It’s finally here! Today is Week 6 of the One Room Challenge and the final reveal of our redesigned family room! Not gonna lie, this past six weeks wiped me – and way more than it really should have. I was totally prepared before the Challenge began, so in theory this project should have been a breeze. But…a few diy projects thrown into the mix mid-challenge became more of a challenge (and cost) than they were worth pursuing in the moment. So I opted to save my sanity and look for alternate options and back burner some of the projects for a later date. Sorry mid-century chairs, I’ll get you reupholstered by a pro. some day.
But enough of the words, let’s cut to the chase and just check out the completed space already!
This coffee table is the best (and easiest) DIY project I’ve ever done – and there for my favorite too!
This throw blanket was a last minute find at Home goods and was the perfect fit for the space.
The design stars really aligned for me on this one!
A last-minute ‘quick’ 3 hour round trip to Milwaukee for these Craigslist chairs to replaced the doomed diy upholstery project I attempted with the mid-century chairs.
They actually work really well in the space, and for $100 each, it was a small price to pay to save my sanity.
Me and the boys!
The fireplace mantle still needs a little work, but I had a hard time finding just the right pieces for it.
Still on the hunt.
I’m totally in love with this circular log rack. One of my favorite parts of the room…total swoooooon!
Older pictures of the boys, but my favorite pictures of them…
Max loved the One Room Challenge too!
To be honest, was a little nervous styling these shelves. I don’t like a lot of clutter and it was a lot of space to fill. I probably edited these things for 4 hours straight – and I still might make a few changes. Overall, they came out really well though- and also made the goose neck lights feel a little more to scale for the space (a week 3 struggle).
Overall, this challenge was rally good for me personally despite a little stress with deadlines and a few bumps in the road. It forced me to make some decision about the design of the space and move forward with getting it done, and reminded me to be realistic with my time and money too. I’m glad I took part, and I’m already contemplating what space I can do for the spring challenge. Giddy up!
First things first though, Now that this project is complete, I need to get moving with completing our basement bathroom project – which has been more like a six month challenge. No rest for the wicked I guess.
Thanks to Linda at Calling it Home for hosting the amazing One Room Challenge, and to you all for following along with me on this journey. If you need to catch up, you can see all the progress from start to finish here: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5