So I am about 8 hour late in posting, but this is a true testament to the the true spirit of the #oneroomchallenge. We were up late last night framing our pictures, hanging, and finishing cleaning. So we didn’t take pictures till this afternoon and since we work full-time we are just posting now 😉
As a reminder here is our before picture.
As a reminder we have done a lot of work on the room over the last 6 weeks.
Fully painted room, and trim, update track lighting, painted consignment shop chandelier and installed, refinished table, made pillows, reupholstered cornices, husband hand painted pelicans and framed….
The room is odd, because a weird edition of the home made this sunroom our main entry way. So we wanted something that could be hom
ey but also functional. At first I wanted to make the whole space my craft/project room but it is the first room guests see when they get in. So I needed something that was also welcoming. I also love to have great spots to have dinners so we made it into a second dining area. This way I can temporarily set up projects and it won’t be in the way in the house.
We also have a couple craigslist finds in this space. First this console. Isn’t it a great find. It’s more of a buffet, it’s actually slightly taller than the height of an average counter top. Which will be great for entertaining. We had it here for Easter and it worked great. $350 can’t beat it!
I loved the baskets underneath for storage.
Aren’t the pelicans fun? My husband painted them! He is so great at making fun art in the house.
I loved our little rosemary topiaries too! My husband loves having plants around the house, and with all the sun this room gets it’s a perfect place to have plants.
The second craigslist find was this dinning room table. Funny story. My mother in law was at an estate sale and she texted me this $100 table. and I told her I would take it. Chris and I stripped it down to the raw wood and stained it white. We still need to put a poly coat on it and potentially cover it in a liming wax. That might be TBD, because I am already loving the beautifully graining that we pulled out of this peice
Green chandelier goodness! I am in love with this piece. When I first told my husband we were painting the gold consignment shop find ($60) lime green he told me I was crazy. But you aren’t putting much on the line at such a price! we just spray painted it and crossed our fingers as we installed it hoping all along it would all work properly. My dad and Chris totally re-did all the electrical in the ceiling. It was ugly track lighting before! Huge improvement.
I am also pumped about the lemon tree! I have always wanted a lemon tree and we finally bought one. Obviously it isn’t bearing fruit yet, but I will keep you posted when we can make our first cocktail with our fresh lemons!
Anyway. I am happy that finally our room isn’t just a dumping space. The room has such great lighting it’s an amazing spot to hang out it!
Don’t forget to check out all the other one room participants during the final stage of this challenge!