ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 1
Time to get busy on this round of the One Room Challenge. The One Room Challenge takes place twice a year and is hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. It’s open to any bloggers who want to take on re-doing a room of their choice in 6 weeks. In the Spring I transformed our office in 6 weeks. This time I will be tackling our Entry Way and Stair Way.
This may prove to be my biggest undertaking to date! Let me show you exactly what space I’m re-doing, and everything I’d like to make happen. Above is a design board of the space, so you can get a feel for the end result.
THE ENTRY WAY PLAN AND BEFORE PICTURES
This is the first space you walk into, and I want to make it welcoming and functional. I plan on building a round entry table, similar to the one I have on the design board. I’ll add a rug for warmth, and some hooks for function. These simple additions will make a huge difference.
We made these barn doors at the beginning of the year (find my DIY Barn Door Post HERE.) However, they still need a final coat of paint, I also need to trim out the door opening properly, and add hardware.
This area will get some love, both the wall across from the stairs, and going all the way up the stairs. We will knock out that strange niche in the wall. Doesn’t it remind you of a shrine (one of my friends has one in her home and named it that)? The plan is to take out the brick that is framing it out, and then drywall that area in.
Once the shrine is gone we will add a bench and a mirror. It will be the perfect place to put on your shoes before running out the door.
Notice the two different colored walls? A year ago when I painted the house, I left the wall going up the stairs the original color. I did this because I’ve always wanted to put some sort of white woodwork going all the way up. Here’s an inspiration picture that I saved on PINTEREST.
We won’t be tackling installing a gorgeous iron handrail, but I will be repainting the current spindles and handrail. I’m 95% sure I will paint the top rail a charcoal gray.
That’s end my friends, do you think I can do it?!? I will certainly try. There are several DIY components to this transformation, and I will share how-to’s as I do them. I know re-doing this area will have a big impact on our downstairs area. I want it to be fresh and functional.
Thank you so much for following along as I tackle this project. Make sure you head over to the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE website to see all of the other projects.
Have a wonderful day-