I know, right?
Not to be immodest, but I'm pretty stoked at how this One Room Challenge shebang turned out.
The shed is now a bonafide work space. I created this space so that my son Ethan could study in here uninterrupted and Oliver could take work calls away from the noise of the house.
The two Ikea lights, the sheepskin, the picture frame, and the fabric for the Burberry pillow are the only items that I purchased for this project (other than materials -2 gallons of paint (one a flub), some desperation paint samples, and a 4x4 for extra shelves).
I moved some other furniture around in my house so that I could steal the leather chair from the top floor (where it was getting very little use). I also had a few threadbare carpets that were so ratty they were more Miss Havisham than boheme chic, that I managed to layered in there, each one covering up the holes of the other :)
The wood stove still needs a little tinkering, but I'll leave that to Ethan.
This project has been so satisfying. I never would have gotten this shed project to completion if I hadn't had the motivation of linking in every Thursday to Calling it Home. I also discovered many new bloggers to stalk, which I'm very excited about. So thank you Linda for dreaming up this escapade.
Just for fun, here are some before and after side-by-sides.
If you'd like to see the progression of this project, here are the links to the previous weeks. Week one, week two, week three, week four, week five.
You should also check out the other linkers here.
p.s If you are wondering what happened to all that crap in the shed, a lot of it went to goodwill and all the tools are currently in my garage. I plan to purchase a small tool shed (ok there's some irony) to go just to the right of the shed door in the yard.