ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK TWO: IKEA HACK-ING THE BOOKCASE WALL

It’s #OneRoomChallenge time! If you’re visiting for the first time then welcome! Here’s the link to catch up on Week One.

Bookcase wall. Done. 
bookcase wall before and progress

Although definitely not properly organised or remotely styled in any way yet! Apologies in advance for the terrifyingly poor quality of the pictures in the post but pretty much all of this work has been done at night, plus at super speed so I only really had chance to grab some quick snaps on my phone… #bloggerproblems. 

I’d gathered a lot of bookcase wall inspiration before starting out on this project and I knew that I wanted a full wall of bookcases that went from floor to ceiling. I considered having something bespoke made from scratch by a carpenter but quickly scrapped that idea, as even without getting any quotes I knew it would be wildly out of budget. Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK TWO: IKEA HACK-ING THE BOOKCASE WALL”

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK ONE: THE LIVING ROOM BEFORES AND MOOD BOARD

This time last year I participated in the One Room Challenge for the first time, redesigning and decorating my dining room which, to my eternal shame, STILL remains the only room in my house that has been fully completed. Procrastination and I truly are the best of friends! So, this year I’m back to try and get my living room finished.

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK SIX: THE DINING ROOM REVEAL

Well, the last six weeks have flown by and here’s where we are now…

I couldn’t be more pleased with where the dining room is at right now compared to when I started on this One Room Challenge. Sure, there are things that didn’t get done, and things I may end up changing out, but having an almost finished space is incredible.


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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FIVE: LET THERE BE LIGHT

If you’re visiting for the first time then, welcome! Here are the links to Week One, Week TwoWeek Three and Week Four.

With one week remaining I’m a combination of thrilled with how far this room has come and slightly panicing that I’ll never get it all finished.

My main aim for this week was to get the new light fitting up and have the doors between the dining and living rooms in place, which hasn’t been finished but a decent amount of progress has at least been made on them.

I knew I wanted pocket doors but had no way of adding them so decided to cheat a little to get the look. On the living room side of the wall which divides the two rooms the plan has always been to add a full wall of bookcases so I’m going to attach doors that will slide behind those bookcases, giving the look of pocket doors. After spending a fair amount of time looking at doors and debating solid vs glass panelled doors I spotted this image on Pinterest, which quickly became my inspiration for the door project.

Sliding doors inspiration

Credit: alvhemmakleri.se

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