Archive for the ‘ONE ROOM CHALLENGE’ Category

One Room Challenge REVEAL!

November 12th, 2015

Ah!!! My friends, it’s here: The reveal of my first One Room Challenge. If you’re just tuning in, I linked up on Calling it Home’s infamous ORC where you have six weeks to completely transform a space. I decided to tackle our main guest room that I quickly threw together before our wedding. Five years later, it’s much more representative of my taste! If you want a refresher of the process, check out my previous links here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

After a lot of work and help from my husband, mom and sister, here we go!






I am so happy with the result! And now, to invite some company over! If you’re wondering where things came from, shop my sourcing here: lamp, side table, throw, headboard, pillow, coverlet, throw pillow. The walls are Benjamin Moore’s HC-169 Coventry Gray. The art work is the African mud cloth I found in a market in NYC and the small round mirror was a steal from Hobby Lobby.

Stop by Calling it Home today to see other fantastic reveals. Thanks for following along! I officially need a nap.

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ORC Guest Participant, Week 5

November 5th, 2015

Oh my goodness, it’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge and I am so excited.  I could not be happier with how my project is turning out.  If you’ve just tuned in, I’m linking up with the guest participants for Calling It Home’s infamous One Room Challenge, where you have six weeks to completely transform a space.  I decided to take on our “after-thought” of a guest room and make it something that truly reflects my taste as a designer.   If you want to catch up, see my previous posts below:

DBK One Room Challenge Week 1

DBK One Room Challenge Week 2

DBK One Room Challenge Week 3

DBK One Room Challenge Week 4

Since last week was so productive, I was able to tackle more finishing touches.  I snagged these end tables I’d been eyeing, and they are a great fit for the space.


I also picked up some decorative trim and took the drapes to my gracious mom to hem.  I am obsessed with how they turned out:


$15 and a talented mother later, they look much more high end. So one of my beef’s with some participants of the ORC is showing too much before the big day.  I am dying to show everything that is complete, but I’d rather next week to be the big reveal.  So for now, here’s a little snap:


The headboard came from Wayfair and I am beyond pleased.  I wish there was video footage of me trying to get it off the porch and inside the house last weekend, but hey, it made it early and in perfect condition.  The chandelier is also up and I’ve never been so happy to see a tacky ceiling fan go. Here’s what’s left on my list:

          -Buy a throw for the end of the bed

          -Pick up the bedding I’m having made

          -Style and photograph

Come back next week for the big reveal! I am so excited.  Don’t forget to stop by Calling It Home today to see how other people’s projects are coming along.

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