I’m transforming my large unused entry into a library for the One Room Challenge! Need to catch up? Here’s Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5! *The post contains affiliate links- disclosure policy here.
Guys, it’s happening: that magical time in the One Room Challenge when the project seems to finally, finally go full steam ahead, progress is made, and the vision that you’ve been seeing in your head for the last few weeks (or months, as the case may be) starts to finally come to fruition!
This week, the major components in the room fell into place. Suddenly, we have painted library shelves, and a desk:
Ignore the obvious unstyled shelves and just focus on the fact that they are painted! And the desk is in!
The desk received a wee bit of an upgrade with some marble contact paper (left over from the kitchen cabinet organization project) and a beautiful sconce that provides the perfect amount of adjustable work light. I hung that barometer directly over the thermostat that is there so it doesn’t assault my eyes every time I look at it.
One of the other big projects I had wanted to do was to do something with the front door window. I didn’t want any curtains or blinds because the room gets so little light, but I just wanted something there. My parents gave me a Cricut machine for Christmas last year, and honestly I hadn’t used it much because I couldn’t figure it out- it just intimidated me! But Mom came up a couple of weekends ago and we had Cricut Boot Camp. I made this:
I wanted our last name initial, H, which luckily looks the same from the outside as it does from the inside. And since we’ve called this house the Laurel House from the very beginning (hence the name of the blog), we thought some laurel leaves around it would be a nice touch. I wanted it to look like etched glass, but without damaging the glass at all since I change my mind so often about everything. It’s just a window cling, but it does really look like etched glass, and it looks pretty good from the road, especially with the lights on!
So another big project was the hanging chair. Michael, bless, spent a few hours in the attic making sure this baby is secure, but it’s been soooo worth it! The boys have loved it:
Beau and I have both cuddled up in it, and it’s been super relaxing and comfortable to sit in. Best. Purchase. Ever!
Okay, the last big project, and this one made my heart race when it was completed, I was so excited!
Remember I told you that Michael found this huge framed photograph of the UGA campus in the garbage downtown? I’ve been waiting and waiting for the perfect time to hang it up…and sweet baby Jesus it made me so happy to finally have it on the wall!
We hung the sconces up on on the sides of the artwork instead of on top. They just looked weird on top of it, but I’m not 100% sold on how they look on the side either. What do you think?
So the big stuff is in. Now, it’s just styling the space, doing a few small paint touch ups that are left, and photographing the finished result!
You’ve got to check out the rest of the One Room Challenge participants- you can see the featured designers here and the guest participants here. Thanks, Linda, with Calling it Home for making this happen! And thanks again guys for following along!