one room challenge

How to make DIY chalk style paint
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

How to Make DIY Chalk Finish Paint (Video) | One Room Challenge Week 2

It’s near the end of a busy week, and the progress on our dining room makeover for the One Room Challenge has been sadly very minimal. I’ve been really busy and tired, but I’m hoping next week will be a little less stressful all around so that I can put my nose to the grindstone on this project. The good thing is that I’m almost done the buffet makeover in this space, and I’m excited to share with you a video on how I make my favourite DIY chalk style paint for painting furniture!Continue reading

Boho Farmhouse Dining Room Mood Board | Teal, black, white, gray, geometric, texture
DIY Home Decor

A Boho Farmhouse Dining Room Mood Board | One Room Challenge Week 1

To be totally honest, I feel like a have one billion projects on the go that need to be finished BUT I couldn’t let a One Room Challenge go by without my participation! I’m a sucker for punishment (and projects). If you haven’t heard of the “ORC”, it’s a challenge hosted by Calling it Home where several featured design bloggers and hundreds of guest bloggers make over one room in their home in the period of six weeks. It’s a lot of fun, a little stressful, but very motivating and inspiring. So far, I’ve participated in two ORCs, and here’s a look at the rooms I made over:Continue reading

Modern French Country Farmhouse Master Bedroom Design
DIY Home Decor

Our Modern French Country Master Bedroom – One Room Challenge Reveal

We are finally finished our modern French country master bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge! I really, really enjoyed this project. This is a space for just my hubby and me, and I’m incredibly happy with how it turned out. It’s truly my dream bedroom! Let me give you a tour of our newly decorated space, and make sure to check out all of the other ORC makeovers linked at the bottom of this post. I can’t wait to see what all of the other designers have done this season!Continue reading

How to install a barn door
DIY Home Decor

How to Install a Barn Door (+ Week 5 One Room Challenge Update)

There’s only one week left until our master bedroom makeover has to be completed for the One Room Challenge! My hubby and I have been working away on the final stages of our room design, and this week we scratched one more large project off of the list: the barn door installation. Let me give you a peek at our master bedroom progress, plus I’ll show you how we installed our beautiful barn door.Continue reading

French Country Linens & Accessories for Home Decor
DIY Home Decor

How to Stay on Track When Buying Accessories for a Room (+ An ORC Update)

My fellow home decor lovers might agree with me on this: it’s really hard to stay on track when buying accessories for a room because they’re ALL SO PRETTY! I love little knick knacks, artwork, fabric, and linens, so when I have a specific project I’m working on (like our master bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge), it’s sometimes tricky to narrow things down. Today, I’d love to share with you some of the accessories I’ve collected for our master bedroom so far, plus some tips to help you stay on track when you’re buying accessories for your own room.

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DIY Home Decor

My Favourite Grey Paint Colours & Our Master Bedroom Progress (One Room Challenge Week 3)

Shades of white and grey are still my go-to paint colour choices, and we used both colours for our master bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I know! They sound totally boring. However, I love both of these colours because they allow me to go wild with my textiles and accessories in any room and change things at a whim. They’re also both very serene colours that help our home feel calm and airy (even when there are three girls screaming happily at the tops of their lungs). Today, let me share with you our master bedroom makeover progress for the One Room Challenge, plus my favourite shades of white and grey paints and which ones we chose for our bedroom!Continue reading

A DIY rustic wood ceiling with white reclaimed Stikwood
DIY Home Decor

How to Install a Rustic Wood Ceiling with Stikwood (One Room Challenge Week 2)

We’re making over our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge this Fall, and so far I’m THRILLED with the progress! I decided to dive right in to the makeover and start with what I think will be my favourite part of the room – the DIY reclaimed wooden tray ceiling. Let me show you how I installed this ceiling all by myself with the help of a few tools and Stikwood.

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Modern French Country Master Bedroom Mood Board Design
DIY Home Decor

Mood Board: A Modern French Country Master Bedroom (My One Room Challenge Project)

With almost all of the rooms in Our DIY House done (ish), it’s time to work on a very personal space in our home: our master suite. We’ve left this space until almost the very last because hardly anyone sees it except for us, but it’s definitely time to finish it and turn it into a luxurious retreat for my hubby and me. I really enjoyed being a part of the One Room Challenge this Spring (you can check out the makeover I did in Little C’s bedroom here), so I thought the Fall version of the ORC would be a great way to encourage the finishing of our master suite. I want our master bedroom and bathroom to feel very calming and elegant, but I also want to give them some modern and rustic touches. The look I’m going for? Modern French Country! I love the traditional, rustic elements you usually find in French country decor like linen, cotton, old wood and burnished metals. We’ll make the space a little more modern by introducing a little bit of geometric pattern, pops of black and some sparkle. Let me show you what we’re planning to do to make our master suite a modern french country retreat (in 6 weeks!) for the One Room Challenge.Continue reading

A shabby chic glam girls bedroom design idea in blush pink, white and gold with tons of DIY and kids bedroom organization ideas
DIY Home Decor

A Pink, White & Gold Shabby Chic Glam Girls’ Bedroom Reveal (Little C’s Room Makeover for the ORC)

It’s here, it’s here! It’s room reveal day for the makeover we gave my 7 year old daughter, Little C, as part of the One Room Challenge. We are both so thrilled with how her room makeover turned out, and I’m so excited to share it here with all of you today! We went for a shabby chic inspired look with lots of blush pink, white, and touches of gold (as per Little C’s request). I love how soft and sweet the room looks now, and it seems so much bigger and feels more serene than it did before. Here’s a tour of Little C’s newly made over pink, white and gold “shabby chic glam” bedroom!Continue reading

Adorable DIY shabby chic inspired bedding in pink, gold and white for a girls room - instructions and fabric sources.
DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Make Shabby Chic Glam Kids’ Bedding (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)

Our pink and shabby chic inspired bedroom makeover for my Little C has almost come to a close. Next Thursday, I’ll share with you the final reveal of the room as part of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home! I’ve really enjoyed making over my 7 year old’s room, and I think she’s enjoyed the process too. We’re also both really happy with how the space is turning out, and there (suprisingly!) haven’t many snags along the way. This past week, I worked on sewing some custom pillow covers and a shabby chic inspired duvet cover for Little C’s bed. Let me share with you how I made them, and how you could make your own DIY bedding too!
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