Hey guys! I made it! I actually put this room together in six weeks. Six weeks kind of sounds like a long time but it will fly right by when you decide to redecorate an entire room that you really had no intentions of getting to anytime soon. This room was not even on my list of upcoming projects but I’m so glad I joined the One Room Challenge at the last minute. Now I actually have a guest room! And my own work space!
Before I started this process I didn’t really have a vision for this room. Like I said in week one I knew I wanted a mix of classic and modern with a touch of vintage. But it wasn’t until I found the desk and decided on a headboard fabric that I really began to form a plan.
I love blue. Like, love love love, blue. So I decided to layer this space in shades of my favorite color. Since I brought blue into the room in so many places, like the rug, pillows, curtains and some of the furniture I went with a crisp bright white on the walls. And since this will also double as my work space I decided to keep the artwork to a minimum. I tend to think better in uncluttered spaces.
The headboard was an easy DIY. My original plan was to go with this one but because I wanted to put the bed on another wall I ruled it out due to its height. Then I decided the bed would look better on the bigger wall. I’m absolutely in love with my black and white spotted headboard. So it worked out for the best. I ended up incorporating the look of the other headboard by placing these rattan ottomans at the foot of the bed.
The dresser is a piece I’ve had for years. It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture ever. It just needed a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. Can you believe I found these drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby? They were exactly what I needed to update the look of this dresser. The mirror was an $8.00 find at a thrift store that I spray painted gold.
My work space is all about that desk. Both the desk and the chair came from At Home, though I didn’t buy them at the same time. I bought the desk first. I’ve always been into pieces that combine wood and metal. But what I didn’t like about the desk was the color of the base. It was a really yellow gold so I spray painted it with a metallic gold paint and added a little gold leaf, just to make it look a little heavier and give it an “aged” effect.
It took a while to find the right chair. I got all googly eyed when I saw this one but just assumed it wouldn’t be comfortable. So I was pretty excited when I went back and sat in it and realized it fits me perfectly and it’s actually really comfortable. This is a style that I typically wouldn’t go for. Which is exactly why I bought it. Sometimes you just have to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.
I’ve already been using this space and I can already see it evolving. I know that I will probably need some file storage and maybe a bookcase or some shelving. But right now I’m just enjoying having my own quiet space where I can go when working from home. Also, I can’t wait to host our first overnight guest in our new home and FINISHED guest room!
So that’s it for my first One Room Challenge. Big thanks to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting such a great online event. It was a crazy six weeks but I’m so glad that I took it on. I can check this room off the list (woo hoo! ) and I’ve met some really cool and very talented bloggers along the way. If you have any questions about anything you see please let me know.
Thank you so much for following along and for all the words of encouragement. You guys are the best!