Wednesday, April 1, 2015

one room challenge


Soon after starting Avery Street, I began following a blog called "Calling it Home," written by a sweet gal named Linda. A couple times a year she hosts a challenge called the "One Room Challenge" where any blogger is welcome to share a room redo over the course of a designated 6-week time period. 

You start at Week One with where your room is at, and where you want it to be, and then share updates on Thursdays for 6 weeks until finally, (hopefully!) there is a big reveal to share. 

I've always wanted to do it but the timing hasn't been right or my general contractor (ahem! Ryan!) wasn't too keen on the pressure of such a public deadline. Certainly understandable when part of your job involves sewage lines and your wife's big blog reveal might have to be from within her new permanent home in a hotel, depending on how things go.

But it just so happens that as a new challenge starts tomorrow at Linda's, my bedroom is in the works AND the hard part (i.e. the bulk of Ryan's part) is almost done! 

At first I thought that 6 weeks was too long of a timeframe (because in my head I should be done in about 2 days, right?!), but when I thought about it, I realized it'll actually need to be done earlier so I can share pictures at Week 6, and who am I kidding? I'll be lucky to finish a project in 6 weeks. The deadline will keep me accountable to actually finishing (and actually blogging about it, also something I don't always do well!) 

So I'm going for it! I'm hooking up with the One Room Challenge starting tomorrow for Week One of my bedroom makeover. Eeeep!!


Even as I write this I am questioning the sanity of this decision. Am I signing up for public failure? Could I make the blog world cry when I only have a mattress on the floor to show off after 6 weeks? Is it even possible to make a room camera-worthy on such a tiny budget? Might I not be able to photograph anything I do anyways, because my iPhone camera no longer works?! Maybe. But you know what? No promises- I'm just going to go for it. Done will be better than perfect. 

Stay tuned! 

7 comments :

  1. You've got this, girl! And, remember, I'm only 6 hours away and can come in for any last minute furniture moving and be your photographer, as I currently have both a functioning iPhone 6+ you made me buy & a DSLR that is collecting a little dust. Just let me know. I'm up for a road trip. I hear you have donuts:)

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    1. YESSSS!!!! Ok, you SO have to come here - this. is. happening. (You have no idea how many exclamation points I just erased).

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  2. Hahahahaha! Go Ryan!!! Yes! This is going to be so great! and dang it I wish I was Grace right now, I would totally road trip to help out, hard hats, tool belts, a little wine, I would bring it all!

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    1. Jocelyne!! Haha seriously, what are you doing in that crappy weather out in California?! Get here!!

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  3. Thanks for the mention, Laura. Yes, jump in, who cares how far you get....it is better than not trying. Wow, if Grace is willing to be your photographer, I would take her up on it! I'll look for you, tomorrow.

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    1. Linda! You are too sweet! Thank you so much for hosting...see you tomorrow!! (And for sure I am making Grace photo this room)!!

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