One Room Challenge: Sewing Room on a Budget | Week 4

It is week 4 of the One Room Challenge! If you are stopping by for the first time, the One Room Challenge is where 20 designers make over a space in 6 weeks. We can join in the fun as guest participants. I am taking over my son's old room and turning it into a sewing studio so I can have a space dedicated for sewing. I hope to open an Etsy shop really soon! Since I decided to throw my hat into the ring a day before the One Room Challenge began, I didn't line up sponsors so this room is being made over on a tight budget. Want to start from the beginning? Follow along starting at week 1, week 2 and week 3.

My inspiration picture from Blush Shop Studio 

Not much progress has been made since last week. I have to admit I procrastinated. What did get finished, and it took me over a week was the $100 cabinet is done! FAT paint has generously sponsored the project. I was hoping to have a tips and tricks post set up, but I literally finished the cabinet on Tuesday. Hopefully I can get something set up for next week! Here is a sneak peek!

Urban Walls is also sponsoring my One Room Challenge makeover and a decision has been made on floral decals. I am going with the black and white flowers.

Fabric arrived from Tonic Living on Friday, and this week a soft sided Roman shade is being whipped up. I have a few pillows to sew to give the bed a daybed look. Here is a peak at some of the fabrics being used! I may or may not hang up drapes.

Artwork is being collected. Of course my favourite scissors print from Alanna Cavanagh is framed! Nicole from Visual Heart created a custom piece that is getting printed.  Now I need to source some more frames since Ikea was a dead end. They have a shortage on Ribba frames in black. Just my luck.

Need to re-paint my sewing organizer!

This week is the final stretch as I have to photograph the space next weekend. GULP!

Be sure to visit the One Room Challenge website and visit the other blogs who are guest participants. They are soooo good!

Be sure to follow my adventures on Instagram and Facebook where I share behind the scenes on Instastories!


  1. Ack - I haven't even started about thinking about art for my space! That said I'm really excited to see your space come together. Will you put together a post on how to sew a roman shade, or maybe share a good one you've found? That's on my 'eventually I'll do' list :)

    1. I have a Roman shade tutorial on my blog. Just look at sidebar and it’s listed as top post!!! I may have to do a new one as this will be a relaxed Roman shade.


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