Today marks week 5 of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge and I am so excited to be a guest participant! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @robynjohanna_ to catch the behind the scenes on stories.
WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE?
The One Room Challenge (ORC) is a biannual design event that challenges participants to transform a room in eight weeks and share the process along the way. Each round, twenty design influencers are selected as ‘Feature Designers’ and anyone is welcome to join as a guest participant. The ORC is not a competition, rather it is a community celebrating creativity and design.
HOME OFFICE DESIGN PLAN RECAP
Before we dive into this week’s update, let’s recap the design plan for our home office.
Here’s the design board:
Here’s the to do list:
- Built-in T-shaped Desk
Build 3 Cabinets with Drawers Build 3 Cabinetswith Shelves Prime + Paint Lower Cabinets
- Prime + Paint Upper Cabinets
Order Drawer Fronts + Doors
- Prime + Paint Drawer Fronts + Doors
- Attach Drawer Fronts + Doors
- Attached Hardware
- Build Desktop
- Sand + Stain + Poly Desktop
Faux Shiplap RIP Hardboard to Size Prime + Paint Install
- Floating Shelf
- Build Floating Shelf
- Potential Slat Wall
- Cut Slats
- Sand + Stain
- Potential Ceiling Treatment (if my idea works on a suspended ceiling)
- Put Together Reading Corner
Assemble+ Style Open Bookshelf
- Wall Art
BASE CABINET INSTALL
Last week, week 4 of the One Room Challenge, we ended with the base cabinet install. This step was freaking intimidating. I finished the install in the final moments of week 4 and didn’t get a chance to share a photo until this week. So, here it is… the base cabinet install. I can see my vision coming to life!
BUILDING THE FLOATING SHELF BRACKET
This week I built and installed the bracket for the floating shelf. I wanted to get the bracket installed before I started on the shiplap so I could shiplap right up to the bracket, allowing me to install the bottom of the floating shelf over top of the shiplap giving it a nice seamless look.
This shiplap is up!!! This was a super fun project. Real shiplap was way out of my budget so I used two 4 x 8 hardboard sheets and cut them into 5.5 inch widths, creating faux shiplap for a fraction of the cost. I am so happy with the way it turned out and will get a tutorial up in the future. Stay tuned! For now, here is a sneak peek. I’ll reveal the full wall next week.
WEEK 6 PLAN
Wow, it’s hard to believe we are headed into week 6. We have 3 more weeks to go!
This week’s priority is to build the desktop, install the drawers and test out the ceiling treatment (fingers crossed it works). I am so excited for this week! By the end of week 6, there will be an actual desk in this space!
This week will also determine whether we go with wood shelves or white shelves in the upper cabinets – it all depends on how much material is left over from the desk top. I’m hoping for wood shelves.
As always, thank YOU for your support and encouragement! I appreciate every comment, email, direct message, like and share. I appreciate YOU! See you next week and until then you can find me sharing all things One Room Challenge behind the scenes on instagram @robynjohanna_
In case you missed any of my Spring 2021 ORC weekly updates, you can find them here: