Master Makeover – ORC Reveal!

Hi everybody! It’s Week 6 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home, and that means it’s REVEAL day. This was a project with plenty of challenges along the way, and you can catch up with every bit of it here: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5. Things had only just started to come together last week, and then I got the stomach flu over the weekend and had to do a lot of work in small bursts between longer periods laying on the couch. We made it, though, and I’m thrilled to show you the results. Have a look!

Before > > >


After > > >

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And since the bedroom is also prominently a room enjoyed at night, here’s a shot of the ambiance when the sun goes down.


After spending a full five weeks doing the labor on this room, it felt pretty surprising to us how well and quickly the design came together and everything worked out at the end. Once the trim was all installed and we started bringing in the furniture, we were kind of walking around saying “wow” to everything. We’re really crazy about how it looks and feels. It’s so inviting, serene, and cozy, and we’re definitely looking forward to “moving in” (because I basically haven’t let anyone use the room yet). It’s been nice just admiring it too, though. 🙂

If you followed this room from the beginning, you know that the design plan started out with an accident–I bought the red rug thinking it was rust colored, and I kind of freaked out when it arrived because I hate decorating with red. So I formed a plan to balance the vibrant color with elements that felt more me. My exact vision was based on this photo and was pair the red with plenty of black, a contrasting color (like this gorgeous mint), and lots of natural elements. Though my original plan for this Hygge & West wallpaper fell by the wayside (that’s the sample framed on my nightstand), and we did not succeed in restoring the finish of the wood floors, I still stuck pretty much exactly with the essence of my design inspiration, and the result did not disappoint. And if you’re wondering how I feel about the red rug now–well, it’s #ruglove. I honestly barely notice that the rug is red anymore, but I think the bright color and middle eastern pattern bring the perfect unexpected element give the room a little bit of edge.

I can’t close this out without giving a tremendous shout out to my husband, Justin. He did an incredible amount of work on this room that I didn’t even cover in these posts. Tedious, hard, unglamorous work like scribing every baseboard to the lowest point on its wall so that we had even height trim and no gaps between the uneven floors. He’s the hero of this renovation, and I’m so thankful for his support whenever I say I want to do something really hard in a crazy amount of time.

Thank you all, too, for your support, interest, and feedback throughout this challenge. Your amazing optimism kept me going through the tough times. And last but not least, thank you Linda for hosting this wonderful event that brings us all together.

Now head on over to Calling it Home and check out the many other hardworking participants’ reveals. I can’t wait to go through them all over the next few weeks!

Sources: Bed | Duvet | Throw | Lumbar Pillow (similar) | String Lights | Task Lamps | Floor Lamp | Globe Wall Lamp | Curtains | Throw Pillow | Throw Pillow

Dresser set, nightstands, rattan chair, wicker stool, both decorative mirrors, poster, and trunk are all vintage. The black bench was DIYed.

Photos by Britt and Justin Kingery.

73 thoughts on “Master Makeover – ORC Reveal!

  1. Yes! You and Justin killed it! Those floors are amazing. And you know I love the rug. BUT, the nightstands and chest of drawers are just beautiful. It all came together beautifully. Great job.


  2. Beautifully done, my stylish friend! Y’all have made some real major changes and completely transformed that space. What really pulls it together though are the thoughtful details like the string of lights over the bed and pop of green from the plant in the corner. It’s breathtaking! By the way, I’m in love with that blue chest in the corner.


  3. Clearly I speak pig Latin, and I’m not even taking the meds for my busted up knee! 🙈🙈 I’M COMING TO YOU FOR HOW THAT PARTY ROLLS, is how the sentence should read. While it does remain a weird sentence, at least it’s not nonsense. HA! xo


    • Haha, thank you so much, Stephanie! And no worries, I caught your drift, so I must at least be able to understand pig Latin. 🙂 So appreciate your kind words, especially coming from a reno queen like yourself! If you ever get the itch to switch, you know where to find me!


  4. This room turned out SO good! Is this your master bedroom? I assume so with the accessories that are in the room. It IS the rug you initially weren’t crazy about. A happy accident to be sure because it is meant for this space. The bones of this room: the windows, the floors, the brick, the ceiling- a big WOW! and so much natural light. I love the lights around the window. Whenever I can achieve twinkle and ambience, I go for it! The trunk on the stand with the jewelry display is also a cool touch. Awesome and amazing!!


    • Thank you so much, Sherri! It is our master bedroom (we’ve been living in our own guest room since we moved in) and it IS the rug I was second-guessing. It definitely turned out to be a happy accident. I love it now. Yes, the room definitely gave us a lot to work with. Thank you for your sweet comment!


  5. I predicted that the rug would end up being one of your favorites in the room. I remember the floor refinishing frustration but seeing those painted floors… can’t help but think it was meant to be. Love the jewelry as artwork and the framed wallpaper sample. This is one of my favorite kinds of makeovers; I can see why you love the room. It is fabulous.


    • You did predict it, Brenda! I give you all the credit there. Hope you got in some World Series betting pools, too. 😉 I totally agree about the black floors–they turned out just as they were supposed to. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement all along the way!


  6. I cannot express how stunning this room is! It’s perfect! I love mid-century crossed with global patterns but no one has done it as well as this. I’m very jealous. And that floor! Inspired!


  7. Oh girl! This is absolutely amazing! Jaw dropping! I am in loooove with the way it turned out and I’m so glad you used the red rug in here – it just SINGS!

    P.S. Are you kidding me? That throw is only $25 from Target?! I’m so running out and buying it ASAP!


    • Thank you so much, Brynne! I appreciate it so much, and I have to agree, the red rug is perfect in this space. It just WORKS. Also, you should totally get the throw! I was on the fence about buying it because I already had a throw I thought I’d use (which, it turns out that I have no idea where it is, so good thing I didn’t rely on that), but I’m so glad I got this one. It’s so plush and glamorous plus really warm!


  8. This is so amazing, Britt. I knew it would be, but you really knocked it out of the park. I love the unexpected color schemes you choose, love your furniture choices, and love how you styled everything. I think my favorite thing is the corner with the little bench, sheepskin throw and poster. Can we just go antiques shopping together? Haha…I wish!



    • Thank you so much, Rachel! I’m so glad you like the bench! I forced myself to get off the couch and make it when I wasn’t feeling well. Nice to know it paid off! And you know I’d be down for thrifting any time, any where, lol!

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    • Thank you so much, Julia! I have to admit that the closet nook is one of my favorite spots, too. At first I was confused as to what to do with that tiny space, but once I figured out the trunk fit in there perfectly, that was pretty much that. 🙂


  9. What an amazing space. I love it all. It is such a restful space but bright and airy too. Love all your interesting pieces and textures. Great job! You accomplished so much n this short mount of time … these ORC weeks fly by!


    • Thank you so much, Jenny! So sweet. It is kind of crazy how big the room looks now. Definitely the lighter color helps, but also something about nixing the carpet and the popcorn ceiling. I can’t totally explain it, but I love it!


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  11. Hi! I just found your blog and have been stalking through the goodness of this project and reveal! It turned out so beautiful!!! I couldn’t find the paint color listed anywhere though? Would you mind sharing!? Thanks!!


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