Y’all, I’m so excited!! It’s week one of the Spring One Room Challenge which means it’s time to tackle the room that’s been a catch all since we moved into our house almost a year ago. It was originally a formal dining room but since we’ve been here we’ve called it the ‘reading room’.
I cleared the room of the MANY stacks of books then realized I needed some true before pictures. Here’s a tiny shot from Instagram stories of what the stacks looked like:
I pulled it together for a decent shot at Christmas but otherwise, the room has been a hot mess.
This view is one of the first things you see when you walk through the front door. I instantly fell in love with the aqua chairs we found on Marketplace. I knew I wanted matching seating in there and I never could have gotten what I wanted for $130 (for both!).
Since it’s an unfinished space I’ve just been throwing extra stuff in there as we work on other rooms. I’m so ready for it to be organized.
Now that I’ve shown you what we’re working with, it’s time to show you the plans. (All sources will be linked at the end of this post. **affiliate links)
There will be 5 shelves on either side of a tall TARVA dresser from IKEA. (IKEA Frisco has been awesome to work with me on this room!) I’ve got a cool idea for drawer pulls so I can’t wait to show you that. There will be lighting and a large rug for some pops of color. And most importantly, room for all of Joel’s books!!! So. Many. Books.
My sweet man already started the shelves because they’re the most
involved part of this project.
He didn’t like any of the floating shelf
blog posts I’ve sent him but thanks to you tube, he figured out a way
that he thinks will be strong enough, hold the weight of all the books and good looking. This is his room.
He wants it to be great too!
Here are some inspiration pics I’ve had pinned for quite some time:
To track our progress I thought it would be fun to make a project to-do list because crossing out a to-do list is the most fun.
clean up concrete floors
prime and paint the baseboards
paint the walls
make shelves- the hubs
install shelves -the hubs
hang rods and curtains
install the fan
figure out wall art situation
make dresser pulls
figure out pillow covers for the chairs
cover louvered doors
shoot reveal pics
Scroll through the images below to shop my design board:
Make sure and come back next week to see what’s been happening over here!
Also, a big thanks to my sponsors for this project. I’m always so thankful to have the opportunity to work with awesome companies that see or just trust my creative vision. : )