October 3, 2019
I am so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge as a guest blogger this fall! I have wanted to do this for over a year now and I am so happy that I finally made the decision to just go for it! Over the course of the next six weeks I will be transforming a room in my house completely and sharing the journey with you all. I am excited about this challenge because it is not about competition, at all! It is all about celebrating our unique designs and encouraging one another to complete a project from start to finish. For the space I have chosen, that will include many tutorials on installing flooring, stenciling walls, and more. There are so many amazing and super talented DIYers/designers participating in this challenge. You can see their projects here. I am seriously just grateful to be in the number!
So without further ado, I would like to introduce the room that I have chosen to makeover. It may possibly be the most challenging and ambitious room I could have picked. However, it is also the room that has the “cleanest slate” so to speak…
I am making over our garage storage room and turning it into my mom cave! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me post several times about my desire to have a she shed in the backyard for my mom cave area. There are so many gorgeous ideas out there! Unfortunately, that idea has been vetoed for the time being and so I have decided to make do with what I have! So the storage room it is!
As you can see, this room formerly housed my husband’s tools and random odds and ends that did not have a home inside of our house. The room is also pretty tiny, it houses our water heater, and it has stained, dirty, old concrete for flooring. What I envision for this space is far from the reality of what these pictures show. Thankfully, this challenge is here just in time to give me the encouragement needed to take on this challenge! Here the room is completely empty and ready for us to begin the transformation!
My ideas for this space are ever evolving, which is why I hesitate to show a mood board. There are some elements of the room that I am confident I want, but many more that I am seriously unsure about. For now, I will share some of my inspiration pictures and a few of those “definite” elements.
Prior to having children, I was an avid crafter and amassed a pretty decent collection of machines and tools. Those items are currently tucked away, safe from the little hands of my three boys. However, I would love to have them out and ready to use in this new space. So I know that I need to design a space that will allow for the storage of those items in a beautiful, yet functional way. I love the way these floating shelves allow for open storage of certain items, but the desk still has closed storage options. These are two of those definite elements for me in this room.
I also love this stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I live with all boys (including hubby) and I would love a space that has a slight feminine touch. I am not super girly so I do not see a ton of pink or purples in this space, but I do see this stencil in a deep gray color on one of the walls. This is another definite.
I am mainly undecided on the couch that I would like in this space and some of the accents like the desk chair, a bookcase, side table, floor lamp, etc. As the room comes together, I believe that those pieces will just fall into place and make sense for me. Be sure to check back next week for a One Room Challenge post all about installing the laminate floors in this space. While you wait, be sure to head over and check out the other participants!