ORC Week 1: Inspiration
I’m super excited to be participating in my first One Room Challenge this week! It’s a home decor and DIY challenge for transforming a space in 6 weeks. Hundreds of bloggers participate by linking up weekly to share their progress and then finally the big reveal! I’ve heard that it can be stressful but the experience and results are completely worth it.
The room that I’m making over is our rental kitchen. When we moved a little over a year ago, it looked like this.
I’ve done some fun DIYs which you can see in the photo below but it could definitely use some more color and a “wow” factor.
Fridge Plate Magnets | Renter Friendly Cabinet Makeover
Kitchen Inspiration for the One Room Challenge
resources: mini swiss cross decal | rug | floral wallpaper | brass pulls | pineapple art
paint color: Sherwin Williams Mint Condition
Here’s the plan:
Spruce up seating with a pop of color
Cover cabinet doors in a floral pattern – renter friendly
Update pulls to brass or gold
Hang new art
Add a new rug
Update tiles – renter friendly
Better organization of countertop space
Maybe try something new with the window treatments?
I can’t wait to get started! You can find all of the ORC links up HERE.
You can read about the entire process in these posts: Week one: Inspiration | Week two: Cabinet Organization | Week three: Update | Week four: DIY Swiss Cross Tiles | Week five: Floral Cabinets | Week six: Rental Kitchen Reveal
You can also find all my best renter friendly decorating ideas and DIYs for small spaces on the Rental Decorating Ideas page.
You might also enjoy these one room makeovers:
Global Chic Boho Girls Room Makeover
Rental Bathroom and Laundry Room Refresh
Yay! So glad you’re joining in on the fun! I’m taking on my third ORC! You are going to love it!!
Thanks Denise! I’m super excited about. 😉
Kathy, This is my first ORC challenge too-so excited! AND I have the swiss cross pattern (my latest obsession) in my Mood Board too-looking forward to how yours is going to turn out! 🙂
Oh awesome!! I’ve been wanting to use the swiss cross pattern forever. Thanks so much for stopping by!
This design looks great Kathy! You have an amazing eye for decor so I know this will be fantastic. So glad you decided to do it. 🙂 I already love the rug!!!!
Thanks Steph! I hope I can find a similar rug out here. Nobody seems to ship rugs to FPO AP addresses. boo.
Good luck! You always do such an amazing job sprucing up spaces in your home. Can’t wait to follow along!
You’re so sweet Erin! I’m excited to tackle my first ORC. 🙂
ooo love your wallpaper pick! good luck!
Thanks so much Lianna. This is my first ORC, I’m just giddy with excitement.
Love the rug and hope the washi tape on the image of your chairs is a clue about the color you’re going with for the new color in the kitchen.
lol, thanks Sharon!
What a nice big space. I can’t wait to see what you do with the transformation.
Thanks, me too. lol It’s been too white for too long. 🙂
That floral wallpaper is SO stunning. I cannot wait to see the space for that alone!
Thanks Corinna! I’m super excited about it too. I hope it gets here in time. 🙂
Yep, I’m in love with every last one of the choices you shared up there! It’s going to be so amazing!!
I know you’re living in a rental, so it will be interesting to see how the space is transformed – that floral cabinet paper should be good!
Thanks Nicole! I haven’t participated yet because of rental living but then I thought, hey what about floral kitchen cabinets… lol
OH Kathy I can’t wait to see what you do with this room!! How exciting :). I know you’ll make it gorgeous!
Thanks so much April!!
Hello, stopping by to say how I love the mood board, the colors and the decor you chosen for the OCR. Its going to be lovely, I can’t just tell. This is my first… Very excited. Also how did you stick those dishes on the refig, with out them falling, i’m thinking of using dishes above.
Thanks so much for stopping by Maria! I’m super excited too. lol Hope the excitement last the 5 weeks. 😉 The plates on the fridge are glued to heavy duty magnets. DIY plate magnets
I love your inspiration and that floral print. Looking forward to see what you come up with.
Thanks Katy! I hope the floral print gets here in time. lol It’s the only thing I’m slightly stressed about (living overseas).
Great kitchen design board! I chose a similar wallpaper for my dining room. 🙂 Looking forward to see the space transformed over the next few weeks! Best of luck to you.
Oh lovely! I really wanted to add a floral to the space. Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy, this is my first ORC too. Can’t wait to see how your kitchen turns out. Love the idea of incorporating mint!
Thanks so much Carrie! I hope you’re enjoying the challenge as much as I am. 🙂