Do you know how THRILLED I am that it’s reveal day for the One Room Challenge?? I am.
I was up until 1:30am last night working my little fingers to the bone – creating mess and havoc everywhere. This morning I started working again at 8am. It’s now after 12. But, I can post my reveal! My Basement Office. FINISHED (okay – almost finished) TA-DA!
My pair of MATCHING Crystal Column Lamps with my green silk lamp shades. I’m not completely done with everything. I still need to apply more of my crazy pink leopard wallpaper to the backs of my Ikea bookcases. The leopard may be a little wild for some (and unappealing to others) – I get it. But, I love
pink – and a little leopard in a room is good for it’s bones! And, the pink definitely brightens up that area of the room. You can see how dark and cavernous the unwallpapered bookcases look (should have bought WHITE bookcases in the first place!).
|Love these luncheon plates! Started collecting this pattern years ago! PINK, natch!|
|I still need to paint this door white!|
I have to give a HUGE HUGE hug of thanks to my Dad.
My parents came to visit and were only here for a day. I asked my Dad if he would please switch out my fan light with pull chain start to a more practical and sleek “track” lighting fixture that I got for about $32 at Costco. It was a relatively easy honey-do task – except for that the new fixture didn’t have a light switch to turn it on. My dad volunteered to put in a new switch for me. But this process was much more difficult than anticipated (due to the materials and my poor selection of work tools). I also asked if he might be able to drill me some picture holes in the walls. My basement walls are super thick and EXTREMELY difficult to drill a hole in. Anyhow – long story short – I think my dad started working on my project around 11am. He finished well after 8pm! Thankyou Dad – I NEVER would have a reveal today if it wasn’t for your patience and thoughtfullness! I truly appreciate it!
So, thanks to my Dad – I could hang my prints and light my lights. I still have to put another coat or two of paint on my white Knot bookcases, but that can wait. I’m exhausted!
After a bit of rest, I can’t wait to check out everyone else’s reveals!
Thank you Linda at Calling It Home for allowing me to participate! If you’d like to see the REVEALS from all of the other bloggers, please click here.
Have a great day! I will!
What an amazing transformation!! What a pleasant workspace…well done!!
Wow! What an amazing transformation – things are so organized now and I imagine it will be a much more pleasant workspace. Great job!
A seriously good transformation! The pink makes the space and so do those lamps!
Barclay, you are probably still resting, but your office came out fantastic. I love the pink with all the touches of Chinoiserie. Great job, dad. I can't believe the before and after…..a huge change. You worked really hard and it shows. I noticed that the matching lamp arrived, too. Enjoy this space.
Congrats on completing your space – what a huge difference from the before pics! And yes, you should definitely use the pink leopard on your bookcases – so fun and looks great!
What a transformation Barclay!!!!!!! Don't worry about the leopard, I love it too!!!! You should be very pleased with your space now and more inspired right?!!!! All your hard work has paid off, thank your dad from me too! CHEERS!
It looks like a fun space to work in. Great light fixture and I do like the table lamps, too.
Beautiful transformation and such a pretty feminine space to work in!
That might be the biggest before and after! Unbelievable….I love the leopard also:) Great job whipping that space into a showroom!
Such great color and pattern everywhere. My favorite combo!! I love the space and I can't wait to hear more about Tobi camp! 🙂
Dads are the best, aren't they? Love your colorful work space, I'm sure it will inspire you daily!
Wow Barclay!!!! Looks amazing! Love the way all the gorgeous pattern you used coordinates so beautifully! Your fingers must be raw from all that work! Look forward to future posts!