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