Thursday, October 2, 2014

One Room Challenge Week 1… It's On

Oh, it's SOOOOO on.  I've been yapping and yapping about the thorn in my side known as our Playroom/Office.  I unveiled the room in all it's grossness here.  Then I shared the makeover plan here.  Well, now it's time to take the bull by the horns and face the problem head on.  I'm putting my plan into action once and for all.

For the past couple of years I've followed the One Room ChallengeTM created by Calling It Home.  For those of you who are not familiar with the ORC, Calling it Home challenges 20 bloggers to transform a room from start to finish in just 6 short weeks.  Each week these bloggers share their room transformations and provide inspiring design tips and tricks along the way.  Super fun right?

This year I'm thrilled (and super nervous) to participate in the 2014 One Room Challenge as a linking participant!

Ok.  There it is.. in black and white.  I am now officially committed to the Playroom/Office makeover and YOU are my witness.

To recap… here is the room.  Ughhhhhhhh… do you have any idea how much is pains me to share these pics?  #hangingheadinshame

I've been building my Work Hard,  Play Hard Pinterest board to gather inspiration.  

Over the course of the next 6 weeks I've challenged myself to bring this inspiration board to life.  Here's what's on tap.

#1 Create my own Roman shades.  

I'm leaning towards this Robert Allen Fabric.

#2 Build a play table and chairs for arts and crafts 

#3 Build a cozy reading nook with shelves and toy storage

#4 Incorporate elements of design with fun artwork, wall decals and playful fabrics

#5 If time permits, build a proper work station for A Lo and Behold Life.  I have a sneaking suspicion that this may be a project for 2015.  But a girl can dream...

And we're off to the races.  Wish me luck!

Also, don't forget to check out these amazingly talented bloggers that are participating in the ORC at Calling it Home.



  1. I am so excited to see how you transform this space. You have a great design plan!

  2. Your inspiration board is so bright and cheery! I love it! I can't wait to see the transformation over the next few weeks!

  3. I was totally scared and intimidated to join the ORC too, but so far it's been worth it. More importantly, the deadline has kept me going! I'm in love with your inspiration board and plans. All the fabrics you've found are great!


I love hearing from you! Thanks for taking the time to read a Lo and Behold Life and leaving me a comment!

© A Lo and Behold Life. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig