Thursday, May 8, 2014

One Room Challenge: Reveal Day

Welcome to week six of the One Room Challenge Link-Up! In six short weeks I took a boring, neglected spot in my house from this...

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And turned a china cabinet into a bar'moire.






This was a pretty inexpensive and easy makeover (no construction involved). A list of my sources for the items in the makeover.

Garden stool: $52 (Tuesday Morning)
Orchid: $25 (HomeGoods)
Chair: $25 (April's Antiques)
Mirrored frame: $35 (Target)
Flamingo art: free (Sarah M. Dorsey)
Rug: free (Zinc Door)
Wrapping paper on back of shelves in bar'moire: $3 (HomeGoods)
Paper straws and elephant paper napkins: $10 (World Market)
Batik napkins, giraffe bar towel, blue vase, champagne flutes: free (Zinc Door)

Did I really spend less than $150 to remake this room? I suppose it helped a ton that I had won a gift certificate to Zinc Door. (Thanks so much, Albertina and ProjectDecorate!) The rug really makes the space feel like a room. There are a few more things that I purchased from Zinc Door that won't be shipped until later. I'll post an update when they arrive.

The rest of the items were things I already had. The gooseneck lamp was something a friend gave to me. I removed the glass shade and added an appliance lightbulb to make it look more interesting. The salvaged frames on top of the bookcase were from a project at my day job; the photos are pictures I took of my mom's garden several years ago. The window treatments will hang out for awhile longer. Eventually I'll replace the rest of the drapes on this level of the house and I've decided I want to go for a cohesive look.

Thanks so much to all of you who commented and cheered me on! This was such a great way to get to know other bloggers and I hope you will go check them out here and here. And thanks most of all to my "blogging fairy godmother" Linda who masterminded this epic extravaganza. #longlivetheorc {because god knows I have a lot more rooms to fix up!}

29 comments:

  1. That.Bar.! Such a fun transformation!

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  2. It's been fun following along! I had no idea you were doing the bar though- so cool!

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  3. Ohh, I really love the rug and the vintage cabinet!!!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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  4. Looks fabulous and your bar set-up is so fun...love!!

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  5. That bar cabinet is genius, and fun!! I love that you used so much of what you had and didn't spend much to transform your space Carrie!!

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  6. Carrie, I LOVE how your room has turned out! YES to getting that arm chair you loved and that rug is gorgeous! I've been wanting a similar china cabinet and like how creative you were in turning it into a bar'moire! It's been so fun getting to know you and seeing your progress each week as an ORC participant!

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  7. Hooray! Love the new rug and so crazy over that big book shelf you styled perfectly! Congratulations!!

    http://www.thegreenroominteriors.com

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  8. what a fun and happy bar'moire you have created. love the "happy" yellow and white paper and how you styled it. dana

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  9. Amazing!! Love what you did :)
    Stacy

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  10. The bar cabinet is FABulous! Love it!!

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  11. Well I guess cocktails are at your house:) Looks great!
    Sherry

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  12. Love that flamingo! And that area rug! And your bar is to die for--I love everything about it and I want to come over for drinks! ;-) Good job, girl! Xo!

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  13. You know my fave part- the barmoire! It's fantastic. The space is perfect, and I'm sure your family will get great use out of it. Great job!

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  14. Such an amazing transformation, Carrie! I love the barmoire!! And your framed Bob Collins wallpaper!! Everything looks fantastic, congratulations!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  15. Your bar armoire turned out fabulous - time to throw a big party to put it to use! And I'm amazed at how little you spent to make such a big transformation. Well done!

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  16. The bar turned out great!!!! It's my favorite part. Cheers, girl!!

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  17. Turning the armoire to a bar was a great idea! Turned out great.

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  18. What a great space and I think I with everyone else here when I say the armoire is fabulous!! The striped paper is such a fun addition! I just did the same thing and I like your terminology - I'm definitely going to have to steal that from you! Much catchier than bar cabinet!

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  19. I'm in love with your bar'moire and that word, actually. You did a fantastic job!

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  20. Wonderful job Carrie! The bar'moire looks great - I hope you can keep it stocked. Everyone is going to want to grab a drink from there :)

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  21. This is adorable! LOVE that bar!

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  22. So glad you joined in the fun. Love that bar!

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  23. Great job Carrie! Can't believe you pulled it off on a budget too since it looks so good! CHEERS!

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  24. Congratulations on winning Project Decorate. Love the rug, the bar, all of the pretty touches. Lovely.

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  25. Wow! Congrats on the polyvore contest win and this awesome room! Love everything...all the little details and the bar'moire! Well done!

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  26. You can come start on my subterranean lair any time! ;-)

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Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie

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