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March "Everyone do the same room" Challenge - The Master Bedroom!

By popular vote (the vote we took before starting the Feb challenge)- the second Monthly One Room Challenge will be the Master Bedroom! (We'll take another vote at the end of March.) The idea behind the Monthly One Room Challenge is to have us all work on the same room in our houses together! (If you want more background, you can see the discussion of this idea here and the poll (now closed) here, or last month's challenge here! - though reading those threads aren't necessary to understand)


Here is how it works:

1. Clean and tidy your Master Bedroom like you would any day - don't delve into organizing and decluttering yet, just get it to its typical everyday clean/picked up state.

2. Take pictures! Make sure to take pictures of everything - open all the closets, drawers, etc. Show us all the various spaces inside and out.

3. Post your before pictures on this thread by March 7th. (Just a guideline to get you motivated!) Copy and paste the form below and answer the questions (and feel free to add your own if you think of them!). Give us a tour of your kitchen, point out your problem areas, what you want to change, point out what you like. Feel free to ask for others opinions or advice! Use the form I've posted below - tell us your plan of action and checklist if you have one. Of course you can enter midmonth, I just put the date to encourage people to get their pictures up in the first week so we have the month to work!

4. Declutter, Organize and Simplify away! Use each other on this thread for support, advice and inspiration! Feel free to share more pictures along the way if it inspires you or if you are excited about something maybe someone else might like to try too! Feel free to include decorating and other homemaking activities in this challenge if that is part of your plan for your room.

5. March 31st - Post your before and after pictures! Ding Ding Ding - time is up! At the end of the month, we'll all take pictures of how our roomslook and post them with the original shots for a before and after! Heap each other with praise and admiration for a job well done!

Notes: :

The inspiration for this idea is that we all be working on the same room, or similar ones, so lets try to keep this thread to discussions of Master Bedrooms. Next month we'll pick a different room to work on (or if you think there are enough people interested, start a challenge for those of you who are done with your Master bedroom!). Please don't let this discourage you from working on another room, I'm just asking that if you want help with another room, please just post on another thread. The Monthly challenge thread is always lively and a good place for posting that sort of thing.

You are welcome to participate without sharing pictures if you like, I just think it will be fun to share visuals to help each other brainstorm as well as have the fun of seeing the before and after shots. So many of us had fun sharing pictures of how our houses looked dirty, I figured we'd really get a kick out of showing off what we've done. However, feel free to join and contribute without pictures if you prefer.


CUT and PASTE this form to "enter" the challenge:

MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals



Photobucket Tutorial
If you don't know how to post your pictures, here is a quick tutorial. Feel free to ask for help! www.photobucket.com is a free site you can upload and share pictures from, feel free to use whatever method you wish, I just thought I'd post this for anyone who didn't know how to share their pictures.

1. Take your pictures with your digital camera - if you have a really high megapixel camera, take the pictures on a lower size and compression setting so they are not excessively large to make upload times quick - download the pictures as usual.

2. Go to www.photobucket.com - click 'join now' in the upper right corner, or the big red register button in the middle left. Follow the instructions for opening an account.

3. Once you have an account, go to www.photobucket.com and login in the upper left corner. After logging in you will be presented with a page which says 'Upload Images and Videos' - Click the 'add more images' link below the choose and image box, this will give you more boxes.

4. In each box, select browse and find your picture on your computer, you need to select a seperate image in each text box. If your run out of boxes, select 'add even more' - 20 is the limit at any one time, so if you have more than that, upload the first 20 and repeat this step and the next.

5. Once you have selected all the images, click the upload box. It will take a little while to upload. Once its uploaded, it will have an offwhite box in the center of the screen that says 'images uploaded' but otherwise looks the same as the previous screen. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will see your uploaded images.

6. Beneath each image is 3 text boxes. For each image you want to share, select the URL in the 'URL Link' text box and cut and paste it into your post. The link will automatically become 'active' (blue and clickable) once you submit your post. If you want to have active text like this, rather than a url like this http://www.mothering.com/, then write out hte text you want to be linked, highlight it, then click the little world with the link in the formatting bar above the post box (under the smiley face) and paste the URL into that box and click okay. It will enter the appropriate formatting into your post box.
post #2 of 241
I'm here!!!!

be back later



post #3 of 241
Gotta clean up, then we will have pictures : This is literally my worst room....
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Subbing

I've got to get DH on board. It might be a futile exercise.

I've already decluttered my wardrobe. I can open and close my dresser easily. The closet is great (my side anyway). My nightstand could probably use a cleanout.

Looking forward to everyone's pictures.
post #5 of 241
Oh, I think I can do this. Thanks for the photo tip, I've never been able to figure that out before!
post #6 of 241
I am on board, this is my first!!!! Kinda nervous!:
I have my daycare kids over here today, but I will try asap to get pics.
post #7 of 241
I'd love to work on our bedroom, but I don't have a digital camera to take pictures..
Can you just take my word for it that it needs some work?
post #8 of 241
WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
It is a good size room and I have 2 closets.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
I don't seem to have any room. I think it could be rearranged better

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
Everywhere!! My floor is a magnet as is the closet and chaise lounge that I have.

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals.

1.clear the floor
2.move asian screen to another room
3.make a reading area
4.rearrange furniture
5.organize closets
6.convince DH to go through his wardrobe
7.go through my wardrobe(again)
8.move items that don't belong to where they go.
post #9 of 241
I would like to join in, but I doubt I will post pictures... I'm a little about sharing bedroom pix. (If I do something really fab, I may post an after pic or 2, though.) Mostly, I'll just lurk and try to get some inspiration.
post #10 of 241
Oh... I have been wanting to do something with the mbr. I'll get some pics when ds wakes. I know I want to paint. I have just been putting it of b/c I have a toddler and a crawler. : Any suggestions on colors? I have some nutmegish colored velvet drapes I hope to use. Other than that, it's an empty room.
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Originally Posted by KKmama View Post
I would like to join in, but I doubt I will post pictures... I'm a little about sharing bedroom pix. (If I do something really fab, I may post an after pic or 2, though.) Mostly, I'll just lurk and try to get some inspiration.
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Originally Posted by mama2babybeans View Post
I'd love to work on our bedroom, but I don't have a digital camera to take pictures..
Can you just take my word for it that it needs some work?
Nobody has to post pictures, its just for motivation, if it doesn't motivate you to do it, or you don't have a camera, etc. its fine not to!

I will say though, if you have a camera but are too embarrassed to post your pics, consider taking them anyway just for you. It's so much fun after you are done to look at the before and after, even if you are the only one looking.
post #12 of 241
Subbing!
post #13 of 241
off to tidy up before taking pics!
post #14 of 241
I'm signing up. Back latter with the details.

I didn't get much done in my kitchen last month but necessity required us to spend a lot of time getting the kids rooms under control.

-Pam
post #15 of 241
I'm in. Our bedroom is pretty bare, but could use some organizing. I'll post pics later.
post #16 of 241
I'm in but I feel like I'm cheating, since I recently got rid of a loveseat and some exercise equipment that was cluttering the master bedroom! I need to clean out under the bed and the drawers though.



MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR - coming soon!

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM - the large, open space

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM - the deep burgandy carpet that shows every hair my long-haired white American Eskimo sheds plus little feathers and sequins and glitter from my daughter's dress up gear

HOT SPOTS - bottom of my walk in closet, shelf in dh's walk in closet, under the bed and nightstand drawers

MY PLAN OF ACTION - reorganize all drawers and both closets and totally clean out under the bed
post #17 of 241
MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR
share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=1BbNXLdy1YvFg

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)
It is big, I love my big bed!

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
It is bland. I have alot of trouble keeping our closets under control.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
Top of dresser. Sometimes we do a floor pile!

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals.
Week 1 - deep clean and get rid of hot spots
Week 2 - Go through clothes, organize closets
Week 3 - Figure out window treatments and hubby nightstand
Week 4 - Hang some pictures? Look for perfect duvet cover. Make things look pretty !

Try the new link!
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Originally Posted by quirkylayne View Post
MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR
http://www.share.shutterfly.com/acti...=1BbNXLdy1Yu6A

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)
It is big, I love my big bed!

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
It is bland. I have alot of trouble keeping our closets under control.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
Top of dresser. Sometimes we do a floor pile!

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals.
Week 1 - deep clean and get rid of hot spots
Week 2 - Go through clothes, organize closets
Week 3 - Figure out window treatments and hubby nightstand
Week 4 - Hang some pictures? Look for perfect duvet cover. Make things look pretty !

Not sure if its just my computer or not but I can't see your pictures??
post #19 of 241
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Originally Posted by lisalulu View Post
Not sure if its just my computer or not but I can't see your pictures??
I can't see them either.
post #20 of 241
i want in on this one too. i may be able to deal w/ the deadlines too, since its only 3/1!!!!

rach
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