It’s that time again. The One Room Challenge is taking over the blogosphere. It started last week and runs until May 10. More than 200 bloggers, 200 rooms and 200 inspiring makeovers.
I’m looking forward to all of the beautiful content arriving in my feedly over the next four weeks.
Once again this year, I’m not participating in the One Room Challenge. I’ve loved participating in the past and especially loved the results of our laundry room and master bedroom. But this time around, I don’t have a room ready for the six week timeline.
However, I do have a room mid-makeover. My office.
I’m thinking I can use the One Room Challenge and all of the activity of my fellow bloggers to motivate me to Finally. Finish. This. Room.
So this is it. I’m setting a deadline, people. May 10. The office will be done.
Here’s my original to-do list, and where we’re at:
Scrape ceiling– Finished over the Christmas break–oh so long ago. Paint ceiling, trim and walls– Finished over the Christmas break. Add new shelf to closet– Finished and already filled. Redo china cabinet and desk– Finished and partially filled. Reupholster slipper chair– Finished and it’s oh so pretty. Reupholster ironing board– Finished thanks to a lucky thrifting score.
- Unpack all of my boxes and decorate – Started.
That last item is where I’ve been a bit stuck. I had so many boxes, which had been packed for at least five years–some of them longer. Also, decorating is kind of a big thing.
I know myself, and I know I’ll do better if I can break it down into smaller pieces.
So here’s the new to-do list of the remaining items:
- Buy and install light fixture – I somehow forgot that I need a new light for this room since I removed and trashed the boob light that was here originally.
- Unpack remaining boxes and organize china cabinet
- Style china cabinet shelves
- Sort and file paperwork
- Install gallery wall #1
- Install gallery wall #2
- Reupholster seat of wooden chair
Totally doable, right? It’s mini compared to the full room makeovers other people are tackling through the ORC.
As slow as work has been on the office, it has been ongoing, even though I haven’t shared many updates. This weekend I made some progress on a few little shelves that will be part of the gallery walls.
I’m going to start sharing regular updates here to help myself stay on track. I’m not going to be sharing my makeover through the official ORC linkups on Calling It Home, though, because mine is so mini. I do encourage you to visit Calling It Home and checking out all of the projects for yourself.
And stay tuned here. Soon enough–with a little motivation from the ORC–I’ll be able to reveal the finished office. Four weeks to go.
Are you following any ORC makeovers? Official ones? Are you doing any makeovers yourself? How do you find motivation to finish off a makeover?