My One Room Challenge office makeover is nearing the final week and there’s still so much to do! However, I know if I hadn’t committed to this series, the projects I’ve been wanting to do for over a year would still be on my to-list. Instead, I’ve been able to cross a few off, and that’s progress. Accountability really is the best motivation, isn’t it?!
If you’ve been following along since the beginning of this challenge, then you know that so far I’ve organized my desk drawers, selected new light fixtures, and created a fabric pinboard. This past week I focused on organizing the bottom portion of my office closet and started an art project.
I hoped to find some decorative file boxes to replace the blue plastic ones, but it looks like my search will have to continue. In the meantime, I decided to swap out one of the blue containers for a clear plastic one I was using to store craft supplies in my basement storage room. For the label, I used a ready-made peel and stick chalkboard.
To freshen up the file cabinet, I cleaned it really well, spray primed it, and gave it a couple coats (lightly sanding in between) of Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White (CC-20), which is the same paint colour I used for the closet last year. Originally my plan was to add a decorative detail, but I like how it simply blends into the closet.
Just in case you can’t remember what it once looked like (scary!)…
And after some purging, reorganizing and freshening up (sorry, had to snap the photos early this morning so they’re not the best), here it is now…
While I was digging around in the basement for my painting supplies, I found this old art canvas that was hung in our kitchen years ago. The scale is perfect for the wall beside my desk (opposite the pinboard), but the style is dated and the colours are all wrong.
So far I only have a coat of primer on it, but I plan on using leftover paint in soft blues, greens, greys and whites to create an abstract piece. Wish me luck!
That’s it for now. I’m crossing my fingers my chandelier shows up very soon. Be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge project updates for this week!