Thursday, November 6, 2014

One Room Challenge: Fall 2014 - Week Six

One Room Challenge Linking Event....Get Ready!
The Reveal....
Week Six is finally here! The library (aka living room) in our house is finished. It's been a long journey to get to a space where everything is in its place. If you would like to look back on the past six weeks, check out the links below:
Week One - Where I share my room inspiration
Week Two - Where my husband does all the work installing hardwood floors
Week Three - Where I rant about painting window trim
Week Four - Where I share my tutorial for covering a bench with fabric
Week Five - Where I give my tips for styling a bookcase
 I think Linda is on to something with the One Room Challenge. Six weeks is just the right amount of time to complete a room...long enough to get things done...but short enough to light a fire under you to work hard to finish. Thanks Linda for doing the ORC. I am so glad I was able to participate in the link up.
Here is my newly completed library....


We moved into this house a few months ago, and I can officially say that this is the first room that is completely finished. It is satisfying to look at a room that doesn't have any moving boxes in it!
I will be moving on to the other spaces, so be sure to check back if you want to see how I finish the other rooms in our house. (The sidebar has ways you can sign up to continue to follow.) Next week will be a tutorial on making rolled fabric curtains for our bathroom windows.
Also, I have enjoyed so much getting to discover new blogs and the people behind them through the ORC. I will be starting a new weekly series in January, where I feature small improvements that other bloggers have made such as adding flowers to an office desk, to getting a calendar organized, to redoing a whole room like here. So if you are a fellow blogger and would like to share and be featured on Improvement List, send me an email - improvementlist at gmail dot com. (You can find out more information by clicking the Get Featured link at the top of the screen).
Now I am going on over to Calling It Home to check out the finished rooms of my other fellow linking participants. So excited...I have waited six weeks to see the newly created spaces. I am always just so blown away from all the talent!
My other One Room Challenge Rooms: Laundry Room and Mud Room
Linking up with:


  1. Frances, how exciting to have such a beautiful room finished after being in your home only a few months!! I love your pops of blue and gorgeous wood floors warm up your white ~ so pretty and comfy! Enjoy!!

  2. This room is so cute! Love the little seating area you created, and that card catalog! Great job.

  3. Great job Frances! You did a lot of work in a short amount of time. Love your colors in here and that card catalog is perfect!

  4. Love the pops of color in the white bookcases. And the card catalog! The perfect piece for a library. Enjoy your lovely new space!!

  5. I love a good library...this looks like a nice and cozy place to sit and read! Great job!

  6. Isn't it nice to have a box-free space? Especially one that's as beautiful of a space to relax in as the one you created. You did an awesome job with your shelves and I love, love that card catalog!

  7. Wow~ An absolutely stunning space! I love the ottoman and bookshelves. As a fellow 6 week participant the six weeks was indeed a challenge and you rose up. Well done!

  8. It looks great! That card catalog is fantastic!

  9. I love the white and blue, and that CARD CATALOG is fantastic !!!!

  10. Great space! Looks like a nice place to sit and relax with a book or magazine. Jealous of your card catalog!

  11. Your room is lovely. I have always wanted white furniture and I love looking at it. Great job.

  12. Frances, this looks fabulous! Great job and I agree with Linda, such a great choice with the white furniture!!

  13. Your library space it lovely. You have so many bright and colorful books. Do you have a favorite one in your library, or are you like me and it's like asking someone to choose a favorite child?