It’s Week 7 of the One Room Challenge and I’m not enjoying the drywall repair 🙁 I was completely unmotivated to do any of the drywall work this week, but I feel like I’ve turned a corner and I am now determined to get something that looks decent for the reveal next week. Yeah, clearly I won’t be done in 8 weeks, but I will keep renovating and sharing the progress. 

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 7 Renovation Progress

This week Mr. Sew Bright helped with the drywall repair and we did two more coats of mud and started sanding. We’ve got at least another two more coats to do before we’re able to prime. 

We’re still trying to source a contractor to help with the wall removal part. We have one business coming to look this week, however we’re unsure if this small of a job will fit in their schedule. Please keep your fingers crossed for us. At this point we are pretty sure we need an engineer involved. 

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

One Room Challenge Renovation
One Room Challenge 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!

NOTE: no change from last week.

  • -$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!

We would love to see your projects! Please share with us by tagging us on Instagram @sewbrightcreations or email them to [email protected].

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