Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge, guest participant Spring 2020! 

Thanks for stopping by, please take your time and have a look around.

You could start by checking out our $100 Master Bathroom Makeover here, and then head over to our recipe page to grab a few new ideas.

In case you don’t know what the One Room Challenge is, I’ll give you a quick rundown.

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 next eight weeks, these gifted designers will take you behind the scenes as they transform their rooms into beautiful spaces. I hope you will stop by their sites each week as they share the reality of what it takes to create an amazing space, it will be exciting to see the hurdles they overcome along with the victories they achieve!


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 June 25-July 21st to be amazed by the final room reveals.


We have had a busy week, my boys were finishing up their homeschool for the year, and my 17-year-old just took his last test to graduate!!!

Yay, I’m so excited! One down, one to go! Homeschooling is not easy, and we have done it with both of them since kindergarten. I must say, it has been very encouraging to know the whole world is homeschooling alongside us right now during this pandemic. My cooking and laundry seem to have doubled; I can’t figure that one out, but we are still pressing on, trying to get work done on our deck for the One Room Challenge.

That being said, even with all the extra attention going to our homeschool, we still managed to get a little more done on our deck.(Our 2020 Spring ORC project)

We began by knocking out the pickets on the right side of the deck and then attaching 2x4s to our original deck anchor posts. We spaced them out evenly to give a nice modern look.

It was pretty easy to do, just a matter of measuring and cutting correctly. We decided on a one-inch gap between them and then used a small block of wood to get the spacing perfect every time. It worked really well. 

I love how our modern privacy wall turned out!


modern deck privacy wall

The newly stained area we worked on last week and the new privacy wall are already making a dramatic improvement!

We are planning to knock out the rest of the pickets next week and get started stringing up the cable system we bought on amazon. 

We got a quote from Home Depot to have cable railing installed, but it was over $3000. So it’s DIY to the rescue again, it should only cost about $100-$150.

Be sure to check back next week and follow us on instagram to keep up with our progress.