One Room Challenge (Week 3): Halfway Progress and our Amazing Purchase

Welcome back to week 3 of the ORC! We are halfway there, friends…. it kinda scares me just typing this!

One Room Challenge: A Bathroom Makeover from

Week one was the easy exciting week where we shared our room plans, before pictures and inspiration! Week two for us was filled with an expected mishap and now before we know it, it’s week three!

HEMNES Daybed with 3 drawers/2 mattresses IKEA Four functions - sofa, single bed, double bed and storage solution.

I want to tell you about the bed we decided to go with for this makeover. If you remember week 1, we shared our plans and inspiration boards with you. I love this daybed from Ikea but wasn’t sure if we could DIY her existing one into this style or if we would buy new. While we love DIYing crazy hard stuff such as this and this, we decided to buy the bed from Ikea. We were able to sell our daughter’s old bed which helped with the cost for the new one. It’s even on sale right now if you’d like to buy it here!

Daybed ORC

I am so happy with this bed! Love the style and especially the wainscot style on the back and sides!

Daybed ORC

Sorry for the picture overload! It is just too pretty!

Daybed ORC Challenge

Who assembles the furniture in your home? My husband (being the sweetheart that he is!!) always does it in our home … and usually dreads it, except when it’s Ikea stuff! Seriously, he always says it’s a dream to assemble! Great instructions and everything bagged and labeled perfectly! This bed was no different. As you can see, it pulls out to make a king size bed. It is the neatest thing really! The three drawers underneath are seriously huge… perfect for a little girl who loves clothes! They are so big that you could easily use one for toys if it’s for a younger child.

Light Fixture

I was also soo happy to see that ugly dated, purple stained glass light fixture go! We were actually able to sell it as well (for as much as this new, pretty one cost!!!) If you can imagine that! Anyone that knows me, knows I love to score a good deal and I’m so happy with this one! It’s just the perfect addition of bling!

It feels so good to cross of a couple more things on our list!

  •   Paint walls. Goodbye purple and pink!
  •   Change light fixture.
  •   Change door and closet knobs.
  •    New bed…. whether we diy her current one or get a new one altogether.
  •    New nightstand and dresser.
  •    Gallery wall.
  •    Large area rug.
  •    Paint trim.
  •    Organize and declutter.
  •    Make/sew new bedding.

While it looks like we’ve done a lot, I feel like the harder stuff is yet to come! I realllllly wanted to have my mom make our own duvet cover and  shams from material I would buy but I haven’t found what I’m looking for! I love this floral print from Pottery Barn but with the exchange rate and all, it might not fit into our budget! We’ll see what next week brings…


Be sure to check out all the other ORC participants at Calling It Home. There’s some amazing makeovers going on and love following along!

Have a wonderful day everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!





  1. Samantha says:

    Love that bedding and girly light! So funny, we are planning to buy the same daybed when we move our daughter from crib to big girl bed! It’s so pretty and such a great price! So nice to hear it wasn’t a beast to assemble! I think you’re doing great with the challenge and so happy no more accidents this week! 🙂

    • Kendra says:

      You ladies make me feel good about what we’ve gotten done…until I look at what’s left! Lol! This is so fun to do together, isn’t it? Have an awesome weekend! xo

    • Kendra says:

      So neat, Emily! I think we’ll love it too! Our daughter loves clothes so I think they’ll get filled quickly! Thanks for stopping by, friend!

  2. Andrea Hunter says:

    You can’t beat IKEA for kids’ beds, we bought one for the younger boy’s room at last year’s sale, also with drawers under, and it’s been great. That chandy is so pretty, can’t wait to see it all come together!

  3. Lindi says:

    You’re plans are awesome Kendra! I also love that Ikea bed – and I’ve assembled it before! Took an entire afternoon with two people! lol. I hope you find some pretty florals for your space 🙂

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you, Tara! Those are my favorite purchases, too! I love that bedding and my options are running out so I might just have to get it! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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