Thursday, November 12, 2015

ORC: Week Six - Final Reveal

I can officially say that I have completed Linda's One Room Challenge and survived to tell about it!!!  I might've neglected my family, our pet fish and the house for the past week, but I am very, very happy with the outcome!!  AND I can also officially say (and my husband will agree) that our guest room is soooo much nicer than our master bedroom - and there is something completely not right with that!

I am happy to share it with you.  Here is my guest room reveal….



Those beautiful brass nailheads caused a couple of gray hairs and took so painstakingly long.  For every one I got right, I ruined about twenty.  No joke.  But, it worth the hundreds I saved from buying a new headboard.  


If you remember, below is a picture of our guest room BEFORE:


And, this is our guest room (and which also pulls double duty as my office) AFTER:




Below is a snapshot of my huge homasote DIY bulletin board that also serves as my catch all inspiration and design planing board. 




And, my little desk below surrounded by all the many things I love and treasure.  


For those of you who have followed along, thank you so much for sticking with me!  This was a great challenge for me personally and professionally!  If there is enough interest, I'd be happy to put a blog post together about my DIY headboard.  I think I spent approximately $180 in materials and supplies at the end of the day. 

If you are just tuning in, I've just spent the past six weeks participating in Linda's One Room Challenge and you are welcome to read more about my guest room's transformation during the previous weeks here.   Thank you Linda for hosting my first ever ORC.  Hop over here to see the other participants and their crazy transformations. 

Also, I'd like to thank Nicole Pullen who helped me with the photography! She is based in Louisville.

Sources are listed below.




47 comments:

  1. Fran, it's gorgeous! Well done my friend!

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    1. Thank you Rene!! And, thank you for posting my room!!

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  2. Fran, you are the fabric combo guru! I love the whole space. What a gorgeous place to work too. And I think I smell a master bedroom renovation coming next. :)

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    1. Thanks Erin!! Well, my son told me this w/e that his room is next!! He's dying for bunk beds…..

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  3. Lovely job Fran. The bed is amazing!

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  4. Fran, It looks great!! What a transformation!!

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    1. Thanks Sissy!! I'm glad you still blog - I read your blog every time you post!! Love your taste!

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    1. Thank you Cassie! I agree - the lamps are gorgeous!! I was lucky to find them and get a deal on them!!

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  6. Beautiful room!
    You did an excellent job- very elegant and soothing!
    Congratulations!

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  7. I'm realizing that my first comment didn't publish. Sorry if it did and this is redundant but I have to let you know that I absolutely love this room. It's so pretty and fresh and serene. I love the pillow combination on the bed and the gorgeous headboard with those perfectly placed nailheads. Great work!!!

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    1. Thanks Kate!! I'm so happy you liked it - I know how you appreciate bold and bright colors! :)

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  8. Fran!! It's soooo pretty!! Love it!! Well done, girlie!! xx

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  9. Beautiful! I'm currently sitting in my guest room/ office that's in major need of a makeover, feeling more than a little envious of your space!

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  10. So beautiful. Love those shams, the sconces and the desk lamp...and of course, the headboard! Well Done!
    PS--The fabric you asked about is Pindler's Admiral in Sterling.

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    1. Thank you! I loved your space and thank you for introducing Blue Print Store - I stalked their website this weekend!! Such great style! And, thank you for giving me the fabric source of your beautiful drapes!!

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  11. Great job Fran! I really love all the fabrics you chose. What a lucky guest.

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    1. Thanks Stacey!! Looking forward to seeing your space when it's all done!!

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  12. It looks wonderful! What a beautiful space for your guests!

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  13. It's beautiful, Fran! So charming, fresh, and welcoming! You did a great job, although I am now wary of nailhead projects 😉 Congrats on making it to the finish - now take a night to relax and enjoy your space! 😘

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  14. Oh this stunning! I love it! Great job

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  15. What a beautiful polished space! I love the transformation, especially the palette and those beautiful sconces!

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  16. I love how it turned out! So fresh!! Well done!

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  17. beautiful room! I'm in love with the blue and white pillows! Nice job on the headboard too!

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  18. I hear you on the nailheads. It is so tedious! But the hard work paid off! Great job!

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  19. Just came across your blog from the ORC and love it! What an amazing job you did on your guest room makeover. Love everything about it. Especially the tortoise shell vintage nightstand and that before photo #bloggingtruth!

    Corbin
    bluedoorlivingblog.com

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  20. I LOVE it! I've been checking all week! I was thinking you were going to reveal yesterday and I kept checking and checking!:) I think it's lovely, simply lovely. And the headboard with nailheads turned out beautiful. I felt bad when you were uncertain halfway through because it sounded like such a torturous job, but I think it does probably look much more finished with them, than without! It really is beautiful! Love it all, the pillows, little side table, the bench, your desk, the bedskirt, and the bulletin board! I read your blog each day and love your taste!

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    1. Hi Jeannie, THank you so much!! Your comment made my day! And, while the nailheads were tedious, it was worth it at the end of the day!! :)

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  21. Fran your guest room looks beautiful! Your guests are lucky to have such lovely accommodations. Well done.

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  22. Also do you remember where you got the tortoise side table?

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    1. Thank you!! I bought the tortoise side table at a local antique store. I've seen them via Furbish Studio and OKL, but they are pricey. Luckily, I found mine for half of that. I bet you kind find them at an antique store in Baltimore!!

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  23. So pretty! Love the bedding in particular.

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  24. I love the fabric on the pillows and I particularly like How you decorated your desk and what you hung on the walls. It's so clever to include a mirror. Your guests will appreciate that!

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  25. Beautiful transformation! Love the pillows. Such a fun touch.

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  26. That's an amazing transformation from your "before" picture. Wow! I love that headboard!

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  27. It's a beautiful room! And one of the first combination guest room/office that serves both purpose beautifully. I would love to see a blog post on the headboard. We spent a lot on a padded headboard and it's nowhere near as beautiful as yours.

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  28. Looks terrific! I love your mix of fabrics. Such an inspiring space.

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  29. beautiful job! love your color palette!

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  30. Hi Fran this is incredible. You did a wonderful job. I love the sconces, the bedding, all of it. Just lovely.

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