It’s Week 2 of the One Room Challenge, and I have a new project completed which means I’m already doing better than last time! In case you missed my inspiration post, this year I’m focused on finishing and perfecting the nursery! Since baby just turned a year and all… it’s about time I finish it before it turns into a big boy room. Ha! Anyway, the room has a vintage fishing vibe, mixed with my love for white and neutrals. For my first project of the ORC, I decided to finish up this Vintage Fishing Vignette and storage space that I started 8 months ago (embarrassing).
I feel like this room is turning out to be a little more eclectic than other rooms of my house, but at the same time I love that it’s stretching me creatively and taking on an entirely new look of it’s own while still remaining my style.
So let’s take a look at how this space transformed in a week and then we can talk details. You may remember at the beginning of the year I showed you how I transformed this old basic cube organizer and turned it into a fun new industrial piece by adding sheet metal on the back and then adding reclaimed wood on top.
Well…. I had every intention of hanging something on the wall behind it and styling the shelves and everything else. But instead it has looked like this since January.
This week, I made it my mission to finish this display and make it beautiful and functional. For the past few months I have struggled with what I wanted to add above the organizer. Do I add a gallery wall? Do I add a big canvas baby picture? Or something else?
I really wanted to add some personal baby pictures to this space. When I add in family pictures to my designs, I like them to blend in with the look and feel of the room, rather than just throwing a picture frame on a shelf. So I came up with this idea of creating polaroid looking prints to match the vintage flare and then hanging them on a DIY Wood Sign.
I made a wood sign using the same process as my DIY American Flag Art. Then, I added hooks on the sides and tied jute to it. To hang the pictures, I found these really awesome metal clothes pins at Michaels and they were just what I was looking for.
I’m so excited with how my ‘faux polaroid’ pictures turned out. I will have a tutorial for you on these soon!
What I love most about this room is that many of the vintage pieces are actually passed down from the men in my family. The vintage fishing poles, reels, and many other things not pictured here. It makes everything so special. I can’t wait to show you everything!
Since the over all theme is fishing, I added a little fishing license stamp to the corner of the wood display!
I have collected so many fun pieces for this room over the last year. I love all these vintage toys and the camper piggy bank (see links below for sources).
And as many of you know and experience, this little space will probably change here and there as I put final touches on the room. Rearranging and reevaluating is a never ending process!
I mean, how cute are these vintage blocks?
I’m on a roll now, so excited to keep going on this space!
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Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks says
I love everything about your bookshelf! It looks awesome with the metal and the wood on it. It looks like a total custom piece of furniture. I love that you have pieces of your family tied into it as well, that so special!
Can’t wait to see what next week brings!
Turned out darling! Love the metal
I loveee the mix of the metal and the wood, T!! Looking forward to next week!
Um, think you snuck another baby in on me kiddo. Has it been so long since have received post from you? Must be as can remember when your first boy was born in July few years ago now isn’t it? Wow.
Love what you did on cube stand, gives me an idea, been wanting to do something different on ours in our bathroom. Since we don’t have linen closet had to figure out some decent means to put towels, toiletries, toilet paper in bathroom that would hopefully look good. Thought about curtain over front which is still idea hovering. Love how yours looks with metal on back and those wirebaskets. Love vintage blocks.
How old is baby now?
Think is time for me to wind it up for night. I tend to be night owl.
Have wonderful Fall weekend