Week One: The Mood Board
It’s that time of the year again! The One Room Challenge is here and I cannot wait to get started. I participated in the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge, but I didn’t post about it to my blog. If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know I did my bathroom and that was a big project.
We moved into our house smack dab in the middle of the pandemic in May of 2020. I have made over each rooms, but only in a phase one type capacity. The office only became half done, and I’m excited to finish it and make it my dream office space.
If you would like to see more projects I’ve done in my house, check out my faux brick wall here.
This go around, I wanted to share the process with my blog readers. This challenge is a great opportunity to see so much talent and inspiration.
Let’s get this party started!
The One Room Challenge: The Before and Concerns
First, let’s take a look at some before photos of what the room looks like currently, and then I’ll mention the problem areas I need to address.
- Make the room have more contrast against all the white
- Book shelves currently in the room aren’t super functional
- Mirror Wall isn’t as nicely arranged as it could be
- Desk needs to be finished, props organized
- The flooring (I hate the carpet)
The One Room Challenge: Solutions
First, as you can see, the office is very white. I did this faux wallpaper about a year ago, and I love it, but there is not enough contrast between the board and batten and the top part of the wall. I also want to add more character to this room, so I’m going to add bead board wallpaper in between the battens and paint it stone heart by Benjamin Moore.
Second, on either side of the window, I have these shelves I bought to go with a desk I no longer have. They don’t match anymore. There is carpet in the office and these shelves don’t sit on the carpet very well. I will be removing these and adding built ins along on each side of the window. The top will be shelves to house books and machines like my printer, laminator, and cricut. The bottom will be drawers for additional storage for all my craft supplies.
Third, The back wall is a bit of a drop zone for anything I have that needs a place to hide or doesn’t have a home yet. I am happy for this to remain a flexible space, I just need to keep it clear most of the time. The Mirror wall is one of my favorite parts of this room. I want to make it only contain vintage and antique mirrors in white, wood, or gold tones, so good start, just needs a bit of a rearrange.
Fourth, The desk and teaching area. I have used this space as is for quite a while now, and it suits me well. I need to finish building the desk, as well as organize my props for my online ESL teaching business.
Fifth, I hate these floors. This is the only room downstairs with carpet, and I would like to change that. However, not during this season of the one room challenge. My plan for now is to get a gorgeous rug to layer with the current rug to hide the majority of the floor showing.
Goals For This Week
My goals for this week are to install the wallpaper around the room as well as paint the board and batten and the doors. I am very undecided on whether to paint the crown moulding, so we will make that decision as well.
That’s all I have so far! What do you think? Let me know how you like the mood board and if you are participating as well!
Let’s cheer on the featured designers! Check out their mood boards and chosen rooms for the oneroomchallenge.