For the last week I’ve been working my way through all the One Room Challenge reveals and trying to take a look at every entry. It’s really been inspiring to see the changes people affected in their homes in such a short time. In addition to painting, demoing, shopping (and returning), styling, and shooting these spaces, a number of participants also found time include their own DIY projects, with some incredibly beautiful and creative results.
Here are my 8 favorite DIYs done by One Room Challenge participants. I wish I could find a place for all of them in my own home!
1. Sleek and Modern Buffet
Brit from House Updated built this ultra cool buffet for her dining room using a cabinet base, wood top, and a Salvation Army belt. It looks amazing!
2. Insanely Gorgeous Copper Floors
Melissa from A Prudent Life made blew me away with these crazy beautiful copper floors in her GARAGE. They really are incredible!
3. Picture Perfect Built-in Bookcases
Sabrina from Pink Little Notebook created these FABULOUS bookcases out of nothing, and they are absolutely perfect for the space. They have integrated lighting, sconces, perfect architectural detail, and space for a window seat. They are downright dreamy!
See her serene and beautifully styled living/dining room makeover here.
4. Pinch-Pleated Dropcloth Curtains
Julia from Home on 129 Acres whipped up these simple pinch-pleated curtains that are the definition of casual elegance.
Her bold blue walls are also really inspiring me right now! Check out her lovely master bedroom makeover here.
5. Funky Mid-century Side Table with Pin-hair Legs
Erin from Whaling City Cottage made this easy but adorable side table to contrast with her son’s traditional bed. It’s simple enough to make in an afternoon, but it adds such a fun touch.
6. Whimsical Potato-stamped Feature Wall
June from Nostalgiecat really made me smile with her beautiful, bright, and original makeover of her daughter’s room. It totally makes me want to be a kid again (only hipper this time)! June’s design was inspired by a Ferm Living wallpaper, which she recreated using a potato stamp. GENIUS.
7. Glam Office Desk
Kimberly from Swoon Worthy transformed a common (and honestly not too attractive) office desk into a statement piece perfectly suited to her glam and gorgeous office. This one took some vision, folks.
8. Reclaimed Wood Valance
Jenna Sue of Jenna Sue Design Co. did so many DIY projects in her bathroom that it was hard to pick just one, but I love the simple wood valance she made with just a plank and a jigsaw.
I’m in total awe of this entire makeover. Even as stunning as this photos is, you HAVE TO see the befores to really appreciate what was accomplished here. Check it out immediately right here.
These are some really creative ladies, for sure! Which was your favorite, or would you be most likely to try in your own home?
I was considering taking a small hiatus to rest up after finishing the kitchen, but then I did some impulse painting in the downstairs bedroom, so it looks like I’ll be taking that on for my next project. I should have an update (and cautionary tale against impulse painting, which should really be self-explanatory) on that coming up for you soon!