I don’t know where the last six weeks went. I especially don’t know where the last six days went. Actually, that’s a lie – I definitely know that three of them were spent drinking with friends so…that dramatically decreased my productivity and is why I’m classing this as a Sort-of Reveal. Things definitely aren’t finished and, as I mentioned way back at the start of this One Room Challenge journey, some things I’ve just had to work with because replacing them wasn’t in the budget.

I toyed with kind of quitting and not posting this “reveal” after a mini disaster last night meant I couldn’t get the coffee table I’ve DIY’d finished, because the room really does look weirdly bare without it but I’ve sucked it up and this is where I am this morning. Literally. I ran around trying to quickly take some pictures in my pyjamas this morning!

So yeah, it’s not finished finished, but it’s looking a heck of a lot closer than it was six weeks ago! 

 So there’s definitely still plenty that needs completing – the ceiling hasn’t been painted after getting re-plastered, the coving is up but needs painting, the fire surround / mantlepiece just never happened, the TV is way too big and doesn’t actually belong in this room, several pieces of artwork are missing and a couple of lamps didn’t arrive in time, not to mention the pesky almost-finished-but-not-quite coffee table situation BUT looking at these before and after shots from when we first bought the house I couldn’t be happier with how the room is shaping up… living room before and after 1

living room before and after 2I’ve tried to list as many sources as possible below, but please let me know if I missed something you’re interested in!

Walls › Valspar ‘Perfectly Pink-ish’
Flooring › Sotto Caramel Oak Real Wood Top Layer Flooring from B&Q
Sliding Doors › 4 Panel Shaker Doors from B&Q, Carlisle Brass Flush Pull Handles from Abacus Interiors

Leather chair › Lancaster in Colorado leather from Laura Ashley
Footstool › Laura Ashley (old)
Telephone table › vintage, recovered in pine green cotton velvet
Bookcase wall ›  DIY IKEA hack (tutorial here)
Sofa › Next (old)
Stool › BEKVAM from IKEA, stained and painted
Wingback chair › STRANDMON from IKEA
Card catalogue › DIY IKEA hack (full tutorial to come)
Side table › vintage
TV table › EKET cabinet with 2 drawers from IKEA with brass castors from House of Brass

Ceiling Fixture › Hue Pendant Shade and Fuse Drop Cap Pendant from
Lamp on stool › RANARP from IKEA

Over telephone table › The Shepherd Haze Green 36″ by Lola Donoghue, Made-to-Measure White Flat Frame from
On picture ledge from left to right › Highland Cow print from Desenio, Letterboard from Oliver Bonas, Hot Rod watercolour quote print from The Spanish Lady, I Spy Eyechart from The Calm Gallery, Shark’s Teeth from Hannah Brown Interiors
Over card catalogue › Leeds Map print from Densenio

Rug › Mare Neutral Cowhide Rug from Jord Home
Sheepskin under telephone table › TEJN from IKEA
Pink cushion on footstool › Dusky Pink slub-weave cushion cover from H&M
Cushions on sofa › Green velvet from Sainsburys, Banana leaf print from Pillomatic, Pink geometric print from H&M
Throw on wingback chair › from H&M
Cushion on wingback chair › from H&M
Green throw on sofa / leather chair › purchased in Mexico
Plant stand › mid-century walnut plant stand from Cambridge Handicraft via Etsy.
Plant pot › from IKEA
Plant › Areca Palm from IKEA
Flowers by fireplace › The Rae from Bloom & Wild
Vase on side table › Herringbone black and white vase from B&Q

If you missed any of the previous weeks updates you can read them here › Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek Four and Week Five.

And don’t forget to check out the other guest participants reveals over at Calling It Home.


  1. I think this is my kind of room. All of those books and a cozy couch to sit down and read. You certainly have come a long way since the before pictures!

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