HERE WE GO AGAIN! I have spent the past few years working on my renovation and DIY skills in the basement and I’m more than ready to move upstairs!! Wait until you see the room, it’s got big windows and a gorgeous view! FYI, ORC = One Room Challenge, you’ll see this acronym a lot over the next 8 weeks!

Click HERE for a recap of the Spring 2022 ORC Workshop Renovation and HERE for a recap of the Fall 2022 ORC Basement Living Room Renovation. 

First, let’s talk about what the One Room Challenge is. Have you heard of it? It’s a biannual event that is held every spring and fall. Anyone with a blog, Instagram or TikTok account is welcome to join the fun. It goes over 8 weeks and each week you share an update on on our room. It’s a fun way to connect with other like minded people and be able to encourage each other through all the ups and downs of renovating! I highly encourage you to check out all the other participants HERE.

Before Photos of our office 

PROJECT GOAL: Make this space bright, neutral and functional so I actually want to do my office work … do you think that’s possible? lol

One Room Challenge Office Renovation
One Room Challenge Office Renovation
Sew Bright Office Renovation Arch Built in Shelf

This build in shelf was from the house’s original dining room. I’m thinking it was some sort of build in china cabinet, but I don’t know for sure. My vision is to turn it into an arch shaped shelf. I have some ideas, but not 100% sure on the plan… sometimes you just need to start to see what is going to work!

Here’s the plan for our Office One Room Challenge

Planning isn’t my strong suit, but I’m working on it!

  • Week 1: Plan 
  • Week 2: Paint prep, there’s a lot. Fill holes and there’s a lot of work to do around the window sills.
  • Week 3: Prime and paint walls.
  • Week 4: Window casings & blinds
  • Week 5: Work on arch
  • Week 6: Work on arch some more
  • Week 7: Set up desk and add shelving
  • Week 8: Touch ups, decor and reveal!!

Whatcha think? Seems pretty simple, right? Yeah… no renovation ever is, especially with an older home, but whatever I get into, I’ll share it here in a weekly recap and over on Instagram

Here’s my inspiration! Still sourcing blinds, rug and deciding on shelving. Soooo not sure how much is really planened!

Week one of the one room challenge, sew bright creations office renovation

So far the only thing I’ve purchased is the desk and some decor for the shelf, click HERE.

Week 1 One Room Challenge Progress

Click HERE for Instagram post.

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