ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6
I’ve been looking forward to sharing this space with you and celebrating completing yet another ONE ROOM CHALLENGE! Thank you to Linda of Calling it Home and Better Homes and Gardens for hosting this round. Over the last six weeks I’ve redone our entry way and stair way. I still have a few things to finish up, I’ll explain why in the post. But without further ado, here it is.
You’re looking at my favorite project of this whole space. For years I’ve looked for just the right entryway table to no avail, they were always too small or too big. I decided to challenge myself and design and build this table. By designing it myself I was able to get the exact height, diameter, and look I wanted. I ordered an unfinished wood top from HERE, and made the legs from 2×2’s. There will be a follow up DIY blog post with all the details in case you want to build your own.
Another change to the space was painting our front door Bothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore. I can’t believe what a huge difference changing the door color has made. The whole space feels more functional and inviting.
ENTRY WAY BEFORE
BARN DOOR HANDLES AND TRIM WORK
You can find the DIY blog post I did on how to make barn doors HERE. The barn doors were finished in February but they have sat without handles every since. The other thing that I hadn’t completed yet was changing out the trim work around the door opening. Originally the doors to our home office were french doors, and the original frame for those doors didn’t look right with the new barn doors.
The stained wood handles cost $10 to make, and I love the warmth and beauty they add to the doors. Again, I will be sure to do a follow up blog post.
BARN DOOR AREA BEFORE
This space took the majority of my time to complete. Doing trim work on the stair wall took it’s toll.
The wood working and cutting the trim pieces were a labor of love. However, the thing that took the absolute most time ( and the reason why I’m not 100% finished), was the painting. WOW! Painting all of those spindles and the large feature wall took some serious dedication.
I do not recommend you attempt to paint this many spindles without a paint sprayer. I used THIS ONE and I have to say there is a huge learning curve. When I had laid out my game plan for this space I had allowed one day for painting. In all actuality it took three days to paint everything.
If you saw my original design board I had selected THIS ENTRY TABLE. It arrived and I immediately knew it wasn’t the table for me. The color is very off from what it is online. So until I find or built just the right one this one will have to do. I did add some beautiful Etsy art to the space.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish this space. There was an oddly placed art niche in the wall and I was determined to cover it up, We were able to frame it out and cover it with drywall. However, we still need to sand, texture and paint the area.
I purchased the oversized mirror from IKEA and my plan is to paint the frame black and mount it too the wall. The mirror and bench will be the perfect spot to check your outfit and put on your shoes before heading out the door.
FINAL BEFORE AND AFTER
The whole space seems lighter and happier, and yes it was a lot of work and time but I’m so glad I was able to participate in the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE again. You will want to head right over to ORC and see all of the other great transfomations.
When I complete everything, I will make sure to pop over and update with more photos. Thank you so much for following along with me!