One Room Challenge Linking ParticipantHellllloooo WEEK FIVE!  Here we are, five weeks into the One Room Challenge Linking Event!  I am so pleased with all that my hubby and I have accomplished this past week.  Some quick background information: I am updating and giving makeovers to my front porch, side screen porch, and back porch.  You can see the original master plan here.

A lot of details, and I don’t want to spoil the big reveal next week, so here are a couple of glimpses.

Check out this pretty bargain I picked up at Marshalls!  It was … wait for it … on CLEARANCE!  Total score!

Pursuing Vintage / ORC / Porch Makeover

A also added some plants to the screen porch (you’ve already seen this sneak peek if you follow me on Instagram!).

Pursuing Vintage / ORC / Screen Porch Makeover

We have also spent a fair amount of time painting this past week.  My hubby has been painting the shutters using Modern Masters Front Door Paint.  It’s super easy to use, and is looking great!

Pursuing Vintage / ORC / Modern Masters Paint

I started painting our front door another shade of red.  Not a huge change, but the old coat of paint was worn and it was a task that needed to be done.  As with the shutters, I’m using Modern Masters Front Door Paint – the fabulous color is called “Sophisticated”.  (I’ll be writing about the whole painting experience in more detail after the ORC is over – be sure to stop back!).

Pursuing Vintage / ORC / Modern Masters Paint


I’m so excited with how everything is turning out, and I just can’t wait to show you next week at the big reveal!

Check out all the other amazing ORC Linking Participants, and the Official ORC Participants.  There is some serious talent there, and you will certainly be inspired!


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Week 4 of the One Room Challenge is here!!!  Already!!! (Saying this with a smile, trying to hide my “oh-crap-how-am-I-going-to-finish-in-two-weeks???!!!!” face…).

If you’re just joining me, WELCOME!  You can check out the big plan here to quickly catch up.  Bottom line: I’m making changes to a screen porch, a back porch, and a front porch/entry.

The biggest project involved a little bit of painting – and I don’t want to give it all away yet, but here’s a sneak peek:

Blue Paint Close Up - Modern Masters Front Door Paint - Pursuing Vintage

I’m so excited about it!  I can’t wait to show you the whole thing on reveal day!

My hubby added these flower boxes, which will look adorable with some flowers.  Leaning towards red geraniums since they require little up-keep and will bring out the red in the door.

Blue Paint Close Up - Modern Masters Front Door Paint - Pursuing Vintage

We also received the pillows and rug that I’d ordered last week.  I love how they look with the rattan, and I think the rug is perfect for the price, although I probably could have gone a bit larger.

ORC - Porch Makeover - Screen Porch - Pursuing Vintage

We’re approaching crunch-time.  Before next week we need to:

-Paint the back porch chairs

-Paint the shutters

-Fill all the planters and flower boxes with flowers, etc.

-Shop my own Pursuing Vintage Shop inventory for pieces to finish off the screen porch

There are definitely other things that need to be done before the “big reveal”, so if we can complete those tasks in the next seven days, I’ll feel like we’ll be good to go!

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Thanks for stopping by and checking in on my progress!  This is Week 3 of Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge.  You can catch up on my big plan of attack from last week, but the short version is that I’m giving all three of my porches a makeover.  The biggest project is the screen porch, which requires some construction along with adding decor.  The smaller projects are smaller in scale, but involve painting and adding in some details.

Here is a “before” photo:

The Screen Porch : Pursuing Vintage

Last week we cleaned it out and removed the doors.

Screen Porch / ORC / Pursuing Vintage

So what did I get done this week?  Some construction, baby!

New Door on Porch / ORC / Pursuing Vintage

I have to admit this one, teensy, tiny thing.  We had a contractor do the framing and door installation.  Shhhhhh.  My husband and I recognized, that due to time constraints and the scope of what needed to be done, it was better to just hire someone to do that job.

We painted the floor a nice gray. We also painted the concrete base of the porch (to the left and right of the stairs) to match the house color.  (Do you think we should paint the concrete steps the same color?  Or leave them “raw”?  I’m debating…)

I ordered the cushions and rug that will go with my rattan loveseat and chairs.  Target has a really big selection of outdoor pillows, cushions, and rugs, and all at great prices.


Screen Porch Makeover Cushions & Rug / Pursuing Vintage / ORC
I just love paisley, and thought the calming colors were pretty and classic.  I chose a dark and neutral rug to help hide dirt!
Next week we’ll be tackling some painting.  The back porch door needs to be painted blue.  My husband will start working on painting the shutters (pray for some nice weather!).
The rug and pillows should arrive, so then I’ll get to start turning that side porch into a nice space with some added decor elements.
There are a few others working on outdoor space as link-up participants in the ORC, be sure to check them out, along with all the other fun ORC projects!