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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:
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!