Friday, April 8, 2016

One Room Challenge: My Home Office: Week 1


Thank you Linda, for hosting the one room challenge ORC .  
I've never participated before, because I have had a hard time deciding what room I could re-do in 5 weeks.  I am ready and I am excited to participate as a guest. 

My house is pretty put together and I keep it neat and clean for the most part, however, my home office is an embarrassment!  I work from home and spend a lot of time in my office so you would think it would be nice, but it is a disaster!  At times is is organized and neat, but since our remodel/addition it is the space were junk is stored and it has become the catch-all room.  During our Re-model I had to clear my office out completely and change it into our bedroom and after we moved back into our new bedroom, my office just became a a junk/storage place where I happen to work from. I hate it and it drives me batty with all the mess.  
Here are the before Pictures--(you might want to cover your eyes!)

A chair I want to reupholster  
My Desk



View from the door
My fabric cabinet
Boxes of craft and office supplies that were never unpacked! 

Closet 


Since our house is over 100 years old all the rooms are small and there is not much storage space.  I have a lot of craft and sewing materials and I need a place to store them that is not only pretty but organized.  I also work from home for my job, so I need my office to be comfy and practical for work.  

The way my mind works is that I need to come up with a general feel/or look to my new space and then the details will just come naturally.  I am pretty good about picturing what the new space will look like in my head once I decide on a look.  



Inspiration Ideas: 


I love the vintage cottage feel to this office space! 

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I love the serenity and beauty of this office 

I love the simplicity 

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I love the shabby rustic feel to this space

I cute office chair

I love the vintage eclectic feel here 

I love the elegant calm to this space.  

Some things I plan on doing to complete the One Room Challenge:
1. Paint the walls  2. Paint my desk  3.  Get organization/storage solutions for office and craft supplies   4.  Bring in new furniture 5.  New curtains  6.  Rug  7. Comfy office chair and Desk chair  8.  New lighting   9.  Organize the closet 


So Many Ideas and I am excited to get going and have an organized calm space to work in! 

I will be posting weekly progress on my new home office, so wish me luck! 


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24 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what you do with your office. You are so creative, it is going to be awesome.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-the challenge should be a fun one!

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  2. No need to be embarrassed... it happens to most of us. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-I can't wait to see yours too!

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  3. This will be an fun and exciting process. I'm sure your new office space will be amazing!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I just can't wait for my office to be organized!

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  4. I can see you with any of these inspirational office spaces. It's so true to surround yourself in your business space with the comfort that creates an inspiring place to be. Therefore work is so much more enjoyable. I am looking forward to your 100 year old space taking on a new old look in how your work within your space.
    That drop leaf table gets me with an awwww! And the last foto s an office foto I have always loved every time I spot it.
    I believe it's Brooke's old office before her Patina Farm home, and books. Her blog is Velvet and Linen.
    I may be mistaken due to the similar vibe style, but I can see why your office choices inspire you...

    See you soon with an update to your new office that I am sure will join all the photos out there of office spaces that inspire.

    Xx
    Thank you dear for your visit to my space and creative works of business art.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-I am so excited to have my office back and I so want it comfortable. I follow Velvet and Linen on IG so that is good to know about that one.

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  5. I have absolutely no doubt that you'll work out a space that will be beautiful and more functional. Can't wait to see. The One Room Challenge is so much fun!

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I am SO looking forward to a space to work that I am happy in!

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  6. It will be fun to watch your progress over the next 5 weeks. I also live in an old home and realize one honors and respects a homes legacy and inspiration comes from different styles and periods. I find great interest in your inspiration photos and will enjoy seeing your chosen thought out mix. Everything I've seen in photos of your home warms my heart and beckons relaxation. A home office - I get working from home, I too do. It will be an absolute delight to follow your makeover.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I want to keep my space cheerful and bright and very functional with a twist of vintage/cottage and farmhouse-I might be crazy to try all that, but oh well here goes!

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  7. I can't wait to see the progress. Each inspiration picture is so lovely.

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    1. Thank you Debra-I want to have all the inspiration rooms combined in one! ha ha

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  8. I love following these one room challenges. They always make me apprehensive though. LOL I would be so afraid that I couldn't get through in time. Your inspiration photos are delicious!
    :)
    http://gwingal.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Nikki-This will be a first for me and I am excited to get it done and comfy!

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  9. I took pictures of my office, but the ORC professional participants scared me off. Then I saw your post on my bloglist and read how simple your plan is compared to theirs and decided I didn't have to have a complete plan to start either. Thanks for the inspiration to just "do it".

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  10. Oh, I just know that you will work your wonderful magic and use that marvelous talent of yours to create the perfect space! Can't wait to see it all finished and the progress too:)
    Jemma

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  11. This is gorgeous eye candy to begin with. I look forward to seeing what you do with the room, I know it will be wonderful. And I already adore your fabric cabinet. Wow.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Oh, I'm so excited to see how it turns out! Your home is so beautifully decorated and I'm sure the office will be gorgeous. Looking forward to the outcome! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

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  13. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Fun to plan. Thanks for linking up to Talk of the Town!

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  14. Good luck with your makeover - I love your inspiration choices and can't wait to see how yours turns out. Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town!

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  15. Looking forward to seeing your new space! I am sure it will be lovely just as all your projects are...Have fun :)

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  16. What a fun challenge/project! The majority of your inspiration pieces had painted wood walls .. either horizontal or vertical. I've no doubt you'll create a beautiful and functional office space for yourself. It will be fun to see what you come up with! ps I hope you're keeping your fabric cabinet -- it's gorgeous!!

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