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.