One Room Challenge | Week Two

Oct 16

Woah! What a week it has been during the One Room Challenge | Week One! They don’t call it a C H A L L E N G E for nothing that is for sure!


One Room Challenge - Main Bedroom Design by Kari Beckett Design

Let’s do a quick recap for those who missed Week One’s post. First, thanks for being here and joining me on this room makeover. Week One I wanted to cross the following things off my list:

  • Finish selecting paint color for walls and trim[complete]
  • Order the bedding[complete]
  • Order the rug [complete]
  • Paint the walls and trim
  • Build the frame for the ottoman[complete]

As you can see, I was able to finish several items on the list. However, not without a few issues.


The first being the rug that I selected and which is shown on my concept board above. It shows a lot of burgundy, navy, rust, teal and cream.

I loved this rug and it would have been exactly the color palette I needed to tie into the built-ins that we will be adding to our bedroom.

But, the honest truth is, the sample came and I was so disappointed in the color difference from the website vs. in person. The actual rug has a lot of pink, lavender and purple. So much so, I thought they sent me the wrong rug! (See the color difference below) A great lesson to learn here, if possible, ALWAYS order a sample.

I was not going to let these minor issues derail my original plan. I quickly found not one but two vintage rugs for less than the price of the original rug I chose for this project. They will be arriving today and I can’t wait to see them in the room. Watch my Instagram stories this week to see which one is the winner!

Loloi Rug Gia Grape Multi - One Room Challenge
One Room Challenge | Week Two by Kari Beckett Design with updated rug and tile choices


Next, the second snafu with the One Room Challenge was when I opened the tile on Tuesday. I couldn’t wait to unbox these beautiful tiles. They arrived very securely with no damage to the tiles whatsoever.

Unfortunately, they were not the burgundy color I had hoped for. The tiles were more purple in color. However, the customer service at Cle Tile is INCREDIBLE and they resolved the issue quickly and more tiles are on the way as I type this post!! Thrilled to be partnering with them on my first One Room Challenge.

Midnight port zellige 2"x2" tiles by Cle Tile
Source: Cle Tile


Another win for Week One is Eric built the frame for the ottoman. Dang it is going to be SOOOOO GOOD. The vintage rug arrived that I will use as the seat cushion and it was perfect.

On Monday, I dropped off the plywood to the upholster to custom fit the padding and fabric to the size. Our upholster is 81 years old, so incredible and has been in the business and teaching the art of upholstery for a very long time.

Once I finish cleaning the frame, priming it and painting it, we will attach the upholstered top and it will be complete. I will be providing a separate post on the entire DIY of this piece once it is complete. Here’s a little peak at the frame (unpainted) and fabric for the ottoman.

Metal Frame for DIY ottoman by Kari Beckett Design
Vintage rug for DIY ottoman by Kari Beckett Design


Here is a list of my goals to complete by the end of the One Room Challenge | Week Two:

  • Paint the walls and trim
  • Purchase artwork
  • Prime and paint the frame for the DIY ottoman
  • Begin working on door fronts for the DIY built-ins

Looks like I have plenty to keep me busy for the next 7 days – so I’m signing off now to go paint!

What do you think so far? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Follow me on Instagram for daily updates on how the project is coming along!

Until next week…

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  1. Deborah Main says:

    Oh yes, I too am learning that lesson doing my ORC! There often is a HUGE difference in color from the computer screen to the real deal. I’m searching for rugs right now for my ORC. Good to learn I can order a sample. Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to see your finished room!

    • says:

      I’m so glad I ordered a sample for this project since the rug was so different in person than what was shown on the website. Good luck with your ORC too!!

  2. Sounds like you are definitely getting busy about now! Can’t wait to see that rug upholstered on that bench!!

  3. Look forward to seeing your new tiles and how it all comes out! Hang in there!

    • says:

      They will be delivered Friday. Can’t wait to show you what they look like and praying they are the right color.

  4. Leslie Carothers says:

    Hi Kari: What a great lesson you’ve given us all here on this post re: ordering a sample for approval (SFA) before going ahead with an order. I can’t believe that rug came in, so differently, from the original online image.

    I look forward to seeing how this all comes together!

    • says:

      I was so shocked! Nothing like what I was expecting. Thankfully the vintage one I found is perfect.

  5. Wow! You’ve made great progress on this! Loving your color scheme and can’t wait to see that custom DIY ottoman!

  6. Judy says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished ottoman.

  7. Susan Deem says:

    You picked our favorite upholsterer! ♥️ Can’t wait to see it all come together!


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