This is week two of the One Room Challenge where I am making over our Lake House Master Bedroom. 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.
The room when we purchased the house
Room after we renovated.
Just to remind you what I am working with, I posted the before pictures.
Since we are going through such uncertain times, I will be spending as little as possible on the room. Mostly DIY projects and using what I have.
The most challenging issue for me is that I am not living at the lake house. The lake house is 45 minutes from my house. I am going to the lake house for the weekend to work. So I am working on as many projects as I can here at home. I also have been choosing and ordering a few things that I need.
The DIY ProjectsI
Even though our stay at home order has been lifted and the stores are open, I am going to try to stay away from the crowd as long as possible. The At Home Diy Challenge is this week and I am participating. Our theme is to build something for your home cheaper than you can buy it. Building a waterfall table was in the plan for the One Room Challenge. Since the other challenge is to build as cheap as possible, I am using all scrap wood. I am not going to the store for this project. The table is heavy so I had to recruit my husband to help me run the boards through the table saw.
I am working on a DIY technique to finish the table that I will show you when the table is finished. So far the table is turning out exactly as I want it to.
I made something beautiful with these thrifted pieces to show you later.
I had grasscloth wallpaper in my cart at Target. While thrifting one day, I found two rolls of Graham and Brown grasscloth wallpaper which is much better quality than what I was going to purchase. $3.99 a roll, I will take two, thank you thrift store! The retail price is $60 a roll.
I am headed to the lake tomorrow with my car packed with tools and paint. I will have a couple of DIY projects to share with you next week.