Decor & Interiors File: One Room Challenge Reveal

Hi everyone!! Time to reveal the room makeover! I can’t even begin to tell you how an awfully simple makeover turned into an odyssey, seriously, there’s a looong story behind every single task and right up until yesterday I was still painting, hanging frames, taking photos, editing….the whole shenanigans! I also feel like I need to give some sort of Oscars acceptance speech, and not exactly because I feel like a winner, but because there were a lot of people involved in getting this whole space done. People who shared their opinion, people who physically helped me, people who listened to the “Makeover Saga” (as I ended up calling it) updates, yeah, I wouldn’t even make it halfway to the speech before the “wrap it up” music would start playing πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I’m suuuper happy with the results, and even though nothing looks professionally done (trust me, it’s way far from it), the learning experience was totally worth it, plus, nothing like the satisfaction from getting things done by yourself instead of having to pay someone to do it, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but if you’re a doer you know what I mean πŸ˜‰

Alright alright, let’s get to the reveal shall we? Without further ado, here are some side-by-side before and afters: 

I couldn’t get the bench I wanted (remember? this one), so I had to come up with a plan B at the very last minute (yes, imagine my stress!) and ended up moving that wooden number I own. 

I absolutely love how calm the entry feels compared to the very busy one I had before, which by the way, was probably one of the worst decorating ideas I have ever pulled off. Getting rid of those spots was 1,000 times more difficult than painting them and the worst part is that they are not 100% gone.

If you’re wondering where the hell is the round mirror I so much talked about there’s an explanation. After getting ready and panicking over the steps of taking a glued mirror down (gotta love handyman youtube videos right?!), and after putting up the wallpaper, I realized I didn’t have enough to cover the whole wall, and with little time to order (wasn’t even sure if it’s still available), I had no choice but to keep the existing one. Good news is that I have another place for it, so my round mirror dreams will come true, just in another space. 

What’s your overall impression? I really like the change and I’m glad I joined this edition of the ORC because to be honest, I had been dying to make this happen πŸ™‚ Let’s take a look at more photos and details! And don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about the hiccups in another post!

PRODUCTS: Wooden Bench: old, purchased in Kuala Lumpur | Pillow: Susan Connor Inlay Cushion  | Sheepskin: Ikea | Moroccan Pouf: Old (get it here) | Art: 5 Leaves by Ramoncita Campo, Untitled 1 by Jaime Derringer, Men in Red by Kate Baird, Brooklyn by Lindsay Ferraris, Untitled 1B by Jaime Derringer, Path of Life by Colleen Williamson,  The Ampersand by Misty Hughes, Inked Kumquat Long by Katie Jarman (c/o Minted) | Runner: West Elm Steven Alan Arrow Border Cotton Kilim Rug (c/o) | Planter: West Elm Turned Wood Leg Standing Planter (c/o) | Pendant: Harrison Lane Polyhedron 1 Light Mini Pendant (c/o All Modern) | Paint: Benjamin Moore White Dove | Hand Towel: Anthropologie Linen-edged Towel | Soap Dish: CB2 Marble Soap Disk | Wallpaper: Oh Joy for Hygge & West Stone’s Throw Away Wallpaper | Bath Mat: Winners | Sconces: Trent Austin Design Alguno 1 Light Sconces (c/o All Modern) | Faucet: Ikea Lundskar Faucet  | Succulent: Ikea | Black Geometric Planter: Crown Flora

Here’s the list of all the participants so you can check out all the makeovers, so honoured to be part of this talented group and for having the opportunity to join Linda once again πŸ™‚

Claire Brody | The Curated House | Design Manifest | Driven by Decor | Honey We’re Home | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | My Sweet Savannah | Pencil and Paper Co. | The Pink Clutch | Savvy Home | Simplified Bee | Sketch 42 | Jill Sorensen | Orlando Soria | Thou Swell | The Vault Files | Waiting on Martha | The Zhush | Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH