One Room Challenge {Week 2}: Progress on a Board and Batten Stairway

Here we are at week 2 of the One Room Challenge… already!!!? After completing our daughter’s bedroom, bathroom and our master bedroom, I know all too well how stressful big of a challenge these ORCs are!! 


We are anxiously waiting for LOTS of renos to be completed in our home this month and what better way to make the time go by faster than jumping on board for another ORC! The weeks will fly by so quickly and before we know it, November will be here and we’ll be calling the movers to move us home!!! Can you all just cross your fingers for us that everything stays right on schedule? Pretty please? I’m looking at my calendar and it’s chock-full of appointments and it’s getting so.darn.exciting!!

 Last week I shared our Stairway Plan and even though it’s technically not a room, I’m still super excited to bring some character and farmhouse charm to our stairway! At the top of our stairs we have 3 bedroom doors and 1 bathroom door that we’re going to change and we’ve fallen in love these gorgeous ones from Masonite.

masonite door

Aren’t they pretty? I love the design of the panels!!

Another big decision for this stairway makeover was the flooring. My husband and I agreed that we wanted to do away with carpet in our bedrooms. I’ll be super honest now… if I was diligent at dusting and vacuuming I might’ve considered it. But seeing the dust in the corners where a vacuum cleaner can’t reach and the thought of vacuuming our stairway totally persuaded us to go the route of no-carpet upstairs. I can’t keep track of how many Saturdays we spent at flooring stores pouring through hardwood, laminate and vinyl planking samples and getting the best floor education so we could make the best choice for our family! We brought home samples upon samples and once we laid them against our furniture, walls, kitchen cabinets, we both fell in love with this beautiful vinyl planking from Mannington Floors.


Knots, scrape marks and distressing make this wood look truly weathered and worn. I love that it features the characteristics found in old country barns!

I know you’re anxiously waiting to see what this week’s progress is….


And there you have it… it’s not huge, but it’s a start! Goodbye carpet, goodbye! I cannot wait to see what these stairs look like covered in our gorgeous new flooring!!

Excited for what week 3 of the One Room Challenge will bring! And if you want to see a ton more makeovers in the process be sure to pop over to our wonderful host, Linda and check them all out at Calling It Home!

Thank you to HomeRight, my amazing sponsor for the ORC! Can’t wait to show you how I put some of their amazing products to use next week!





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