It’s Week 3 of the One Room Challenge and we kept ripping things up! Keep reading to see what happened with the floor. FYI, ORC = One Room Challenge, you’ll see this acronym a lot over the next 8 weeks!

Click the following links to see my past One Room Challenge complete room transformations! When you have really crappy before photos, it makes the after one’s look even better 😉


Office Renovation – Spring 2023

Basement Living Room – Fall 2022

Workshop Renovation – Spring 2022

First, let’s talk about what the One Room Challenge is. Have you heard of it? It’s a biannual event that is held every spring and fall. Anyone with a blog, Instagram or TikTok account is welcome to join the fun. It goes over 8 weeks and each week you share an update on your room. It’s a fun way to connect with other like minded people and be able to encourage each other through all the ups and downs of renovating! I highly encourage you to check out all the other participants HERE.

Before Photos of our back entrance

PROJECT GOAL: Make this space bright, neutral and functional so we have storage and organization for jackets, shoes board games and kid stuff. We have a lot of morning light that comes through the windows and we want that light to transfer through the house.

One Room Challenge, Sew Bright Creations, DIY Home Renovation
One Room Challenge, Sew Bright Creations, DIY Home Renovation

Week 3 Renovation Progress

By the end of Week 3, Mr. Sew Bright and I removed the tile floor. We left one small section near the back door to keep the plywood protected from water as we know it will be a while before new flooring is installed. Before installing new flooring we need to deal with any walls that we want to remove. 

So the tile floor…to be honest I had marked down two weeks to get it all removed, but it turned out to come up super easy! Mr. Sew Bright removed it all while I cleaned it up and helped remove it from the room. We have a little scraping left to do, but it’s in great shape so far! 

We also removed some plumbing in the outside wall corner. This was an old drain pipe that would have needed to be removed before the wall comes out, so we were glad to be able to do this one on our own. 

Next up, we need an electrician in to move electrical before we finish the drywall patching and sanding so we’re on a bit of a standstill. Stay tuned to see if week 4 is a write off or not!

Click HERE for the Instagram Video and HERE for the TikTok Video.

One Room Challenge, Sew Bright Creations, DIY Home Renovation
One Room Challenge, Sew Bright Creations, DIY Home Renovation

Back Entrance Renovation Costs

This is where I keep track of all the costs! Check back each week so how much this One Room Challenge is costing us!

  • -$30, sold a coat rack on the buy and sell
  • $75 Building Permit Application
  • $5 Plumbing part


I’ve sourced a rug and a built in storage unit, but still need to source lighting and a dog crate and soon we’ll have to think about new flooring.

Here’s the plan for our Back Entrance One Room Challenge

Click the week number for a recap on that week.

  • Week 1: Plan & clear out room DONE
  • Week 2: Remove trim, remove drywall on main house wall and demo old pantry DONE
  • Week 3: Mud and sand walls to prep for painting PARTIAL DONE
  • Week 4: Remove tile floor DONE
  • Week 5: Wash walls, prime and start painting
  • Week 6: Finish painting and put up new window trim
  • Week 7: New lighting and storage unit
  • Week 8: Touch ups, decor and reveal!!

Whatcha think? Seems pretty simple, right? Yeah… no renovation ever is, especially with an older home, but whatever I get into, I’ll share it here in a weekly recap and over on Instagram

Any questions! Let me know in the comments!

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