I can’t even believe this but here we go again!  
Seriously…what am I doing?
The One Room Challenge bug has bit again!  This is kind of addictive actually and I had another room at White Oaks Ranch I really needed to tackle.  So…here starts the next six weeks of panic and me begging people to help me meet my deadlines and on and on.
For those of you who are new to the ORC, I’ll give you a short little summary of what you can expect.  In a nutshell, twenty bloggers have been coaxed into attempting to do the impossible by an amazing lady named Linda, the blogger behind Calling It Home.  Well, maybe that was a little bit dramatic?  We are really just transforming a room over a six week period, sharing our progress, our inspiration, and our sources with you along the way through our regular Wednesday posts.
Last season, the dining room at White Oaks Ranch was transformed into a magical room that we all just love spending time in.  My uncle had a dinner party in there just last week and he said that no one would leave because it just feels good in there!
 This round I am excited to tackle the living room at White Oaks.  As you can see from the “before” pictures below, It needs it.  Just like the dining room, I hasn’t been touched in a while….a long while…and let’s just say that the fashions have changed… a lot.
But beyond our evolving tastes, there are really a few problems that we need to solve in the living room.  First of all, it is just kind of boring. The colors are blah and the room doesn’t excite or invite.  Secondly, the rug is way way way too small and makes the room feel shrimpy.  Most importantly, when we are there, we are typically a pretty big crew of family and friends and we need more seating and spaces for everyone to relax.  Hopefully, this challenge will help me overcome these challenges and create a space that makes us want to gather and create memories.

Next week I will show you my inspiration.  I’m so excited about the plans and I’m on my knees praying that I will be able to pull it off!  I hope you will follow along with me!  I couldn’t have done it without you last round!
I’ll end every post in this series with this list of the other participants (who are just as nutty as I am to take something like this on) that I hope you will follow along with too:

14 Comments

  1. Lydia Smith on October 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    You will absolutely be able to pull this off! Great room selection, can't wait to see your inspiration next week!

  2. Courtney {a thoughtful place} on October 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Excited to follow along. Such a gorgeous gorgeous property.

  3. {Hi Sugarplum!} on October 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    You killed it with the dining room, and I'm so excited to see you work your magic on this space!!!

  4. Linda {Calling it Home} on October 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I love this ranch. It will be fun to watch you turn this space into all sorts of dreamy.

  5. Christine Dovey on October 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Your house is so beautiful and I love love the dining room you completed. So looking forward to following along!

  6. SHERRY HART on October 8, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Kimberly….I remember your beautiful dining room so I know you will do a great job on this room also!

  7. Holly Phillips @ The English Room on October 8, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I cannot wait to see the next transformation! Knowing you can pull it off in 42 days. Praying I can too!

  8. Naomi@DesignManifest on October 8, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful home! Looking forward to this one. I have no doubt you will make a beautiful update.

  9. Vanessa@decor happy on October 8, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Love what you did with the dining room so I can only imagine what this will look like when you are all done! Can't wait to see. And what a special place for all your family and friends to gather.

  10. Megan // Honey We're Home on October 8, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Excited to be doing this challenge with you! No pressure, right?! 🙂

  11. Tobe | BIA on October 10, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    This looks like an amazing home. The dining room was spectacular; no doubt this space will be, too!

  12. Paige Minear on October 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Love your home!!! This space will be incredible! So excited to be doing this challenge with you! xo, Paige

  13. The Zhush on October 12, 2015 at 12:59 am

    This house is so lovely! Excited to follow along:)

  14. The Pink Pagoda on October 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Your White Oaks living room is a fantastic space! I'm looking forward to seeing the direction — I know it's going to be gorgeous!

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