We’re back for another update of my office renovation as part of the One Room Challenge! It’s week 4, which means we’re HALF WAY! Keep reading to see what I accomplished this week!

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 4 One Room Challenge Progress 

The original goal for my office renovation this week was to complete the window casings and blinds, but things aren’t quite happening that quickly/smoothly! Instead, I finished the second and final coat of paint and started on applying polyurethane to the wood above the staircase and wood door sill. I did 3 coats. I also painted the window sills and door jam. The windows got 2 coats and the door got one (still one more to do). 

I also started on the arch shelf. Mr. Sew Bright and I played around with it for a while, testing out different options, using cardboard as a template. We ended up with a bit of a plan, which means that we need to paint it first before being able to cut out the arch piece. And that’s as far as I got …

I’ve been super behind when it comes to paperwork, so we jumped the gun and I set up my desk! It’s really simple, but I love it! It’s a lot bigger than what I had before, it feels nice to have that space and I’ve actually enjoyed working in my office, it’s so bright and the view definitely doesn’t disappoint.

What is this office renovation costing?

I’m talking about the thing that everyone shys away from. WHY? Because its a HUGE part of renovating! I don’t want to paint an unrealistic picture for you so I’m sharing the cost breakdown as I work through this renovation. If you follow on Instagram, you’ll find the cost breakdown in the caption of my reels and posts. If I’m missing something, just ask!

Here’s what I bought last week:
$17.87 painters tape & foam sealant
$9.78 outlets.
$93.79 paint
Last week I made $80 from selling the desk & shelf

There is no new spending to track this week. I did buy some supplies in Prince George, but I will add those in as I use them. 

Here’s a look at where this office renovation is at!

office renovation spring orc sew bright creations
office renovation spring orc sew bright creations

Keep following along to see where we get to next week! I’m going to attempt the arch shelf again!

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 Click here for the video.
  • Week 4: Window casings & blinds >> Didn’t quite get there, but click HERE to see what I did instead.
  • Week 5: Work on arch >> UP NEXT!
  • 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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This post is not sponsored however some links may be affiliate, which means I may earn a small commission if you shop using the links. There is NO extra cost to you. The opinions and photos are of Sew Bright Creation’s. 

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I’ve also linked a few things used so far!

Wondering where I got my desk chair?

Read all about it in this video!

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