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Oops, I’m doing it again!! Remember when I renovated the workshop room in the Spring 2022 One Room Challenge? I’m going it again! This time I have 8 weeks to renovate the basement living space! It’s a big room, but somehow less overwhelming than the workshop, so *knock on wood*, I think it’s going be super fun!!

Click HERE for a recap of the Spring ORC Workshop Renovation.


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 or Instagram account is welcome to join the fun. It goes over 8 weeks and each week we share an Instagram or Blog post with an update on on our 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! You can check out all the other participants HERE.


Before Photos 

PROJECT GOAL: Make this space a cozy place for our family to enjoy and hide all the storage 🙂

one room challenge fall 2022 - sew bright creations
one room challenge fall 2022 - sew bright creations

Here’s the plan.

Planning isn’t my strong suit, but I’m working on it!

  • Week 1: Plan 
  • Week 2: Prep for paint, vacuum ceiling and insulate between joists where the wall meets the outside wall.
  • Week 3: Paint 
  • Week 4: Trim + baseboards
  • Week 5: Start built in storage closet
  • Week 6: Finish built in storage closet
  • Week 7: Organization unit and a surprise little project
  • 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

Here’s a little inspo… most of this is just me dreaming, especially the couch!!

one room challenge fall 2022 - sew bright creations

Week 1 Progress

Click HERE for video of the before!

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    There’s only thing thing I’ve bought for this renovation, these cute storage bins! They’ll be more to come!

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