Well, we finally made it to WEEK 8, our final week of the ORC!
It’s been a lot of work but also a lot of fun.

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 past eight weeks, these gifted designers have taken us behind the scenes as they transformed 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 July 5TH to be amazed by the final room reveals.


This week I stained the outside of our deck. It was quite a time-consuming job since it hadn’t been done in over five years.
I started early in the morning and had to quit off and on for random rain showers passing through. Thank goodness they didn’t last long or ruin my stain job!!
It took me a whole day from 8-5 pm but it was so worth it. Our deck finally looks as good from the outside as it does on the inside.
We used this stain from Menards, which is more like a paint.

deck stain
deck stain

It went on super easy and it has a lifetime warranty. I hope it lasts a good long while because I won’t be in the mood to stain it again for a very long time!

exterior deck before makeover
staining exterior deck before makeover
stained exterior deck after makeover
stained exterior deck after makeover
stained exterior deck after makeover