October 4, 2017

One Room Challenge: Week 1 | The Home Office Befores

Even though we just finished our carport reveal for the $100 Room Challenge, I couldn't pass up joining in on our second round of the One Room Challenge. Last May we participated for the first time as a Guest Participant where we completely transformed our laundry room from studs into a functioning space in just 6 weeks. They ask 20 bloggers to participate as the Featured Designers, who post on Wednesdays, and then open the challenge to other blogger to participate as a Guest Participant. You can see all the Guest Participants linked up on Calling It Home's website.

This go around we decided to tackle our "home office" which is just our 3rd bedroom which is functioning as our storage room right now. It houses all the things we don't know where to put. I honestly did not know how long it takes to get "unpacked" and settled in a house. We are going on one year here and we are still bringing stuff back from my parents house. We've already come along way in those 12 months, from painting the walls and tearing up the carpets to refinishing the hardwood floors and improving our hollow core doors.

Since the guest bedroom also functions as my closet/getting ready room, we'd like to make the 3rd bedroom into the home office mainly for Auston. That means a manly man room. So as much as I don't want to repaint this room again, I feel the deep blue calling me. This room won't be as exciting as the laundry room makeover where we had to build from studs, but it is really going to make a difference in our home function.

Here's how it looked when we bought the place, before any remodeling. Startling right? Taking up those green shag carpets really did wonders. This room has the exterior door that leads to the back porch and yard. Lots of possibilities!

Stay tuned for weekly Thursday updates!  Next week we'll be working on the Mood Board, prepping the room, and figuring out exactly what we're going to do. Search #oneroomchallenge on Instgram to see everyone's progress. Check out the 20 ORC bloggers below as they share their spaces on Wednesdays and the Guest Participants!
Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | IBB for DWD | The House That Lars Built | Little Green Notebook | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | Old Brand New | Old Home Love The Painted House | Megan Pflug Designs | Pink Pagoda | Erica Reitman | Sacramento Street | Simply Grove | Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha

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  1. OMG the cityscapes above the windows kills me! Hah!

  2. Good luck! I'm sure it will be great to be using the room to its full potential! Can't wait to see how it turns out!


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