One Room Challenge: Week 2

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Really?! How is it week 2 already? So much to do, so little time! I am feeling good though so far, one thing I know for sure is that everything takes longer than you think it will!! First thing is first, we had to demo the space, and by that I mean remove the existing nasty carpet, take down the short doors, and get rid of those hideous rounded columns. Oh, and don’t forget that awful tile YIKES!!!

Here is a picture after we finished the demolition. Look how open the room is now! Isn’t that crazy?

 One Room Challenge Week 2 Progress

The demo took about a day, then we had to pour the concrete for the steps that were missing where we ripped out the columns. I don’t know about you, but I love to tear out old and dated architectural elements.

After we filled in the steps we built out smaller square columns since we still had to hid a bit of duct work in the right column. We had a little re-wiring to do as well.

Next up was raising the header height on the doors. I love to do this any chance I get in a room. The taller doors bring your eye up and really make the room feel more grand. It can actually be a fairly easy thing to do, as long as the door way isn’t structural like mine is. As long as your ceiling is 9′ or taller, you can definitely fit in an 8′ door.

Raising Header Height on Doorway

I selected these gorgeous doors from Metrie’s Fashion Forward collection. I dreamt that one day I would have doors this beautiful in my home, thanks to the One Room Challenge, my dreams are coming true. Do you know what the best part is? They lead right into my home office so I will see these beauties everyday! I will be finishing them off with some gorgeous Emtek brass hexagon door knobs, they are like jewelry to the perfect dress!


Metrie Fashion Forward Doors

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It is not a secret that we love moulding over here at J&J! Working with Metrie, whom has such gorgeous door and moulding selections was so much fun. I wanted to create a “shiplap” look but with a twist. I found a baseboard that had an interesting profile and stacked it on top of each other to create this cool detail on the walls. We also cased out the windows with a more simple moulding to offset the wall detail. Here is a sneak peek of what we have so far. Once we caulk and paint, it’s going to be BANANAS!!!!!!

One Room Challenge| Metrie wall Detail | J&J Design Group

Let’s dig in a little bit and see what I am going to be doing with furniture in this fine One Room Challenge shall we? Like I mentioned in my Week 1 post, I like to design with a neutral back drop and pop in color. Here is a teaser with a few of the products I am using in my room. Let me know what you think!!

J&J Design Group | One Room Challenge Week 2


1 Navy Velvet Chair : All Modern | 2 Lucite Coffee Table: Lamps Plus | 3 Chandelier: Crystorama |

4 Custom Pink Pillow| 5 Brushed Brass Knobs: Emtek | 6 French Doors: Metrie |7 Artwork: Parima Studio

 Can you feel it? Feel it starting to come together…… Oh my, I am so excited!!

Don’t forget to follow along with my fellow challengers below!


Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room

Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated  | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen | Abby Manchesky

Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda | Rambling Renovators

Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

  • Cassie Bustamante

    April 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    love those metrie doors! we are using their craftsman style doors and i can’t wait to get them in!

    • jandj

      April 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      All their products are soooo good! Good luck with your project!

  • Kate@CentsationalGirl

    April 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Love the design!! Esp the light fixture (wink wink, okay confession: using it too!) It’s divine!
    Can’t wait to see the reveal !!

    • jandj

      April 15, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Kate! Your flooring looks gorgeous, can’t wait to see what you do next!

  • Erin

    April 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    That use of baseboard for shiplap is genius, pure genius I tell you!! Metrie has been so awesome to work with- I just got some crown from them put up!

    • jandj

      April 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Yes, Metrie is the best! Can’t wait to see your tween room come together!

  • Holly @ Life on Southpointe Drive

    April 13, 2017 at 2:16 am

    I can’t wait to see it….and those walls!! In love! Is that what they are calling the reverse shiplap? It looks great! I am learning so much from all you seasoned ORC participants. I am participating for the first time as a guest and I love following along!

    • jandj

      April 15, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Thank you Holly! I guess you could call it that, I’m not sure what to call it either.
      It’s really so much better in person!

  • Linda | Calling it Home

    April 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I can’t wait to see that wall treatment up close. It looks really cool. Your room is HUGE!

    • jandj

      April 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Oh my gosh Linda, I am in love!!!

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