One Room Challenge, Week 6: The Den Reveal

One Room Challenge | Den Reveal | Living Room Inspiration

Here we are at the final week of the One Room Challenge and I’m sad to say that I can’t share the full reveal of our den quite yet. Due to delays with the contractor, our fireplace redesign isn’t done, and I’m so bummed. BUT… I’m still showing the part of the den that is finished, and as an added bonus I’m sharing another part of the room that I didn’t include in my original plans for the ORC!

When we bought our house, the den included a bar area. Though my husband lobbied hard to keep it, the bar was very outdated and really not a space that we need at this phase of life, especially since the kitchen is a whopping ten steps away. I promised him that once our kids are off to college, we can revisit the idea of using this corner as a bar, but for now it’s much more useful as a family command center and work station for the kids.

I didn’t show this area in my plans for the ORC because the construction was already finished and the decor and organization really just needed some fine tuning. But since I’m left without my big exciting fireplace to reveal, I’ll give you the finished work station as a consolation prize.

First let’s see the other side of the den first. You can check back to week one where I showed the before pix of this room (and the way befores from our initial walkthrough). Week two I shared a basic layout of the room and my plans to update the room. Week three and four were very slow in the progress department but I did share the cute Craftberry Bush throw pillow I ordered from Society6. In week five, I gave a sneak peek of our new drapes and talked a little about how I saved both money and natural light by making some adjustments.

Now to the fun part! Time for some before and after photos!

Here’s the den way before during our initial walkthrough of the house…

den before pic

And after we replaced the floors, repainted, and took out the old fan and light fixtures…

den before pic

And here it is now (at least part of it)

One Room Challenge | Den Reveal

den reveal B

That feels a little anticlimactic so here’s the lovely bar during our first tour of the house…

bar area before

The door leads to the garage and just to its right is the powder room. You can see the first phase of that transformation here. The bar was so outdated and I knew that my kids would constantly want to play in there so it would have to be completely childproof. As part of the area where we spend the most time as a family, it made sense to turn this nook into a more child-friendly functional space.

And here it is now…

One Room Challenge | How we turned an outdated bar area into a functional work station.

work station reveal 1

I can’t wait to have the fireplace finished so I can share a full reveal. Until then thanks for stopping by to check it out! Be sure to stop by Calling It Home to see all the other fantastic rooms that were part of the challenge.

{Linking to Calling It Home, Just a Girl & Her Blog}

12 thoughts on “One Room Challenge, Week 6: The Den Reveal

    • sweeterstill says:

      Thank you! I’m excited to see it all come together when everything is done, but it’s amazing what some curtains and a few picture frames can do to make a space feel more finished!

    • sweeterstill says:

      Thanks, Corinna! The contractor is coming to finish the fireplace this week so it will be ready in time for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait! Glad you liked the command center 🙂

  1. Erin says:

    I know you weren’t able to finish everything (so hard with such a short time), but that command center is awesome! I just love it! Hopefully your fireplace comes along, and you’ll have everything you hoped for soon.

    • sweeterstill says:

      Thanks, Erin! I appreciate the encouragement. The hardest thing about the command center is keeping it neat. It’s like a magnet for clutter! Thanks for visiting.

  2. Danielle says:

    That is hard that the fireplace didn’t get finished, but think about how much you will enjoy it when it is done! And y’all’s floor are awesomely beautiful! And like everyone else I love your command center! That will probably be much more useful with a young family.

    • sweeterstill says:

      The fireplace is under construction this very minute! I’m working on a more detailed post on the command center, but everyone has been sick so it’s slow going. Thanks for popping in to check it out 🙂

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