One Room Challenge | Week Five

Nov 7


We are heading in to the final weeks of the One Room Challenge | Week Five and we are so excited with how things are starting to come together! If you happened to miss the beginning weeks of the One Room Challenge, head over to my previous posts for all the details: Week One, Week Two, Week Three and Week Four.  The list of items I wanted to accomplish for Week Four are listed below:

  • Finalize the door fronts for the DIY built-ins
  • Build bookshelves
  • Install the millwork on the walls
  • Start painting built-ins
  • Start shopping for the accessories
One Room Challenge Week Five


The millwork is going to make a huge difference in our master bedroom! I am so excited to see it installed. I started out with rough sketching it on paper to figure out the measurements for each section. Then used the measurements to figure up how many of the 9/6″ x 1-1/8″ x 8ft pieces we needed to purchase. We ended up needing 39 total for this project. I will be writing a separate post on this DIY millwork process once the One Room Challenge is complete.

Millwork sketch
Cutting Millwork Pieces
Cutting Millwork for One Room Challenge


We added the small trim border pieces on each of the eight door fronts and it looks really nice! Next, I filled in all the areas that needed wood filler, let that dry overnight and then sanded it down on Friday morning. They are all ready to be primed and painted.

Door Front for Built-ins


We are getting closer y’all. I don’t know what my hang up is on committing to the size and spacing of the shelves but by the end of the weekend I will have made up my mind and draw up a plan.

DIY Built-ins


Soooooo, I know that I have shown you the replacement vintage rug that I purchased. And, it is still a top contender. But when I was online shopping this week, I came across this beautiful rug and the size is absolutely perfect for our bedroom. It is 5’2″ x 12’4″ and the pattern and colors are super GORGEOUS! It will be here next week and I will make the final determination at that time. Keep an eye out on my Instagram Stories to see which one I select for the final reveal.

Vintage Rug
Vintage Rug


My goals for the One Room Challenge | Week Six:

  • Prime and paint door fronts for the DIY built-ins
  • Build, prime and paint bookshelves
  • Complete millwork on the walls
  • Decide which vintage rug to use

We are down to the wire friends! I am so happy with how things are finally coming together.

Make sure you are following me on Instagram and watch my stories for all the behind the scenes for my One Room Challenge.

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  1. Wow, can’t wait to see the big reveal with all the millwork and love that rug!

  2. Leslie Carothers says:

    Hi Kari:

    What a big undertaking with all of the custom millwork, but it will make such a difference. My ex hubby was an excellent woodworker and I miss having his skills available to help me with projects. We DIY’ed a reno house together when we were married and in our 30’s and your post brought back those memories.

    I look forward to seeing which rug you choose!

    • says:

      Hi Leslie – Millwork is no joke! 🙂 He has been so awesome and willing to bring my ideas to life. Very grateful to have his help. I can’t wait to share the final reveal.

  3. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this all turns out. Kudos to you for tackling all of the millwork!

    • says:

      This is our first time doing so indepth millwork. It’s definitely a challenge but my husband is doing a great job with cutting and installing it.

  4. Ann Porter says:

    Can’t wait for the final reveal !

  5. Love it! Millwork makes a big difference but is such a HUGE DIY project – Kudos to you for tackling it!

    • says:

      Millwork is a HUGE diy undertaking but it levels up the space so much. It’s worth the stress! 🙂

  6. This is a beautiful rug Kari! The colorway is very unique. Looking forward to the F I N A L R E V E A L !!


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