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.
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. Like 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!
My next task is painting and/or wallpapering the bland and boring file cabinet to look much prettier like Chelsea’s.
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- gheesh!
One thing I was successful with this week was nailing down the lighting for the ceiling and desk. I ordered a crystal chandelier to add a little sparkle and 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!)
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.
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!
Have a fantastic weekend,