One Room Challenge-Fall 2020 | Week 3 Foraged and Crowned

Thursday, October 22, 2020

My goodness this last week flew by!  We're already halfway thru the One Room Challenge.  It's a bi-annual event hosted by Linda where over the course of six weeks you makeover a room.  I've been hard at work continuing on the built-in bookcase hack, but I took a moment to enjoy the progress and the beauty of the simple, white bookcases over the last weekend by styling them with some foraged grasses and weeds.  

My second favorite thing that happened this week was installing the crown molding.  Originally I planned to just install it on the bookcase wall.  I had used this pin from Sawdust Girl to install the crown molding for my DIY vent hood.  But it would only work for a specific size trim.  So, I had planned to scour the internetz, but had recently come across info from Marquita over at Far From Cypress that showed me a way that would work for any size crown molding.  So I thought I would give it a try.  I still had a few hang ups since quite a few of my corners weren't perfect 90 degree angles.  But I was able to figure it out with some help from Insta-friends and we made it work!  And now the room has crown molding thruout!

The 'piece de resistance' in the office, to me, are the bookcases.  Today I was finishing the final trim on them, and I am literally getting the final coat of paint on them as I write this.  So bear with my pictures this from this evening.  I'll do a future post breaking down all the different trims I used.   Let me know if you have any questions in the interim.

Can you believe those built-ins started out as this?  I mean it's a pretty good looking bookcase, but adding paint and trim takes it up a notch!

A little refresher on the design plan:

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  1. Loving how this is coming together!

  2. You are amazing. I saved your hooded vent instructions years ago on Pintrest....I usually just click and save, but today, as I was reviewing some of my saves, saw your pic. I don't usually anything on social media, but just wanted to let u know from 1 DYIer to another....I am so proud of you.

    1. Well thank-you! That was very kind of you...I appreciate that!