11.06.2013

One Room Challenge: The Shed -Week Six

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. 

I tried to remain pretty minimal with the styling of the shed so that it looked homey and authentic without being overly fussy.


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.

52 comments:

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

ummm... this is a shed? please its a retreat. I would more I in there! love everything it feels so warm and rustic yet a bit glam. love what you did!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I'm in love with this! It's absolutely amazing. The paint looks great next to the paneled wall and the pillows on the chair are perfect. And lets just talk about the sheepskin on the desk chair, it is so inviting. You did such an amazing job!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

This is covetable! I want a work shed like this. It would be a great mom cave, too, with a fire going, coffee pot, computer... I'd never come out. Love the leather chair corner and those plank walls vertically done. Fantastic
xo Nancy

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I can see why you are so satisfied. Its so cozy looking without being girly. Awesome!

SHERRY HART said...

You should be stoked! It is pretty damn awesome....love the moody colors. Can't believe you pulled it off in 6 weeks....super powers:)

Kim said...

Caitlin this turned out fantastic! I love the blue you chose for the walls! It is such a cozy warm space ... I need a shed!! I agree with Stephanie ... this is now called "the retreat!" Great job!! xo

Christine @ Little House On The Corner said...

Wow! What a transformation. It's so impressive to have done all that in just 6 weeks. You have an amazing sense of style!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Shut the front door!! I am dying over this. I was already jealous that you live in the Bay Area, and then, you have a shed like this...I want to come over and hang out here. I bet this is really a cool place to be on a rainy day, too. You rocked this....and used things you already had. So, so good.

Vel Criste said...

Aaaaahhhhh! I knew this room would look fantastic!!!!!! You really did a marvelous job on this one, just like the rest of your house!!!!! Where to start? the wood panelling is amazing, the room feels collected, that fireplace has got to work because it is uber cool! Apartment Therapy would 'kill' for your space!!!! Great job dear! CHEERS!!!!

Cathy Wall said...

Amazing! I love how you had a vision and pulled this together using a big dose of elbow grease and furnishings you already had. I would never leave (and would get so much done) if I had a space like this in my backyard. Mission accomplished!

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Not only did this turn out awesome I'm so jealous you had a space like this to makeover! You did a fantastic job! It really is amazing!

Traci Hutton said...

Truly Amazing!! Without a doubt the coolest space in this challenge. You rocked it...well done!!

charmaine said...

What?! This is a shed. Ah.ma.zing!

Alyson said...

This is beyond awesome! I would love have a space like this to work!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

How was that once a shed??!! It's paint, furniture, and everything else fits in so well with the rustic wood walls. Perfection!

pam {simple details} said...

This is so CRAZY cool!! Amazing vision, you've created such a intimate space, and your restrained decor couldn't be more perfect!!

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous. I don't know if I'd be able to resist claiming that space as my own. It's just the right amount of masculine without being overbearing. I hope they've both thanked you profusely!

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

That paint! o.m.g. Dying over that flannel plaid pillow. Doesn't every room need that these days? Love love love how this turned out. It's perfect. Congrats!

Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design said...

What an incredible transformation. I love how you haven't over styled it. I can see spending a lot of time in that leather chair and I love the paint and the paneled walls, and who doesn't love a wood stove. Great Job!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

This is seriously unbelievable -- amazing job! The paint choice is perfect and I love the masculine, preppy, cozy styling. So awesome!

Jessie said...

Amazing transformation! Love the paint color, shelves and mood in this room. You did a wonderful job!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Traci Hutton said...

I hope you don't mind, I will be featuring your space in a ORC wrap-up on my blog tomm!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

wow. wow. wow. i want this shed. so brilliant to paint behind the stove and the ceiling - it made it! i love the rugs scattered and everything!

Laetitia said...

Caitlin its looks bloody fantastic !!! you can be proud :) . its rustic and classy/modern on the same time . Really well done !
L-

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

What an uber cool, rustic space. I want to curl up with coffee in there!

Kate Decorates said...

LOVE this room! It's so cozy and rustic. They'll definitely get a lot of work done in there! Great job!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

What a warm cozy space! Great job!
-Shelley

Carol said...

Oh my! I would kick the guys out and take over that space myself! It is beautiful - warm and cozy and not too fussy. Practical and perfect! Great job!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Retreat is right. I would go in there and never come out. This is truly awesome. The understated elements make quite a statement indeed!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Um, you kind of created my dream space. So cozy and awesome details!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

WOW! What a transformation. I love the vibe you created in there. That may very well be the new hang at your home. ;) It's like a little getaway.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

that space is to die for! what an escape...i'd live out there! so calming and peaceful and wonderfully done! great job! loving the gray and great styling.

Sherry Calamia said...

Wow! It is a pretty amazing transformation! The space looks so comfy and cozy!

Layne @ The Room Journal said...

Amazing!! That dark paint color makes the wood panels look so cozy and warm. The bright red accents and the shelving are also fabulous. WELL DONE!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Crazy transformation! Looks super! I love the moody colors and leather chair in there. Have fun with this space.

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

New to your blog...Love your shed so much I want one to call my own!
Cheers!

C a i t l i n said...

To all the lovely ladies who left such nice comments about this shed redo, Thank you! Phew, what a crazy 6 weeks! -Caitlin

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh.My.Gosh. I am so in love with this space. It is without a doubt one of my favorites from the ORC, it's just amazing!!!!! The way you built the shelving into the shed wall, the furnishings, the stove - it's just lovely and looks like a magazine spread (and the mags will be calling you, no doubt!) I did a dark wall with wood and leather too, I absolutely love that combination, it's so cozy. Congratulations on pulling together this beautiful design. You are talented!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Oh I love this! Way to go!! Possibly my favorite space ever... no exaggeration.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

What a fabulous place to hang out...I want to be there now with tea and a book or wine and my laptop...really nice work!

Stacey said...

You should be so proud of this transformation! You did an AMAZING job! Wow! Love, love the cozy colours and the styling is perfect for the space.

kate@willowinteriors said...

You did such a great job! I can't believe this is the same space! The paneling, navy walls, reused pieces, lighting and your photography highlight the beauty of this space!! Well done!!

Tricia said...

This is definitely one of my favorites from the ORC! I love every little thing you've done. It's always been a fantasy to have a little separate space that I could call all mine and I'm so happy to see someone else make that happen. You completely nailed this!!!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

I am blown away! I cannot believe this is a shed!! Amazing job, truly it looks gorgeous!

Delia said...
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Delia said...

Oh my! My hubby would love a little hideaway like this. It is a very smart use of space. I simply love it!

Vel Criste said...

Hi Caitlin! I just needed to let you know that I have your living room as one of my ORC faves featured today in my blog! http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-orc-faves.html

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You should be totally stoked, it turned out amazing!! Everything looks very high end but unique. I love your style!

Amy said...

It looks gorgeous! Are the walls insulated?

C a i t l i n said...

No, but originally there were two concrete walls where the cedar paneling is (the shed is built right up against the retaining wall of the yard). There is a grid of 2x4s behind the panels for affixing the cedar. I did this before I started blogging but should and will do a post about that process. For sure, adding the panels made the room feel warmer but probably not in reality. It can get cold in there so we have the woodstove and a portable radiator.

Haley said...

Would you mind sharing your paint color? Looks incredible!

C a i t l i n said...

Thanks :) Benjamin Moore Lead Grey in eggshell