ORC Week 1

The time has finally come, Fall ORC 2020, and I am participating for the first time! The Better Homes and Garden One Room Challenge is a six-week challenge that occurs twice a year, every April and October. Last April, I was casually scrolling through my Instagram account, and I kept seeing photo after photo with the ORC logo located somewhere on the post. This spiked immediate curiosity, so of course, I started digging. I discovered that ORC is a huge event where twenty design influencers are selected to participate in the ORC as featured designers. In addition to the featured designers, anyone with an Instagram or a blog can also participate. Everyone participating chooses one room to transform. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a place where creators and designers from all over to come together and support and encourage each other in transforming one room in their home. Over the next six weeks, I will be working on turning our eyesore of a laundry room into a vintage boho dream.

The Plan

  • Painting all the walls and ceiling 
  • Adding beadboard around the room with peg racks 
  • Use peel and stick tile to design an accent wall above the washer and dryer 
  • Demo large shelf that’s currently on the wall and build open shelving 
  • Build a tall cane cabinet to store items such as the vacuum, broom, mop, etc. 
  • Switch out the light fixture 
  • POSSIABILY add faux wood beans, that’s undecided. 
  • Add finishing touches such as rugs and decor 

My Vision

Now that you know my plan, let’s take a look at my mood board. I will be using two colors for this room, Sherwin Williams Rosemary and Alabaster. I will be adding boho accents such as a vintage rug, wooden stool, and found pots. As stated in the plan, I will also be building a cane cabinet (a $1299.99 piece that I will DIY for a fraction of the cost) you wont want to miss this. I will be working with Tic Tac Tile installing the Hexa Mono white tile for the peel and stick tile.  I will also be working with Crystorama Lighting replacing our nasty light with this beautiful Fulton 6 light gold ceiling mount. 

How to track the process

I will be uploading weekly blogs of the process, so be sure to check back here for updates. I will also be adding step by step posts and videos on my IG, @rusticrosehomestead. I will also be doing a full before a tour of the laundry room in stories and sharing some of my favorite people, who are also participating. For a full list of other participates, click here. Head to my IG and look for the highlight labeled “ORC” ,so you don’t miss a thing! 


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