It’s finally here! Reveal day for our One Room Challenge! It was exhausting but oh so worth it! Nick has a beautiful office that isn’t an eye sore when you walk into our house! It’s a real win for everyone.
The subtitle of this blog post should be One Room Challenge Week 5 the one in which I went into full panic mode and did not actually accomplish anything. Rather than publicly admitting that, I’ll blame the weekend vacation we took to San Francisco for the lack of progress in here. It was a weekend full of conversations about this room though. At one point I bought 3 sketch books to illustrate my ideas. Only to subsequently realize I cannot draw. Like at all.
I must admit once the big picture items in a room are done (in this case install and wallpaper), I am the worst at polishing off a space. These next few weeks of our One Room Challenge are going to be real interesting y’all. However we have this great install that will be the backdrop to our first stylized aspect of the room – hanging some guitars.
There was lots of talk about how to hang these – in a line or perfectly staggered or chaotic. We chose chaotic obviously. It’s actually less about chaos more just how the body of the guitars looked in relation to each other. I outlined them to hang on the wall before we committed with drilling holes into the wall to get a better idea of what we had already laid out on the floor.
We used these guitar hangers to put up Nick’s Fender Precision Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, and Fender Telecaster Deluxe.
Part of the redo in this room was allowing Nick to buy his dream amp (who knew there was such a thing but also take note that I’m the best wife ever). He bought this vintage Ampeg B15 amp. For more information I checked his IG post to find out…original speaker and Navy Random flair rolex, restored by inventor Jess Oliver in 2007 before he passed, also signed by him. In case any of you are bass people and/or gear nerds.
He did buy it from a bass player who has played with some big names, so there’s that for you non music people i.e. myself.
Now give me your thoughts on this. We’ve talked about putting something else up on this wall – big piece of art, small gallery wall, etc. When I look at the zoomed out of this photo, I feel like it needs something. However when I’m in the space, I think we leave it alone especially when I know that wallpaper wall is going to have a lot of styling happing on it and the counter. What do you think?
So what else is left…
*Wallpaper above the built in.
*Knobs for the cabinets.
*Paint a little install
*Get some art and style up in there
*Convincing Nick that he needs a new desk/finding said desk
Still no luck on the desk. Nick said he would switch it out so at least I’ve got the “convincing Nick” part done.
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You know that feeling you get when a room starts to come together, and there are certain parts that look super unfinished once you get 1 thing done? That’s basically the story of this week’s One Room Challenge saga. After I finished painting the install, this little built in nook area looked so sad and unfinished.
So you’ll remember from week 1 of our One Room Challenge that we have a completely undecorated office unless you consider cords and general mess (here’s looking at you empty La Croix cans) decor. I started with painting the feature wall which I like to refer to as the install. It sounds cooler and like I’m super artsy or whatever, so just amuse me by going along with that.
After some thought and seeking advice from friends via Insta stories, we have decided to participate in the One Room Challenge! I have said every month that I will complete Nick’s office. It’s April, and it’s still a mess. However it will get done this month or within the 6 week time frame of this challenge. Either way it’s happening y’all.
Today’s post is sponsored by The Home Depot, but all creativity and opinions are my own.
It’s spring y’all! Or like it was for all of winter here in Texas. Then it was super cold over Spring Break. I don’t even care because Easter is next week, so let’s get all pastel-y and Spring-ish. I partnered with The Home Depot and some incredible bloggers to put our own spin on a wooden door mat as part of their DIY Workshops.
I can’t even post a picture of our master bedroom in its current state because it’s so bad y’all. Also I don’t have one. I mean who takes a picture of an ugly room anyway?? You’ll have to settle with this pre move in picture. The master has historically been neglected around here. We’ve been wanting to upgrade the bed to a king because it seems like a very adult thing to do. We landed a king Sleep Number mattress via Nick’s grandparents who needed to unload their brand new one for an adjustable one. Thus escalating the priority of getting a design plan for the bedroom and purchasing an actual bed.
Easter is super early this year, so I’ve been thinking hard about what gifts we should get the kids. We’ve been massively purging, so I want things that are practical and timely (hello Spring). Nothing that would eventually clutter up the house I’ve worked so hard to declutter.
There are so many ways to start a blog post after you’ve been MIA for months. Do I say sorry? Explain what I’ve been doing? Ignore the fact I haven’t posted and pretend it hasn’t happened? Let’s just imagine that I’ve done all those things. You’ve just forgiven me, and there’s a silent agreement to never speak of such things again. Now onto what we’ve been up to…