One Room Challenge Spring 2019: welcome to Week 1!

This is my 3rd time participating as a guest in the One Room Challenge! And each time, the rooms I've chosen to make over have gotten progressively smaller. I think that says something about how stressful the first room, last year's living/dining room, was for me. (You can see that here, BTW!)

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. 

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This year, it's time for the office to step up and get it's stuff together. Here's how she's looking now, after a long Saturday of purging and organizing and cleaning. Don’t worry, we still have plenty of junk. I just moved it all to the basement until the room is out of the painting/dusty/dirty phase. It's pretty much a blank slate right now. We painted the walls when we first moved in and the trim is mostly installed (these pictures are a few days old!) so now it's just adding some good organization, storage, and pretties.

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This is actually progress. Here's how the room looked when we first moved in:

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My biggest inspiration comes from these photos...

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From Domino

See a trend? I am SO into the look of furniture painted the same color as the wall. My hope is that it makes the room feel bigger (or at least as big as possible, it's a small room!). Brandon vetoed my built-in idea for this space, so this the next best thing. Maybe even better than built-ins, now that's I've had time to get excited about it! We’re almost finished with the trim now, so even if I don’t make any more progress until next week, at least I’ll have updated pictures. #EternalOptimist.