ORC FINAL REVEAL! Budget Deck Makeover

ORC FINAL REVEAL! Budget Deck Makeover

Yay, after eight weeks of hard work, The time has come for our ONE ROOM CHALLENGE budget deck makeover final reveal!!


The ORC will provide participants with a supportive, enthusiastic forum to share the process of transforming a room. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and original ideas. Welcome!

The One Room Challenge™, currently in its seventeenth season, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. It has been postponed to May this year because of Covid-19.

Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge, as Featured Designers, and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts.

In addition to following along, everyone with a blog or Instagram account, is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up during the eight weeks. Each Thursday, the internet and social media are flooded with interior design inspiration, ideas, and encouragement.

To date, more than 3,800 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge™. The event, and many of the spaces, have been recognized and featured.

For the past eight weeks, these gifted designers have taken you behind the scenes as they transformed their rooms into beautiful spaces. I hope you will stop by their sites to see what they shared, the reality of what it takes to create an amazing space, it has been exciting to see the hurdles they overcame along with the victories they achieved!


A Glass of Bovino | Beginning in the Middle | Beth Diana Smith | Clark + Aldine | Coco & Jack

Deeply Southern HomeDesign Maze | Dwell by Cheryl | Erika Ward | Home Made by Carmona

House of Hipsters | Hunted Interior | Kandrac & Kole | Kate Pearce | Katrina Blair | Liz Kamarul

Veneer DesignsRambling Renovators | Renovation Husbands | Studio Plumb | Media BH&G

Follow Along 

Get ready to check your Instagram feed as we embark on this exciting design journey together. We hope our photos motivate and inspire you over the next eight weeks. Every Thursday I will be posting info about our progress here on the blog as well as linking up  with all of the other guest participants, so be sure to check back often.

You can also  Follow #oneroomchallenge and #BHGORC so you don’t miss a thing! And of course be sure to check back on July 5th to be amazed by the final room reveals.


I’m so excited to share with you our before and after photos. They are quite stunning. We love how everything turned out! So here’s a quick rundown of everything that we have accomplished on our deck makeover to date.

  • We restained our deck foot-boards.
  • Then we built a privacy wall from the neighbors.
  • Next, we DIYed cable railing around the deck and stairs.
  • Then we built a black iron-look string-light hanging system.
  • Finally, we restained the exterior part of our deck

If you check back through that last eight posts, you can find links to the products we used and tutorials on each project above.
We have had so much fun participating in the 2020 Spring ORC! It was a great experience and an excellent motivator to help us get going on this project!

Here’s the FINAL REVEAL!!!

deck before makeover
This is what it what our deck looked like before.
deck before makeover
deck before makeover
deck after makeover
deck after makeover

Ruby (our Australian Cattledog ) loves our new deck! She has great view of the cows in our backyard, and she makes sure they know who’s boss.
deck after makeover
deck after makeover
deck after makeover
deck after makeover
deck after makeover
deck stairs before makeover
deck stairs after makeover
exterior deck before and after
deck after budget makeover
cable rail deck picture close up of flowers
deck after budget makeover

We are so happy and grateful for our new outdoor living space! It feels like an extension of our home now. The privacy wall turned out amazing and works very well! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our before and after pictures. Maybe they will inspire you to try a few of our ideas to create a more inviting space in your backyard as well.

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