Choosing the details-week three of the one room challenge

Hello Everyone! Thank you for stopping by. If you’ve been following along, we have made it to week three of the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge. WAHOO!!  If you are new here, let’s catch you up. The One Room Challenge or ORC is a design challenge hosted by Linda @callingithome where bloggers are challenged to transform a space in 6 weeks and blog about it along the way.  Thank you, Linda, for hosting such an amazing group and Better Homes and Gardens for being the media sponsor.

For this Spring challenge, I have chosen to refresh our kitchen space at the lake house. As a reminder, we have six short weeks to complete our kitchen (and in our case, it’s only weekends since we actually live an hour and a half away!). As I mentioned, this is my third challenge. You can see my mudroom here and guest room here. It seriously is the only way we seem to get a room finished, but each time about midway through the six weeks, my husband turns and looks at me as if I’ve lost my mind. And yet I can’t help myself! I love this community of bloggers, the supportive atmosphere, and of course, I can’t resist a challenge!

If you’ve missed anything, catch up with my weekly progress here:

week1/week2 This week has been all about pulling things together. Partly because we are at a standstill with both the counters and the tiling (more about that next week). So I moved on to selecting the pretty details like paint, wallpaper, blinds, and cabinet hardware that give a room texture (my favorite) and help make it feel finished.

Up first. I really want to add some color to this wall in the dining space. I chose a wall mural in greys, blues, and greens which feels right for the house.

We will be adding wallpaper to the dining area.

We will be adding wallpaper to the dining area.

I chose this pretty mural which I will attempt to hang this weekend. Wish me luck.

Wallpaper Mural

Wallpaper Mural

I am still looking for blinds for the window in the breakfast nook.

Breakfast nook

Breakfast nook

I believe these are the original blinds from when the house was built in 2004. They really need to be updated. I’m leaning towards woven blinds. I have a couple of choices that are in contention.

Woven blinds

I like the texture on this one.

I like the texture on this one.

I’m also thinking about painting the back of the shelves in the nook. Or maybe a fun wallpaper? I think it may be really a bit above my skill level to get paper up to the top of the ceiling. We shall see.

The sink came in this week. It’s ginormous. But I love the single bowl.

Kraus Under mount Sink KHU100

I still have many details to work out, but at least I feel like we are moving forward. In the meantime, I will be checking out all the beautiful inspiration from the featured designers here and my fellow guest participants here.

ORC logo

Until next time,


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  1. Those bookcases get me every single time! Love your inspiration and that wall mural…swoon. So excited for you!!! It’s going to be awesome.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Awww, thank you sweet friend! They are one of my favorite features too. xx. Good luck this week!

  2. Jewel says:

    LIBBY! I’m loving it and can’t wait to see that wall mural installed!

  3. Emy says:

    I love the mural you chose! So pretty! And that sink! I have major sink envy over here.

    • Libbie Burling says:


      I think it will be perfect for the space since it reminds me of water. I haven’t hung wallpaper in years so fingers crossed! Good luck this week!

  4. Mary says:

    That mural is going to look amazing! We also chose a single bowl sink and I can’t wait to get it installed!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thank Mary, I love a single bowl (I never hand wash dishes) and I’m excited too. Ours might be a little too big, we shall see. Good luck this week!

  5. Theresa Beauteeful Living says:

    Looking so beautiful, Libbie! We have a large sink in our kitchen which we had installed when we redid our kitchen years ago. I can never go back to small sinks anymore. Good luck with next week!

  6. Joannie says:

    I love single bowl sinks, I don’t think I’d ever choose another type…unless it’s two ginormous bowls like 30” each 😂 but that’s excessive. 🤷🏼‍♀️ The wallpaper mural is beautiful and I love her texture of woven blinds. The details are the most important part, it’s good you’re using the down time to plan them out! I can’t wait to see it all come together 😊

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Well, I am going with the Go big or go home motto here. 🙂 I’m very behind at this point so I’m just hoping this weekend we make some serious headway!!

  7. You will love a larger sink we and a large single bowl and would never go back to doubles. Great job so far!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      It’s going to be a focal point for sure. My hubby insists will could bathe our 145 lb
      Great Pyrenees in it. LOL. Not True.

  8. I love that moody wall mural- can’t wait to see it up. And that sink- what a great design element. Looking forward to it all coming together

  9. That mural is amazing! It’s going to look so good. I think the woven shades will look really nice in here. And wow, what a big sink!

  10. Kristen says:

    I just love woven blinds, so pretty. And that mural is going to be so cool! What a neat idea! Good luck with the final few weeks!

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