It’s been a busy week with another busy week…okay 2 ahead of me. You feel like you have all the time in the world with a 6 week challenge but man time creeps up on you! We are at week 4 of the One Room Challenge. This week’s focus has mainly been on getting the closet ready to make my dream craft center. Here is what I’ve done the first 3 weeks of the challenge.
We started by painting the inside of the closet the bright white color of the walls. I also gave the baseboards a couple coats of white paint so that it looked more unified with the walls. We removed the shelving and rod to give the closet a little more space for my crafts. I love how it looks so much brighter already with just one coat of paint.
I have decided what to do with my “dilemma” from week 3. I have decided to paint the stripes on the inside of the closet instead of the curtains. I am thinking of painting one stripe at the bottom of the curtains to give it a little style when the curtains are closed. I felt that the stripes on the inside would be the easier of the two projects. My husband and I measured and marked the stripes on the wall. We borrowed a friend’s laser level and will be adding the tape and then paint to the walls this weekend! I can’t wait to see the final outcome. After that it’s time to put everything back in the closet.
Here is what my gorgeous guest room currently looks like. Everything from inside the closet is piled on the bed. 🙁
One small project I worked on was giving new life to my old desk chair. I gave it a fresh coat of spray paint and recovered the chair with new fabric.
I also wanted to take my old (and I mean old…I’ve had some of these since college) storage bins and give them a little style. I cut pieces of paper to size and taped them inside the fronts of the bins to give it a more clean look. This way if the insides of the bins get messy at times it’s okay because the clear front is covered in beautiful paper. I love how it gives the classic storage bins a more organized and beautiful look. I also plan to put chalkboard stickers to the front so I can label the drawers for easy organization.
I feel pretty good about what was accomplished this week but really looking forward to next week. I hope to have the majority of my craft room finished for you next week. I still have a desk to make so I have some work on my hands but I’m hoping I can get it done.
Lets take a look at my to do list and see how I’m doing:
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 – need to paint closet curtains | hang and hem window curtains
- Craft Room in Closet
Find Storage for everything
- Paint Walls – half done just need to finish the stripes
Remove shelf & Rod
- Paint desk inside closet/make desk
- Create craft storage/desk storage
I’m feeling pretty good with where I’m at and anxious to keep working! I’m so excited for the room to be finished in 2 weeks! If you haven’t already go check out the 20 participating blogs that are featured on this round of One Room Challenge. They are super talented! I’m having so much fun watching the progress of everyone’s room and following along. I’m loving my first One Room Challenge and I’m already looking forward to the Spring link up!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says
Ruthie! Great progress this week. I was laughing when you mentioned the cubbies. I’ve had mine since highschool. They’re so versatile I don’t want to give them up either. Lol. Your chair makeover looks great.
Haha why get rid of something that has great storage?! They aren’t in amazing shape but definitely look better with the paper fronts!
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nice update on the chairs! It’s coming right along!
Thank you so much!
Great way to take something utilitarian and make it pretty! Love the decorative paper-lined storage bins!
Thank you so much Merlyn!
Heather @ The Deans List Blog says
I can’t wait to see how your closet turns out, Ruthie! I love it!
Thanks Heather! I’m anxious to see it too! Haha
Tee @ Beauteeful Living says
Love the chair redo, Ruthie. The containers look nice too. Good luck on week 5!
Thanks so much Tee!
I love the new fabric on your chair- it’s so you! Great idea on the cubbies too.
Thanks Roxanne! 🙂 The fabric does match my blog look 🙂
You’ve made great progress this week! As much as I loved the music print on the chair before, the new fabric is looking fab!
Thanks Sarah! I liked it too but it worn and time for a change! 🙂
Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal says
I love what you’ve done with the bins and chair! Where did you find that gorgeous fabric?! I have a chair that needs a makeover and that would be perfect for it!
Thanks Sydney! I got it at JoAnn Fabric I believe!
Looks amazing Ruthie!! Love the fabric you put on the chair! And that paper you put in the storage bins is a super simple way to make them prettier! Well done this week 🙂
Thanks so much Lindi! Small changes make a big difference! 🙂
Mar C says
Very creative! Love the chair fabric and new storage bin look! I’m sure your room will turn out amazing! 🙂
Thank you so much! I’m having a lot of fun watching it transform!
It’s looking really good, Ruthie! The chair turned out great and I like your idea to cover the plastic bin fronts–a pretty solution. Excited to see how the craft closet turns out!
Thanks Sharon! I’m having fun watching it transform!
Erin @ the-organized-life says
I cannot wait to see the craft closet!!! (Love the reality of the pile on the bed though). I also love what you did with the storage bins. Great idea for keeping everything looking neat and tidy, even it what’s inside the drawer gets messy. Good luck this next week!
Thanks Erin! Just painted part of the closet and I’m getting excited!
Oh my gosh I love the chair. That fabric is perfect for the room. Great idea with the storage bins too.
Thanks Tiffany! It was a great way to update some old containers!
These look great. Love the storage bins with the decorative paper.
Thank you Rachel!