ORC-Week 6- Final Reveal!

It’s reveal day!

I have officially finished my first ever One Room Challenge and it feels great! Thank you to everyone who followed along these last 5 weeks and for cheering me on. This was a fun, exciting, and exhausting 5 weeks!   I could not have made it to the finish line without the support and free labor from my handy husband and my super patient kids! I also want to thank my mother in law for helping me clean the entire dust covered house until 3am during her short visit here to NC and to friend and talented artist E Angelina Woehr for creating stunning original artwork for the bedroom. Love you all! ❤

I am so happy today has come to be able to share with you the final results of my coastal master suite makeover. If you are just joining me you can catch up on all the excitement, planning and progress below.

Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/ Week 4/ Week 5


I’m going to let the photo’s do the talkin’ for this last ORC post. It’s what we have all been waiting for right?


It’s always fun to look at the before pictures to see just how far the room has come.

Here’s where we started…….Boring!

Before ORC
Blah Before


Drum Roll Please

……………………………and now how far we have come.

Master 8_1

Master 2

Master 1_1

Master 5

Master 9_1

Bedroom Sources:

Original Artwork by E Angelina Woehr/ Night Stands/ Lamps/ Headboard/ Duvet Cover and Shams/ Rug/Ceiling Fan/ Drapery Rods/ Custom Drapes/ Custom Pillows/


Master 3

Master 10

Master 11

Master 12_1


Metal Sea Urchin wall decor/ Mirror/ Blue Tray/ Door Knobs/


I took my daughters old Pottery Barn Kids dresser and revamped it for the challenge. I wallpapered the drawer fronts with a Faux Grasscloth by York Wallcoverings and changed out the hardware with these Kohler  drawer pulls.

See next week’s post on pulling all the details together, the blunders and what didn’t make it in the room for the challenge.


Master Bathroom

If you remember from week 1 I also said I would include the master bathroom in this challenge. I never got a good before picture because we got a little sledge hammer happy and realized a little late that we didn’t take the traditional “before” picture. So here is the beginning of the bathroom renovation picture.

ORC bath


….and finally the finished bathroom.

Bath 5

Bath 1

Bath 2

Bath 3

Bathroom Sources:

Artwork/ Vanity/ Link Tile/ Mirror/ Shower Door/ Vanity Light/ Faucet/


Thank you to my photographer Matt Parvin Photography who captured the room’s beautifully.  I was totally doing the happy dance when I saw the final photos.


That’s a wrap everyone!

A big thank you to Linda from calling it home for organizing this challenge. I always feel so honored when she comments on my posts. I appreciate your support Linda!

My first challenge was a lot of hard work but totally worth every hour of lost sleep. It feels amazing, fresh and like a true get away destination to be in the space now. I fully plan on just enjoying it this weekend. You may find me drinking coffee just hanging out in my shower. ha!

Now who want’s to rent a beach house this summer in Kure Beach, NC?

Please be sure to check out the amazing transformations of the Featured Designers who had their big reveals yesterday. And all the Guest Participants who joined in on the fun who will reveal their rooms today. If you are in need of some inspiration look no further – some serious talent and gorgeous rooms in this bunch.  Be sure to follow #oneroomchallenge on Instagram for all the challenge updates. You can follow me on Instagram here too!


I really hope you enjoyed seeing the progress and final results over the last 6 weeks. I absolutely love all your comments, so keep them coming and let me know what you think.




PS ~ I’m already plotting what room will be next for the fall ORC.


ORC- Week 5- Final Countdown

Holy smokes, I can’t believe we are on week 5! This is it. The final countdown has officially begun. I have the photographer coming Monday so really I have like 3 days to pull this room off. Which means I will be in “the Zone” this weekend and there will be little chance of socializing, except to call my Momma and wish her a happy Mother’s Day..Love you mom!

~Wishing all Mom’s a happy Mother’s Day weekend! Thank you for all you do.

If you remember from last week’s post I wasn’t sure if my headboard was going to make it in time. The good news is that it’s at my freight company in High Point, NC, the bad news is they don’t have me scheduled for delivery until Monday-no bueno! So, I have tasked my husband with driving to the freight company in HP to pick it up for me tomorrow. THANK goodness for supportive husbands!!

If you are just joining in on the fun you can catch up on week one, two, three, and four here about the process and progress of the room.

Here’s all the good stuff that happened this week. Remember I was keeping the vanity on the down low? I’ve decided to share what I’ve been up to on it. Let me first tell you that this vanity was not my first choice, or second, or maybe even third. I took to long to make a decision on the first choice and before I knew it, there was no-way it was going to be delivered to me within my time-line. The second and third choice may have been slightly out of budget or way out of budget according to my husband:).  Finally, after hours of searching we found one on a close-out for $174.00. Yep, you read that correctly $174.00 for a brand new 45″ vanity base. It was not at all what I pictured but for that price I knew I could make it work!  Ready to see it?

Vanity series

I have to admit for a minute I though about leaving it red. It complimented the blue in the shower tile nicely -but like I said that lasted a minute. I wanted calm and serene for the room, the red wasn’t anywhere near calm and serene, fun maybe but not calming or relaxing. It took me about 4 hours to sand all the lacquer off ~that was not so fun! Then it got a marine base primer and 3 coats and some touch up of high gloss SW Balmy. Viola!

I would love to hear your thoughts on this one? Do you like the red or blue color?

Loving this Kohler faucet!

Faucet vanity


Here’s a little peek at what will be going in the room this weekend. I just got my euro bed pillows and draperies back from the workroom today, I literally was giggling like a little girl over these pillows! I love them!! And these lamps from Robert Abbey are stunning. Notice I am also giving you a teaser of my special art project that E Angelina Woehr has been working on for this room.




Thank you again for joining me this week. Please be sure to see what great things are happening with all the other ORC featured designers and guest participants. Join me again in one week for the final reveal. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram be sure to take a peek, I might be posting some previews of the room coming together.

See you next week!












ORC- Wk 2- All About That Molding

How has a week gone by already?…Seriously….in a blink of the eye, right? So here we are on week 2 of the One Room Challenge. I always seem to have a way with timing!  April has been the busiest month-It seems to be packed full of events, activities and client installs. I feel like I didn’t accomplish much for the ORC in week 1 and I’m fighting a chest and head cold to boot!

One of the biggest challenges in completing my coastal master suite is that I have a 2 hour drive each way to work on it. Luckily, I have an amazing husband who is handy and has also been enlisted in helping me with the challenge. He was in charge of installing the new panel molding (behind bed) and updating baseboards last week. He did a fantastic job!-picture below


I thought a lot about my concept board this week and really honed in on what I want this room to feel and look like and honestly my budget needed a reality check! So I revamped and feel really good about the vision going forward.

Let’s look at the new board


Concept board-wk2


One of the biggest changes I made was the bed. I loved the Seagrass from the first board but it was $$$ and I’m not sure I would love it as much over time. Plus, I really want this room to be all about the blues…..in a happy way of course. Secondly, I felt like with the white paneling behind the bed I needed to “soften” the edges a little with an upholstered headboard. By adding a slight curve and a small white contrasting welt- it gives me the soft, upscale, timeless appeal I was craving for this room.

I also chose a new rug, shape of lamps (same color and company), I decided to use my daughters old dresser (more about that below) and I have collaborated with a local artist and friend E Angelina Woehr on making a special series of paintings for the room. She is an amazing artist – I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! Be sure to check her out.

Do you want to see the paneling now?



Terrible Phone Photography 

SW 7005 Pure White by Sherwin Williams

Didn’t my husband do a fantastic job?  Free labor is the best! Thank you, DH!

My painter sprayed the molding before he left on a 3- week trip out of the country. I told you I had a way with timing! He also got the interior doors painted. Which means I only will have to paint the walls…yay! Did I mention I really dislike painting molding and doors?

This is SW6244  Naval by Sherwin Williams


Navy doors

My husband picked the knobs (not my favorite)…they may or may not stay.


My to-do lists;

Week 1:

  • Custom navy and white Headboard- Has been ordered- Check
  • Bedding- Ordered-Check
  • Artwork-In progress
  • Installed Molding- Check
  • New Ceiling Fan-Ordered- Check
  • Fabric for pillows-Ordered-Check
  • Fabric for Drapery- Ordered-Check

Week 2-3 to work on:

  • Dresser project (buy wallpaper and new knobs)
  • Get Fabric for Drapery and Pillows to workroom
  • Order Hardware
  • Order Rug
  • Paint walls
  • Order bench
  • Get Accessories
  • Paint Floor Mirror


For those that follow me on Instagram you may have seen a picture of a chicken nugget box in one of the drawers that I found while cleaning…..yes….I was totally mortified and grossed out! My daughter no-longer uses this for storing clothes- obviously! Her room was turned into a playroom earlier this year because she and her sister always sleep together so we just decided to officially move them together.

Dresser DIY project for this will include;

  1. Clean it
  2. Apply Faux Grasscloth on all the drawers
  3. Replace knobs



Here is an update on the bathroom. (not showing you everything..just yet) 🙂

Tile update

Well that’s it for this week….. I guess that was a lot!  I have a to-do list to get done before I head off to High Point Furniture Market this weekend. Did I mention I have a way with timing?…lol.

Stay with me for the next four weeks every Thursday and just in case you missed week one here is a recap or if you don’t know what the one room challenge is -see this post.  Don’t forget to check out all the other super talented participants and featured designers from Calling it Home this week. I also will encourage you to set some time aside and check out Instagram #Oneroomchallenge …be ready to get inspired!


Pinterest Blog Post: I Heart Hardwood Floors

I Heart Hardwood­

I LOVE HARDWOOD FLOORS, it’s no secret! When helping my clients with flooring selections I almost always recommend hardwood flooring for main living and bedroom areas. Here’s why: They improve the look and aesthetic flow of your home immediately. Besides being beautiful they are extremely durable, sustainable (when properly harvested, look for FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) when purchasing) and can easily be repaired (in most cases). They are classic- never go out of style and can be finished and refinished to fit anyone’s style. They by far add the most value to your home and are rated in the top 10 things home buyers look for when purchasing a home. If you have kids or pets, the maintenance and cleaning is super easy. If your still not convinced to rush out and get hardwood floors right now, maybe these beautiful pictures will entice you!

I searched high and low and gathered the most drool worthy, beautiful, unique and classic hardwood floors I could find from my beloved Pinterest.


My favorite (hands down): Herringbone






















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