The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: Week Five

November 3, 2017
by The Finished Space

We’re seeing all kinds of progress from the design bloggers this week. Major construction and installation projects are wrapping up, giving us a better idea of what to expect in many of the finished spaces.

And if you love shiplap as much as we do, there’s plenty of it to see this week…

Alyssa’s week was dominated by built-ins, wall panels, and a brand new fireplace in her family room transformation.

Hat TIp: Coco and Jack

Alyssa and Steve’s family room transformation was in high gear this week. Not only did they create beautiful built-ins featuring shiplap, they also installed three center panels on each side wall. Add to that a cozy fireplace, and it’s clear that these two will be enjoying an incredible new space in the coming weeks.

Ashley Rose’s master bedroom suite saw major progress this week, including the installation of new floors, shower tiles and two True Craft doors. The double doors leading from the bedroom to the bathroom provide a dramatic entrance, especially paired with those brushed gold hardware handles. Who else is swooning over Ashley’s vanity?!

Brittany took her master bedroom to the next level this week by installing our Metrie Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap. She even gave us the details on how she installed the pieces vertically on her walls. The result? A fresh, sophisticated look that will only get better once the room’s final touches are in place.

Chloe’s French country dining room came together with some major accomplishments over the last few days. Her large-scale lights were installed, along with the crown moulding, which added an extra level of depth to the space.

The walls and moulding are finished, and details like wallpaper are coming together in Gwen’s bedroom upgrade for her oldest daughter.

Hat Tip: The Makerista

Gwen was brimming with sneak peeks this week as we watched her daughter’s bedroom take form. We just adore Gwen’s selection of bumblebee wallpaper on the ceiling — so sweet for a young girl! And let’s just take a moment to admire Gwen’s use of Very Square Scene II crown moulding and regional casing to create that marvelous build-up! 

Jennifer revealed some of her design picks for her open kitchen and family room concept, including her chic electrical outlets and fabric choices. We love how she’ll tie in the new space with the other rooms downstairs using the same casing, baseboard and crown moulding as in her dining room.

Custom moulding painted deep blue give this living room an incredible focal point.

Hat Tip: Simply Grove

Kirsten’s in-laws’ living room got a major boost this week. Not only did she install a custom wall treatment with flat stock, she also managed to paint it a brilliant shade of blue. You’ll definitely want to see the eye-catching outcome on this one.

We love the effect Ashley created with our horizontal shiplap on the ceiling of her media room.

Hat Tip: Home Girl

Ashley and her dad got a crash course in shiplap this week, putting in extra effort to install it on the ceiling. The final effect is beautiful, especially with those angled walls. We can’t wait to see how Ashley’s space comes together next week.


Despite a few hiccups, Bethany gave a step by step tutorial for a foolproof installation method for board and batten. Click here to read Bethany and Art’s fabulous tips for yourself — we’re sure you will learn a thing or two! 

No modern farmhouse bathroom is complete without shiplap, and Kim’s design is spot-on.

Hat TIp: Kim Powers

We were glad to see Kim had an easy time installing our Pre-Painted Shiplap. She even gave a wonderful how-to that outlines everything you’ll need for your next shiplap project. Her Modern Farmhouse inspired bathroom is coming together splendidly with crisp walls and intricate flooring.

Ready for more updates? Let’s check in on everyone else.

Harlow & Thistle: We are swooning over Andrea’s newly hung Fashion Forward glass door! Accompanied by a brass door knob, the clear glass allows a transitional look into her sophisticated home office makeover

The House that Lars Built: Brittany revealed her bold paint picks for both the office walls and flooring, which will feature a geometric design.

Kelley Nan: We got a sense of how Kelley’s master bedroom is coming together with plenty of design details revealed this week.

Deeply Southern Home: Leslie has her plate full this week with a slew of DIY projects for her dining room.

Refashionably Late: Ruthie’s living room received an extra punch of style this week with new, on-trend Shibori curtains.

Shibang DesignsThis week, we got to meet Robyn’s inspiration for this year’s Challenge, her newborn son. She has been removing the moulding throughout the space to make way for trim from our Pretty Simple Collection.

The Dream House Project: Tash and Kes showed us their dramatic sink and faucet picks for their modern kitchen upgrade.

Vanessa Francis Design: Vanessa used trim along her Pretty Simple baseboards to hide unsightly gaps caused by uneven flooring, and has installed both cabinetry and the framing in preparation for her fireplace and television. 

In case you missed it, here’s the full recap of these design bloggers’ journeys:

The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: The Befores
The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: Week Two
The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: Week Three
The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: Week Four
The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: Week Six
The Fall 2017 One Room Challenge Roundup: Final Reveals