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I can’t believe that it’s the final reveal — Week 6 of the One Room Challenge!! I’m so excited to share the final progress of my guest room! Just a reminder here is what the ugly room looked like before…ugly wall color, mismatched furniture and lots of wood. There was absolutely no rhyme or reason to this room…..it served as a dumping grounds for whatever needed a home.
To see each step of the way you can check out the previous weeks here:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
I wanted to create an oasis for my guests as well as a decorative and organized workspace for me! Blogging is pretty much a full-time job so I needed a place where I could work and enjoy the space I’m in! Let’s take a look at my to-do list:
Paint Stencil Walls Paint Bed Frame Nightstands Buy new lamp shades Buy bedspread Paint desk or not paint desk?– don’t paint desk Desk Organization & Accessories Jazz up Bookshelf Curtains for closet & window – paint stripes on the curtain? & hem curtains Craft Room in Closet Find Storage for everything Paint Walls Remove shelf & Rod Paint desk inside closet/make a desk Create craft storage/desk storage
Wow, I can’t believe I got it all done! I was a little worried at times but I made it happen! Alright, now for the final reveal!!!!
I have to say I’m quite proud of myself for learning how to “sew” in one evening. Now I do NOT call myself a seamstress but I am pretty happy with my hemming skills with the small window curtains. I wanted the same exact curtains as the ones I have on the closet. Unfortunately, they did not come in the specific length I was looking for. I guess that was my pull to learn to sew. My mom had taught me a couple weeks ago and Tuesday evening she gave me a Facetime tutorial/refresh. 3 broken needles later and a few mess ups and I have hemmed curtains!! Woohoo!
I have had this desk since I was in college. My mom and I picked it up at the local Salvation Army. The knobs and the top of the desk were painted yellow. We luckily were able to scrape the paint off the top to reveal a beautiful top. Then my mom spray painted the knobs. I’ve always loved this desk and I love how it compliments the room.
I got these adorable desk accessories from the talented ladies at aliceandmarie.com. I love the acrylic with the gold sparkle! It’s soooo my style! 🙂 Also how adorable is this elephant business card holder from the Etsy shop DinosaursGalore? I love elephants and thought it would look super cute and a great way to display my business cards for Lessons by Ruthie. Now I need to find those business cards! 🙂
We are going to work our way counterclockwise through the room so that brings us to my new craft closet!! I’m so excited that I now have a set place for all of my supplies! Normally I’m searching through my home to find what I’m looking for! A few things I did in previous weeks were decorate the bins, paint stripes on the wall and remove the closet doors and replace with curtains. This past week I built this desk with an old filing cabinet (tutorial to come on Sunday), organized the items inside the closet, hung organizers and decorated. I was very fortunate to receive the amazing hanging craft organizers from Organize More. They are the perfect addition to my love for organization. I always find it hard to keep these items organized and they are perfect!
I had an old Target bookshelf and I wanted to give it a little new life so I added wrapping paper to the back of it! I love how it covers the cardboard folds to make it look nicer! There is more I’d love to do with this to make it look more expensive but I didn’t have time. I would love to add some molding someday….we will see if I get around to it! 🙂
I am in LOVE with how this room turned out and what a transformation! I absolutely enjoyed participating in the One Room Challenge and loved how it gave me that extra push to get this room finished! It was a lot of work but worth every minute spent! Here are a little before and afters! Slide the picture back and forth to see the difference. Thank you, Linda, for creating this wonderful challenge and thank you to the participating blogs! What a fun and exciting 6 weeks it has been!
Erin @ the-organized-life says
I so love this room! The stenciled wall will forever be my favorite thing… so ornate, but I truly your craft closet. as well. You did such an amazing job! I’ll be calling you if I need any hemming done in the near future 🙂
Thanks Erin! Haha I don’t know if I’m the person to call for hemming! I’m so excited to do my first craft in there!
Your guest room turned out gorgeous, Ruthie! I love the black, white, and gold combination. The office and crafting areas are perfect. So pretty–I’m sure your guests will love it!
Thanks Sharon! I’m anxious to have our first guests! For now I will enjoy my office/craft room! 🙂
Tee @ Beauteeful Living says
Congratulations on a beautiful and dramatic makeover! I bet this room makes you smile each time you walk in! That wall with the stencil makes such a statement. Love it.
Thanks Tee! Yeah it is fun to walk in and see the change! I love it!
Oh my goodness! Everything is absolutely perfect Ruthie! LOVE that wall and all of the glittery gold accents!
Thanks Kristi!! I’m so happy with how it turned out!!
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
That black and white wall is so great! Love the room!
Thank you so much Kyla! I love the black and white too!
[email protected] says
Congrats! Looks amazing! Love the two accent walls. What great patturn added into the room!
Thank you so much! I was nervous to do multiple patterns in the room but I love how it turned out!
Ruthie….love your new space and of course black and white is my jam:) Good for you learning how to hem. It will come in handy with other projects!
Thanks Sherry! Yes I’m glad I can hem. Not sure I can do it well but hey I can do it! 🙂
christine dovey says
Great job! I love how you made the room your own with the stencil and I love the stripes in the closet area!
Thank you so much Christine! I’m so happy with the final product!
Sarah @ Little Red Brick House says
It looks amazing, Ruthie! I looooove that stenciled wall so much and the black and white color scheme is brilliant. Well done, my friend!
Thank you so much Sarah! I have always loved the black and white combo (I mean look at my blog design haha) and I was excited to make such a statement!
[email protected] says
It looks so great! Congrats on the makeover…now we can relax! Whew!
I know right?! I’m so glad I did it but I certainly felt the pressure! 🙂
cassie @ primitive & proper says
what a great space- love the stenciled feature wall! and of course audrey! 🙂
Thank you so much Cassie! Audrey was a last minute addition and it’s adorable!
[email protected] says
Love the transformation, and the bold use of black and white. Great job!
Thank you so much Lauren! Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful transformation Ruthie!! Can you believe we made it through the six weeks?! I hardly can! I love this space, and all of your gold touches 🙂 Hope you get a chance to stop by and see what we did too!
Thanks Lindi! I love the touches of gold! Thanks for following along!
Andrea at Opulent Cottage says
Your room is just gorgeous! You pulled it all together so perfectly, and how much do I envy that craft closet?! It’s so elegant, your guests will be some lucky folks 🙂 xo, Andrea
Thank you Andrea! I’m so excited to do my first project in there!
Wow Ruthie! Your photography skills are on POINT! I love the closet are and the Audrey Hepburn photo and all of your little accessories! Bold and chic!
Thank you so much Jess! I love how it turned out! And thanks regarding to my photography! I’m trying to get better! I was so nervous because I had NO natural light the day I shot it!
Thank you so much, Jessica! I love how it turned out and now it’s getting a new transformation! Can’t wait to share!
Heather @ The Deans List Blog says
Ruthie! It looks absolutely gorgeous – and the closet looks great. The picture is perfect for the entire room. Now that you have such a relaxing spare bedroom, I’m on my way. ;).
The doors are open! 🙂 Thanks Heather!
Iris Nacole says
I love your guest room Ruthie! It’s glam and gorgeous, which I love! All of the little details, and that statement wall really speak to me. Your guests will be lucky to stay in such a beautiful space. Great job! 🙂
Thanks Iris! I’m so happy with how it turned out!
Ruthie, amazing before and after! I love your glam vibe in here, well done!!
Thanks Roxanne! I love how different it looks! Kind of wishing I would have done it to my bedroom 🙂
Designs By Katy says
I LOVE the closet desk area. Looks great!
Thank you so much! 🙂
It looks amazing! I love your closet! Great job!
Thank you Mindi! I’m so excited to create my first craft in my craft closet! 🙂
Wowza! LOVE the drama! That stencil wall is the best! Great job!
Thank you so much Samantha!
I love the little area you created in the closet. The striped walls are great. I’m still waiting on two items for my room. I hope UPS comes in time for me to post today!
Thank you so much! I love the striped wall as well! I hope UPS showed up in time!
Kelly Rogers says
I still can’t get over the stenciled focal wall! It looks like a fine lace – such detail, and yet looks so modern rendered in high contrast black and white. Kudos to you for tackling that, and congratulations!
Thank you so much Kelly! I’m in LOVE with the wall and it was a lot of work but SOOO worth it! 🙂
Emily, Our house now a home says
This is a dream guest bedroom! I love the craft closet, and that wall is stunning! You did such a great job with this, gorgeous!
Thank you so much Emily! I’m so pleased with how it turned out!
I love what you have done with this room. I’ve gotten several ideas for my home office/craft room. My favorite is the beautiful stenciled wall. Thank you for the inspiration!
I’m so glad that you like this and found inspiration from my room! This make this post even more special to me know! I’d love to see what you end up with!
Stunning room makeover!!! I’ll need to find your sparkly desk items for myself 😉
Thank you so much Darlene! Yeah check out the girls’ store! They products are adorable!
I love the stenciled wall! You did a great job transforming the room.
Thank you so much Rachel! It’s my favorite feature wall I’ve ever done!
You rom look great! I love a good Black & white space. The wallpaper is great & I adore the gift wrap / craft area! Congrats!
Thanks Hollie! I actually used a stencil and painted on the lace pattern! I absolutely love it! Thanks! 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!
Thanks so much Kara!! Thanks for reading! 🙂
Love, love, love the stenciling on the wall, just gorgeous! The black and white stripes…great minds think alike. 🙂
I can’t sew to save my life and end in a hissy fit over the bobbin getting tangled. My husband has to thread it for me.
Gorgeous room and I love your blog I just stumbled across recently.
Thanks so much Angela! Yeah I broke 3 needles and messed up quite a few times hemming the curtains but I made it work in the end! I can say it was not my most favorite part of the process! 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and I’m so glad you love my blog! I’ve had so much fun participating in my first ORC!
Love the classy and classic black and white. And Audrey!!!
Thanks Marcie!! I Love me some Audrey Hepburn!
Kathy Baugher says
What a transformation! That stenciled wall is just amazing. Love the black and white and glam.
Thanks so much Kathy! I love how it turned out! It’s a great little glamorous oasis for myself and guests!
Sherry Fram says
Great job on the room! Love the wall stenciling and the closet area! Looks awesome!
Thank you so much Sherry! I absolutely love how it turned out!
[email protected] says
Such a pretty space! I love that your guest room doubles as a crafting space. Love that stenciled accent wall and the desk area. Very nice job!
Thank you so much! I love that the space can be for guests and for me when guests aren’t here! It’s the perfect space in my opinion! 🙂
Wow! What an amazing space! That stenciled wall is incredible! Great job!
Thank you so much Denise! I’m so in love with how it turned out!
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS says
Your new guest room is beautiful! Love the wall treatments.
Thank you so much Carol!
Sarah @ 702 Park Project says
I love that feature wall and what you’ve done with the desk! And it all fits in so perfectly with your blog! 🙂
Thank you! I felt I needed one room to match the look of my blog! 🙂
Whitney Shortt says
Wow, what a difference! That stenciled wall is amazing!
Thank you so much Whitney!
Jenny @ Refresh Living says
Look at that wall – I love it! You certainly transformed that room. Any guest would be lucky to stay there! Good job hemming those curtains! I tell you, once you get one sewing project under your belt, you’ll be able to tackle a lot of other sewing projects!!
Thanks Jenny! I still need a lot of practice sewing but I’m anxious to learn!
Wow this is so hotel Chic! I love the crispness of the color theme, and that wallpaper…just lovely. 🙂
Thank Delia! The wall is actually a stencil which I think is fun and unique! I love the crispness of the room too! Thanks for stopping by!
Krista @ the happy housie says
This is amazing!! I absolutely love the black and white – great job!!
Thanks Krista! I love the white and black color combo!!
Corinna - A Designer At Home says
Wowee! You’ve done an amazing job transforming the space. The black and white is so striking. Love it paired with the gold sparkle.
Thank you so much Corinna! I love black and white (obviously by the look of my blog) and had to incorporate it somehow into my home!
Emily @ Small Stuff Counts says
I Iove the black and white! And your closet looks amazing. Nice job getting everything done on your list–I had a couple thing left on mine. Great job!
Thanks so much Emily! I had a couple long nights to get everything checked off but I’m glad I did it! Thanks for stopping by!
So beautiful, Ruthie!! Love the wall stencil and the desk turned out fabulous! Great work.:)
Thank you so much Shannon! I’m so happy with how this room transformed in 6 short weeks!
Ruthie, This space is gorgeous! Love all the black stripes and gold. The stencil wall is awesome. Now what room will you use to put all your extra stuff?
Haha Tiffany, the age old question!! Haha right now the extras have either been placed in an organized fashion under the bed and placed in our 5th bedroom. That room needs to be organized badly! 🙂
Linda - Calling it Home says
What an amazing transformation. I adore the black and white patterns with the art. Great job.
Thank you so much Linda!! And thank you for hosting such an amazing challenge! It certainly did challenge me but in the most amazing way! 🙂
STEPHANIE KRAUS DESIGNS, LLC says
Love love love the wallpaper. great job! congrats look incredible!
Thank you so much Stephanie! It’s actually was a stencil and I painted it on!! I love how it turned out!
Mary-In the boondocks says
I am so in love with your wall behind the bed. Wow talk about impact. I’m also a big fan of black and white so this room is heaven for me. You did a tremendous job. Enjoy!!
Thank you so much Mary! I’m madly in love with this room as well!
Your statement wall looks absolutely stunning! Love all the accents you added into the space! Great job!
Thank you so much! 🙂
I highly recommend creating a feature wall with a stencil. It took a while but was totally worth it! I love the outcome of the room and it makes me happy every time I walk in there!
OMGoodness! I don’t blog, I came upon your ORC reveal trying to go someplace else….but, I was captivated by that first glimpse of black and white. I’m absolutely green with envy over all you accomplished and how well it all came together. Now, don’t laugh…your frame with the household network key, well that’s what triggered my ” Ooh…why didn’t I think of that!!”, moment! If wishes were fishes, I’d have half the vision you have. WOW!
Thank you so much Joyce! I’m very proud of how this room turned out and I love sharing it with my guests! Isn’t the wifi password fun!? Now anyone can get online without a problem!
I love your guest room! You’re so talented! I have a few questions for you. The craft table in the craft closet, it looks like you made it parts of it. Also I absolutely adored the black and gold polka dot fabric on your chair but, in the final reveal it looked like it was all black. Did you change it or was it just the angle of the picture? I really love all your ideas and you have really inspired me. My bedroom is black and white but it needs a makeover. I also have a black bookshelf with two doors in it from target that I was thinking of selling in a garage sale this weekend. It’s in really good condition, I’m just bored with it .After seeing what you did with yours, I may take a picture of mine and send it to you to see if you have any ideas for me. That is if you don’t mind.
Jill I sincerely apologize that it has taken me this long to get back to you. I had to take a couple months off from blogging because of a pregnancy I was going through. I’m happy to be back and feeling better! 🙂 I did make the craft table in my closet and if you search file cabinet desk on my site then you can find the tutorial. 🙂 The fabric on the chair didn’t change. It must have been the angle I took the next picture. I got the fabric at JoAnn’s Fabric. I’m so glad to have helped inspire you! If you have worked on the room since then I would love to see pictures! Feel free to email them to me at [email protected]! Thanks Jill!
Oops I just realized I got the fabric for the chair from Hobby Lobby! Here is a link! http://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Apparel-Fabrics/Apparel-Print-Fabric/Black-White-Gold-Dot-Stripe-Apparel-Fabric/p/149999-TA0859
Such an amazing reveal and what a cool end piece!