Did you catch last week’s update? I’ve started renovating my office (UPSTAIRS)! I’m doing this renovation as part of the ORC because I hate to miss a deadline so it 100% holds me accountable!

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.

Week 2 One Room Challenge Progress 

The goal for this week was to complete all the paint prep. I filled A LOT of holes and had people questioning why so many holes and commenting on my drywall capabilities. It was a good reminder for myself that 1. not everyone does things the same and 2. that’s okay.

There were a ton of holes in the walls from past picture frames, pin holes, there were also LOTS of dents and scratches in the drywall that needed repair AND the past people who painted did a really crappy job! There were blobs of paint, which when scraped off, left holes. I filled all those too. These little things may not be important to you and thats okay! For me, I did try really hard to take my time and do the best job I could because that’s important to me. 

Did I finish all the painting prep work? No haha. I finished filling the holes, next up is sanding!

Sew Bright Office Renovation Spring 2023 One Room Challenge
Sew Bright Office Renovation Spring 2023 One Room Challenge

Keep following along to see where we get to next week! I’m really hoping to complete the painting, but it’s going to take several coats. How many coats do you think it will take to get from purple to white?

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

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 >> Click HERE for the first post. 
  • Week 2: Paint prep, there’s a lot. Fill holes and there’s a lot of work to do around the window sills >> MOSTLY DONE Click HERE for the video.
  • Week 3: Prime and paint walls >> UP NEXT
  • 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!!

For daily progress, follow along on Instagram

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

Any questions! Let me know in the comments!

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