Week 2 is here and I can’t wait to share with you more details about this home office makeover.
Hello friends and welcome to the ORC WEEK 2 home office makeover! The One Room Challenge is a community-driven event, 20 featured designers take on the challenge and post every Wednesday and participation guests post on Thursday. If you have an Instagram or a blog and a room that is in need of updating – you are welcome to join in on Thursday. We cheer each other on with encouragement weekly because this challenge can get a little rough – life loves curveballs.
Catch up here:
This week has been all about hashing out the details and watching my budget shrink a little more, ha! I know I am in good company, we have all had to tighten our belts a little more during this time and due to some extra expenses, some things had to change with my plan.
The overall inspiration will definitely be there! Let me explain but, before I do, let’s look at the lovely inspiration board.
I am so in love with this room already. It’s so easy to imagine it in real life!
So what’s changing?
Let me start off with the biggest hurt- the light fixture. It had to be put in the “later pile”. I found a great light fixture to put up for now and with a little ingenuity – it will give off the same feeling as the current beauty.
It isn’t an exact swap but once you see it on reveal day… I think it’s going to work!
The next switch is the chairs for two reasons. #1 – they are out of stock. #2 to reuse what we have, I am bringing back the black chairs I upholstered a few years ago BUT I am going to reupholster them in this!
The print is for the back and the solid is for the front. I kinda looking forward to seeing the update!
Alright, that it for the changes! Not too bad. Of course, we have 5 more weeks to go. 😉
This week also brought decisions on the drapery. In order to save money, I am going back with drop cloth curtains with euro pleats.
To upgrade the drop cloth I ordered a beautiful trim tape that I found at a fantastic price! I have been wanting to use acrylic curtain rods for a long time and thanks to a gift card and a coupon- I was able to swing it!
I pulled a simple floor plan together to show the furniture in the room. I like this layout, it allows one of the accent chairs to be turned and used at the large computer which will be housed in the library wall.
In other news-
The gorgeous green desk chair arrives this Saturday!
Y’all I am so excited to be partnering with Rockler for this One Room Challenge! Their products are top-notch and I am counting down the days until the vintage-inspired library ladder kit arrives.
While you are surfing the internet, go to the official One Room Challenge website and soak in all the good, the tough and the triumphant this challenge is known for. I am heading over to encourage my fellow challengers – hope to see you there!