One Room Challenge – Week 1

I mentioned yesterday that I am participating in the One Room Challenge {ORC} hosted by Calling it Home.  This is a 6 week challenge to makeover a room.  There are no winners. Just bloggers sharing their progress.

So today I get to share with you which room I’m making over!

Any guesses?

If you follow me on instagram, you will know I’ve been SLOWLY working on Emmie’s room. {You could argue that I got a head start on my one room challenge….but I haven’t blogged about it yet. So I’m hoping that counts! My goal now is to FINISH the room during these next 6 weeks.}

Here are a few before pictures:

girls room 3 {athomeinthenorthwest}

girls room at home in the northwest

girls room 2 at home in the northwest

The pink walls will be painted {ahem….or already have been painted!} gray.


And here is an inspiration board for the direction that I am headed with her room:

girls room mood board {athomeinthenorthwestblog}


I’ve been building the bed for, well, um, years now!?  But it’s almost done. I swear.  So you will most certainly be hearing more about that bed!  And several of the accessories have been purchased as well.

So make sure to come back each week to follow my progress! And in 6 weeks, you can see the finished product! {Did I hear an “AMEN” coming from my husband?!}


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  1. love the direction you’re heading! I’m doing the orc linking party too! this will be fun! I’ll check back with you next week to see progress! btw, I’m a new follower and would love if you followed me back!

  2. I just hopped over from linda’s orc linking post, I’m linking up too! Your daughter is one lucky girl! Her bedroom is going to look great. I can’t believe you are making a bed for her!! Can’t wait to follow along with your progress! Best of luck to you!

    • Thanks for reading, Elisa! I’m nearly done with the bed. Can’t wait to share the progress and finished product with everyone!

  3. Such a fun design board!

  4. Thanks so much for joining in. That is a fantastic mood board. I would have loved that room for my daughter when she was younger.

  5. Lucky girl! This room is going to be beautiful. Love the design board!

  6. Love your bright fun patterns, Jen! Nothing like a little pressure to finish a room! 🙂

  7. What a great wall color! Your inspiration board looks so cute. It’s going to be great!

  8. Your inspiration board looks so fun. I don’t think I’ve ever told you but I love your daughter’s name!

    • Thanks, Stacey!! And thank you for letting me know about the ORC! It’s just the motivation I will need to get the darn room finished! Excited to follow your progress too!

  9. Her room already has so much potential, and with your awesome mood board, I can’t wait to see it all come together Jen!

  10. I just found your blog through the ORC! I love your inspiration for your girls room. Wow! You are making her bed! I am now your newest follower of your blog and will be following along with you. I am also participating in the ORC – # 47 the Porch – a little nervous.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  11. Love that gray (have never heard of that BM color before!). Looking forward to seeing the changes that you make!

  12. Love the fabrics and your plan is looking good… and WOW at making her bed! You’re an awesome mom. Looking forward to following along!


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