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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (Week 6 Reveal): Annex Guest Room Makeover

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Drum roll please....... And without further adieu, I present, The Annex Guest Camp Room!
Now wait just a gosh darn minute. Did you really think I was going to make it that easy? Of course I'm going to drag you through a 6 Week recap of my blood, sweat and tears, before laying on all the beauty shots.

Blood, sweat and tears is actually a gross exaggeration. In fact,  I really enjoyed designing this space!

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (Week Four & Five): Annex Guest Room Makeover

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Warning: Real life talk here... We've been working really hard these past 6 months. Like, REALLY hard. Ever since leaving our full-time jobs, John + I have been on a mission to make owning a business (several, in fact) work for us. 

I fully realize we are not the first people to disconnect from corporate America, so we don't view ourselves as revolutionaries, but it IS all new to us. And with that newness, comes stress and discomfort. And with that stress and discomfort, comes illness. For me, in the form of shingles. Cool.
If you were wondering where your 4th installment of the Calling It Home and House Beautiful One Room Challenge was last week, I'd say, hope of it's publication evaporated somewhere between the doctor's office and an oatmeal bath.
But now, with health restored, we're back on track! And, lucky you... This week is a double whammy - Week 4 and 5 combo update.

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (Week Three): Annex Guest Room Makeover

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All right folks, we're halfway through the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and House Beautiful. And I know what you're thinking... "Um, Courtney, there's no furniture in your room?"

Well, of course there's not, silly, because Week 3 is all about PAINT.


ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (Week Two): Annex Guest Room Makeover

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Here at Content, Week Two of the One Room Challenge is in full swing! If you're just getting acquainted with the #oneroomchallenge, it's a 6-week event hosted by Calling It Home and House Beautiful where bloggers are tasked with the design, redesign or renovation of, get this, one room!

This is the 2nd installment of our Annex Guest Room Makeover update, and this week we're focused on PLANNING. If you need to back up, here's the post from Week 1.

Design*Sponge Features Content - Before & After: A Hotelier’s Century-Old Retreat

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We are thrilled and humbled to have the renovation journey of Content. featured on Design*Sponge.

Click here to read all about the lore of this historic house, and view before + after images of the work we have done, so far!

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (Week One): Annex Guest Room Makeover

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Twice a year, in October and April, Linda from Calling It Home and House Beautiful hosts a One Room Challenge. Over the course of 6 weeks, 20 select designers and bloggers tackle renovating or redecorating a specific room, and share their progress with weekly blog posts. 

When the April 2017 list of selected designers was announces, I was so inspired by how many of the participants are blogs and designers I admire. I knew I wanted to participate too!

The One Room Challenge encourages Guest Participants, so I'm joining the fun, sharing the magic of an Annex Guest Room makeover we have yet to tackle.

What's even more exciting, is this is a linked event, which means that all the Guest Participants will share a common link and you'll be able to easily surf through a ton of room transformations. You'll find that link at the bottom of this post!

ROUND-UP: Sconces with Vintage Charm Under $50

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There's nothing better than finding a great light fixture at a flea market or antique shop. But chances are, the electrical components won't meet modern standards or code.

Here's a round-up of some of our favorite sconces with the same old world charm, that won't risk you burning the house down...
And even better, these are all under $50, so they won't break your renovation budget!


1. Urban Barn  2. Progress Lighting 3. Vintage Candle Wall Sconce  4. Westinghouse 5. Turner  6. Bowdoinham 7. Claxy  8. Kenroy Home

Let us know what you think of these vintage inspired suggestions in the comment section below!