Every design project is made up of a million little decisions and smaller projects and tasks. For weeks 5 and 6 of the One Room Challenge®, these were the things I focused on. Whether it was a small mid century inspired table or artwork for the walls, these small projects need time and attention to bring the final look of our entry makeover together.
Weeks 5 & 6 of the One Room Challenge®!
This is the fourth time I have participated in the One Room Challenge since 2018. I enjoy this challenge for so many reasons, but the purpose of what the challenge means to me has shifted since I first started. The first time, it would have been to gain traction and page views for my blog and my projects. But now, it is more for the community and connecting with other DIY lovers and bloggers who enjoy creating a beautiful home and lifestyle.
Another mental shift for me is that I have found to give myself grace if the project doesn’t have anything large and newsworthy to write a post about. I don’t want to write a post and share it just for the sake of having something to share. Some weeks of any construction project are just sorting through the weeds.
This is exactly what is post is about, taking care of the little tasks that help to get a project done.
All along I have wanted to complete our entryway makeover project on a small budget. Mostly because it is not a large room but also because we are currently planning a major outdoor deck rebuild for this summer. The entryway project is our last interior project until the deck is built.
Artwork, small furniture projects, and adding new trim.
Vintage mid century art and décor is not always easy to find or easy on the budget. Sometimes you get lucky enough to find a rare gem at a thrift store, estate sale or even the random garage sale, but don’t count on finding these items very often.
It can takes years to build up a collection of furniture and items from the mid century era for your home.
An alternative is to be creative and make mid century inspired pieces of your own.
For our entryway makeover, that is exactly what I have had to do.
This doesn’t mean that I won’t be visiting thrift stores and estate sales all the way up to the final reveal date though. If nothing else, I may find some great treasures for future makeovers for other rooms in my homes.
Just in case I don’t find anything before the reveal date, I have been working on some DIY mid century inspired projects.
Since I don’t want to spoil the final reveal of our entryway, I am only going to share a couple of photos of the in progress projects or the items I am working with. These will only be teasers of what I hope will become unique one of a kind items for the space.
There are a few creative mid century inspired art projects in the works.
Some unlikely items found at a thrift store have led to an unique upcycling project. Can you imagine what this will become?
And of course, new trim has been installed for the front door and window. The trim for the pocket doors can’t be installed until the new doors are completely painted and installed.
A few weeks ago I purchase artwork on Etsy that is also being framed this week that I will wait to show you at the reveal.
These are just some small snapshots of the small details we are finishing up.
To be totally honest, the entryway project is creeping it’s little design fingers in to the living room space. Since the living room is such a huge focal point leading off the entryway, this has given me the motivation to brighten up that room as well and bring in some new fun colors in pillows and accessories that coordinate with the new look of the entryway.
It feels so good to finally get this project so close to the final reveal date. Next week, I will share the challenge and the successes of replacing the old pocket doors.
Matthew 6:19 “Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.”