Linda from Calling it Home hosts this 6 week challenge on her blog and invites fellow bloggers to link to her site.
I am very excited to see how everyone’s projects turned out!
After a grueling several weeks, it is finally time for the One Room Challenge reveal. I am equally thrilled to have participated and so happy it’s over.
If you are new to my blog and challenge, I chose to do my living room.
It is the room we spend the majority of our time in, and was the most sorely neglected on our main level. Over past 3 years, it has hosted random furniture and miscellaneous tools and construction debris from other projects.
It started with a room with minimal organization and a lot of random items got shoved in where they fit in. The light fixture was a non-descript basic light that was up when we purchased the house. The wall color was a blah gray that was painted on the drywall that was covering the original 100 year old plaster walls.
After removing the drywall and screws, it left avocado green walls with a ton of screw holes and countless cracks on the ceiling.
After things got all painted, I lost my mind and ordered a ton of things and then very anxiously waited for them to arrive in the mail, delays had me stressing that my light fixture wouldn’t arrive in time. It did though, and I was able to start bringing items back in and see the room taking shape.
In week 5, I started on a DIY media console out of two Ikea Sektion wall cabinets.
I was told that my ugly couch, which had finally been sent out to be reupholstered (after a YEAR of waffling over fabric swatches), might not be done in time for the reveal. Cue the wine and sleepless nights.
After an email to the upholstering company explaining the importance of the ORC and impact to my emotional wellbeing, I was told that they would try their best.
There is a skirt on it, which was supposed to be removed, and it got (poorly) stapled up by me – awaiting someone to come back and remove it correctly.
While the room is definitely not finished finished (the mirror is a place holder and the room needs more art and the coffee table is still on order, chairs need new fabric, etc. champagne problems), I love how much it has changed with paint alone (the power of paint!)
The media console mostly got finished – enough for right now! It involved a failed attempt with cutting plywood and an emergency trip to Ikea on a Sunday morning (shudders.) I’ll have to do a separate post for that.
You’ll have to forgive my poorly styled (by the interwebs standard) shelves, I mostly put the stuff back up that had been on the floating shelves in the room before. It’s honestly one of the only things in life I don’t agonize over.
My daughter’s books were put back on the shelf by her after I asked her to help. I understand they are haphazard and an eyesore to most, they are so important to our family and this room. She spends a lot of time in here reading them, and I want her to know that her belongings are as important as ours. Except for all the toys and crap – they got hidden in baskets and relegated to the guest room!
- Wall color – Clark + Kensington Casablanca / Casa Blanca (Ace hardware color)
- Trim – Sherwin Williams Floor and Porch paint in Snowbound 7004
- Rug – Safavieh Casablanca 9’x12′ (purchased from Overstock and no longer available)
- Couch – Vintage and reupholstered in West Elm Luster Velvet in Celestial Blue
- Chairs – vintage craigslist finds
- Lane Faux Bamboo Étagères – Retro Wanderlust in Hopkins, MN
- Waterfall Acrylic coffee table – eBay
- Ceiling medallion – 32″ English Study medallion
- Light fixture – eBay
- Curtain rods – West Elm Oversized Rod
- Curtains – West Elm Canvas Cotton Curtain
- Pink throw – West Elm Cozy texture throw (so soft!)
- Leather Pouf – Etsy
- Black Pouf – Walmart
- Side table – West Elm Tumbler side table
- Pillows and copper basket – Home Goods
- Media console – DIY
- Blood, sweat and tears – all provided by me
I want to give another huge shout out to Linda, all the fellow bloggers that linked and all the people who left comments. This room would not have happened without all of this support.
Check out the other blogger’s reveals and the linkup!
Work is going to continue on my house (wallpaper arrived in the mail!), please feel free to continue visiting and follow along on instagram.
Now, a nice long Netflix binge on my new couch.
*All images taken by me and belong to tealandgray