One Room Challenge

Bohemian Jungle Studio: One Room Challenge Week 5

Next week is the big reveal! There is no denying my office/studio has been transformed! My husband, Richard literally walked into the room last night and said, “Wow!”

If you’ve been following along, this is week 5 of the One Room Challenge. If you are just checking in, our host Linda from Calling it Home inspires hundreds of bloggers and designers to makeover a room in 6 weeks! Here are my previous posts about this makeover.

week 1-before ||  week 2-design plan  ||   week 3- plant shelf || week 4 – storage from tool chest

This week I can finally share a mini-reveal of the wallpaper side of the room styled for Target and Devine Color.  The modern global look featured in Target’s spring collection is a perfect fit for this room. Seriously, I have had to force myself to leave room in my basket for the groceries I actually went to Target for recently.  The struggle is real my friends.

I’m pretty certain just about everything in this look is staying, except sadly this amazing mid-century chair.

I mean, it’s gorgeous! And the price point for the chair is amazingly affordable too.

But I wanted to have the option to host one more overnight guest if necessary in my studio so a futon style sofa will take the place of the chair next week! Just wait until next week, y’all! It’s good, not at all like the futons of our college days.

I share more photos and the super easy tutorial I created for how to hang this removable wallpaper from Devine Color at Target. You’ll be amazed how doable this project is especially with my one unbelievably simple tip! click here

I also share how I transformed ordinary terracotta pots with the best gold spray paint I have ever used!  Like for real. The best gold spray paint.  Click here.

Here’s how to get this style!

Affiliate links for your convenience.

mid-century chair ||  fringe pillow  ||  pink throw blanket ||  marble table   ||  water hyacinth bowl  ||

 Ribbons Wallpaper  || Pendant Floor Lamp  ||  Rattan Tray  || Black Zuni Rug ||  Devine Paint-Pirouette

And now, for my most favorite furniture makeover! Well, maybe that’s a stretch because I often feel this way, but seriously I think it will be a favorite for a long time!

Do you remember last week I shared this photo of a bed I picked up over a year ago?

Well, I have long dreamed of a beautifully turned leg desk, but the prices! Gah! Everything I found was ridiculously expensive. But then I found this antique bed frame and figured there had to be a way to make the bed posts into legs!

I’ll be writing a full tutorial soon because it’s easy to find an old bed to transform or maybe you have one in your attic?

Happily, the desk turned out exactly as I had long envisioned. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way I was able to marry the different woods with a custom finish. More on that to come too!

Equally as exciting, I finally have a work surface to write while also having room for essentials like a day planner. The “temporary” desk I had been using was only 19 inches deep. Way too small!

I will be adding a desktop grommet for the cords to go through, but I wanted to work at the desk for a couple days to decide exactly where to place the hole in relation to the computer. Because once the hole is there, there’s no going back!

And did you catch a glimpse of the awesome rug provided by Rugs USA? That fringe is everything!

This week I have a few small projects to finish up and I’m waiting for a few more items to arrive.  Here’s the list from a few weeks ago.

  • Hang wallpaper
  • Paint attic door, can you guess what color?
  • Hang shelf over windows
  • Remove and replace shutters
  • Hang custom macrame plant hangers
  • Paint industrial tool chest
  • Build desk, you’ll never guess what I’m using to build it!
  • Embellish and hang new light fixture
  • Organize craft supplies and craft closet
  • Build frame for and hang commissioned art
  • Style bookshelves to be attractive and functional

I’ve done pretty well with the list.  Except for organizing the craft closet.  I did move a few things around so I could shove more stuff in, but I’m sure that doesn’t count.

For the full look at the room styled for Target and Devine Paint, and those tutorials click here. click here

A very special thanks to my sponsors and contributors to this One Room Challenge makeover!

Devine Color & Target || Rainbow Paint and Decorating for Hunter Douglas ||  Rugs USA



  • tim@designmaze
    May 3, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    that wallpaper is incredible!! didn’t know it was from Target! now i have to go check it out!

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:13 am

      Thank you. This particular pattern wasn’t available in my store so I ordered it online. Shipping was pretty quick though.

  • Lizzie | Emmerson & Fifteenth
    May 3, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I love the wallpaper and your little Target vignette SO much. I just used removable wallpaper in my ORC room too, and I’m totally with you on not using the squeegee. Can’t wait to see your space all styled out next week!

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:12 am

      Thanks! It was super easy to use, wasn’t it?! I hope you come back to see it all!

  • Cassandra Bustamante
    May 4, 2017 at 5:50 am

    such a great idea on the desk! and i am a daybed fan so i can’t wait to see it there!

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:11 am

      Cassandra, Thank you. I was quite pleased with the way the desk turned out and I am loving the way it functions too! I went back and edited the post. It’s actually not a daybed but a futon. But it doesn’t look like any futon you’ve likely seen before. I love it!

  • Dannyelle @ Life is a Party
    May 4, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Wow your desk turned out amazing, I’m so impressed that it used to be a bed! Love your boho style, so cute.

  • Emy
    May 4, 2017 at 7:12 am

    That desk turned out amazing! Great job!!

  • Bre
    May 4, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I LOVE that wallpaper! Can’t wait to see the full reveal next week!

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:09 am

      Thank you Bre! I am anxious to have the room done too!

  • Diana
    May 4, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I love the wallpaper! Your color pallet is amazing. Can’t wait to see the reveal next week 🙂

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:08 am

      Thank you! I haven’t worked with pink in ages but I sure am loving it!

  • lauren | love lola
    May 4, 2017 at 11:28 am

    You are speaking my language. I live for a modern bohemian space. Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  • Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    May 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I love everything about your room, but I’m really loving your desk! What a brilliant idea. I can’t wait to see the final reveal!

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:04 am

      Thanks! It’s remarkable how well this crazy idea came to life.

  • Ruthie
    May 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Again I am obsessed with that wallpaper! The room is really look wonderful! Can’t wait for the final reveal next week!

    • Leslie
      May 5, 2017 at 3:03 am

      Thanks! Honestly, I’m a little obsessed too. 🙂

  • ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus
    May 5, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Give me all that Target stuff! Love it all!

  • Casey
    May 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Amazing! I really wish Target was still in Canada so I could go buy everything in this post lol! I love your style – can’t wait for the final reveal

  • Jessica | Petal + Ply
    May 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I absolutely LOVE you’re space! Your table is amazing!!!

  • […] The wallpaper is from Devine Color at Target.  If you remember, I created a little mini reveal for Target Style last week. Click here for the sources. […]

  • julie spear
    May 30, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I really LOVE how this room came together! The plants add a wondefful feel to the gorgeous decor! And maybe its not a whole bath remodel, but u can tell plenty of love and effort went into making this a cozy, welcoming, and personal retreat! I love so many elements of how you designed this room and it looks like it will fi nctionbperfectly. Did u post a link to the walmart futon? I couldnt click it, but i can look around myself – i adore that green velvet and can NOT believe that is where u found it! Great job on this ORC space!

    • Leslie
      May 31, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Thank you so much, Julie! It’s really even better in person. It’s kind of a difficult room to photograph since it’s longer than it is wide. I did go back and update the post with the link.


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