One Room Challenge Week 2: Office Update

Last Thursday I started Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge. What this challenge entails is finishing a room/major house project within 6 weeks and sharing the process as you go! Since it’s not a competition, I decided to tackle my office that is already about a  1/4 done. But, like many homeowners, I lost the gusto to finish the entire room (as you can see here).

One Room Challenge

Today I’ll recap what I finished about a month ago now and then discuss the details of what has to happen to get the other 3/4 of the office all the way done!

Here’s where we’re at…

A richly glamorous black, white & gold office makeover on Petite Modern Life

After painting the walls white, I went back and forth over my accent wall style. First it was faux white bricks, then it was planks, next it was peg boards, until finally I settled on something a little more simple/a little more dramatic: Valspar Kettle Black paint.

I settled on something a little more simple/a little more dramatic..

The first paint roll across the wall made me look around like, “Am I allowed to do this?!” But by the time I finished the area, I didn’t hesitate to paint right up and over the ceiling too! It feels good to be a decorating daredevil sometimes…

Gold against the black was a must for me. I used Rub ‘n Buff Antique Gold and Design Master 24-Carat Pure Gold SprayPaint on the mirror and ceiling light fixture to add some richness to the space. The Oxnard Ceiling Lightwas only $46 at Home Depot (or Amazon) and came out looking like a fixture from a specialty store!

This simple light makeover only costs $59 and looks like it's right out of a Restoration Hardware Magazine!

See more detailed instructions here

This simple light makeover only costs $59 and looks like it's right out of a Restoration Hardware Magazine!

It’s not the brightest light, but it does the job I need it to and looks good while doing it..

After researching desks a while back (see the post here) I settled on a simple desk made from just TWO Ikea goods! These trestle legs and simple white table top! It cost me $26! #score

Now that that half of the office is accomplished, I’ve been sketching out my plans for the other side of the room. Remember what that lookS (currently!) like?

One Room Challenge: Industrial Modern Office Makeover

Yes…. There is some major work and organization planning to be done! My brains been going on all 4 cylinders of creativity, crazy, excited, and planning though, some I think we’ve got this!

Some awesome news?! I have a random 4 day weekend this coming week (my nanny family is out of town) AND I just won a $100 gift card to Home Depot and was gifted $50 to Anthropologie! Seriously the most perfect timing to help me finish this makeover in a budget minded way. Add a Friday date to Ikea with my sweetest crafting friend makes for a week to get things rolling!

Be sure to check back next Thursday for week 3 of the One Room Challenge (ORC) where I’ll be discussing the prompt, “have you encountered any setbacks? Any happy accidents?”

… And if you’ve learned anything about my DIY/decor ways, I’ll probably have a decent list to disclose!

Thanks for following along with my office makeover challenge!

See the other weeks here!

Thursdays, April 2nd (week 1) – Introduced the office makeover and plans! 

Thursday, April 9th (week 2) – Showed my black, white, and gold progress in the office!

Thursday, April 16th (week 3) – Talking about my setbacks and “happy accidents.”

Thursday, April 23rd (week 4) – Sharing how it’s going while feeling the time crunch!

Thursday, April 30th (week 5) – Did I revise my plan? We shall find out….

Thursday, May 7th (week 6) – The Finale – Photo-op time!

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I'm Karisa. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband Michael {Mr. G}, our two cats, Rue and Archimedes, and our new Australian Shepherd pup in crime, Moose. We are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. I'm the dreamer, he's the strategist, and teamed up we get it done. In January 2014 we purchased our first house! The many adventures of remodeling, decorating, and inevitable redecorating will be documented here. I was born and raised in the PNW & I love the PNW life. Mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, trees, rain, and sun: every sight & season has its own flavor & tune. It inspires in me activity, coziness, and sprees of creativity. I'm rather obsessed with white paint, natural light, homemade pizza, and a glass of red wine.

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