ONE ROOM CHALLENGE FALL 2016 WEEK ONE




Prepare the firing squad.  

I will happily stand in front of it and take it like a man.  Because..... yes..... when Linda called me to take a spot in the One Room Challenge I don't know what happened but I heard the word yes coming out of my mouth.

In the middle of a kitchen renovation with sawdust and painters all over my house......deadlines everywhere and I still said yes.  

Even though I could picture my husband kneeling there with his hands in the air screaming....

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy.......when does it end?

And me saying "when I'm dead apparently"

And thinking I heard him mutter "that can be arranged"

Now you know my weakness.... especially after I moaned last fall when I realized my invite was lost in the mail......

So here we are!


This is quite an impressive group so how could I say no....although I better be bringing my A game right?

If you are new to the ORC there are 20 of us trying to finish a room in 6 weeks.  The brains behind all of this is Linda from Calling It Home and she works hard keeping us in line while rounding up some great sponsors!

Yay Linda!

OK....OK.....what room am I doing?  My bedroom.

Let's take a ride back in history to the beginning.



I would say this is early 90's since we bought our home in 1994.

The chest on the left I still have only it's painted white.


I don't know which version was first [overhead pictures].  I had wall to wall seagrass installed when we renovated in 1994.  Y'all that stuff lasted forever until I finally installed hardwood floors!




That is my second Old English Sheepie Fancy and the beginning of my love for blue....as you can see I added a bit here!

I sold that bed and we upgraded to a king!  Game changer.....the chest is now painted white.

I still have this chest that I got at Scott's.


Installed hard wood floors!


Of course the great pillow change was in effect by then:)


 You can see here that I had wood planks installed on the cathedral ceiling.


And.....I later had them painted white which was the beginning of the "white phase".....


More pillow combinations.....I can't get it right apparently!


I think this was just a cheap rug remnant.....

And then I was at a yard sale and bought this rug!

Still changing out those pillows.....
And..... still using the egg prints!






Added the old shutters and surprise....changed out the pillows:)


New mirror.....


The desk was long gone and this chair and ottoman are still in the picture!

Which is where we are today.  AND I know what you are thinking....what the heck is wrong with this room?  Nothing really but I am just ready for a change.

Now you know my sister "the bunny" is standing in line waiting for those shutters, rug and lamps :)  The good thing is that whatever I give her I can snatch back on a whim.

I mean right?

All I can say is that I am glad I have another week to figure out my plan.  Yep....while everyone is probably almost finished I got nuthin.

I hope you will follow along with me for the next six weeks while I organically [translation=figure out what the heck I am doing] transform this room!

Check out the talented designers who will joining me this go around!


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21 comments

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sherry I'm so glad you're doing this round!! I would take your "before" room any day, but am looking forward to seeing the next version unfold! I always love your room makeovers!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

My faith in ORC has been restored ;) Excited to see your room!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

I look forward to seeing you work your magic in your bedroom. Hoping for more sheepie pics too!
xoxo-
Holly @ The English Room

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Yay! Love watching your creativity!

Cindy Hattersley said...

You are crazy girl! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Iris Watts said...

The before is beautiful, but I can't wait to see where you go with this! It'll be amazing!!

Sarah Walker said...

So thrilled we get to run this race together, Sherry, and I cannot WAIT to see what you do with your already lovely space! (Also, I think we need to create a "Husbands of ORC Designers" support group. The struggle is real!!). Sarah xx

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

I was so psyched when I saw your name on the list....I LOVE your spaces!! Can't wait!

Shannon said...

Cannot wait to see what you do! You always knock it out of the park!

jana bek design said...

Wow way to much fun walking down the memory lane that is your bedroom! Cannot wait to see what you dream up!

Tricia said...

Woo hoo! I'm so glad your invitation didn't get lost in the mail this time! I love all the iterations of your room and can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve! I'm excited to be on this scary ride with you!
Tricia @ Suburban B's

Gwen, The Makerista said...

Can't wait to see how it comes together! You got this!

Lisa Ladisic said...

You loved hats as staging all the way back to the '90s girl! Wow, what a stroll down memory lane💃🏻 This will be a piece of cake after your last few months...you got this !

Marcus Design said...

Yayyy!!! This is going to be epic! And ps. I drive my hubby crazy with this stuff too :) I'm so honoured to be doing this along side you! X
Nancy

The Painted Chandelier said...

Sherry,
I can't wait to see how you work your magic! I already love this room, but I know it will be WOW whatever you do...as always! GOOO Gurrllll...<3

Mary said...

Ha! I've had the same conversation with my husband. Except after he tells me "that can be arranged" he likes to add that he keeps someone on speed-dial. Poor, poor man.

Reviving Charm said...

I love seeing the transformation of your bedroom throughout the years. Don't worry...you totally have this! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Linda @ Calling It Home said...

Am I supposed to have pillows on my bed?Oh, the pillow pressure. Can't wait to see this. The ceiling is fantastic, and the floors are beautiful.

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Fantastic! I'm familiar with this process of an already really great room turning into something hopefully-amazingly-better - organically. Perfect. Love that method! I'm flying by the seat of my pants this round too! Can't wait to see what you do!

Anonymous said...

What is the type of wood are the floors and stain??

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