It is time for the One Room Challenge Week one and I am so excited to participate this year. I will be making over the master bedroom in our lake house. This is my second time participating in this makeover challenge.
The One Room Challenge or the ORC is a challenge where participants get to show how they transform a space in a few weeks. Better Home and Gardens is the media partner for the ORC. It is a bi-yearly challenge that usually lasts 6 weeks. This year’s challenge this year will be like no other One Room Challenge because of the quarantine for the Covid-19 virus. We have a stay in order still in place where I live. For this reason, it is going to be challenging to get supplies and decor. Most stores have curbside service or online ordering. Boards and wood need to be picked out by us so that they will not be warped or discolored.
I love that they are encouraging us to use what we have. There are so many people that are going through financial hardships during the pandemic. Many people are being laid off. My husband is in the commercial lighting business and we are unsure at what effect this will have on the lighting business. Thankfully, the encouragement to use what you have will help take the stress off the ones that are participating. Everyone will be understanding that this is an unusual time for all of us. There are many DIY projects to be done. Since the room I am working at our lake home, I will be traveling to the lake to work on the room. Follow me on Instagram to see more of the progress and projects @savvyapron
The Room Before
Lake House Before Renovation
Let me warn you. This room has some issues. I need to explain what we are working with. A few years ago, we purchased a major fixer-upper on a lake 40 minutes from our house. The house had not been lived in for a couple of years. It was in such bad condition that everyone who saw the inspection walked away. Let’s just say that this home was definitely in our price range. It was priced less than what the lot was worth. The home is on a beautiful level lot in a beautiful neighborhood. Our lake house was built in the 1960s and was originally a tiny fish camp. The older couple that we bought the house from did all the renovations themselves. Our walls are not straight, the ceilings are a little unlevel, but hey, it’s on a lake!
We first made the house livable with new sheetrock, plumbing, electrical, and other basic renovations. I am slowly decorating the home like I want it to be.
My goal for our master bedroom is for it to be very comfortable. Also, I want the room to be functional. We only use the house a few months out of the year so we do not need much storage.
The owners used this room as a den. The house has many windows but his room has no windows. It gets natural light from the bathroom window and natural light from the living space windows. I do realize that photographing this room will be my biggest challenge.
The room has new sheetrock and new ceilings. After the renovation, I decorated the room with things that we already had. We stained the concrete in the entire house and it has been perfect for a lake house.
We also have the world’s tiniest master bathroom. Our cruise ship bathroom was bigger than this bathroom. I would guess that it is 5 feet by 4 feet and that is including the small shower. Your knees almost hit the wall when sitting on the toilet. Since you see this room, I will be making it over also.
Bath when we purchased the house
The Plan for Bedroom
Install and paint vertical shiplap.
Add grasscloth wallpaper or paint above the vertical shiplap.
A new headboard
Make 2 large pillows
2 wall sconces
Purchase art and also paint my own art.
Do something with the ceiling fan or remove the ceiling fan.
Plan for the Master Bathroom
Remove vanity and replace with a small wall mount sink.
New Shower curtain
Paint and stencil floors
You can see this room that I made over for another challenge. Lake House Bedroom
Check out the other participant’s rooms at The One Room Challenge Blog.