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 🙂
And now for this week’s update…
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I did get the long countertop on the wall behind my desk built.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The antique chair (from OneKingsLane.com) was immediately claimed by one of my cats.
The huge mirror (also from wayfair.com)…not quite sure where this is going to go… (This exact mirror isn’t available anymore but this one* is similar)
The two new fuchsia velvet chairs (no longer available)…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…
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This post was originally published on May 4, 2016 but was updated with new content on January 11, 2022.