It’s Week 6 of the One Room Challenge and this is where I officially come to terms with the fact that this room will not be finished in 2 weeks! Having said that, Poppa Sew Bright was in town and we made a lot of progress this week, keep reading to find out what it is.

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 6 Renovation Progress

My parents were in town for Halloween and Poppa Sew Bright helped with the drywall work. We patched the ceiling where the old closet was, put new drywall on the wall section that used to be the closet and patched the holes in the wall that the electrician left. We also started mudding and Poppa Sew Bright did some work around the window to prep for being ready to paint. We got a lot done, but are very much in the thick of it and it feels like this is gonna be the way for months. 

We’re still trying to source a contractor to help with the wall removal part, but we’re not having much luck. I have a list of some more names to call this week.  

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

One Room Challenge Week 6 Sew Bright Creations
One Room Challenge Week 6 Sew Bright Creations
One Room Challenge Week 6 Sew Bright Creations
One Room Challenge Week 6 Sew Bright Creations

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!

  • -$50, sold a coat rack and busy board on the buy and sell
  • $75 Building Permit Application
  • $5 Plumbing part
  • $23 sheet of drywall
  • $9 drywall filler

TOTAL COST: $62 (the cost is less than last week because of an additional item I sold from the room)

This cost will go up significantly once we get the electrical invoice!

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 Lighting DONE
  • 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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