One Room Challenge: Week 6
I can’t believe it is week 6 already and that it is time to reveal the room! This has been a crazy yet very fulfilling journey. I don’t think I have ever truly finished a room quite to this extent. I would always get hung up on something at the very end and never get the final details done. But with this challenge that is not an option. You have to finish every last detail so that the final photographs turn out looking great. And it is so worth it to finish those last little details. It makes a world of difference. Even the kids and the cat 🙂 can tell a difference in how the room feels. My 3 year old said she now wants to sleep in the living room because “it is so pretty!” The cat now wants to sleep in there on the back of the couch all the time. But they are really on to something because it now feels so cozy. I want to be in there all the time. The room just makes me feel happy!
Anyways, enough chatter. You want to see the pictures. First, do you need to know what the One Room Challenge is? Check out the details here. Basically it is a challenge put on by Linda from Calling It Home and the new media partner House Beautiful where 20 featured designers and anyone else who wants to link up as a guest, transforms a room of their choice in just 6 weeks, sharing weekly updates and a final reveal. This year there I am linking up as a guest for the very first time and am among over 200 other guest participants. You have to check out at least a few of the others, the rooms are amazing!
This is what we started with. Not terrible but also pretty boring.
Here is what we were going for. Of course, part of the fun of this challenge is the journey you take and the way the room and your ideas evolve over the course of the 6 weeks. You will notice that some of the elements of the room stayed pretty true to our inspiration and that some other elements changed.
Here it is (finally you say!), the very thing you have been waiting for! Warning: it is about to get picture heavy. We will start with the far left corner and work our way around the room clock-wise.
Probably the biggest change is the couch did not turn white. In the end we decided that it might be too much white with the rug and the other 3 white walls and the white curtains. And I am really actually loving the contrast the dark couch has against the light peach wall. I think everything actually stands out more with the dark couch. I will provide the sources under each picture. If a source is not listed than it means it is an old item I already had and is no longer available. If you see something not listed just leave me a comment and I will do my best to find a similar item for you.
Here is our custom piece of furniture made from vintage soda crates. Jason came up with this idea and then created it for me. I love how it turned out! And it looks like it would be unstable but it is solid as a rock. He does good work!
You can see the coral ceiling in this picture. That was a spur of the moment decision that we ended up loving and I think it really added to the room.
Shiplap wall paint color is Crystal Coral by Valspar//Ceiling paint color is Coral Reef by Valspar
The postcard is a vintage postcard we found in an antique shop in Missouri that is of a local canyon here is Utah and is from 1906. The acrylic H is from Micheals. The wood shoes are another antique store treasure and the canvas is my own creation.
The sunburst mirror are a Ross find that have been given various colors of paint over the years. The flamingo print is actually just a piece of wrapping paper from Home Goods. The temple watercolor was a gift. The canvas of the kids was a gift to me from my Dad. It was a complete surprise and I really do treasure it! My mom made the doily and I drew the giraffe sketch and Jason shaded it.
The violin is an old one of my Moms that I thought would be fun hanging on the wall.
The Moroccan wedding pillow is a DIY that was another spur of the moment decision but turned out really fun.
Well there you have it. Our finished room for the One Room Challenge. I am so glad we decided to participate!!! Thank you Linda for putting this on! (Can’t you see this becoming a TV show in the future? ;)) And huge thanks to my awesome hubby for putting up with all my crazy ideas and occasional meltdowns and I have to thank my Mom for all her help too!