We made it! One Room Challenge is doooone. And this one was no joke – doing all the work ourselves while working full-time jobs and wrangling two crazy kids, who never stop eating or wrestling. The majority of the work was new to us – laying floor tile, installing woodwork, building the bench and cubby, and let’s not forget entirely rebuilding the floor. I owe my husband an enormous debt of gratitude for all he did and to our generous friends who loaned us tools and gave us advice and helped us along the way.
A big thank you to Linda from Calling It Home for opening up the ORC to linking participants and loads of thanks to all of you for lighting a fire under our butts with your support.
Let’s revisit the scary BEFORE, shall we?
Oh hi 1950’s, sure I’d love to store my….canned goods and clear plastic babushka here???
Then things got much worse…..
After re-building the floor joists, we started the One Room Challenge with this blank slate. Notice the highly effective ceiling light.
And here’s the AFTER
Shiplap walls + herringbone floors + black doors. Is there anything better?
I’m still painting the doors so don’t look too closely there and the styling is in flux as always…but I love it so much! I can’t believe this is a room in our house. This is also the curtain call on major house projects for us in 2015. We’re fried. Our 1 year anniversary of moving into the house is approaching and we tackled a lot in that time. Now we’re ready to get our holidays on. Eating, drinking, hiking, parties, Christmas music, general not working on the mudroom merriment.
Thanks for stopping by to check things out! Be sure to pop over to Calling It Home and see the gorgeous transformations cooked up by the ORC featured participants and linking participants. Super talent, everywhere.
Play catch up on our transformation here….
I’m always nosy about how much a project set somebody back so I’ll just tell you. We added up all the receipts and the entire project – from floor joists to accessories – cost $2,500.
wall and trim color – Benjamin Moore White Dove
door color – Benjamin Moore Mopboard Black
ceiling color – Benjamin Moore Moonshine
floor tile – Ivetta black slate from Lowe’s
ceiling light – Bellacor
mirror and antler hook – Hobby Lobby
woven basket – Home Goods
gray bins and coat hooks – Lowe’s
plaid scarf – TJ Maxx
orange tray – West Elm
art – Cove Antiques
odds and ends – shopping our house