Thursday, May 9, 2019

Reading Room Reveal: One Room Challenge WEEK 6

It's time!!! The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / book room / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. Let's get started! *this post contains affiliate links.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade


Months and months ago when I started dreaming about this space, I pictured a dark. earthy color on the walls and a monochromatic look with the seating. I kid you not, this wall color SW 'retreat' was on my short list when I came across these chairs on Facebook Marketplace. From there, my face looked like that heart eyes emoji and a plan was born.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade
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The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

Painting the ceiling wasn't my original plan but I love how cozy it makes it feel in here. To balance the book wall, I wanted a whole wall of curtains. I chose the RITVA curtains from Ikea. They are great. A nice weight, beautiful off white color and have good texture.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The bamboo table was a garage sale find and the floor lamp was from Home Goods.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

On the far wall I used a swing arm sconce light I found on an excursion to the pottery barn outlet on a day trip with one of my besties. We almost didn't end up using it in here because the arm is really long but my husband had the idea to attach it to the curtain wall and now it can swivel behind him or to the side. I love it!

I made the little plant stand with hairpin legs from Crates and Pallet. I actually used a Home Goods serving tray for the top. It's a great size and gave me the height I wanted for the big Peace Lily.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The framed fishermen are salt and pepper shakers that were my great grandmothers. Framing them gives me a better way to display them while keeping stuff off table tops.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The doors were louvered and I wanted to cover and modernize them. I decided to wrap them in a faux leather for a masculine, stately(?) look.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade


The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The next part (and the best part) are the book shelves. I did not intend to do a tutorial on these because they were really involved but I've had people ask questions so I'll do one at some point. My husband didn't like any of the tutorials I sent him regarding floating shelves so thanks to YouTube and his own studliness, he made some that would withstand the weight of lots of books and look great in the process.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade




This is the first time ever that his books (and the 6-10 that I own) have been all on display and all in one place. We even got to separate them into themes. Nature, Fiction, Philosophy, Biographies, Religion..

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The book shelves were made out of oak and finished in the color Weathered Oak by Minwax. It's a beautiful, warm neutral.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade
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The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

I found this little sun beaten stool at a thrift shop and deemed it our library ladder...Not exactly as fancy as they come but it's so cute. And works. I used it while we loaded the shelves.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

You saw the IKEA TARVA dresser hack a couple weeks ago when we made it to look like the West Elm Gemini dresser. I painted it an off white color called SW 'realist beige'.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

Above the dresser I created an art work using fabric from an extra pillow cover, some dye and a little black paint. I love the way it turned out.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

 The LILLHOLMAN wall lights above the shelves might be one of my favorite details. I think I shared this already but they don't actually have electricity to them. I ordered battery operated lights to pop inside but the ones I ordered weren't small enough to fit into the globe. I'll find some that work and do an update about those.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

 The leather doors close off to the kitchen. I love the view from this direction too.

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade


The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

 For fun, let's look back at what it was:

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade

The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade
The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade
The One Room Challenge is over and I'm so excited to show you our reading room / library / pah-lah (that's southern for parlor). It was quite the transformation. My husband built amazing shelves and for the first time ever all of his books are in one place... and it's super dreamy. | House Homemade
It's great! Special for my man because he's great. His love of reading is one of my favorite things about him. I can picture him in here for years to come and it makes me smile.

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Of course, I owe one last giant thank you to my sponsors this go around. It was fun y'all!


That's one more One Room Challenge in the books! Make sure you check out the work of the featured designers and other guest participants

Let me know if you have any questions about our room. I'm happy to answer. : )

Come back next week for, honestly, I don't know what.... It's been a race to get this done. 

Thanks for reading, friends!




10 comments:

  1. Rooms looks awesome!! Well done to the both of you. Can you tell me where you got your rug from please

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    1. thank you so much!! The rug was from Tuesday Morning.

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  2. it looks fabulous, jessica! i love the color!!!

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  3. Looks great Jess! I love the palette, so you! I love all the books!

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  4. That green is so cozy and I just love the tone on tone with the velvet chairs!

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    1. Thank you! I love how it all came together!

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  5. I love this room so much: the shelves, those chairs, that rug, the paint color! I would never leave this room if it were in my house — well done!

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  6. I love everything about that room! The rug is beautiful with the deep wall color. And those chairs looks so comfortable, swoon!And the shelves look fabulous, kudos on those!

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