#InspireMeDIY Challenge REVEAL!

It’s amazing how we put off and put off and put off the smaller projects on our DIY to-do list.  I am SO thankful that this challenge kicked my booty into hyperdrive because I am beyond happy with how my project turned out!  It’s been on our list to get our guest room slash office ready before summer, but on a little smaller scale has been to spruce up the guest bathroom a bit as well. After the past week of putting time into getting her done, here’s what we ended up with!



#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

 I am so in love with how it turned out! The progress is lighting my fire to finish up the office/guest room that’s connected!

Just to clarify…..here’s what we were starting with.

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

Oh boy. Soooooo neglected. Yes those are weights and yes I use them! ;-)

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

Today I’m just sharing pictures, but here’s the basic run-down of what I did:

  • Paint focal wall with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.
  • Buy brackets and spray paint them gold.
  • Buy a 2″ x 12″ x 8′ board, measure and cut, then stain with Minwax Weathered Oak – such a great color! This was two coats.
  • Install shelving. This was done thanks to my husband. He’s the expert!
  • DIY Starfish Artwork.

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

To complete this small DIY project, I was pretty set on not spending a ton of money and using what we already had on hand.  The only things I bought were the brackets and wood board. Everything else was used by pulling items from around our house and restyling with what we already had.  I love that you could change the plant on the table with a variety of things such as a vase full of fresh flowers and foliage to a large lantern. Versatility is key!

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

What do you think? Success??? I’d say so! To remind you again, here’s the before and after.

#inspiremeDIY Challenge!

Again as a reminder, here are the other ladies participating. A special thanks to Bre {Rooms for Rent} and Kennesha {Restoration House} for putting this all together!  Find all the exclusive behind the scenes and other people participating under hashtag #inspiremeDIY to inspire you for your next project.

#inspiremeDIY Challenge Reveal!

So did you participate in this round? I want to know! I have a feeling it won’t be the last #inspiremeDIY Challenge! Who’s ready for more?!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Beautiful, stunning!!! I love this, pinned this & may have to do myself, genius!!! BTW, love your deck, incredible view, enjoy it!

    • Oh!!! Thank you SO much Jen!! It wasn’t difficult at all and pretty quick. I love how the wall color turned out and was so happy with the Annie Sloan paint. We are loving our decision to downsize for that view too!

  2. LOVE this, anneke! those shelves are perfection! as is your hair.

    • Haha! The hair……why thank you. That’s how it used to look before I chopped it off, but those my friend are my clip in extensions. ;-) And I am SO in love with these newer Minwax stain colors!

  3. hogan710 says:

    This is gorgeous Anneke! Some of my favorite colors and elements of course! Beautiful job!!!

    • Thank you so much Summer! All my favorite colors (except blue) too. I love it so much!!! Thanks again girl!

  4. Amazing – I love this! Our guest bath is in need of some major sprucing, too. Still on my to-do list though… :)

    • Man…..so many things on the to-do list. You’ll get to it. Maybe the next challenge??? Loved your rope mirror too —- like A LOT. ;-)

  5. claudinepender says:

    I loved it, Anneke!!! I did not participate this time but I think it is a great idea,!!! I have tons of little projects to do!!!! Xoxo

    • It’s amazing how motivating it was! Hopefully the full office reveal will be complete in the next couple of weeks!!! Even 15-30 minutes a day makes a dent over a week!

  6. Love it Anneke!

  7. That looks so great A! love the gold with the rustic! oh, I love it!

  8. I love it. It is so beautiful and I would love to do a challenge too!


    • Thank you Janeane! It was a super motivating challenge!!! We’d love to have you participate the next go-around. Stay tuned! :-D

  9. So pretty! love the colors and styling!

  10. Looks so good Anneke!!

  11. pinning… love it!

  12. Beautiful Anneke! Love this and we’re thinking of adding it to Emma’s bathroom. :)

  13. Love your blog!!

  14. This is beautiful. Popping on over from ‘i heart organizing’ but going to follow you now as well :)

  15. What a beautiful bathroom!
    I’ve been meaning to build floating shelves over the toilet in my boys’ bathroom for a year now. I might just go the bracket route. I used those same brackets outside for our window boxes and they are not only nice looking, but very sturdy! Excellent shelves!

  16. I love what you have done with this space! I have been trying to think of something to do with one of our bathroom’s that has a similar feel to it. I think this will work great. Thanks for sharing! ps. I found you through IHeart Organizing’s July link party.


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