Monthly Archives: April 2017

ORC WEEK 3 – THE PLAN

Ok first off so sorry for missing last week – we had some technical difficulties over here at Bad Wolf Brunch… but we prevail! Welcome to the third week of the One Room Challenge!

Any ways here is what I was going to be sharing last week… my plan for the space. As you can see from my before post I am re working and updating a lot of my existing furniture.ORC Bedroom Style Board

As you can see navy will still have a large presence in my design. Like every blogger (and person) in the world right now I am loving banana leaf prints! I already picked up some large accent pillows for my bed in the Beverly Hills Hotel inspired signature banana leaf. Obsessed!

One of my main DIY projects is to make a faux campaign style night stand from the ever popular Ikea Rast dresser. I have already spray painted this bad boy gloss navy and added a layer of gloss Minwax sealant. I ordered my hardware from Ali Express at the very start of the ORC and just got it in! This new nightstand I already so much better than my old too tall white nightstand and I am so excited to install me new hardware.

My next main DIY project is my vanity area. I want to add a fun backdrop with renter’s removable wall paper. I am still deciding which on I like best… Let me know your thoughts in the comments. My vanity is one of my most used pieces of furniture in my home, so I am very excited to give this space a necessary update.

Wall Paper Opts

Finally, I will be working on my window treatments and possibly making some pelmet boxes for my windows. Thumbs up for actual window treatments!

Well fingers crossed for a very productive ORC weekend of thrifting, DIY-ing and not procrastinating! 

ORC GUest Participant - GOLD

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 1

Hi Everyone and welcome to my first every One Room Challenge! I am so excited to be taking part in this challenge as a guest participant for the first time. The ORC is an online, bi-annual event that brings together 20 bloggers who have a love of design and challenges them to transform a room from start to finish and document the process… in only 6 weeks!

ORC GUest Participant - GOLD

If you are new to my blog… welcome! My name is Mallory and I am an (older) 20-something living in LA. By day, I work in international marketing & publicity and am a blogger by night. My little slice of the internet is Bad Wolf Brunch and I am excited to be adding more design to the blog with this one room challenge!

For this challenge I am going to be re-doing my master bedroom. To give some context I live in a one bedroom apartment, so I do need to abide by rental procedures. I also (sadly) have no boy in my life so (happily) I can re-do this room any way that I like. Here are the before pictures.

BEFORE ORC BEDROOM v5

When I first moved into my apartment 4+ years ago I concentrated most of my time and money on making my living room the best it can be… With that my bedroom became sort of a design catch all for leftover art and hand me downs. I am so excited to finally give this space the love it deserves.

BEFORE ORC BEDROOM v2

I did invest in a nice bed and a really nice mattress so I will be keeping those items. My bedroom is also where I get ready everyday so having a vanity is crucial for me. My current set up is an old piece I got from a former roommate, but I have out grown it.

BEFORE ORC BEDROOM v3

So here is the really not cute part… my overrun vanity and the awkward alcove space where I currently keep my TV. Working on this area will be a crucial part of my One Room Challenge makeover. Beyond that I will work on the window treatments and culling down some of the furniture.

BEFORE ORC BEDROOM

I can’t wait to go along this process for the next 6 weeks and create a beautiful bedroom!
Are you participating in ORC? Let me know in the comments what room you are (or want to) makeover!