[design]: One Room Challenge - Week Six - The Reveal

5.07.2015

This is it, the final reveal is here and I am happy that I made it to the finish line... I might be limping, and everyone around me would like to have me back from the pits of my new studio/office/lounge/ craft room/guest bedroom space. Just as versatile as this space is, it also takes on many different looks as I've worked on cramming in as many different styles that I could while I was mainly driven by keeping to strict budget.

Before I share the reveal - some info on the event:



So onto the reveal - my 7-year-old son said: "I can't breathe, it is so good!" He always knows what to say! Here we go:


This is what you see as you enter the room. I decided on DIY desk that my dad built and I love it. It will only get better with time and use/abuse. I also decided to change the placement of the desk compared to original plan and it works great.


This bench cushion area I am so proud of as I've put together two window treatments and I built a bench cushion. I am also not really done with this cushion as it still needs a few steps to have its edges rolled


This cushion cost $60 to make counting all the fabric and insert. Fabric is cotton shower curtain from Target and fill I got by buying 4 kings size pillows from Walmart for $10 each. Rolled up blind (Swedish style blind) I made from Restoration Hardware linen curtain which I got for about $20. I re-purposed the ribbon ties making this window covering functional. Bench is Ikea's Expedit shelving unit.


We had this Ikea bookshelf some 14 years now. I updated it a bit by adding wrapping paper to the back. What you might notice on bookshelves are dozens of Agatha Christie books. 


Pegboard and clipboards are quick and easy DIYs but so functional. I did not have a chance to complete everything I want to add to pegboard. Chair is a garage sale find and pillows are from Anthropologie.


This is a view from the daybed (which is an actual bed when this is a guest room).


And here is a completely different side of the room, bohemian vintage space. Most of the paintings are from thrift store and Home Sense (Home Goods), same linen curtain from Restoration Hardware and pillows galore.

As this space doubles (triples really) as a guest bedroom I needed to add something for hanging clothes. I cannot completely close off this area as it hosts an HVAC vent. Little nondescript round table is hidden by Anthropologie table cloth (square one). The macrame was made by my dad years ago. I am so happy to find a special place for it.


Rug was a last minute find from Home Sense (Home Goods) and I just love it. Chair is a garden chair that I had for a few years.  Little cardboard apple tree is from Anthropologie, I had it for years hiding somewhere - I enjoyed putting it together.


 Bed-sheet is from Target, Nate Berkus collection. This was my last purchase from Target before they closed for good in Canada.



Here are a few more detailed shots of the space.












This is it - I already indulged and relaxed in the space. I can see myself hiding here, but also feel so productive and inspired. This was definitely a challenge to put together and if I hadn't signed up I am sure I would still be thinking about it all - now I get to enjoy it.

26 comments:

  1. What an amazing transformation! A true job well done. I adore the color palette you selected. It feels fresh and fun. The six weeks went by so fast. I completed our entry, living and dining areas in a new to us 30 year old house. So, cheers to us! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. thank you so much. we are in 60 something old house so I feel your pain. great work!

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  2. I love this space. You have totally thought of everything. Perfect space to create and relax.

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    1. thank you Marty for your support through the process! I needed it!

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  3. So fresh and creative...well done!!

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  4. What a beautiful place to relax & craft! I absolutely love the window seat!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I wish I had more time to finish off that cushion with rolled edge, but it looks nice regardless.

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  5. Beautiful office! You sure did a lot in these 5 short weeks!

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  6. It turned out great! I love the window seat! I want one in my house!

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    1. Thank you Sam and thank you for checking in on me throughout this process!!

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  7. LOVE this room. I'm always a big fan of re-using what we already own and I am drawn to the collected-over-time look. Good luck with your French rolled edge cushion. I learn something new every day. You must be thrilled with this room.

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    1. Thank you Brenda. We all love it and kids were fighting over who will sleep there this weekend... I spent $500 over the items I already own so I am pretty thrilled with that as well as it took a lot of items to fill this space.

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  8. What a fun space, and cozy guest bedroom! Fantastic job!

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  9. You did a great job and staying on your budget is super impressive. How cute is your son! Happy Mothers Day.

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    1. Thank you Linda! In my haste to post this I forgot to give you a big thank you for organizing it all! Great job! If it wasn't for this challenge I would still be thinking about it all...

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  10. Ha Ha...your son is so cute! Great job with reusing things....I love a room that feels like it has memories in it!

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  11. Love the eclectic vibe of the space and the mix of textures all around! I can totally understand why your 7 year old said that! Great job!

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  12. Great space! I love the window seat bench! Very creative!

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  13. So many smart storage and organizing ideas... love it!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I follow your great work and I love how your master has turned out!

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