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One Room Challenge – Week 1

I am so very excited to join the One Room Challenge™ (ORC)! Twice a year Linda from Calling it Home hosts a very popular challenge that participants completely transform a room start to finish in only 6 weeks.

One Room Challenge

Every Wednesday you can check out the featured 20 designers participating and on Thursdays you can take a look at all the other amazing  guest participants (including me) on Calling it Home.

I hope you will follow along with my journey to make over our guest room into our baby girl’s nursery who will be here in a few short 8 weeks. This only leaves 2 weeks after the final reveal until she’s here!

I am going to need all the support and encouragement from you to get me and this large belly through this!

So let’s go over the plan…


This is a picture of the guest room when we moved in. Holy Purple! They only thing we did since we moved in 3 years ago was paint the room the same color as the our living room. Sherwin Williams – Perfect Greige. I didn’t love this color in the room because there was only one window and the room is really small. So it seemed really dark. But I did’t really care. I was hoping we would be turning it into a nursery someday anyway!

Here is what our room looks like today:

One Room Challenge Before 2

A normal boring guest room with a bed, primed side table to big for the space and waiting to get painted, a comforter that my parents brought since they figured I didn’t have one, random toys to hide from my toddler and just a catch all of things I didn’t have a designated spot for.

Here is what I want to accomplish in the next 6 weeks:

  • Remove chair rail
  • Paint walls and trim
  • Sew new curtains/pillows
  • Move in crib, changing table and chair from sons room
  • Create wall decor
  • Book storage
  • New dresser
  • Add lighting
  • Add rug
  • Add small side table
  • Super organize clothes and changing area

I’m sure as I go along there will be other items added to this list since my ideas are always growing.


What do you think? Can I finish all of this in 6 short weeks being 32 weeks pregnant? Fingers crossed!

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Don’t forget to head over to Calling it home and check out the other ORC participants!


Thursday 12th of May 2016

I really love the transformation and what a great revamp for the desk ! I love the tie backs .such a cozy room for your baby girl ! Great job!


Friday 8th of April 2016

looks like you have a good plan! good luck with the transformation!


Thursday 7th of April 2016

So nice to hear from you. I used to live across the river in Ulster county, now in N.Georgia (grandkids here).

I really like your plans and with a little help from friends and family, you've got this!!!

Pauline Hayter

Thursday 7th of April 2016

Can't wait to see the final results, I'm new to this site but love checking out different designs, the way others can fill a space with things I would not have a clue how to place, how people can take a simple dresser and turn it into a dining room console, amazes me. I love the way some peoples minds work, lol. congrats on the soon to be new addition to your family.

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