Hello! Welcome to the 2019 fall season of the One Room Challenge. This is a six week challenge to inspire and encourage participants to, "share the process of transforming a room." This is my third time as a guest participant and I can hardly wait to do this again! The challenge helps to create a community of people who have an interest or affinity for design and decor. Each round is fun to follow along to see what kinds of design ideas everyone will imagine and execute.
Woohoo! The time for the final reveals has arrived for the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge. Be sure to check out the 20 featured designers and 200+ guest participants, who over the past five weeks have each planned, toiled, installed, and adjusted to unforeseen design or construction hurdles as they implemented a complete revolution of a room of their choosing. Thanks to Linda Weinstein, design influencer and the creator of the challenge, hundreds of people get to explore a
Hey friends! The clock is ticking with just one week to go until the final reveal for the One Room Challenge. I can't wait to show you everything next week when I will have my post up by Thursday morning, May 9! See my previous weeks' posts here: Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four PROGRESS THIS PAST WEEK - BASEBOARDS AND TRIM We completed quite a bit this week, primarily the baseboards, plus door and window trim. The photo on the (above) left is before the new bas
Hi everyone, we are now on to week four of the One Room Challenge! I am still having fun working on all the aspects of this office design project. I gain a great satisfaction from completing projects in my home. See the previous weeks' posts here: Week One | Week Two | Week Three WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK This week for me was the nitty-gritty of installing luxury vinyl plank (LVT or LVP) flooring along with my husband. Once the flooring was completed, I tackled the painting,
Hi all! Welcome to week three of the One Room Challenge. It is getting a little crazy around here as we are now half-way thorough this challenge! See Week One | See Week Two Really, we only have a little over two and a half weeks to finish up all the work before I have the photo shoot and write my reveal blog post. Time to get moving! OFFICE - BEFORE OFFICE - TODAY Hooray, the walls are painted and the wallpaper mural is installed! We are getting a bit closer each day, bu
Hello, friends! Here we are in week two of the One Room Challenge. I am completely redesigning my home office space, with the final reveal coming up in May 2019. You can see my post from last week if you are just joining in. OFFICE - BEFORE We spent the weekend sorting, throwing away, recycling or packing up all the stuff from this room. All of the contents had to be removed. Ten of the boxes belong to my adult son who will be taking one home each time he visits! OFFICE -
Welcome back, friends! Maybe there are some new friends following along too?! Welcome all! Well, it is that time of year. Once again, I am joining in on the One Room Challenge as a guest participant! If you are just hearing about the ORC for the first time, it is a six week design challenge to complete a entire room during that time. It began in 2011 and has been running biannually since then. It is not a contest per se, but two guest participants will be selected by ORC
Hello and welcome to the unveiling of my newly renovated powder room! I am so excited to share my design reveal with you as a first-time guest participant for the One Room Challenge (ORC)! I am really pleased with how vivid the space turned out, especially since I am such a fan of high contrast. Just to recap, the One Room Challenge is a challenge to renovate or makeover one room over a six week period. It happens twice a year, once in April and again in October. Here are l
Welcome, friends, to Week 5 of the One Room Challenge! As a guest participant, I have now completed (along with some help) nearly all the work for the powder room renovation. Here is the latest news for all the projects: https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/blog/fall2018week5 Here are links to my previous posts in case you want to catch up: week 1 | week 2 | week 3 | week 4. THE PROCESS My mosaic tile came as 12"x12" mesh-backed sheets, so in order to have a 4" high backsplash
Hi friends! It is week 4 of the One Room Challenge and the progress is notable, not only in my powder room, but in all the featured and guest participants' spaces - you can check them out here: https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog/! Our wallpaper is hung and the framing trim is painted and installed! I think it is vivid and beautiful. As a designer, I think it is absolutely fair game to make a powder room special! It is a space that can handle being a bit more visua
Hey, friends! Glad to see you back for another week - tracking my progress as a guest participant of the One Room Challenge! Don't forget to check out those featured designers - lots of new things to look at! PROGRESS THIS PAST WEEK Here is a quick look at my current status, plus a couple of links in case you missed the first two posts: week 1 | week 2. We've been getting a lot done around here (my husband and I). I am thrilled with the outcome, so far, and relieved to h
Hello, there! If you've been following along, last week you read about me joining in the One Room Challenge (ORC Week 1 post) as a Guest Participant. Yes, I am working on a renovation for our powder room! You may also be interested in viewing the designs of the featured and guest participants at: www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog. There is a ton of great work happening out there! PLANNING So far, I have been having a lot of fun refining my selections for the powder room.