One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Three}

For my office makeover, I worked on organizing my closet, selected lighting, and picked up supplies for a DIY pinboard. It’s week 3 of the ORC!

I’m a bit late getting my office makeover post up this week for the One Room Challenge, but preparing to host Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend seemed to take precedence. As mentioned on week one, my goal wasn’t to totally transform my office, but to tackle those smaller projects that seemed to be taunting me on a daily basis. With that being said, I think I’m still on track.

One Room Challenge Hosted by Calling it Home

After tackling my desk drawers last week, I decided to carry on with the organizing component of this makeover, and began tearing apart the lower section of the closet.

Similar to the drawers, I realized a good portion of the stuff could go. I ended up shredding a whole garbage bag of papers and returned a box of tile samples from past client projects. Now there’s some breathing space!

Office File Cabinet

My next task is painting and/or wallpapering the bland and boring file cabinet to look much prettier like Chelsea’s stencilled file cabinet.

Stenciled File Cabinet

As I was out sourcing this week, I tried to find some pretty file boxes to replace our blue plastic ones. Who knew this would be so difficult? Apparently our office supply stores in Canada don’t want us to be stylish! This may be another DIY added to the list!

Office Lighting

One thing I was successful with this week was nailing down the lighting for the ceiling and desk. I ordered a crystal chandelier (from RH Baby & Child) to add a little sparkle.

Manor Court Crystal 4-arm Chandelier From RH Baby and Child

I also picked up a nickel task lamp that’s part of IKEA’s new line. (Don’t worry, I’m not ditching the gourd lamp I picked up at the salvage shop. I’m just moving it!)

RANARP Nickel Work Lamp From IKEA

Office Pin Board

After visiting a few local thrift shops, I also found a large wooden frame that I plan on turning into an inspiration board. To back it, I found natural canvas fabric at Michaels. Did you know they now carry fabric? The collection is small, but it’s great for those basic projects.

Crafty Cuts Canvas

Hopefully I will have something like this beautiful pinboard hanging in my office very soon!

As you can see I still have major work ahead of me to complete this office makeover! Be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge project updates for this week!

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Have a fantastic weekend, 

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. I love your plans! The chandelier is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see how you make over the file cabinet!

  2. Yes, I so totally agree on our office supply options – what’s up with that? Geesh, is right!! Looking forward to seeing your inspiration come to life! :-)

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