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One Room Challenge Week 4–Office Makeover Progress!

ORC Header Desk Pic Marked 

We are in week FOUR already of the One Room Challenge, so there is just next week left, than the come all the final reveals! I have made quite a bit of progress this week in the space but don’t have much I can actually show off today.

My major accomplishment was in finally making it to IKEA –my husband agreed to make a part of “date night” last weekend– Yes, Saint that he is, he helped me load all the shelves and bookcases. It took him a few Mexican Beers at dinner afterward to help him recover from that outing, it’s not his favorite place. Suffice to say if you were at the DC area IKEA last Sunday night, I was with the bearded man speaking Swedish to you. He thinks he is funny. Bless him.

Anyway… again the weather made it difficult to get some of my “projects” done enough and up to the room so they could be photographed in the space. We’ve had pouring rain and now heavy wind, neither of which are good for spray painting. I have to get the IKEA Vittsjo shelves painted up, then they will go up into the space on either side of the windows. I did get the two wall shelves hung, and they came out great except I inadvertently {the whole my spouse speaking Swedish thing was a bit distracting apparently} bought the wrong size wall shelf.


shelf gold

I think a thicker one that completely filled the bracket would look better? I have to go back for some other materials for another project and can replace them, so for now this one will work out fine. Maybe they are supposed to be like this though?


files on shelf


I am finishing up these small chests I have had for quite awhile. They will be our new nightstands once I take on our bedroom makeover in a few months time {for the next ORC maybe!?!} but for now I am using one in the corner to hold my printer.

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