Week 1 of the One Room Challenge ~

I’m excited to join the One Room Challenge again this year! It was so fun to participate in this challenge last time and it gave me the push I needed to finally give our living room a complete redesign. This year, I’ll be redoing our upstairs landing, which has been a goal of mine for way too long now! It’s a smaller space, but I have big plans for it 🙂

In case you aren’t familiar, the One Room Challenge is a blogger event where participants share their room renovations, all within an 8-week timeframe. Many have asked if it is a competition, and I love that it isn’t. It is an event created to encourage other participants in their home projects and hopefully inspire others during the process. I love dreaming up room redesigns, but I admit it is hard to prioritize them, especially when life gets busy. These challenges hold me to a timeline to get things done! 👏👏👏

Also, full disclosure, the challenge is 8 weeks in total, but keep in mind that doesn’t include the time planning, prepping, and ordering beforehand (especially because of all the shipping delays still happening lately). With life being as busy as it is right now, I started alll the prep back in January, which is earlier than most, but I have to plan well in advance these days to stay on top of things.

Below is a peek at the design board to get an idea of some of the things planned. I’ll also include the estimated timeline and BEFORE photos below ~

Here are a few BEFORE photos of what the space looks like as is (a little cringe but has potential!)~

Lastly, I’ll share more details soon, but since creating this plan, A LOT has changed (updates to follow). We have actually made a lot of progress on the design plan in a short time! With that said, I am going to stick to the timeline of the challenge to share each week, because it is more fun that way 🙂 I hope you follow along and find some inspiration for your next home project throughout this!


Here’s a rough draft of the timeline over the next eight weeks. I plan to post an update every Wednesday ~

  • Week 1 – April 5th Design board (today)
  • Week 2 – April 12th Flooring
  • Week 3 – April 19th Paint update
  • Week 4 – April 26th Lighting 
  • Week 5 – May 3rd Furniture and rug (options)
  • Week 6 – May 10th Mirror
  • Week 7 – May 17th Stair runner
  • Week 8 – May 24th – 28th – FINAL REVEAL!!

I look forward to sharing with you each week, and thank you for following along!  If you want to follow other Spring One Room Challenge participants, you can check them out here.

Samantha Regan

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  1. 9.30.23
    Bonnie Clark said:

    Thankyou! What a treat to viewing the progress of your absolutely beautiful home!!