One Room Challenge Spring 2018

I’m doing it again!! I’ve decided at the very last minute, as in today, to participate in the One Room Challenge Spring 2018 edition hosted my Linda of Calling it Home. I have completed three spaces for the One Room Challenge over the past few years. It can get a little stressful with deadlines but it is also fun and a great way to get things accomplished.

If you found me through the ORC, welcome! I’m Sonya and I’ve been decorating, designing and DIYing for many years and sharing about it since 2013 right here on the blog.

My past ONE ROOM CHALLENGE spaces:

This year I decided to step outside for an outdoor space makeover. Our deck, patio and backyard will be a huge challenge but I need to get it done. Graduation party looming late May so I should have this makeover completed just in time.

There is so much potential here. I do not have anything planned out yet but I do know what needs to be done.

Projects that I want to accomplish:

  • Paint/Stain fence
  • Stain Deck (am I crazy??)
  • Paint Glider
  • Deck Furniture
  • Patio Furniture
  • Plants
  • Benches for Table
  • Built in server table by Smoker
  • Maybe do a dry brush treatment to Farm Table
  • Potted Plants
  • Clean Windows and Door
  • Spread pine needles

See the Backyard Makeover Reveal

Now that I have that list all typed out it seems scary. Here is the deal, I will do what I can, as affordable as I can, in the time I can. I’m not going to pressure myself to live up to a standard that isn’t me. I can’t wait to have you follow along with me. Be sure you follow me on Instagram because I will be adding lots of stories there.

Let’s check out the deck, patio and backyard as it looks currently. Like, really right now. I just took these photos.

One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Spring 2018

The fence and farm tables are both built by Ray. The fence was done last summer and the tables about a year and a half. Still need seating. I love hosting crowds so the tables are an absolute blessing. You can see we have a great starting point but things need to look better.

Be sure to join me here each Wednesday as I share updates on the entire process.

OH, one last thing…say a little prayer for me. Ray (my awesome husband, project doer extraordinaire) will find out about this when you do as he reads this post. LOL




  1. I have done that to my hubby both times I have participated, lol!! Thank goodness they love us. I love those tables, they are amazing and I can’t wait to follow along!

  2. Too funny! You operate like I do with the announcements to the spouse about new projects via the blog! I hope Ray took the news well, I’m sure he’ll be so fired up when this space is all zhushed up and you can all enjoy it even more this summer! It’s such a great backyard, and I LOVE those big awesome tables Ray built, that is on my to-do list! All your plans sound awesome and I can’t wait to see it all play out….all your hard work will be so worth it!

  3. This is such a great entertainment space! I’m excited to see the changes you make and how everything turns out!

  4. I always love when people take on outside spaces! Can’t wait to see how it turns out

  5. I think your ORC project is the one I am most excited about! I am pretty sure this spring weather is what gets me all amped up to work on outdoor spaces. FIngers crossed for that May deadline! I’m in the same boat as you…and definitely already feeling the pressure 🙂

  6. Haha! Hope he was pleasantly surprised! Your backyard is going to be gorgeous! Hopefully the next few weeks are filled with warmth and sunshine. 🙂

  7. What an amazing space already. Can’t wait to see what you do!!! And a quick prayer for the hubby …lol

  8. Oh my gosh, you are too funny! I’m crossing my fingers for you that Ray approves 🙂 I am taking on an outside space too so I am excited to follow along!

  9. LOL, I can not believe Ray found out with the rest of us! It is going to be a great project especially with summer on the way, you will get so much use out of outdoor living space. Best of Luck!

  10. With your beautiful home and backyard as your starting place, this is surly going to be a beautiful reveal. It’ll be so worth all of the work! Can’t wait to see it!

  11. Love those tables. You’ve got a great starting place, looking forward to following along with you!

  12. I cannot wait to see this! I love the farmtables and the fact that your husband will find out the way mine often does! Hahahaha

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