Today’s final reveal day for the One Room Challenge and I’m so excited to show off my new space!
But before I do, and for dramatic effect, let me remind you what the room looked like before:
This was Hubby’s
sty office and it was ALWAYS messy.
The office is right off of the front door, so it was a room you’d see as soon as you walked in – and it MADE ME CRAZY!
So, after 12 years of cleaning, organizing, begging, cajoling and nagging – I decided to take it over for myself.
I created a style board with some hopes and wishes for how I’d like my new space to look:
My goal was to make this room work triple-time as a home office, a craft room and as a little sanctuary where I could hide away. I even dabbled with the idea of making it look like a london office space, somewhere you can concentrate and relax.
Big asks for a little 10′ by 10′ room right?
I also needed to do it on a budget.
My biggest expenditure was for my chair from Pier 1 – but I purchased the floor model, so I did save a few bucks.
I’ve hidden away in here with my cozy throw, a cup of tea and my feet up on my desk chair while I stream Netflix on my computer.
It’s just heavenly!
Please pretend you don’t notice the blinds or the carpet – they were out-of-budget for now, but WILL be done in 2018.
Before this home office takeover/makeover, I had my mirrored desk (a $10 desk that I added mirrors to) in a corner of my bedroom, and all of my crafting supplies were housed in a studio in the basement.
Not conducive to efficiency. Having everything in one organized area has made working such a treat.
I share my desk chair between the two work surfaces and roll back and forth as needed.
I did a giant purge, and then purged once more after that, to filter my necessities down to only what I use regularly.
I built some drawer organizers out of scrap plywood to make better use of the drawer space in my desk:
and in my refinished cabinets:
My shelving was decorated with things I love, while still keeping supplies close-at-hand for easy access.
I didn’t purchase any decor items for my home office makeover (except a small bunch of flowers) and instead shopped my house for items that would coordinate.
I had no idea I had pretty things? lol