So we are in week 5 for those of you that are following along on the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge. This is a link where you can check at all the participants in the 2017 ORC hosted by House Beautiful and Linda @Calling It Home.  


If you missed a week check out the past weeks here so you can catch up:

 Week 1          Week 2            Week 3          Week 4        Week 5          Week 6

As a recap or to bring you up speed, we are updated a basic screened in porch, into a southern style sleeping porch.  This is the inspiration board for this project: WEEK 5: PROGRESS REPORT:

This week is all about the accessories and bringing the whole look together. I just love the accessories week, it is my favorite week of all design projects!! I always like to think of the accessories as the icing on the cake. Yes you can have plain cake, but the icing is the super yummy part that elevates the style of the cake and makes it pretty.  These are some the great looks I have found so far that will be worked into the final design. Along with the “mystery antique DIY”… Have you seen it yet? If not, you should sign up for our email alerts to stay in the loop [wysija_form id=”1”

However, this is also the week I have had to strayed the most from my inspiration board. Since my 1st choice rug was back ordered this derailed the basis of my designs. While I am still sticking with tones of sea glass I have decided to use the bolder sea glass colors like navy blue, aqua, sea foam, and hints of green.   

  I was able to located the fun pillow cases seen above but not exact throw pillows from the inspiration board. But, hey that why it is a inspiration board to focus your mind to get a continuity to your end result. Check out the fun pillows I got below as I took a quick picture of them all heaped in the corner waiting for installation.


The other big project we marked off our list this week was making…..(yes I said making) and installing the drapery rod. We chose to utilize plumbing pipe to keep the rustic farmhouse feel, plus it’s weather & water resistant, so no rusting. Plus it was so super easy too!!! We took the overall measurements of the space, then had plumbing pipe cut and threaded at our local Home Depot. We added the outdoor drapes and sheers to the pipe and hung them up. Viola easy peasy!!! 

Since there will be a home build on the lot next to us eventually, I decided that I might as well implement the prior proper planning rule and  I decided to add the sheer drapes in the middle to give us a little bit more privacy.  Of course we have the solid light blocking panels as well but I just find something so relaxing about those sheer panels blowing in the wind. However, on really windy days I might need to devise a cute drapery weight system, to keep them from ending up in the ceiling fan. 

Sometime I like to make a list just to see how far I have journeyed into a project, where and my biggest wins are …  however with that being said a list also provides a closer look at all my deficiencies.  So here goes lets see if I am going to make the 6 weeks challenge:


DIY-Paint Ceiling-Haint Blue

DIY-Install weather stripping to seal up all cracks and grabs between screens and house

DIY-Repaint Ceiling Fan

Draw Pallet Bed Plans for building

DIY- Build a Pallet Bed From Scratch 

Install Ambient Night Lights under Pallet Bed

Purchase Mattress and Outdoor protection bags/pads

DIY- refinish/install the “Mystery Antique item” (Almost done just needs a few touch ups after moving up 3 flights of steps)

Order/Install Rug ( the rug has been my greatest challenge, dream rug Out of Stock, and not being able to find anything to make my heart sing like the original….. guess I will hit the bricks and see what I can find at HomeGoods, I tend to have unexpected luck there when nothing else will do. 

Shop for an end table that also provides storage

Purchase/ Install  Bedding, Pillows & Throws

DIY-Create Plumbing Pipes Drapery Rod

Purchase/ Install Drapes

Purchase/Install Wall Art 

Accessorize the Room

Stage Room for Photo Opt.  


EXTERIOR WALL PAINT- Dorian Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- City Loft Sherwin Williams FLOORS- Thompson Water Sealer Acorn CEILING FAN-52ÔÇ│ White Ceiling Fan Home Depot CEILING PAINT-DCR075 Piazza Blue Sherwin William CURTAINS- Outdoor Weighted Panels White Ballard Designs MATTRESS- Hampton & Rhodes 6.5″ HR100 Firm Mattress Firm of Cumming (see Aaron) MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS- 4″ Gel Foam Mattress Wayfair  MATTRESS COVER- Waterproof/Bed Bug Blocker Hypoallergenic Wayfair  MATTERESS TOPPER- Waterproof Mattress Topper Wayfair EURO SHAMS- Clairebella 200 Thread Count Wayfair BEDDING/QUILT- Cynthia Rowley Blue Green Medallion, HomeGoods HELLO HANDSOME/GORGEOUS PILLOW CASES- Wayfair END TABLE BASKET- Jacquelyne Lidded Barrel Basket Pottery Barn  WALL MIRROR- Wall Mounted Votive Holder Pottery Barn 


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  9. I find this entire challenge very appealing, it reminds me of things you see on HGTV. I can appreciate that it is the blog world version. Nice job on that bed and fireplace they both turned out great. 5 stars, & 2 thumbs up.

  10. Oh wow! This space is going to be great! Jealous you have this area, along with that gorgeous view! Can’t wait to see it all done. ­čÖé

  11. That’s list is looking good, as for the rug, you’ll make it come together,I have faith, can’t wait for the final reveal!

  12. Wow, Jennifer this is going to be so fabulous. I’ve always wanted a sleeping porch and now I can’t wait to see how yours will come together. I love all of the textiles you’ve chosen. Perfection! Hugs, CoCo

    • Thanks Coco, I appreciate your support ­čÖé I do love the pillows and quilt set, the colors make me dream of the beach.

  13. It looks great! I love those curtains, there is something nice about sheer curtains blowing in the wind

    • Hey Jessica!!! Thanks it’s been a long road as you know, I am ready for reveal day to get here ­čÖé Yeah I love the blowing curtains too until they ended up in the ceiling fan…..almost ended up with a “one room disaster”….lol

  14. I like this one room design challenge. My husband and I bought a house a couple years ago. I’ve been meaning to decorate but the caveat is that we need to remodel some rooms and insulate some walls. The costs are overwhelming! Maybe one day I’ll do this challenge.

    • Thank you Julie. You know the One Room Challenge is a great way to remodel a room at a time…:) I found that it kept my husband and I very focus on the one room instead of getting scattered as we do sometimes.

    • Thank you, I told my husband if the “EE thing” doesn’t work out he can always become a furniture maker ­čÖé He laughed at me and said the whole EE thing better work out after all that schooling…. but hey a plan B is ok to, right?

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