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One Room Challenge | The Big Reveal

The final week of the One Room Challenge has come to an end and while I want to say we are absolutely finished, we are not quiet there yet.  I am going to call this part one of our multi-purpose room reveal because we did not have it in our budget to replace the columns, frame the walls, and put french doors in place.  I will keep you all updated when we decide to seal in the room, but let’s get this reveal party started!

Don’t miss the other weeks of the One Room Challenge
leading up to the big reveal!

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Weeks 4 & 5 | The Final Reveal (you are here!)

Links to all items used in this room will appear at the bottom of this post.


Looking back to when we purchased this home, here is the original view of the room.

A large empty room painted off-white with white crown molding trip and crown pillars with a wrought iron chandelier hanging in the center of the room.

This is the big after!!

After the one room challenge makeover - this room is now a multi-purpose room with a kids play area, toy storage, entertainment center, and comfortable sitting area.

The Final Review of the Multi-Purpose Room – Our One Room Challenge!

Entertainment Center / Storage Cabinet

This room started out as a playroom and quickly turned into a “multi-purpose” room.  We found ourselves gravitating to this room while the kids played.  Also, when we decided to postpone the doors, we needed to make the room organized and inviting.  This is the first room you see when you walk into our foyer, so I wanted a large piece of furniture to store our toys.  We also have a large closet down the hall for the rest of the toys.

This cabinet doubles as an entertainment center and storage shelf, with baskets to hold kids books and toys.

A mounted flat screen TV hangs over an 8-compartment storage center; the top row is filled with kids books and toys, and the bottom row is filled with woven storage baskets.

Our multi-purpose room entertainment center sits below the mounted flat screen TV. The console stores kids toys and books. It's flaked by plants and a roll away gold cart stocked with kids art supplies.

I also had to get creative to stay within our budget.  I propagated the philodendron on the left and took clippings from our live oaks for greenery in the vases.

Live oak clippings sit on a jute carpet, waiting to be added to vases on our multi-purpose room entertainment center.

A potted philodendron sits next to the entertainment center, planted in a dark brown pot that sits on a wooden plant stand.

The Kid’s Play Area in the Multi-Purpose Room

I used the Ikea Duktig kitchen and gave it a makeover.  Using peel and stick subway tile, I created a backsplash.  I updated the countertops using contact paper.  I painted the rest of the kitchen white.  Finally, I spray painted the hardware with a brass finish.

Check out the IKEA Play Kitchen Makeover here!

The IKEA kitchen play set got a modern upgrade with new paint and fun decorations.

Our IKEA kitchen playset got a makeover - we painted the fixtures and sink with gold paint and added marble contact paper to the countertop

We added faux greenery to the IKEA play kitchen for a fun modern decoration.

I had hopes of creating a pretend restaurant complete with an awning.  We ran out of space for that, but I have ideas of completing the look with framing in a house or a small roof.  Stay tuned for that!  We are also waiting on our children’s aprons to arrive and hopefully complete the look!

Kid’s Craft + Seating Area

This cute kid's sitting area is decorated with kid sized table and chairs, a chalkboard, and succulent wall shelves.

The kids have a small crafting and play area in the multi-purpose room complete with table and chairs and a chalkboard.

Finally, I used the Bekvam spice racks to creating a small garden section.  I used “Early American” by Miniwax to stain them to match our chalkboard.  We are currently making a Thanksgiving list this month, but I plan on making this a cute little menu for the kids.

I used spice racks to create a hanging faux succulent garden on the wall of our multi-purpose room.

A closer look at the faux succulents hanging in wall mounted spice racks on the wall in our multi-purpose room - a great way to add some color to the room!

Multi-Purpose Family Room Sitting Area

Working with a tight budget, I gravitated towards Ikea for a lot of this project.  I used the Ektorp sofa in Lofallet beige and it does not disappoint.  It has a linen appearance and I love that the slipcovers can easily be removed and washed.  This was key for a high traffic playroom area.  It is also quiet comfy and we have received several compliments.

This comfortable Ikea sofa is perfect for the multi-purpose room - low cost, but stands up to kids and movie nights

I pulled the pillows from our bedroom because I honestly have no idea what pillows I would like to put in this room. It takes me a long time to settle on pillows!  I do love the leather pillows that I purchased from Amazon!

One corner of our multi-purpose room, including the kids play area, succulent shelves, and couch.

Make sure you look back through the weeks leading up to this room reveal for all of the details that went into planning our One Room Challenge.  I honestly believe this reveal is just a starting point and I will make changes along the way.  Keep up to date by following my Instagram!

A complete look at our multi-purpose room makeover from the One Room Challenge! Complete with a kids crafting area, entertainment center, and comfortable couch for family movie nights.

I’m going to sit here and enjoy a nice cup of tea while watching Hallmark movies and gear up for the change in seasons soon.  Thanks for following along!


Shopping links to items used in this room:

Storage Cabinet

Storage Baskets

Wooden Toys

Black Planter

Vases (Hearth and Hand Jug Vase, Wood Vase, Threshold Vase)

Marquee Letters


Ikea Cart

Ikea Kitchen

Hearth and Hand Toy Tea Set

Hearth and Hand Kitchen Kit

Oysters Sign

Wood Bowl

Striped Basket

Flower Bell

Watering Can

Table and Chairs


Braided Jute Rug

Loloi Slate Rug

Ikea Ektorp Sofa

Ikea Spice Racks

Artificial Succulents

Leather Throw Pillow

Blue Throw Pillows

Brass Lamps


Art Print

Paint Colors

Stain for shelves – Miniwax Early American

Play Kitchen DIY Items

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    1. Thank you so much! I love plants so I was excited incorporate them into the room. Thanks for stopping by!

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