October 2, 2019

One Room Challenge | Week 1: The Middle Room Befores

Our middle room, as we call it, has served many purposes for us over the last 2 and a half years. It was my dressing room, then a guest room, and now is storage for all those things you just don't know where to put. It became that catch all room after we turned the office into a guest room/my closet for the last ORC. This fall One Room Challenge season I'm guest participating again and I want to make this middle into... something. Right now I'm thinking of going back to a guest room.

It's hard for me not to apologize for a before picture, because I try to photograph a space exactly as it is the moment I start the project and there is this stigma around interior blogs that everything you post should be beautiful. For this room that meant taking photos of all the extra crap that has been slung in here for 6 months — and that's not pretty, just reality! So no more apologies, here's the space.

One of the biggest thing this room needs is paint. Fresh, white paint. Next a bunch of furniture decisions and styling. I would also like to DIY, or at least find, a roman shade. I have curtains in almost every other room and would like some shades in the house.

Another goal is to reconfigure the closet. Maybe get a system or build something that's a little more high quality than what's in there now. 

If you're new I do all my projects in real time and show everything and more on my Instagram (@jonesvilleblog) with the longer posts here on the blog.

Are you participating? I love to follow along with other participants and showing some love so drop your info below and I'll be sure to check yours out!

This is one of the biggest challenge of the year that I know of in terms of participants, so check out the guest participant list and find some great ones to follow along with for the next 6 weeks.


  1. I love the "before" pic!!! Look forward to seeing more!

  2. Love the real pics and love that light fixture! Excited to follow along! I am also working on the One Room Challenge >> check out my mess over on https://www.jaxandcoblog.com/

  3. Ha - we're doing the same room! We call ours the Room of Requirement :P

  4. Love the bones of this room and can't wait to watch it take shape!

    1. Thank you! Hopefully we can pull from all the effort that was put into here from the last challenge!


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