I’ve been waffling for a while on whether to join in the One Room Challenge this season. But I decided about 2.7 seconds ago that I’m IN! I’ve done the One Room Challenge the last three times around (boy bedroom, dining room, and girl bedroom) and every time I am so, so glad I’ve done it. The motivation and camaraderie just can’t be beat. And a finished room at the end is pretty awesome too.
This season I considered not doing the challenge because I’ve been struggling with a way-too-heavy work schedule and admittedly excessive kids’ sports/activities, which has left me
little no time for house projects. On top of that I’m out of town this weekend and next (spring break!), which leaves me with only a few weeks to get this challenge done. But my friend Ashley suggested I could just do a “refresh” of a room and I thought that was brilliant. So friends, I’ll be “refreshing” my entry. Here’s how it looks now.
Definitely not terrible. But as I said already in this this Instagram post it is one of the earlier rooms we updated in our house and I just feel like it doesn’t really mesh with the style we’ve got going in our living room, kitchen, and really almost everywhere else. So it’s time for an update.
That carpet! So glad that’s gone. After opening up the whole entry I built these built-ins, which are true work-horses and definitely staying. Just hopefully less messy.
I think what’s on the refresh agenda is a happier, more casual look including a new rug, new table, and maybe even some wall paneling. And a new light fixture?? I’ve also got to ditch the mini console table/mirror. It made more sense on that wall until we moved the guest room door from the old kitchen to the entry and now it just looks cramped. And I need to figure out a better storage system for all the kids’ sports gear, which currently lives in this oversized basket (and trust me, this basket is usually overflowing with gear but the kids were both out at baseball practice when I took these photos).
I’m pretty excited to make the first place we see when we walk in the door really fit our personalities and our home. Pressure’s on…