WHEW! It’s reveal week for the One Room Challenge, and what a challenge this has been. I am so proud of what we accomplished during these last weeks and just freaking amazed at how well it all came together (seriously, about 15 minutes before the photographer showed up). 🙂 So, without further fanfare, I present our short-term rental renovation!
This was certainly the biggest One Room Challenge we have ever taken on for a couple of reasons. First—the overall space is small and different areas are connected, so it was hard to decide which space we should feature. The Kitchen? The Dining/Living area?? In the end, we decided to go for it and feature all three. The second and biggest reason was the house was a distressed property we bought sight unseen at an auction and was in dire need of some love. This was the before:
I honestly cannot say what I love the most about the space now. I think the one thing that made the biggest difference was the PAINT! The entire first floor is now a gorgeous light-filled space. I used Sherwin Williams Snowbound on all of the walls and Morning Fog on all the trim. A HUGE thank you to Sherwin Williams for sponsoring the paint.
I ADORE how the penny tile turned out! The house is located two blocks from Lake Michigan (Michigan’s fresh coast).
This beautiful print from Artfully Walls was the inspiration for my design. I fell in love with the color combination.
Since this space will be used as a short-term rental, we made sure we had plenty of seating options. These denim chairs below are from Woven Byrd.
I really wanted to add some texture and character to the space and keep a coastal vibe. This shim wall (easy DIY) was quick and inexpensive. We will eventually add a shelf on the bottom half to store books and games. I also LOVE how the rug from Well Woven grounds the space. I wish you could feel it; it’s so soft when you are barefoot!
Participants were encouraged to use and repurpose what we had during this One Room Challenge. Due to the stay-at-home orders this spring, it was very challenging to find supplies and materials, so we took the advice to heart. We had some leftover tile from a previous project, and my friends at The Tile Shop supplied enough extra to run the tile up the wall behind the hood vent. Speaking of the hood vent—we made it ourselves!! Stay tuned for a post on the how-to next week. The counter bar is poured concrete, and the others are butcher block, which I love for the ease of install, and the look fits the casual coastal vibe I was going for.
See the little peek of pattern over there in the left-hand corner below? Well, once we started on the first floor, I knew we had to work on the tiny powder room- crazy, right?!?!? Why not add more work to our already tight timeline?
Sure, why not!! It was crazy but oh so worth it. Look at that teeny tiny sink.
It’s hard to pick a favorite here, but this wallpaper from Spoonflower just might be it. I mean, how cool is this pattern?!?! I love Spoonflower for both their amazing designs and quality.
Spoonflower also sent this beautiful lumbar pillow from their decor division called Roostery.
And these beautiful dinner napkins.
That’s a wrap! I want you all to know how thankful I am for you. This blogging community has been so kind and supportive, and the fact that you guys read my little blog is truly the icing on my cupcake!
A heartfelt thank you to Linda- the brilliant creator behind the One Room Challenge – Thanks also to Better Homes and Garden, the official media sponsor of the One Room Challenge. I’ve made many friends this round and feel so happy this platform exists. Please check out all the beautiful transformations from the featured designers here and the guest participants here.
Additional thanks for the BEAUTIFUL photography by my friend Helen at HPDesign they are even better than I had hoped.
Without sponsors, this One Room Challenge would not have been possible! Thank you for all your support.
Until next time,