Spring ORC: Week 3 (non) Update

It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge! I’m still not freaking out too much, I think my optimism is misguided but oh well.

If you don't already know, the One Room Challenge is a event hosted twice a year in which anyone from anywhere across the interwebs can join in on the fun of making over one room, from start to finish, in 6 weeks. The 20 featured designers post updates every Wednesday and all the guest participants update each Thursday.


Almost all of the “prep” work is done in here, even the ceiling is painted! When we first demo-ed the drop ceiling in this room, the ceiling was stained with what looked to be old water damage. That was a chore but thankfully it’s DONE. Now, all that’s left to do (in this aspect, anyway) is finish caulking the trim and finish painting and hang the doors. I really don’t have any excuse for not getting this task finished this week. Just good old laziness, I guess. But, even without the doors, I still breathe a sigh of relief when I walk in this room and remember where we started a year a half ago when we moved in. (See all the old pictures here!)


I am really happy with this rug I got off Facebook Marketplace last weekend. I even bartered $20 off asking price, because it never hurts to ask, right? It’s an old style from Pottery Barn, but this one looks to be just about the same thing..

I finally pulled the financial trigger on the shelving for this room and, surprising absolutely no one at this point, it’s neither of the options I’ve discussed before! Decisions with me are such a special treat, you guys. I bought two of these IKEA Algot systems and I’m planning to paint the shelves the same color as the wall. So at least I’m not straying completely from the original idea fold.

I have off work tomorrow for Easter, so I am really hoping to put in some solid work this weekend. Even if the shelving doesn’t get here, I have quite a few things to keep me busy until then! I think it’s time to start an official to do list…

  • Caulk trim

  • Finish and hang closet doors and entry door

  • Paint shelves and install shelving

  • Swap out desk hardware

  • Go through my “art collection” (frames, pictures, and canvasses I refuse to get rid of) and decide on a look for all the blank walls

  • Bring my books up from storage to their new home

  • Make it cute

    Hoping to share lots of pretty pictures next week!