Nothing makes six weeks go by faster than having a deadline! I am very happy to report that despite not posting every week (some weeks there was just nothing much to share), the room is complete! Samantha is just has pleased as I am with how it turned out.
We have a couple of details to finish such as paint touch ups around the outlets and light switches since we literally got the electrical outlets changed hours ago! We also had to order a custom sized door and a light fixture for the closet area, neither of which have arrived yet.
First a quick look back at the before…….
Our overall goal was to brighten up the space, while adding storage in the alcove which serves as an open closet without looking cluttered and messy.
It most certainly is much brighter, crisp, and uncluttered. Without further adieu….our One Room Challenge Bedroom Reveal!
It is a teeny tiny room, but feels much larger than the pictures project. It is classically Samantha, but she plans to move out in the near future (please let the house prices come down!) and when she does it will become my office. We made the wall colour and flooring choices with that in mind.
Special thanks our Sponsor Golden Select for providing the flooring for this project!
And speaking of floors, I cannot tell you how happy I am with our flooring choice. We purchased them from Costco and are from Golden Select. You can read more about them here. They the look and feel of hardwood but were an easy DIY installation.
The floors have a very warm tone to them, and with the hints of weathered gray wood, they compliment the wall colour nicely.
Our older daughter left the cute little stool when she moved into her own place, so Sam just recovered it with some new fabric. I will share a tutorial next week.
An area rug I bought at Wayfair was a bargain on sale, adds extra warmth when stepping out of bed!.
The closet turned out exactly as we hoped. You can see our inspiration photo in Week One. Samantha now has plenty of room to store all her clothes both in the drawers and on the bar.
Curtains that she made during her first sewing class a few years ago make it seem like the little basement window is bigger than it is. They go all the way from the ceiling to the floor.
Her night tables have been around for a while. One is from Ikea and the other a yard sale find. She had painted them both dark gray, stenciled the tops and added crystal knobs. It turns out they match this room just fine.
Note to self…..buy her some coasters!!
A few of her favorite mementos from our travels decorate the room. Like the shell wind chime she bought in Maine pictured above, and her New York City taxi print from one of our numerous trips to New York City several years ago.
For the most part she already had almost everything that you see in the room with the exception of the throw and the Smile pillow. I created some printables to fill the Ikea picture frames she already had. I will feature a closer look at them, as well as how you can download them for yourself next week!
It was all I could do not to climb into her comfy bed while I was taking these photos. A feather bed tops the mattress. A fluffy duvet and crisp white bedding make a calm and cozy place to sleep. Exactly how she likes it!
Now that the bedroom is finished we can officially begin work on renovating our family room. Stay tuned!
Oh, and you won’t want to miss all the One Room Challenge reveals this week! Click here and enjoy! I would love to have you as a subscriber to Red Cottage Chronicles, and if you click here to subscribe and receive updates when a new post goes live, as a thank you I will send you your password to access my VIP printable Library! Inside the library you will find the Smile word art featured in this post. Sized to 12″ by 12″ I had them printed on photo paper at a local Staples.
Until next time….