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One Room Challenge Week One – What’s behind the door?

Most of the time when I join the One Room Challenge I have planned my design for at least a year in advance, I have the majority of supplies on hand, and I’m ready to go with a fully thought out timeline and a plan A, B, and C……but not this time. This time I signed up two days before the start of week one with a super rough 2 year old sketch and only nights and weekends to work but here’s why I’ve convinced myself that this is a somehow a good idea…..

1) This is the first fall in a decade where I don’t have a to spend months planning a giant conference for my day job

2) When I was working on my Spring ORC I really enjoyed the stress relief it provided me after a long day of juggling work and remote school

3) I have a small space that I’ve been putting off that I need to be motivated to finish.

For the last 4 years I’ve had projects that really excited me (feel free to walk down memory lane by visiting the links below) but honestly this project doesn’t have that same “I can’t wait to get started!” vibe, but that’s part of the spirit of the One Room Challenge! To get the little kick in your butt you need to knock something out that you’ve been putting off.

So in that spirit let me present my 2020 Fall One Room Challenge project……

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6

My husband’s closet!! It’s the perfect size to cram into a quick six week timeframe, and better yet I have materials leftover from my bedroom makeover that I can use. Next week I’ll take you through how I went about quickly putting together a design for this space and my plans, but it very much will be in the same spirit of the bedroom with a slightly more masculine feel.

Oh that’s reminds me that this time I’m also dealing with something I’ve never took on for a ORC space – a client! Yes the client may just be my husband, but he has some really specific things that he wants that I want to be sure to deliver on so that will be my first and foremost priority.

To quickly break it down, here’s my goals for this small yet mighty space. I’m also going to try to keep track of the budget this time around which is something I need to get better at so I can give you all a realistic idea of what I spend on these spaces!

  • Rip out carpet and install laminate flooring
  • Build custom cabinetry
  • Install Wallpaper
  • Add Trimwork
  • New Light Fixture
  • Add artwork and decor

One thing I always miss when I sit out the Fall ORC is the chance to interact with all of the other participants so I’m really looking forward to relaxing this weekend and seeing what all of my fellow guest bloggers are up to, and I’m super excited to check out the amazing group of Featured Designers who will be sharing their expertise during the special HighPoint Market virtual event the ORC is sponsoring this time around!

Lastly – I want to thank Crystorama for sponsoring an amazing light fixture for me to use in this space. I am not so patiently waiting for it to arrive so I can show it to you.

The Fall 2020 One Room Challenge® is sponsored by High Point Market

With Color Impact Partner


October 8, 2020 at 1:54 am

Your bedroom is so good, it deserves a beautiful closet to go with it. Perfect choice, can’t wait to see what you do.

October 8, 2020 at 4:12 am

Eeeek! I’m so excited to see that amazing bedroom makeover get a closet companion makeover!

    Lindsey Joy
    October 12, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Awww thank you Heather! I’m excited to get this last little corner of the bedroom done so it will really feel like a finished space!

October 8, 2020 at 4:52 am

Yay Lindsey you are up for another round of ORC as well! Love a blank canvas space (especially in a closet) when bold transformation takes shape and lots of tips of functional storage!! Looking forward to follow along!

    Lindsey Joy
    October 10, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    That actually got me thinking that I really should add to my list to come up with some good ideas for inside the drawers too Tim so thank you! It’s really a decent size space to work with so there’s room to play with function and some design

October 8, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Popping over from the ORC linkup! Can’t wait to see how you transform this closet! Sometimes small spaces are the most fun. 🙂

    Lindsey Joy
    October 12, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Thanks Jenna! Even though it’s small this final space will really make the bedroom feel complete so I’m looking forward to seeing it come together too!

October 8, 2020 at 3:07 pm

Yay, Lindsey! Looking forward to seeing what you do with this space. I have a closet of my own that needs some serious help, so I’ll be taking notes 😉

    Lindsey Joy
    October 12, 2020 at 10:51 am

    LOL I do too! When this is done my husband will have a nice new organized space and mine will still be a hot mess

October 8, 2020 at 10:48 pm

Your bedroom is amazing and I know this closet will turn out fantastic!

    Lindsey Joy
    October 12, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Awww thank you! I hope so – it will be nice to see the same vibe continue into the closet each time my husband leaves the door open LOL

October 11, 2020 at 10:09 am

So excited to see how this all comes together, Lindsey! If anyone can pull this off I know it’s you and what a great gift for your husband too. It’s going to be fabulous. Hugs, CoCo

    Lindsey Joy
    October 12, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Thank you Coco! I’m realizing that we are almost at the end of week 2 now and all I’ve done is paint a wall so I really need to get my butt in gear now so I hope you’re right!

October 13, 2020 at 11:47 am

I can’t wait to see how this turns out. It sounds like you’ve done this challenge before, I also decided on a whim to join so I’m having to plan as I go along. It’s pretty fun. No time to procrastinate!

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