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.