If you’re reading this … then we made it!
Another successful One Room Challenge under the old suspenders. I’m proud (am I proud? yeah I guess I am) to introduce you to my new design studio / office. In the past six weeks (thanks to Linda from My Crafty Home Life and the 18 other participating bloggers) I got the nudge to transform a literal junk room in my basement into a cool space to meet up and talk turkey… complete with the unintentional smattering of accessories in this years “colour of the year” Tangerine Tango.
Three words to describe my One Room Challenge? Re-purposed, Inexpensive and Awesome. Let me show you around…
First up a gigantic recycled glass vase and fallen branches from nearby mountain trail…
Handsome Homesense Cubby filled with my paint supplies and accessories…
Desk (was an old table) from Craiglist that got a makeover here and my lovely Tolix Chairs from Trade Roots in Victoria that I blogged about here.
My Vintage poster that I matted and framed myself takes center stage and can be seen from the adjacent room. I love it. And yes, I hung those cool wood frames from Chintz & Co on the wall but I haven’t found just the right pieces to insert yet. oops!
Ahh… my DIY marble sewing surface. I’m gonna start my pillow empire form this very spot so watch out sistas!
Here’s a shot of my line of pillows that I will start officially selling in September via Etsy. So purdyI’ll have a hard time letting them go!
I created a little Photo Booth area to take shots of my pillows…so if you see my funkadelic stool on Etsy you’ll know it’s one of my creations!And yes, the trim still needs to be installed…ran outa steam for that project before the deadline.
A little styling action to check out…
And last but not least is the full shot which is hard to capture but oh so necessary. I ended up getting the chandelier at McLarens after trying a few options. I swapped the traditional bulbs for something a little different and now it suits me just fine! I love my new office..hope you liked it too!
I couldn’t end this post without thanking Linda from My Crafty Home Life for all her hard work and encouragement throughout these last 6 weeks (and beyond). Thank you for including me in what has undoubtedly become an internet sensation! I’m excited to see what the future holds for you and the One Room Challenge and wanted you to know it has given my blog, and me!, a wonderful boost from a humble island beginning even waaaayy up here in Canada. Thank you Linda! I hope we continue to stay in touch.
I also wanted to give one more thanks to Emily A. Clark for her oh so fab dining room / office makeover which was my initial inspiration for the bookcase. Thanks Emily!
For good measure here is a shot of my room before (ahh my eyes!!)
Oh The Horror!!
And my inspiration Board from 6 weeks ago…I nailed it! Oh and if you want to play catch up you can see my Week1, week 2, week3, week 4, and week 5 here.
…now go and check out the other challengers and see their rooms!
Jessie – Mix & Chic – Master Bedroom
Linda – My Crafty Home Life – Master Bedroom
Danylle – Nana Moon – Master Bathroom
Jennifer – The Pink Pagoda – Family Room
Lindsay – The Pursuit of Style – Stairway
Emily – Rue de Emily – Living Room
Lindsay – Sadie + Stella – Office
Lisa – Trapped in North Jersey – Living Room