Excited. Exhilarated. Exhausted.
I can’t believe we are already at week 6 for the One Room Challenge® hosted by Linda from Calling it Home and House Beautiful. And I can’t believe we actually made it to the finish line. If you were to ask me 1o days ago, I would have answered with a big negative.
But, we are here and I am over-the-moon to share with you the final reveal.
If this were an audio post, I’d have my talented drummer husband kick off a huge drumroll! Since that can’t happen, be prepared for multiple exclamation marks because I’m squealing in delight over here!
So let’s recap where we started:
We lived with it that way, only halfway done, for 2 years and it was time to finish this room. I just wasn’t happy with the dark curtains and matchy-match furnishings. I wanted a space that was light and welcoming instead of dark and dreary.
Are you ready to see how I switched it up?
Isn’t it so much brighter and cheerier? I kept the bed because… duh.. it’s gorgeous!
I was hoping for new bedding, but the budget didn’t allow for it. So I just updated the shams with brighter whiter ones, but hopefully the bedding fairies will come to give us some new bedding soon!
I LOVE the swag garland hanging from the headboard.
It always amazes me how simple touches of green can transform the look of a piece.
Speaking of transform – have you seen my windows?
Aren’t they amazing?!
They are so beautiful and add such a cozy element to the room complimenting our floors perfectly. I also removed the previous dark curtain panels and replaced them with DIY curtains using flat sheets.
I wanted to switch out my matching side tables and decided to shop my house to keep the budget happy.
This chest came from my boys room, and on a whim, while waiting for the poly on the floors to dry, we gave it an update with paint and antiquing glaze.
In my design plan, I wanted to update our lamps on our bedside tables and was a bit discouraged when I started pricing the ones I wanted.
Then, I scored these on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
It was one of those meant-to-be moments.
The guy was just setting them out for markdown and I snatched them up. Before they touched the shelves, they were in my cart and I was running to the check out counter giggling with delight.
50% off happiness right there!
For the other side table, I used this vintage desk.
I love my little desk. It was my first purchase ever at a local thrift store over 10 years ago and I could never find the perfect place for it – until now. It went from place to place to place until finally landing in its forever home – and I just love it.
I wanted to create a reading space in my room so I moved my No Sew Reupholstered Wingback chair into my room hoping that I will make time for a moment of sanity from my busy boys. I paired it with a DIY ottoman (tutorial here) and an old metal stool I found at a garage sale for $5!
I love my shutter over my chair.
Well, it’s not a shutter.
It the top to an old bench that I found years ago and had repurposed into other things. The top was just sitting in my garage begging for a new home. Doesn’t it look so cute with that hanging succulent?
I added these adorable willow trays from The Driftwood Haus to store my magazines and to soften the metal. Plus I needed a stand for my coffee mug!
A definite space to escape, put up your feet, and read a bit.
The hero of the room is our amazing DIY Barn Door tutorial that we shared in week 4. It truly transformed the wall of doors and became a showpiece. It was an easy build that we were able to accomplish in a weekend and you can do it too! You can find similar hardware here.
Adorning it with a wreath I had from Hobby Lobby makes the piece.
The one thing I was on the fence about was painting my big dresser and I’m so glad I kept it the same. I think it helps balance the black in my room.
I found that tiny lamp at Lowe’s and it matches my other lamps so perfectly! I added a DIY flower box I made from leftover wood from my Weaber Lumber accent wall.
And I created some custom artwork that I will share with you all soon. I wanted something simple and not too bold and this is what I created.
It’s a perfect verse for our love story and was such an easy DIY – plus it was all FREE!
But what about the major makeover?
I’m chomping at the bit to share with you how we transformed our one closet bedroom into a His and Hers amazing addition!
Let’s start with my She-Chic closet.
We shared this closet for the past 3 years and it was starting to get a bit cramped, not to mention tight quarters for getting dressed at the same time.
Last week you had a sneak peek of the progress when I shared my plans for this closet and how I wanted to make it into the one girly spot in my stinky boy, testosterone-filled house.
Just look how pretty it is!
Isn’t that amazing? So spacious – organized and feminine! Plus – I did all the building myself and feel like a complete rockstar!
And isn’t that accent wall the coolest?!? Those are Jumbo wall decals from Paper Riot called Modern Bloom. I love that I was able to create the look myself!
The right side has 3 separate sections – 2 with upper and lower hanging rods and the third for long dresses.
On the left side, I have a single rack that is perfect for longer shirts, tunics, and coats. And look -now I have some awesome shoe storage!
I have an area for tall shoe storage, like boots, as well space for some small cloth drawers to hold scarves and socks.
I also added shelving to accommodate linens for our bedroom and bathroom and a hamper.
I simply love the little dressing table I made for myself to check my makeup – put on jewelry, or just close the door and hide away in my dreamy space!
But this is my favorite!
She-Chandy meet my friends.
Friends, let me introduce you to my She-Chandy.
I LOVE THIS THING!! I used an old vintage hanging vegetable basket and added crystals to create a one of a kind, budget friendly chandelier!
So sparkly and elegant. I will be spending lots of time in my She-Chic closet and swooning over how beautiful it is!
But, what about our addition? Here we go!
We started with a solid wall.
And we added a door into our master from an unused and awkwardly placed 1/2 bath.
From this mess we made in week one of this One Room Challenge…
…it turned into this – a unique, masculine, man-cave closet.
You are greeted with this full length mirror we built with a storage cabinet behind it.
We also installed a shoe storage bench since this tiny closet also doubles as our storm shelter.
Plus there’s a nifty place to sit and put your shoes on!
To make this room perfect for my husband, I took one of Trent’s old T-shirts and framed it.
The gilded frame adds a gentlemanly charm.
We raised the hanging bars from standard height for his clothes since he is so tall.
The addition of an industrial cage light ties it all together.
We DIYed our floor with the scraps left behind from our Hardwood install – because we try to repurpose everything.
It was an easy install, but our boards were a bit rougher than anticipated since they are scraps. So we have some deep grooves that we have to live with, but the floor flows seamlessly into the closet and matches the rest of the house.
I call that a win!
He loves his man cave closet and I often catch him propping his feet up on his bench.
I am so glad that we made it to the end of this challenge with successfully completing everything on our list. I was seriously doubting if we’d make it a few weeks ago, but it really happened, friends!
And I’m really happy with the results.
And really tired. I think a DIY vacay is in order after this one, so if you need me, I’ll just be in my She-Chic closet swooning or resting in my new reading nook!
Thanks for following along on this makeover journey with us. I hope to hear your feedback!
Don’t forget to head over to Linda’s site, Calling It Home, to see all the other amazing room reveals the other bloggers are sharing.
One Room Challenge Makeover Sources:
- Fern Garland – Hobby Lobby $15 (got it for 50% off)
- DIY Curtains – 3 Flat Sheets from Walmart $15
- Teardrop Lamps – Hobby Lobby – no longer available but shared similar ones below – $100
- Lemon Beauty Wreath – Hobby Lobby – $20 (got it 50% off)
It has been an honor to join with these wonderful companies to help make this room makeover the success it is! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me for this challenge!
The Shade Store – Standard woven wood shades in Fair Harbor – 2
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware – Barn Door Hardware Kit
Paper Riot – Modern Bloom Jumbo Wall Decals
To see our design plans and process for this room transformation, check out my previous posts:
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