Hello everyone--I can't believe today is finally here!!!
When I first began this journey 6 weeks ago it felt like the finish line was super far away. But in what seems like no time at all, here we are!
The One Room Challenge is an event that is hosted twice a year by Linda at Calling It Home. This was my first season as a guest participant and I fully admit that it was super tough to transform an entire room in just 6 weeks. But I stayed motivated because I was bound and determined to make my first ORC a success!
In case you missed any of the updates you can catch up by following the links below.
Week 1: Master Plans for our Master Bedroom
Week 2: Beauty and the Beast
Week 3: Starting to See it
Week 4: Swimming in DIY
Week 5: Wrapping it all Up
As a reminder, this is what our master bedroom looked like before I got started. Decent, but definitely in need of some updates--wouldn't you agree?
After 6 weeks of late nights, neglected housework and a few minor injuries...here it is today!
And this is what it looks like now!
The rug was another thing that I hadn't included in the original design plans. But like the bench, it totally ties the room together. I spent days trying to decide on the perfect one and when I ran across this beauty I fell head over heels with its vintage distressed look.
I had fun personalizing the tops of each nightstand. Yes, that is my drinking glass haha! I'm the type of person that has to have water next to me all night and the mason jar helps it blend in with the style a little better.
Decorating the dresser was a struggle for me at first. When I decorate tables or shelves I tend to want to fill every little space and it sometimes ends up feeling cluttered. Since I wanted our room to feel serene and open, I limited myself to just a couple of things and I'm really enjoying how simple it looks.
For the other side of the dresser, we used to have a small hamper on the side that would only hold about three days worth of clothing and the rest would end up all over the floor. It drove me completely nuts! So we built this larger one using some wire remesh, wood and a canvas drop cloth.
I almost got rid of my metal "love" sign but decided that the small space on that wall next to the bathroom needed something so I gave it a little makeover and now I can't picture this room without it.
On the other side of the bathroom I placed a full length mirror. We have one in our walk in closet which is on the other side of the bathroom, but there are times that we would both cram in there while getting ready so I decided to make another one for the room.
Above the bed my DIY sunburst mirror is the perfect statement piece.
Finally, I replaced the curtain rods with some DIY wood ones to fit better with the farmhouse style I was going for. They go for a ton of money at the store but were super affordable to make using some basic wooden dowels and corbels from Home Depot.
It feels so good to have this room finally done! I've been thinking about completing most of these things since we moved in over two years ago but just kept putting it off.
Be sure to check out the other amazing One Room Challenge reveals here. I can't wait to go through them all myself :)
Source List: (Affiliate links may be provided for convenience. For more info, see my full disclosure here.)
- DIY Upholstered Headboard
- DIY Upholstered bench
- Safavieh Adirondack Rug
- Dresser (already owned, similar linked here)
- BHG Ruched Comforter Set
- Threshold Sweater Knit Blanket
- Threshold Performance Sheet Set
- DIY Euro Pillows
- VITFJÄRIL Cushion covers
- His & Hers pillow: Homegoods (similar linked here)
- IKEA Rast Nightstands (tutorial coming soon!)
- Mainstays Washed Wood Lamps
- DRUVFLÄDER plant pot (I white washed mine)
- "Stuff" metal bin: H&M
- Candle in concrete holder: H&M (similar linked here)
- Metal caddy: Joann's (similar linked here)
- Nightstand pictures (painted frames and added screen trim/scrapbook paper)
- Mini milkcan: Hobby Lobby (similar linked here)
- Cotton stems
- Glass jars with holder: Gordmans (similar linked here)
- "I Love Us" Block (I painted the heart)
- Candle sticks: Goodwill makeovers (similar linked here)
- Full length mirror (tutorial coming soon!)
- "Love" wall hanging: Hobby Lobby (similar linked here)
- Faux window: made with Goodwill poster frame and screen trim
- White frames: Ross (added L-brackets)
- Barnwood frame: Ross (similar linked here)
- Large metal embossed initial: Michaels
- Large rustic wooden initial: Joann's (similar linked here)
- Large rustic ampersand: Hobby Lobby (similar linked here)
- "Love you to the moon and back" block: Gordmans (similar linked here)
- "For like ever" block: Gordmans
- Tin "love" cut-out: Vintage market (similar linked here)