging!!

Wendy said...

Wow! Your home is beautiful & has so much character! Good luck getting settled & finishing your sons room!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

What a lovely home. You only need to blog 5 more times, and then you can decide if you still want to let us know what you are up to. Good luck.

Erin @ the-organized-life said...

I love your house! And I also love your inspiration for your boys' room. I feel your pain with all the moving. We lived in 11 different places in the first 10 years of marriage. YIKES! Good luck!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, your house is absolutely CHARMING!! I'm smitten! Excited to see how the boy's room turns out.