ORC Week 5! I’ve been BUSY! Office makeover almost done!

This is week five of the one room challenge! I got a late start which really put the pressure on, but I feel like it is all really coming together! 

I have worked hard at trying to accomplish an awesome look for nearly nothing. Below you will get a quick overview of multiple DIY projects I tackled to save money and make this a super unique space. 

First, I decided to paint our current black desk a brilliant green color which I picked out last week. I finally finished painting and It turned out perfect! 

 I decided to spray paint the original hardware to save money as well.Total desk makeover cost about $20.00 in paint.

Then I put a floral patterned fabric  on the back of our current bookcase. My husband was very clear that he didn’t want me to paint it. This is a removable, non permanent option! I LOVE how it turned out too!

I am a pattern and color mixing fanatic! Can you tell?!? Total bookshelf makeover cost about $17  in fabric thanks to coupons!

I covered our old Memo board with a plum, lace fabric I had stashed away. It goes along with the boho, jewel tones vibe perfectly now, and it is still functional as a memo board.Total cost for memo board makeover: FREE

I worked on accessorizing the book shelf with some old and new pieces.

The green glass bottle was an antique hand blown find at a vintage market in Nashville. My husband splurged for $28. He’s a green glass fanatic! The antique lime green biscuit jar was an estate sale find from a few weeks ago for $18 and the purple was a new piece I picked up this week for a whopping $5.

This brass bell was an antique find at a local estate sale for $6. There was just something about her I couldn’t resist 😊 The mirrored glass planter and greenery was a sweet $8 combined.

I found this blue beauty while out shopping my local stores this week. This piece ties in with some of my accent pillows and helps bring the room all together. A splurge of $30! That’s big money when on a shoe string budget!

This ornate candle stick holder came from a local estate sale for $10. 

Total for these new accessories: $105

Along with everything else I was able to accomplish this week, I also put together this wood and metal post to hang my wall hanging for behind the sofa.

I used our power stapler to attach the decorative metal trim to the wood.

Then I stapled the fabric to the back of the post before hanging it.

Here it is! Just wait though, this isn’t the finished product! I’m saving that for reveal day!!Wall hanging total cost: $15 (Thanks to coupons)
Next, I found these fab, brass lanterns at a yard sale for $7.50 each.And this necklace at a different yard sale for $1! 

Then with a little work they became this for a total of $8 each.

It’s been a crazy busy week and there is still more to do before the great reveal next week!

Here’s my to do list this week:

*More accessorizing

*Finish making pillows 

*Decide what to do with desk chair I found for $10 at a yard sale.

*Rug or no rug

*Tackle problem corner

I think that covers it!!! Thanks for following along on my office makeover! Can’t wait for next week!

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See ya next week and dreamers keep on dreaming…

Joining the One Room Challenge week 4….Lets play catch up!

For those of you who know me I am not a very patient person. When I found out the one room challenge was already underway I had to get involved immediately! The next ORC isn’t for another six months and I just couldn’t wait that long! Not only is this my first time participating, but I’m at a 4 week disadvantage! I live for a challenge 😝😃😉

My house has been undergoing lots of changes in recent months due to me leaving the business world/fashion industry and returning home full-time. Needless to say my house was ridiculously neglected for far too long. Even though I have simultaneously been redecorating every room of my house I decided to focus my attention over the next few weeks on our home office area.

This is the one room I had not put any attention towards. I just haven’t had the inspiration UNTIL I reupholstered my grandmothers antique sofa she gave me.

This sofa has been sitting in our basement for over a year. I was excited about the idea of refinishing it but, seeing that I had never reupholstered anything before I was super intimidated!

I had watched a couple of videos a year ago but really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Tearing off the old upholstery and padding was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time! What if I could never get this beautiful piece of furniture back to looking like its glory days?

After several hours of work it was finally complete!

Taaaadaaaa!! A luscious, creamy white, furry, antique sofa complete and ready to welcome on some bold and beautiful pillows!

*Now I must say this! For anyone out there who wants to try to reupholster for the first time, I would highly recommend using fur! All the fuzziness hides the imperfections so beautifully you wouldn’t know there were any!

I’m not sure yet how well it will hold up, but I’m hoping for a long term furry masterpiece and not a scary matted mess. Maybe I should brush it periodically. 😜 Does anyone have experience with fur covered seating?

Sooooo anyways, now that I have this gorgeous sofa it was time to start clearing out the room and build my story board.

We have A LOT of books!! It took an entire evening just sorting through these babies and deciding what to keep and what to give away.

Now here is a snapshot of some of the gooey goodness that will be part of this remodel! Ok maybe not literally gooey, but good nonetheless.

I love bohemian eclectic design because it allows for so much creativity. This office space will be a mixture of bold color, overload of texture, old traditional pieces mingled with new, sequins, fur, and natural elements. So just about anything and everything!

There are definitely some challenges with designing this space. As you could see in the before image it is actually an open area upstairs that overlooks our living room. It is rather skinny and long so my sofa barely squeezed in right where I wanted it.

I would love to spruce the space up with a fresh coat of paint, but because it is not a separate room from the rest of our open floor plan that was not an option. As much as I would love to repaint our entire house we cannot afford to do that right now. I racked my brain with all the ways I could still make a big statement and decided to create an accent wall with a gorgeous yet removable wallpaper. I’ve been swooning over this print for months!

This was my first time trying out this new phenomenon of removable wallpaper and it was incredibly easy to install! I bought all that was in stock at my local store, but it was still not enough so I had to order more online. I am waiting for the rest of it to show up. Hoping and praying it shows up before the great 6 week ORC reveal!

Another challenge was that my husband did have some stipulations on the design. I don’t blame him and am happy for his input seeing that this is his home too. He didn’t want me painting the bookcase…

Aaaaaand, I had to keep the large work of art that he had custom framed a few years ago. This  art piece will actually turned out to be a major focal point on one wall. Just expect the unexpected though…. You will be surprised how I use it!

I am taking the liberty of painting this desk and boy I can’t wait to see it finished!!What do you think about this color?!?! I’m gitty!!!

There are so many more things I want to share but I’m going to restrain myself for now! The best part about this challenge is not only do I get to share it with you, but I’m doing it on a shoestring budget. It is so rewarding to design a space by repurposing, remaking and recycling items I already own or have found at yard sales/fleamarket’s. At the end of all of this I will add up what I’ve spent on this project and let you know how I came out. I think you will be surprised at how beautiful a space can turn out even when designing on a dime!

To see all the inspiring guest participants click on the link below….starting Thursday morning when everyone gives updates to their week 4 of the One Room Challenge!!

Until next time…Dreamers keep on dreaming!