Week 4 – ORC – Baby Steps Forward

This week my One Room Challenge progress was really slow with Memorial Weekend and spending time with my family.

New King size bed

But, we did manage to finish the floor, put in the rug, and assemble our new bed!

The Mannington Restoration Collection floor turned out beautifully! It was better than I could have hoped!

Mannington Restoration Collection Flooring

This upcoming week, I will be building a headboard and footboard…hopefully.

Ready to finish nightstands

The nightstands that we picked also need to be finished. They are solid wood with 3 drawers. They will be getting stained and new matte black hardware added.

Our room seems so much bigger and brighter already!

Don’t forget to check out the other ORC rooms!

Week 3 – ORC – Flooring

It’s Week 3 of the ORC! If you’ve been checking out the other designers and guests, their rooms are taking shape and are so inspiring!

This week we focused on installing new flooring and I love it!

New Chevron Floors

When we decided to redo our master bedroom, my hardest decision was what to do for flooring.

Our old flooring was bubbled brown carpet

We have beautiful tobacco brown wood floors in the hallway leading to the master bedroom and the master bath is tile. Since there is a patio door in the room, we really didn’t want to do carpet again. But with our existing hallway flooring discontinued, we had to find something else.

Then I saw a greige chevron floor that I thought had just enough brown to tie into the hallway without competing with it and enough gray/beige to tie into the tile.

Mannington Restoration Collection Flooring

The part I liked about the floor was that the chevron pattern came in planks instead of trying to calculate angles.

Installing the floor (poor nighttime lighting)

I’ve laid about half the floor and am hoping to get the rest done this weekend!

UPDATE: The floor is in!

The new chevron flooring in the daylight
Another angle of the chevron floor
The finished floor

Thanks for following me and the ORC!

One Room Challenge – Week Two – Prepping

Prepping Process

I hope everyone had a chance to check out the featured designers and guest participants on the One Room Challenge!

Last week, I showed you my plan for our Master Bedroom. Here is what it looked like:

We spent some time removing all of the furniture, tearing out the carpet and pad, pulling out 1000 staples out of the floor, removing the baseboard trim, and painting the ceiling and walls. I was thinking I didn’t get much accomplished, but that list is longer than I thought.

Here is what the room looks like today:

Empty room with new paint

We painted the room Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. It is absolutely one of my favorite greige colors. Not too gray…not too brown. It looks good with whites, woods, and other colors.

I would have loved to go a little bolder in the room, but we are putting our house up for sale, so we want to make the room appeal to the masses.

Fresh White Ceilings
Newly painted trim and walls

The trim in the room had been painted with leftover flat ceiling paint that wasn’t scrubbable or durable. Now was the perfect time to fix the problem so future owners don’t have to.

Repose Gray Walls

This week’s progress was well needed but definitely not exciting.

So here is a sneak peek of the new nightstands that I will be finishing.

New nightstands that need finishing

Next week’s focus will be putting in the new floors and hanging the new light fixture that just arrived.

Thanks for following along on this journey with me and the ORC!

One Room Challenge – Week One – Planning Phase

Today is the kickoff to the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge and I am pumped and nervous! If you’re wondering why, it is because I am stepping way out of my comfort zone to be a guest participant. The ORC happens twice a year and is a design challenge with 20 featured designers and multiple guest participants like myself. We have 8 weeks from today to renovate our designated room. I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to need to makeover our Master Bedroom to get our house ready to sell.\

Our current Master Bedroom

While there is nothing wrong with our bedroom, it is donning my Broyhill Attic Heirlooms bedroom set that I bought when I was 24…don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but I’m ready for a new look. Plus, we are getting our house ready to sell, so I want buyers to walk in and want to move into the space. The current room doesn’t have that vibe.

When we bought our house 8 years ago, the walls were purple, the carpet needed to be replaced, and there were cherry kitchen cabinets attached to the walls. We were on a budget, so we slapped up a brushed nickel “boob” light, painted the walls a yellow-undertone greige, and put in cheap in stock carpet.

Cheap carpet that has been restretched and is bubbled up

The plan for the room is simple…make the room more inviting without breaking the bank.

The plan

Our Master Bedroom is only about 15′ x 14.5′ so we will keep the bed where it is, but we are upgrading to a King size and I will be making a DIY headboard. We will be adding a white faux brick accent wall behind the bed along with pretty DIY Floating shelves.

New accent wall and king bed will be the new focal point

The walls will be painted a new greige color and the floors will be updated to a beautiful herringbone pattern. We will add an area rug for warmth, hang a new light fixture, and add a small reading nook.

The final room will be a mix of whites, grays, woods, and texture. I hope you will follow along on this journey with me! Also, if you want to see the other ORC rooms, you can check it out here.

$450 Budget Bathroom Makeover

When you walk into our home, one of the first rooms you see is the main bathroom that guests and future kids would use. This is what it looked like the day we got the keys.

The bathroom the day we moved in

The bathroom was nothing spectacular. It was natural maple cabinets, a yellowed stone countertop, linoleum flooring that also was discolored and white primer walls.

It didn’t take long after we moved in for me to paint the walls a soft greige color. I also was able to find a stone colored countertop with built in sink on clearance @Menards for $196 and installed it with a new $29 Moen faucet. We also installed a new light from @homedepot, but that was as far as the bathroom update went.

This week, I finally had enough of looking at the yellowed floor. While shopping for flooring for a different project, I came across Stainmaster Chateau Vinyl Flooring @Lowes and loved it! It was the best $62 investment. It was a quick easy project to install and grout the new floor.

The new floor is peel and stick so I was able to use a straight edge and a utility knife to cut the pieces to the proper lengths. I used 3/8″ spacers to make sure that I had the same size gap for grout.

Easy to install Peel and Stick Stainmaster Chateau Flooring with Saddle Gray Grout

Of course that meant painting the orange pine trim white and updating the vanity color to white with some left over paint. For added storage for cleaners and misc items that is out of the reach of small children, I found a clearance storage cabinet (the handles were crooked and were easy to fix) at Home Depot for above the toilet.

A few weeks ago, I picked up a @betterhomesandgardens shower curtain @Walmart (I love that it can be hung either direction). I also found a cute bath rug @Target.

The rest of the items, including the mirror, were from other rooms in our home.

The total makeover was less than $450!

Exit mobile version