In the final week of the One Room Challenge, I’m giving a tour of our modern and feminine office reveal, including budget friendly items, DIY projects and minimal decor
Ummmm I can’t believe I’m saying this. WE FRIGGIN’ DID IT Y’ALL!!! We FINISHED the One Room Challenge. ON TIME! If you could only see my wicked dance moves that I’m doing as I type this you’d be laughing. And perhaps slightly frightened.
Before we go any further with any pictures or anything, please oh please check out previous week’s work:
- Week 1 – Design plans and mood board
- Week 2 – Wallpaper accent wall
- Week 3 – Organized desk drawers
- Week 4 – Super easy IKEA chair hack
- Week 5 – DIY marble floor mat
Just FYI, we started here:
Cleaned out, we then had a blank slate like this:
I’m hoping you already have seen our entire mood board, but the goal was to create a modern and feminine office that looked something a little like this:
Now, for the star of this horse and pony show!
Modern and Feminine Office Reveal
YOU GUYSSSSS!!! I still can’t believe we did it. Not only does it look like our mood board, but it is exactly what I had in my mind and it just makes me so giddy.
Let’s start with megadesk. AKA these gorgeous Ikea Alex drawers in navy and a piece of butcher block we got in the clearance room at Ikea. It’s all I could have ever dreams. I don’t know who Alex is, but I love his drawers! (That’s what she said)
Unfortunately by now, you guys probably know I’m not going to be giving you tips on styling shelves anytime soon. We have open shelves in our kitchen, shelves in our guest bathroom, and now we have these. And I still have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to styling shelves. I literally went to Hobby Lobby, forced/bribed my poor 4 year old to walk around Hobby Lobby and “help me” and then fed our 9 month old a pouch to eat cuz … well, he’s chubby and you can always distract chubby people with food (i.e. ME).
The books we had because MY GOSH WE HAVE A BILLION BOOKS. The clock is from Ikea, but leaf? Hobby Lobby. Flower pot thingie and flowers? Hobby Lobby. Thing that the flower pot thingie and flowers are sitting in? Hobby Lobby. Glass jar up top? Also Hobby Lobby.
Y’all know I’m a sucker for hilarious signs. In fact, I dedicated an entire post to hilarious bathroom signs and when I saw this, I knew it was coming home with me. If a piece of art makes me actually laugh out loud, there’s a pretty good chance it’s coming into our home.
Look guys! I did everything on my to do list! Stuff and things! DONEZO! But also, I actually did have business cards made up. I’m going to a conference soon and knew I needed to have them, but having them set up in this little marble holder (also from Hobby Lobby) just makes me feel like an official working adult. But also, I still wear 49 cent Walgreens leggings, so, there’s that.
(If you’re not sure about the leggings, that must mean that you don’t follow me on Instagram which is a crying shame. I’m hilarious and share my insane life with you that sometimes I don’t even feel is real but it is).
The sconces give me life. In our original design, we only planned for two of these on either side of the Ikea Alex drawer giant megadesk, but went for three and I don’t regret it. They’re GAWJUS.
I’d like to take a moment to thank my Lord and Savior for inventing the guy who invented Staples and then the guy who invented Staples engineering prints. $3, some scrap stained wood, and Dollar Tree twine makes for this incredible piece of art. AND I got to support a local friend who MADE THIS for me. I was so excited! I LOVE it.
So, there we have it folks. I tried to keep decor to a minimum because I can NOT be productive staring at a bunch of crap. I am so pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait to get started working AT an actual desk ….. but still in my jammies. Some things never change.
- Wall color: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
- Navy desk drawers
- White chairs – Ikea SNILLE but no longer sold (similar white chairs here)
- Rock Hill city print: made by friend
What do you all think??? Did we nail it or nah?