Ahh we did it! The One Room Challenge gave us an 8-week timeline to completely transform our guest bedroom into a nursery for our baby on the way. From the wallpapered ceiling to the fluted pipe wall to the Ikea dresser makeover, to the hanging chair, side table, and all of the smaller projects along the way, we truly poured our hearts into this room. We had a blast and it gave us the chance to spend some final days together as husband and wife before we become mom and dad.
The WallPapered Ceiling:
The ceiling is the star of the show! Most people have an accent wall… we have an accent ceiling. We opted for a woven peel and stick wallpaper from Spoon Flower to create this look. For more details on the process of prepping the ceiling for wallpaper, check out the Week 2 and Week 3 blog posts. And for the wallpaper application posts, check out Week 4 and Week 5 blog posts. (You’re probably reading this right now thinking 4 weeks’ worth of wallpaper posts? Yep. It was definitely a time-consuming project but you can read more about that there.)
If the ceiling is the star of the show, the fluted wall is a close second. I loved the look of fluted walls but couldn’t afford the high cost of wooden dowels so I got creative and opted for 1 inch PVC pipes. To learn more about the fluted wall creation, check out the Week 6 blog post. And to learn more about the painting and paint prep process, check out the Week 7 blog post.
Ikea Dresser Hack:
Ikea dresser hacks and Pinterest go hand in hand! I wanted a way to add give baby girl a beautiful dresser on a budget so I opted for an Ikea dresser hack. I painted the Ikea Malm dresser first with a primer, and then 3 coats of Sherwin Willims “hunt green.” Then we built a simple base and legs using pieces of 2×2 pine and topped it off with the same brushed brass hardware that is in the adjoining bathroom.
I bragged about this budget-friendly find on my Instagram but it really is such a good deal. The chair (including cushions and shipping) cost$182 which, compared to the famous Serena and Lily chairs, is quite a steal. The main difference is this hanging chair, meant for a patio, came with an industrial-looking chain. We bought rope for only 42 cents per foot at Lowes and replaced the chain with the rope. It gives the swing a coastal/boho feel. I love how it turned out.
With PVC pipes being 10 feet and our ceiling only being 8, we ended up with 111 pieces of 2-foot pipes. I decided to utilize some of them to make a little side table for the swing. I used a 12-inch concrete form and applied the pipe using liquid nails, then topping it off with a pre-built 18-inch wooden tabletop. I prepped and painted the table using the same method as the fluted wall and love how it turned out.
Along with the major projects, we had a few minor projects along the way such as my Linden lamp dupe and painted flower pot.
Anything that was linkable, I have linked below. If you have a question about an item that I couldn’t link, just leave a comment or shoot me a message on Instagram and I will be more than happy to help out.
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