The Fall 2016 One Room Challenge has officially kicked off, and I'm excited to see what the twenty featured designers (plus the guest participants) are cooking up! All participants will be documenting their room makeover progress over the next few weeks, and revealing their transformed spaces in week six. I'm looking forward to all the design creativity that is sure to be on display.
I decided to sit out this round of the ORC due to lack of proper planning and bad personal timing. But who knows... I could decide to link up later?! :) After all, this twice yearly design challenge seems to successfully hold me accountable to "finishing up" spaces in our home.
For those of you who are new around here, I participated in my very first ORC exactly one year ago - during the Fall 2015 challenge. With a very limited decorating budget ($250!!!) due to some big renovations at the time, we still managed to cross the finish line on our family room makeover.
Instagram, then you know that the family room has steadily evolved since the initial reveal. More changes will definitely happen in here once new furnishings are in place.
During the Spring 2016 ORC, I nearly completed our dining room makever.
Some minor tweaks are planned in the dining room (adding host chairs are still in the plan). A rug switch is also in process, which I'll share the unexpected reason for in a separate post.
Revisiting these transformations is helping me stay motivated to keep on going with the rest of our home. Trust me, there is NO shortage of improvements still to be done around here. Owning a real fixer upper (I'm not just talking dated finishes) can be exhausting and patience-wearing. BUT it can also be simultaneously rewarding when you look back at everything you've accomplished!