Spring ORC: Week 2 Update

Here we are at week two of the One Room Challenge, and I have exactly one update photo to share. But I have a general plan for this room, so let’s not start nervous sweating just yet!

If you don't already know, the One Room Challenge is a event hosted twice a year in which anyone from anywhere across the interwebs can join in on the fun of making over one room, from start to finish, in 6 weeks. The 20 featured designers post updates every Wednesday and all the guest participants update each Thursday.


This past weekend was really full so I didn’t devote a lot of time to working on the office. Brandon, God bless that guy, is finishing up the trim (filling in nail holes and painting!) as I type this. What a husband. After tonight, I think we’ll be able to stick a fork in it and call the trim all done! Next on the list is finishing the closet doors and the main door to the room. I’m sure I started sanding that door down in order to paint it…oh, say a year ago. Better late than never, I always say.


After the actual “work” is done, I’m so excited to actually fill this space! Last week, I mentioned my idea of painting bookshelves the same color as the wall. And while I am still firmly a passenger on that train, I think I am into the low, long bookshelf look. Like this (especially the bear head, yest please).


I haven’t purchased the shelves yet, but I’m debating between the IKEA Billy or this shelf I found from Walmart. The room is so small, I’m afraid the Billy would be too tight of a squeeze, so I’m leaning toward getting three of the Walmart shelves.

Also, currently have my eye on a cutie little round rug on Facebook Marketplace! Pray it’s not sold yet! This room is maybe the most budget-y room we’ve done so far, and with the desk already purchased, everything else has to be cheap-cheap in order to fly-fly, ifyaknowwhatimean.

By next week, someone come yell at me if I haven’t yet purchased a single thing!