Thursday, October 22, 2015

ONE WEEK CHALLENGE // WEEK 3


I've been parlaying all of my learnings from previous One Room Challenge projects (Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Masculine Study) and as of Week 3, find myself still fairly organized and on track to deliver this room on schedule. I'm transforming essentially a blank slate into a very personal space for myself, so I think that alone has helped ideas form and decisions get made pretty expeditiously. 

If you are new to my little corner of the blogosphere by way of the One Room Challenge, thanks for stopping by! My name is Erin and I'm transforming our former guest suite into my very own home office work studio. I work my day job from my home desk so the final space will need to be very tidy and bright and filled with things sure to inspire me through long workdays. I am also a creative and am looking for a way to integrate my overflowing project space into my home office a little more efficiently, so I am less likely to leave my project materials all over the house. 

I shared the room I'm focusing on in Week 1 and the inspiration for my design in Week 2.

 As I close out Week 3, I already have a good base going of paint in two of my favorite colors, long loved fabrics and new shelving. You guys, I scored the deal of the century on 7 meters of Schumacher 'Hollyhock Pyne' - a pattern I've always wanted to incorporate into my home. It's a funny little departure for someone like me who gravitates toward more minimal, modern designs. But if there was ever a floral for me, this is it.  This pretty design will become new draperies to soften up all of the edgy black and white elsewhere in the room. 



Perhaps the most thrilling part of the One Room Challenge for me is the way it pushes me to problem solve and take on physical challenges for myself. I dove right in on that closet just a day after emptying it and demo'd all of the typical closet structures myself. I repaired the drywall and then set to painting out a charcoal accent feature in the otherwise white closet.  I had purchased a bunch of these brackets from IKEA, convinced at some point they would become shelves in this space. Dad came by and blew through the list of stuff I asked for his help with and suddenly we found ourselves back at Home Depot for wood so that he could build out the shelves. I was so happy he convinced me to knock these off my own punch list and even happier with the way they came out. These will eventually become part of the command center for all of my project materials. 


We also got the picture ledges put up on the opposite wall. This is the foundation for the framed gallery wall I am composing (I'll share art selections in a future post!). I've been playing with frames and matting and new artwork has been arriving over the last couple of weeks that I can't wait to share.


That very same day, we pulled the old shandy down for a little rehab. I pulled off all the old accessories, gave it a new coat of 'brass' and reworked the tentacles a bit. Next week, I'll go into what I did here in further detail. 

So that will take us into Week 4 of the One Room Challenge. Have you seen all of the spectacular work my blogmates have been putting into their spaces? Be sure to hop on over and take a look at Calling it Home


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3 comments

Erin Burke said...

Wow, gorgeous. I love what you're doing here! Can't wait to see it come together!

Christine Dovey said...

I love the half black wall and can't wait to see your art ledge...I know it's going to be amazing. And I so agree on the Hollyhock- so my all time favourite floral.

Oh and the light- so so good!

Domicile 37 said...

This is one reveal I cannot wait for. I love the fabric and the half wall...GORGEOUS!

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