ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Week 4


Ok folks, it’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and we are hanging in there! If you’re not up to speed, I’ve got 6 weeks to completely re-do one room (I chose our “master” bedroom), and am joining a bunch of other crazy and talented bloggers over at Calling it Home by sharing my progress each week.  You can catch up on my progress with week 1 here, week 2 here, and week 3 here.

So, you know I am all about neutrals with this project. I’ve been going for this white/gray/cream palette, but I’m also obsessing over

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Simple DIY Wooden Headboard

If you’ve been following along, you know I made a last-minute decision to participate in Linda at Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge this fall, and give our bedroom a little makeover. I’ve added a few to-dos to my list along the way, and I thought the DIY headboard that we completed this week was worth sharing on its own!

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ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Week 3


Hey all, and welcome to the halfway point of this little challenge I’ve gotten myself into. If you’re just jumping in, you can catch up on where I started with week 1 and week 2. I think it’s safe to say this might have been the most productive week of my 6 total in the ORC. And most definitely the most expensive (oops). Some serious progress is being made over here, so let’s get to it!


I am SO relieved to say that I think we made the exact right decision on the perfect white paint for this cozy neutral bedroom in the works.

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ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Week 2


Well it’s week two of the One Room Challenge, and I am dreaming up a few more ideas than I originally intended for our bedroom makeover! If you missed it, I decided to give our room some much-needed attention and am participating in the ORC, you can catch up on week 1 here. It has been so awesome already seeing what the other participants are dreaming up, stealing some tips from talented bloggers and designers, and the support from everyone is such great motivation!

So, what have I been doing this week?

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ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Week 1!


Hellooo fall, chilly weather/chili weather, cardigans 24/7 and new seasons of all of our favorite TV shows! Also, driving to and from work in the dark, cuddling on the couch and dreaming big about finishing starting all of those house projects that we’ve had on the to-do list for about 3 years now. Seriously, Jesse just brought it to my attention that we closed on our house 3 years ago this week (yipes!)

We took a nice little getaway last weekend and stayed in Estes Park, CO to see the changing aspens, enjoy the cool weather and the scenery a short drive away from home. I’m fortunate to have a free house to stay in (thanks Dad), so we took our dog and some food with us and really spent most of our time drinking wine in front of the fire and listening to the elk and coyotes just outside the back door. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that we also happened to enjoy a few (ok several) hours of HGTV while we were there. We do watch TV at home, but we don’t have cable and have limited access to HGTV, so it was sort of a guilty pleasure and a good way to relax. After a few episodes of Love It or List It and Property Brothers, I started thinking about how our bedroom could really use a makeover. That and the office. Oh, and not to mention that second

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