So I am just gonna start by saying I may be losing my mind! I just launched my blog 2 days ago and yet here I am jumping into the One Room Challenge…..tackling my home office makeover over the next 6 weeks.
If you aren’t familiar with the One Room Challenge, I will briefly break it down for you. Calling It Home hosts a One Room Challenge two times a year, one in April and the other in October. Each round she invites 20 design bloggers to take on the challenge of making over their space in six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers will post their updates and processes….but what is really cool is that she also invites guest bloggers to link up their own One Room Challenge Makeovers, which is what I will be doing! So not only do I get to share this challenge with you, I also get to share it with other readers from her site through the link up.
So I just read about this challenge yesterday, no joke (I know, crazy right?)! So after moving some things around on my editorial calendar I decided this would be a great opportunity to force myself to tackle a room makeover I have been putting off.
So I have chosen my home office. Right after I moved into the new house, I knew this would be one of the first major projects I would want to tackle. I am pretty sure I spend most of my time at home in my office. With the combination of my day-to-day job and getting this blog up and running I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent in my home office in the last month. My office was one of my favorite rooms at my old house. I had it set up just the way I liked it, it was bright and airy, organized, and just made me happy to work in it everyday.
Fast forward to the new house…..my office is in room upstairs in the back corner of the house, with the tiniest window, with 2-toned walls (and I’m not talking cool 2-toned walls, folks). I am pretty sure the previous owners NEVER used this room. They actually almost forgot to show it to me when I first toured the house!
So my choices were to take the other spare room upstairs, which I had a vision for an amazing guest room, or turn my dining room into my office. I know it’s not traditional, but I can count on 2 hands the number of times I have actually used a dining room in my 8 years of owning a home. It is usually where I hang up my laundry to dry if I’m being honest, and I have plenty of room in my kitchen area for a long farmhouse table in case I need space. I have seen a lot of people do this in the past year or so, and I honestly think it’s a great idea, because I am currently wasting the area right now because I never use it.
So after all that info, here is my home office inspiration board. I think reflects my style very well. Over the years I have defined my style as rustic modern with a little french country thrown in the mix, which is what I am hoping to accomplish here.
So get ready to follow along! Every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks I will post an update to my makeover status and hopefully some fun DIY projects!
Be sure to stop by the challenge here to check out some of the other makeovers in progress!
Here’s to jumping right in!
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