One Room Challenge, Week 1:Room Intro & Plan

Hi Y’all,

Okay, I have a confession to make! I had a major mommy moment today because I was thinking it was Tuesday all day long! Usually that might be a good thing but I was one day behind on my blog posts :(

I had originally planned that I would not do a Wednesday Reads post today because I am focusing on my One Room Challenge post but that isn’t what I said in my post yesterday…oops!


So needless to say, we aren’t having a Wednesday Reads post (because it’s Thursday now) but I will be back with a great one next week so sorry about that!

The reason for my post today is to let you know that I am going to link up and participate in the One Room Challenge hosted by the amazing Linda from Calling It Home. The ORC is an event where 20 bloggers come together to make over an entire room over the next six weeks. There are a some amazing bloggers in the challenge so check them all out! Their Week 1 posts are live now!

A cool thing about this challenge is that Linda is opening it up to other bloggers to link up their rooms and participate along with them. You know I’m always up for a good challenge so I will be making over my: DECK! Yep, that’s right, a deck is considered a “room” if you’re from the South right?

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you have probably seen bits and pieces of the brand new deck that my dad built for me at the end of last year. It is really beautiful and I am so grateful for an extremely handy Papa!

The sad thing is I haven’t done anything with it. A lone grill and a hodge podge of random furniture is all it holds. And I fear if I don’t take this challenge it may not get finished. I am dreaming about hanging out on it with a fire going and steaks on the grill…yum!


 This is seriously sad! And a little photo bomb :)


I am definitely going for a coastal or nautical vibe with cozy furniture, classic coastal texture and modern patterns. I plan on using a lot of color and I want it to be fun place to gather with friends and neighbors.

Here is my inspiration board:

OB-ORC deck

I plan on finding a colorful outdoor rug and some fun pillows. I have already found a few items from Target at great discounts.  I will be hunting for some unique accessories, lighting and I am crossing my fingers on finding some sort of vintage cooler.

I’m going to use coral, navy blue with some pops of aqua along with metal, wicker and twine accents. Tiki torches, string lights and hopefully a cool pendant will create some fun and cozy lighting!

As usual I’ll be working on a very tight budget so the furniture is going to be the biggest dilemma. Originally I thought that I would attempt to build something but after costing it out I’m not so sure it’s worth it so we’ll have to see. I’m praying that I’ll get lucky and come across the deal of the century!

Thanks so much for hosting Linda and y’all can go check out the participating bloggers Round 1 here and the linking participants here!

Stayed tuned on Thursdays over the next six weeks and see how I transform the deck into an inviting hangout to be used Spring, Summer and Fall!


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  1. Love your plan Summer! Can’t wait to see your progress… Decks are one of the most important “rooms” in a home to me too! I decided to jump on board as well, with our master bedroom….otherwise it might take me all year to finish it. Good luck with yours :)

  2. Yeah for outdoor rooms! Totally agree, we finished our screen porch and cannot enjoy it enough! I’m scared to take on but my ORC but need motivation, I look forward to watching your progress!

  3. Summer! I love where you are going with your deck! The plan looks so fresh and inviting…..the perfect place to relax all summer!

  4. Oooohh! I can’t wait to follow along! We are working on our backyard/deck right now for my little man’s first birthday so you have now inspired me to make it happen ASAP! I never thought about a mood board for a deck so now I am really, really excited!

    I love what you have chosen!
    Amber :)

  5. I can’t wait to see the progress every week! I am participating myself (my laundry room). I toured your home! I love it – you have a great sense of style – I love nautical touches in a home. Oh, and I love, love the coffee bar in your bedroom! What a great idea!

  6. Aww! I LOVE your deck, and your blog! I’m gonna become a follower! Your ORC is going to be fabulous! I’m a first timer too! Can’t wait to see the finished product!!!

  7. Yay! So glad you jumped in! It’s fun, I swear, in the most nerve-wracking way :) The only change I would make to your deck is maybe a new grill cover?? Possibly an NC State one? :)

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