One Room Challenge – Week 3


The Design Changes

This is the beginning of Week 3 of the One Room Challenge

Once we started tearing things apart, we also started tearing apart some of our design ideas.

one room challenge updated mood board

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What Has Changed?

These are some of the design changes that we are making.

  • We are ditching the wallpaper in the room but not the closet
    • We couldn’t get what I wanted in time and the room is so dark we need it to be as light and bright as possible
  • We are putting up a vertical shiplap on one wall and painting the others white
  • We are replacing the closet molding and adding window molding (classic trim)
  • We have decided against a chandelier in the center of the room because of the ceiling height but we are adding one to the closet.

Demo Update

  • The extra outlets that were halfway up a wall for the built-in desk unit have been eliminated and the walls have been patched
  • The old molding and baseboards have been taken off
  • We have taped off the bookshelves and closet for wall and floor sanding which we are hoping to get done this week.

Design Elements

  • I found a cute little desk on FB Marketplace that I’m going to paint and replace the french embellishments that are broken.
  • The perfect dresser was also found on FB Marketplace. It also needs to be painted and some detail added to it.
  • I dug a vintage chandelier out of my storage unit and “Handy” has yet to determine if it’s salvageable.

My One Room Challenge

Being a small room in a small house, we have to use this room for not one or two purposes but three. This will be our Den/Office/Guest Bedroom when we are finished.

Working with Brands

Boutique Rugs has given me another beautiful rug for our room. I can’t wait to see it!

I’ve approached a few other companies and I’m still waiting to hear back.

Things I’m Using

The IDEA – Week 1

Design Changes – Week 3

Demo – Week 2

Finishes -Week 4

Next Week – One Room Challenge

Next week we will be painting & wallpapering

Putting up new molding & shiplap wall

Sanding & painting Facebook Marketplace finds

I hope you’re enjoying following along with my One Room Challenge adventure

Even though the original design has changed, I’m still so excited about how I think it’s going to turn out.


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  1. Sounds like a beautiful plan. I can’t wait to see it finished.

    1. My wallpaper came yesterday so now the fun begins!

    1. Thanks Wendy – I think I’m going to have a poll about whether to keep the dresser as is or paint it. It’s really growing on me as is!

    1. It’s coming along. I’ve had to make some changes but as I’m sure you know all too well, that happens with remodeling. I’ll be happy when it’s done. My house is a disaster.