If you read last week’s post, you know that we are taking on a huge project for this Spring’s One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. Welcome to Week 2 of the ORC, already 1/3 of the way through this design challenge to complete a room makeover (or build, in our case) in just 6 weeks! If you missed it, we actually tore up the corner of our basement in January to put in the second bathroom that we’ve been dreaming of for 3 1/2 years. Now we are hoping to kick it into re-build gear to get the bathroom as close to done as possible by the ORC final week, May 12th! Catch up on the initial plans and before photos, here.
As a quick reminder, this is what we started with:
I am both a little bit shocked that the Spring ORC is here already, and embarrassed that I have only managed to get ONE stinkin’ blog post up since we completed the Fall ORC. I have had a lot of life going on in the past 5 months in addition to trying to completely move the blog to a new domain (not yet ready to launch), so I will leave it at that and spare you the excuses. However, I was not about to miss out on participating in this ORC.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me introduce you to the One Room Challenge, a semi-annual home decor event hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. There is a professional design challenge, featuring 20 designers that will completely makeover a room in 6 weeks, and post updates each Wednesday. Linda is also gracious enough to host an ORC Guest Challenge that allows bloggers to participate and link up their own room re-dos each Thursday throughout the process. I had so much fun updating our master bedroom last fall, that I had to come back for another round!
So ready or not, here we go.
One of the first things Jesse and I talked about when we bought our house in 2012
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You guys. It’s the final week of my first ever One Room Challenge. Hard to believe that I started this little project six weeks ago. Almost harder to believe that I managed to put up a blog post for 6 consecutive weeks (plus one bonus post, it may be a record!)
If you missed it, Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
I am so excited to share this with you, I could pee my pants! It turned out even dreamier than I was hoping. But first…
Huge thanks to Linda at Calling it Home, for hosting such an awesome event and letting Joe Schmos like me get in on the action. Between the weekly deadlines, the encouragement from other participants, and the inspiration from all of the other transformations going on, this was just the kick in the ass that I needed to make some serious changes to our overly dark and slightly drab master bedroom.
I started here with this mood board, and a sort of to-do list. Meaning, some to-dos, and some possibly/maybe to-dos.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think winter has officially arrived in Wyoming. It’s always kind of sad when the time changes and we say goodbye to daylight after work for approximately the next 4 or so months. It also started raining this afternoon, and the rain is supposed to turn to snow overnight. So yeah. I think our long beautiful fall days (which we were spoiled with this year) are over.
On the bright side, it’s getting to be perfect weather for cuddling up! And our bedroom is looking super cozy these days, since we’re now 5 weeks in to our One Room Challenge bedroom makeover. Spoiler alert: Reagan likes it too.
Ok folks, it’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and we are hanging in there! If you’re not up to speed, I’ve got 6 weeks to completely re-do one room (I chose our “master” bedroom), and am joining a bunch of other crazy and talented bloggers over at Calling it Home by sharing my progress each week. You can catch up on my progress with week 1 here, week 2 here, and week 3 here.
So, you know I am all about neutrals with this project. I’ve been going for this white/gray/cream palette, but I’m also obsessing over rose gold accents. I feel like rose gold is the best thing to happen since Breaking Bad. Or sliced bread. Whatever you’re into.