Kicking off the One Room Challenge

It’s that time of year again! Although, it really doesn’t feel like it, does it? The One Room Challenge is going to be a little different this spring – we’re starting a month late, it’s going to be 8 weeks instead of 6 and, at least here in Ontario, we’re still in lockdown due to COVID-19. 

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to participate this round. Before the pandemic I had big plans for this challenge – one of my best friends asked if I would help her design her nursery and I thought it would be the perfect project to feature. But…well…I haven’t been able to see her (let alone go into her house) for 8 weeks so that plan got scrapped. 

Since we’ve been staying home, Chris has done a few little things around the house, but I’ve been generally unmotivated to take on any big projects. I tried to think of rooms I could tackle that would be a good fit for the challenge but also wouldn’t require any trips out. The best idea I came up with was Chris’ office, but I don’t think it’s going to take much to spruce up. Sure, a good project, but not nearly as much fun as the nursery. 

Then I decided I should do both.

I mean, why not? Sure it’s the ONE room challenge, but everything else is different this year. SO, for the next 8 weeks I’ll be helping my girlfriend Kaila and her husband design & set up their nursery (from a distance) while also making some small updates in Chris’ office here at home. Hopefully I’ll even be able to over and help with some of the nursery updates as the weeks go on – fingers crossed!


These are the rooms we’ll be working with


The nursery is going to be so much fun to watch come together and auntie Casey can’t wait to meet the new resident. We’re going to be doing a space themed nursery with bright whites and bold colours. The mom & dad to be will be painting, assembling furniture and getting everything set up before the new babe’s arrival in July. We even have a fun mural planned that I will *hopefully* be able to help install! I’ll be sharing all the design details for this room next week!


When I did my office makeover last year, Chris moved his desk across the hall into our old guest room. The only changes we’ve made since then was to replace the queen bed with a sleeper sofa and relocate the headboard to the living room (it is now “art”). My plan is to zhuzh it up with fresh paint, a bookcase makeover and some updated accents to make the room feel more comfortable and “lived in”.

So what do you think? Two room makeovers – are you into it?

10 thoughts on “Kicking off the One Room Challenge”

  1. That’s exciting! I am also remotely trying to work on my daughter’s nurseries (yep, plural) and it’s been challenging. I am excited to follow along. 🙂

  2. YES! I love that you’re taking on two spaces! I think I’m going to do the same – I mean, 8 weeks feels like so much extra time. I can’t wait to follow along with your rooms!

  3. I’m into it!! And very impressed that you’re taking on two rooms, both will be so fun to follow! Looking forward to seeing more of them in the coming weeks!

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