by laura janning

Blogging Without Borders Challenge- Week 1

July 2, 2012

Today I am excited to kick off the Blogging Without Borders Challenge.
 This progressive project challenge will stretch my limits and include some things that I have never done before. I will share my project updates with you every other Monday during the next 8 weeks. I will include a button in my sidebar with all of my updates. This should be a lot of fun and I hope you will follow along!
Before I share my challenge, I wanted to introduce the other amazing bloggers who are participating along with me. Their links will be at the bottom of this post so you can check out what they will be working on.
The project that I have choosen for this challenge is my Home Theater. 

This is such a great space and a treat for our family and friends to sit and enjoy a show on the big screen. When I first designed this space, I wanted it to feel just like we were in the local AMC movie theater. The only difference between them is, I don't have popcorn on the floor and days old spilled drinks on the seat, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get in!
Over time though, I realized that I didn't need the dark black walls ( they show everything) heavy curtains trimmed in gold fringe and red trim on the woodwork to achieve a perfect Home Theater.
So what do I need? Where do I start? What do I do?
Seeing that I don't focus on home theaters much, well not at all, I have met my challenge. Now I need to figure out what I want this space to look like and how I need to achieve it. I need to start searching Pinterest and other sources for some inspiration and if you have any ideas I would love to hear them.
Wish me luck!

Here's the links to the other bloggers participating in this challenge


  1. looking forward to seeing what you do in here!

  2. Wow - this is a fun project! I'll look for some ideas to pin...

  3. Whoa! A home theatre? How cool!

  4. What a great room ... I can't wait to see what you do! We'd like to build a media room and I've found some fun ideas on Pinterest. I'm looking forward to following your makeover.

  5. Wow! You guys are serious.......I'll be with anticipation.

  6. WOW! How exciting! I can't wait to see the transformation!

  7. How fun! I can't wait to see what you do.

  8. Wowzers.
    Well! That is going to be one exciting space to make over. Will you be keeping the red on the theater seats? Super can't wait to see this one completed. Good luck =)

  9. This is one make over that I don't wont to miss!!! What an awesome space!! I would love to go see a movie that doesn't cost an arm and a leg :)

  10. This looks like such a fun project, Laura!

    Can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Is this a new blog design? (Did Kristin do it? I am still trying to decide who to use) I love it!

    Hope you have a fantastic week!

  11. Good luck!! I know nothing about home theatres but I'll keep my eyes open for some ideas!!
    xo Heidi

  12. I'm seeing lots and lots and lots of primer in your future ...


    This is an interesting one. Can't wait to see what you come up with!


  13. May the Force be with you.


  14. I am loving that you have a home theater...!!...I know you will be working your magic in that room....looking forward to your progress!

  15. So jealous of your theater! And what a fun makeover room!

    RedHenHome did some awesome Ballard Knock-Offs for a home theater. Maybe it might spark some creativity in you toO!

  16. I see vintage movie posters - very art deco! But I know anything you do will be amazing (and when can I watch a movie - I'll bring the Twizzlers)!

  17. Ummmmm, I want a home theatre. But, I'll wait until you're done with the makeover to take it over. :)

  18. Yeah, I think a home theater makeover will definitely stretch you to your limits. How about doing a movie-themed home theater? It would be nice to brainstorm movie inspirations with the whole family. I’m sure it’ll be a hullabaloo! Anyway, what did you come up with?


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