Everyone loves a room makeover- An Intro to The One Room Challenge

If you love room makeovers you will love the One Room Challenge that is currently taking place in the blog world.  Linda, from Calling it Home, orchestrates this One Room Challenge a couple times a year where certain bloggers will record their step-by-step makeovers in 6 weeks with an update every Wednesday.   Linda's challenge has gotten so much positive feedback and inquiries of people wanting to participate that, for the first time, she has created an opportunity for other bloggers to follow-along and share their own makeovers through a link party.  I have gone through all 56 link party entries and have chosen my 6 favorite projects which I want to introduce to you today. I look forward to seeing how their projects progress. Here we go....in no particular order.....

Here is Charmaine's, My Best Friend Craig, project- their guest bedroom.  As her blog name suggests Charmaine is the queen of finding THE best stuff on Craig's list and really anywhere where they sell anything.  She has a fab etsy store where she sells her amazing treasures.

Here we have Elisa from Fancy Free Me, wanting to update and redo her stairwell.  This below is one of her inspiration shots.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with.

I actually didn't know Maria or her blog,  Our lake Life, before this link party but I just loved her inspiration board for her living room.  I really love the artwork she chose.....let's see where she takes it.

Another knew-to-me blog, Design Post Interiors will be doing a client's living room.  I love basket collections so I was intrigued.  I like Beth's direction.

I adored all of Alison's inspiration images....especially this one below for her little girl's nursery. I jsut had to include a nursery in the round-up, because who doesn't love a nursery room reveal? Alison Geise Interiors is also a new-to-me blog. She and her family just moved back to the US from Brazil, I found that kind of exciting and different.

And last but definitely not least we have Heather from Vivid Hue Home. I love her style. It is full of color and personality so I know this one will be good.

And of course I will be patiently awaiting for every Wednesday to arrive for the next five weeks to keep up with the One Room Challenge makeovers. Of these participants my favorites are The Pink Pagoda (her ORC's are always so good!), Calling it Home (of course!), The Vault Files (dying over sweet Gaby's bathroom project), Design Manifest, The Little Black Door, Design Addict Mom, Design Crisis (one of my fave new blogs), and Pawley's Island Posh.  Who are you rooting for?  I feel like there should be a judging panel and a winner and runner-ups and everything.  

Happy Friday!  Have a good one!

[image via The Pink Pagoda]