One Room Challenge: Sewing Studio on a Budget | The Reveal!

Finally we are at week 6, the reveal! Welcome to my little part in the internet world, if you are new here, I am a kindergarten teacher by day and dabble in DIY/design and blogging at night. We are renting our current home and I have been adding my personal touches to the house to turn it into a home. No renovations are happening here but instead I used thrifted finds, fabric and paint to give our home my personal touch.

This past week I was deeply regretting my decision to hop on the One Room Challenge bandwagon, the cursing was in full force as I was in the midst of sewing.  My goal was to redo our son's old room and turn it into a sewing room for myself on a tight budget and be renter friendly. The total cost of the room was about $500! Most items are thrifted, handmade or found in my home. A few fabulous sponsors came aboard as well! Photography and I are still not friends so bear with my photos. If you want to read from the beginning you can start at week 1, move onto week 2week 3week 4 and then week 5!





Here is the before, boring green grey room.
 



My favourite piece in this space is the cabinet I scored for $100 on Facebook Marketplace. It weighed a ton, just about didn't make it up the stairs!  My vision was to have a matte black cabinet with a natural wood interior.  It received a beautiful chalk paint treatment with FAT Paint, who sponsored this project. The cabinet was painted in Raven and then received a black beeswax treatment. I used Rub'n'buff to update the hardware.






The walls went from boring to gorgeous with decals from Urbanwalls another amazing sponsor of this room redo. I chose the black and white floral decals. The decals were so easy to apply and the best part is they are renter friendly, they can be removed when we move out. They look stunning on the walls painted in Savana Oaks by Cloverdale Paint.





 Shopping the house I grabbed this wicker chair and threw on a sheepskin rug, hung a thrifted mirror I painted, and used the bed that was in the room to create a daybed, as I couldn't find a daybed to arrive in time for the reveal.



Love how the pillows and fabric came together using fabric from Tonic Living.






 In addition to whipping up some pillows for the space, I sewed a relaxed Roman shade using fabric from Tonic Living, following this tutorial.



This piece by Alanna Cavanagh, another fabulous sponsor has been on my wishlist for years. It inspired the rest of the art for this space. So excited to finally have it!


The scissor blueprint was a download I bought on Etsy.


I had a vision to create a typography piece for the room and almost gave up until the fabulous Nicole from Visual Heart took my vision and brought it to reality!


This caffeine molecule print from Brick and Bone, on Etsy is perfect addition to the space since most of my projects are caffeine fuelled.












 So glad to be finally done!! Now onto getting more pillows sewn and to open my Etsy shop!

 Many thanks to my fabulous sponsors, The FAT Paint Company, Urbanwalls, Alanna Cavanagh and Visual Heart.

Thanks to Linda for creating The One Room Challenge, it was a wild ride! Be sure to visit the One Room Challenge website to see reveals of the 20 featured designers and the guest participants. So much design goodness all in one spot. Make sure to get cozy, grab a coffee or a wine and get ready to get lost in piles of inspiration.




Sources: 

Cabinet, table and mirror  from Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace | Artwork: orange scissors print by Alanna Cavanagh, scissors blueprint  from Etsy | caffeine print by Etsy | typography print  by Visual Heart | wall decals from Urbanwalls | wall paint:  Savana Oaks by Cloveradale Paint | fabrics for pillows and blinds from Tonic Living | belly baskets, lamp, and frame from Ikea | frames from Homesense and Michaels

22 comments

  1. This space looks fabulous and you would never know you did it on such a tight budget! That painted bookcase is amazing! And those red scissors!! Love it!

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  2. Oh wow! I LOVE, LOVE that cabinet!! It's amazing painted black and so much storage! Well done! What a great room to be creative - make sure you share when you launch your shop!

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    1. I will share when I open up the shop! Thank you for following along Michelle!

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  3. holy cow! I know you said it was on a budget but it doesnt look like it. Looks amazing! Also whipping up roman shades, that's something I would mess up for sure and your shade looks so perfect and I love the relaxed look.

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  4. I love that black cabinet, it's perfect to display all your different fabrics. I also love all the simple and creative artwork! The picture of the scissors is perfect

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I love how it all came together.

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  5. I've been dying for your reveal Mrs. M! I love, love, LOVE what you did with the cabinet - to keep the natural wood interior is genius. The black exterior looks amazing...and how you managed the hardware makeover with Rub'n Buff is way beyond me - I have never been able to master that! You have done an incredible job. Congratulations on yet another awesome Markova makeover. It's fabulous!!

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  6. I think you've sold your self short, this room is amazing! And the photos are also amazing, lady this kind of reno is right up my alley!!!!! You did it all yourself with what you had and it's a stunner! This makes my contrast loving heart so so happy! Those flowers on the wall -eeeek! And that cabinet that almost didn't make it up the stairs, I'm so glad it did, it perfectly holds that drop dead gorgeous fabric!

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    1. Laurie, thank you. You are way too kind!

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  7. IMPRESSIVE! What a pretty space to create!

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  8. That cabinet, all the patterns and that valance! In love! Would love to see how you made the valance - everything looks so great together!

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    1. I followed a tutorial on Addicted 2 Decorating

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  9. That cabinet is gorgeous, amazing find.

    - Kim | www.design-confetti.com

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  10. Oh my gosh Barbara this is gorgeous! Ok you've inspired me to sew again :)

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    1. You are too kind! My room has inspired me to sew!

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  11. This room is so lovely Barbara. I love the black, white and ecru palette and that daybed is dreamy!

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    1. Thank you Jen! It's my favourite colour palette!

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