It’s week four of the One Room Challenge and we’re sharing two super easy DIY guest bedroom shelving ideas as well as the light fixtures we decided on.
Welcome back, friends!
If you’re just joining us, we’re FOUR weeks into the One Room Challenge – this awesome event where amazingly talented home bloggers have to make over an entire room in six weeks.
We’re tackling one of our guest bedrooms and since it’s been a while, let’s take a look at where we started.
Pretty rough, right?
We began with the absolute blankest of canvases and it’s been SO fun to watch the entire room come together.
Wanna see where we’re at today?
Before we dive into the details, do you need to catch up?
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DIY Shelving and Lighting
The Plant Shelf
The plant shelf was one of the projects that I was most looking forward to. Shocking since I have a black thumb and am still new to this whole ‘plant’ thing.
I picked up the brackets at Home Depot and we decided to go with a ten inch wide shelf. Since our room is a little over 12 feet wide, Brett had to use the Kreg Jig and screw together two pieces of wood. He made sure the pieces lined up on one of the brackets to add extra support.
Once we had it up, it was time to add the plants!
Since the plants were so cheap, I could have easily filled up the entire backseat of my SUV. Thankfully, I was able to practice some self-control and stopped at six. Since the only window in the room faces north, we don’t get much for direct sunlight; I went with types that can live in darker areas with the hopes they’ll survive for longer than a few weeks 😉
To add some more green (especially in a month or two when I most likely will have killed off the live ones) I picked up a few faux succulents on Amazon.
The Floating Shelves
We had originally planned on making a bookshelf to go next to the corner chair. We had the list and were standing in the aisle at Menards, ready to load the cart with all the wood.
And then we realized this was going to cost quite a bit more than what we had anticipated and wanted to spend.
We had a temporary ‘oh shit’ moment and then I whipped out my handy dandy mobile phone, quickly pulled up Pinterest and started looking for something else to make instead.
Hello floating shelves.
All that we needed was two 2×4’s (8′ long), one 1×4 (12′ long) and two 1×10’s (12′ long). Perfect!
Brett was able to whip these babies up in an evening and since we already had the stain on hand, it only cost us about $30.
Not surprisingly, we had a hiccup with the plans for the bedside lighting.
After putting up the plant shelf, we thought it would look a little odd having a shelf bracket right over the light bracket. Especially since the plant brackets are a dark bronze/black and the light brackets I got were a shiny black.
Thankfully, in walks Option B and the wedding registry strikes again!
These lamps were in our master bedroom and were the perfect fit for this room. The finish is a black/brown which ties the bed frame and the plant shelf brackets together just perfectly.
Last but not least was the overhead lighting. I found this fan at Home Depot for only $74! I wasn’t a huge fan of the light bulb covers so we switched them out for these ones that match the glass on the bedside lamps. A brand new fan for under $100? Yes, please!
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So what’s left on the list?
Install plywood flooring Paint the walls Put together the bed Make/find nigtstands Make a bookshelf
- Install closet shelving and storage
- Make the picture ledge
Find/make light fixtures
- Find/make wall decor
- Put together the seating corner
- Make over the wood bench
- Install closet doors
- Install room door
P.S. be sure to check out the other guest participants by clicking here.
All our best,