One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover – The Furniture Has Arrived!

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One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover: A DIY Countertop (and it feels like my birthday!)
One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover: A DIY Countertop (and it feels like my birthday!)

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge which means only one more week to go! And yes, I still have a ton of work to do on my home office makeover…seems like a recurring theme around here :)

In case you want a recap of where I started and how I got to this point, here are my updates for the previous weeks:  Week 1,  Week 2,  Week 3,  Week 4.

And now for this week’s update…

Building Progress

Home office countertop | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
Home office countertop

I did get the long countertop on the wall behind my desk built.

The countertop choices | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
The countertop choices

And after a bunch of time trying to decide between the leopard print and the Paris paper (and asking for input)…I decided to go with something totally different.

How to update a countertop without spending a lot of money | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
How to update a countertop without spending a lot of money

This off-white wavy stripe pattern is actually left-over wallpaper from my bedroom…and it just happens to go perfectly with the Ivory White paint color that I used on the cabinets and trim in my office.

DIY Decoupage Countertops | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
DIY Decoupage Countertops

So I Mod-Podged it (is that a word?) onto the tops of my countertops…and it is exactly what I was looking for. And I have to say the Mod Podge works very well at sealing…having already spilled something on the countertop, I put it to the test right away. The spill wiped right off without leaving any stains! Click here to see the whole step-by-step process for doing this…a very inexpensive way to update countertops.

The frame of the shelving | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
The frame of the shelving

Finally, I got the shelving frame built and I was able to re-use a lot of boards from another shelving unit that I took apart (hence the blue paint).  I’m glad I’m finished with cutting all those angled boards…now I just have to cut the shelves and paint…it’s getting there!

It Feels Like Christmas

I am breathing a sigh of relief…it looks like everything I ordered for the room will be here in time! Woo hoo!

All of the furniture arrived this week, and the cowhide rug is supposed to get here on Friday. So it definitely felt like Christmas this week with all the (very large) packages arriving…and now my living room is very crowded with furniture waiting to be moved up to the office.

My New Desk | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
My New Desk

My desk arrived (from wayfair.com).*

The antique chair | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
The antique chair

The antique chair (from OneKingsLane.com) was immediately claimed by one of my cats.

Large mirror | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
Large mirror

The huge mirror (also from wayfair.com)*…not quite sure where this is going to go…

Fuschia chair | One Room Challenge Week 5 Home Office Makeover - The Furniture Has Arrived!
Fuchsia chair

The two new fuchsia velvet chairs (from World Market)…no, these were not part of the original design plan, but I fell in love with them (also another cat favorite as you can tell from the white cat hair on the seat).

The cowhide rug (from amazon.com)* is scheduled to arrive on Friday…and that’s the last of the major pieces for the room…phew!!

So What’s Left?

I still have a pretty lengthy list of things to do…I won’t be getting much sleep this week :)

  • Finish building the shelves and paint them
  • Build the window seat
  • Install baseboards
  • Paint the ceiling design…this one may have to be put on the “to do later” list…
  • Install curtains
  • Move in the furniture
  • Put back all of the office “stuff”
  • Add accessories

Now I need to go back to working on this list! Wish me luck that I don’t run into any issues and it all gets done in time…

Don’t forget to go to Calling It Home to check out the makeovers of the featured design bloggers as well as all of the other guest participants.

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12 Responses

  1. Wow! This is going to be a glam room for real! So happy all your pieces arrived! Hope the last piece will get here. Wayfair and World Market are good places to shop! Changing the counter top for another decision is great, too. I am one who is known to change stuff until they feel just right to my liking.

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Zan! I am keeping my fingers crossed that the rug gets here when it is supposed to :) I am prone to changing my mind part way through the process :) If it doesn’t feel quite right, then I know I won’t be happy with it in the long run…

  2. Jody

    I cannot wait to see the spectacular room you created. I really like the shelf idea and am going to try it on an old white 2 door cabinet that came from my grandparents house.

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Jody! It’s going to be a busy week trying to get this room finished :) But I am really happy with the way the shelves are turning out…and starting with a base that’s already made definitely helps speed up the process…

  3. Wanda the built ins are fabulous and I adore both of the chairs! I love the direction the room is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at http://www.decortoadore.net

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Laura! I love the chairs, too…and apparently so do my cats…Heading over to your link party now.

  4. Congrats on your progress. They say the pets always find the most comfortable spot in a home so looks like the antique chair was a good purchase! One week left…down to the wire…but looks like you have this thing under control.

    • Wanda

      Thanks! It does seem like the cats end up with the best seats in the house :) Definitely down to the wire…but hopefully will get it all done in time!

  5. I have the same pink chair and LOVE it! I am loving all of your picks, I can’t wait to see it all together!

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Tilisa! I love these pink chairs, too…glad I found them! Now if I can just get the rest of the room done in time…

  6. Love, love the chairs! Your choice for covering the counter is fantastic too.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. We are so glad you joined us. :)

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Stacey! I saw lots of inspiring posts in your link party…thanks for hosting it!

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