I’ve Accepted the One Room Challenge!

I’ve been needing a little bit of motivation to get the design scheme at White Oaks Ranch in motion for quite some time.  If you follow my Pinterest Boards then you know I have been pinning and pinning and pinning and not taking any action!  
Well, my motivation arrived in the form of challenge, The One Room Challenge!
I’ve joined a great group of 20 Bloggers and we can’t wait to share our transformations with you.  The ORC was created by Linda of Calling It Home and it is a great way for you to get great design tips, and DIY ideas.  We will be sharing our process for transforming a room and answering lots of you questions!
Now, I’m going to need to keep checking in on me every Wednesday as I post about this project.  I’m sure I’ll have questions and get stumped in places that I will need your opinion on!
Even though I need to tackle several rooms at the ranch, I’m going to go room by room for now as it the project has been feeling a bit overwhelming!  I’m starting with the dining room and I can’t wait to start the journey.  I’ll tell you more about the ranch in the coming weeks.  It is a special place to us and I can’t wait to share it with you.
So….here we go!  A few “before” photos to show you what the room looks like now:

I find it super “blah” (no offense to the design trends of 1992 😉 which is a bummer because so many wonderful celebrations happen in this room!  It is should a room worthy of the moments shared in it.
I’ll share my inspiration and more plans with you next week so please come back for more and, in the mean time, check out the other participating bloggers and their challenges:
Trademarked by Calling it Home
 I hope you will enjoy following along, maybe finding some new blogs to follow, and sharing your tips and advice when I come across a design dilemma!


  1. Julia | Pawleys Island Posh on April 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love that you're doing a dining room! I would call my dining room blah as well and I hate that. Can't wait to get inspired!

  2. Kim on April 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

    The ORC is so fun and it definitely gets us all going! Looking forward to your dining room transformation!

  3. mrs. V | Chez V on April 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Super excited to see what you do. Absolutely love all of your smashing tablescapes so I am sure the end result will be stunning.

  4. Albertina M. Cisneros on April 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I agree a dining room has to be exciting so all celebrations in it feel more special. So excited a local Dallas blogger is participating!! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I loved being part of the ORC last time and look forward to linking on Thursdays. I look forward to following along

  5. autumn on April 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    best of luck with your transformation! i love seeing what changes can take place in a room in 6 weeks! inspiring indeed!

  6. Kimberly Duran on April 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Ahh this has great potential!! So nice to 'meet' you too!! xx

  7. Linda {Calling it Home} on April 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I am so excited to see this dining room come together. A ranch? I need to know more. Love that blue and white porcelain on the shelf.

  8. stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs on April 1, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I'm so glad I found your blog! Can't wait to see what you do with this room!

  9. Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors on April 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    So excited to see what you do! I kind of love that rug… 🙂

  10. SHERRY HART on April 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the changes!

  11. Beth of designPOST Interiors on April 2, 2015 at 1:32 am

    If only the ORC rolled around more than twice a year…my whole house would already be complete 🙂 can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!

  12. Kirsten Krason on April 2, 2015 at 2:21 am

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  13. Betsy Cobb Gordon on April 2, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Can't wait to see what you'll do. I love the chairs and the dining table. Hope those are staying!
    I'm sure this will be a fabulous transformation.

  14. Jennifer Jones on April 2, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Oooh! So excited to see you are taking on a dining room! I can't wait to see it evolve over the next few weeks!

  15. Lussi on April 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Amazing metamorphosis! Great job!

  16. Holly Phillips @ The English Room on April 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Cannot wait to see it come together. Let the games begin!

  17. Claire Brody on April 3, 2015 at 12:51 am

    I have to agree with the 1992 design trends 😉 So excited to follow along and see what you do with this space!

  18. jana bek design on April 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Obviously I'm catching up! Cannot wait to see your recent scheming!

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