The room is done, well almost done!!!! The 30 days is up, and it has been a challenge. Wow, I think my biggest challenge was time. Between traveling, entertaining company and a major storm Monday night, I really had to push myself to finish this one.
In case you’re wondering, I join Serena at Thrift Diving June 30 Day Room Challenge series to motivate myself to complete this room. The challenge was to transform one room in your house, and I chose my daughter’s old room. I decided to change it into a guest room/craft room. I am still embarrassed to show you guys the “before” pictures, but here it is.
A hot mess….right! First, I cleared out the room, and that was a huge task. I believe that took the longest because at some points I wanted to give up. It was just too much.
Clearing this space allowed me to clear my head and think about my layout instead of thinking about how messy it was. Here is what it looks like now…..READY
This is my craft/sewing area. I reused the bookshelf that was already in the room to anchor the desk. Remember I found the long white board in the garage? Well, that became my desk top. The other white shelves came from a local thrift store and I purchased them for $10 total. I lucked up on a 50% off sale. Remember the frames were my mother-in-law’s collection except for the one in the middle. I purchased that one from Blicks Art store on clearance for $9.00.
Next is the guest area….Check out the “before” pictures…..
Again….a hot mess.
I arranged the bed similar to a day bed and added lots of pillows…..love pillows. The pillow inserts are 26 x 26, 22 x 22 and 16 x 16. The fabric is leftover fabric from other projects. I think my most expensive item was the garden stool for $30 at Ross. I just had to get it because I was in love with the color and it fits perfect in this spot.
The lamp was for my in-laws. It was the 70’s orange and I decided to paint it. Oh, and I can’t forget the side table. This was purchased at the Goodwill for only $5, and didn’t have to do anything with it.
I am so happy with what I’ve accomplish and it really has a peaceful feel when I walk in.
I still have a few little items I would like to add such as a desk lamp, but I’m in love with this room. I’m so thrilled I joined this challenge because now I have a lovely room I can create in.
What do you guys think?