ORC: Week 3 Update

We’re at the half way point of the One Room Challenge so today, I thought we would share a Week 3 Update!

If you’re not familiar with this event, the One Room Challenge is currently in its fifteenth season and to date, more than 3,000 rooms have been transformed by featured designers, guest participants, and design influencers.

The entire process is documented over a six-week period as each participant shares inspiration, diy ideas, favorite tips and tricks, shopping resources, as well as a behind the scenes look at how everything is coming together along the way. It’s fun to follow because you never know what is going to happen during the 6 weeks!

As always, a big shout out to Linda of Calling it Home who created The One Room Challenge and to Better Homes and Gardens for being the official media partner of the ORC.

Oh, my word, you guys – I swear every week flies by faster than the week before! It is so hard to believe we’re at Week 3 and the half way point for the One Room Challenge.

In case you missed it, in Week 1 we shared our vision and design board for the bedroom which was an office which is being turned back into a bedroom for the One Room Challenge.

Week 2 we shared our French Country inspired desk makeover which helped to set the tone for the rest of the choices we’re making for the bedroom retreat space.

Week 3 finds us reevaluating our to-do list and timeline after my Dad (who is a big part of this project) had a heart attack about a week ago.  Thankfully, he’s expected to make a full recovery, but we’ll be moving at a slower pace, going forward.

Late last week I was able to move the dresser into the bedroom,

and I was able to clean up the gilded mirror my Mom and I picked up at an estate sale back in September too.  I’m hoping we’ll be able to hang it next week, but I’ll need some help because it is a beast!

The rug I had ordered for the living room came in and I think I’m going to use it in the bedroom.  I tested a few curtain/rug options but kept coming back to the same one…

I’ve picked up the trim for the window but with two birthday parties this weekend, I haven’t had a chance to put it up yet.  It’s definitely on my priorities list this week though. We’re going to use the same trim we used in the bedroom when we completed the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge.

I spent a good portion of the day with my Dad, on Saturday, building the bed crown.  I forgot to take any pictures, but my mom was able to snap this shot with her phone.

We still have to get the molding, the wood appliques and the straps that will hold the fabric in place. Then I’ll need to paint everything so we can install the bed crown, hopefully, next week.

My brother in law came over on Sunday and helped me get the headboard in place. My plan is to attach the same molding we’re using on the bed crown to the headboard and then paint both the headboard and the bed crown the same color. I’m hoping to work on it later today

As far as the chandeliers go, I’m going to wait until we get the bed crown installed before I decide which of the two chandeliers to use. They’re both pretty neutral but the one that I bought for the office is a bit more ornate than the chandelier we used in the bedroom.

We were set to tackle the closet in Week 5, but I don’t want to push my Dad too much. I’ve decided to wait on refitting the closet until after the ORC has ended just to make things easier on us. The closet is really small so I’m going to have to look for an armoire to help with closet storage until then.

There is still a lot to do but we’re steadily working to make it happen.  Thanks so much for following along and for all the sweet support you’ve given us over the past few weeks!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Monica Dameron says:

    I think the room is going to be beautiful. I am waiting to see which option you picked for the rug and draperies. I, personally, would pick option 1. I pray your dad will regain his health and strength. Love your blog. Until next time. Monica

    1. You’re so sweet, Monica, thank you for the encouragement! I really appreciate it. We’re definitely in better shape this week than I thought we would be this time last week which is a step in the right direction. I think cutting back on our schedule a bit especially with delaying the closet really helped too. I just keep telling everyone we’re going to keep working it out until we can’t work it out 🙂 Sending you hugs, CoCo PS: I did choose option 1 for the rug and curtain combo – great minds 🙂

  2. Coco, I’m so excited to see the completed room! That crown for the bed looks to be amazing! I can’t wait to see it. Oh, and that mirror! GORGEOUS!!! Glad to hear your dad is doing better and yes, definitely slower is better rather than pushing. One day at a time, right?! Hugs!!

    1. Thank you so much Benita! We’ve definitely had a lot of starts and stops this week but I just keep telling myself we’re going to get things done at a slow and steady pace no matter how many hiccups we have to face and believe me this week there have been a lot. I’m so excited about the bed crown and to see how it’s all going to come together. It’s on the floor right now so it’s hard to envision but I think it will look nice once it all gets installed. Cheering your bedroom retreat space on as well. I can’t believe we’re already heading into Week 4! Hugs, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Linda, thank you! We’re definitely moving at a slower pace but we’re making progress which is always a good thing. Deciding to delay the closet refit was a big relief for everyone on Team Goat I think too. I wouldn’t say my Dad is 100% but he’s determined to help me finish this project – every day brings a new adventure. Sending you hugs, CoCo

  3. Try a French cleat to hang that mirror. They are the BEST. We used to live in California, and nothing ever fell off the wall in an earthquake. 🙂 I posted instructions for making one on my week 2 ORC post. 🙂

    1. I’ll definitely check that out, Angela, thank you so much for the tip! Can’t wait to see how everything with your fabulous space is progressing this week too! Hugs, CoCo

  4. Coco I don’t know how I missed the news about your dad!!! I’m so sorry that you all had to go through that but very relieved to hear that he is doing OK! Will be thinking about you all and sending lots of love and light. In more trivial news – everything is looking so wonderful! That mirror and headboard have the perfect vintage look to them and I cannot wait to see how all the textiles come together.

    1. Thank you, Lindsey! It’s definitely been a scary time trying to work around his heart attack. While he thinks he’s Rambo 95% of the time we’ve noticed little things here and there that make us aware he’s not completely back to himself. I know you work with your Dad on projects like this too so you know what a special experience it is. Sending you big hugs and cheering you on from Florida! Hugs, CoCo

  5. Julie Briones says:

    I’m sure the room will come together perfectly, and in perfect timing. Hoping and praying your dad recovers completely, and remains healthy. Such a scary thing!

    1. I appreciate it Julie, thank you! It’s definitely been a big lesson in learning how to work at a slower pace than what we are used to but we’re all taking my Dad’s health as a top priority. We’ve been able to cut out a few projects along the way which has helped too. Hope you’re having a happy week, CoCo

  6. CoCo – we love seeing your vision come to life! It’s so wonderful to see your family rally around and help. And may we say – that mirror is a stunner! ?Great find! Much love to you all!

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