Today marks week 6 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 Cabinets with Shelves
- Prime + Paint 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
FAUX SHIPLAP REVEAL
In last week’s update I talked about how much fun I had creating this shiplap wall and how happy I was with the way it turned out, but I only shared a sneak peek. Here is the reveal of the full shiplap wall. Doesn’t it look great!? If you’re interested in creating your own faux shiplap for a fraction of the price, you can find all the details in my ‘faux shiplap’ highlight on instagram.
This week I installed all 10 drawers! This was my first time installing drawers and as with anything new you have to ride out that learning curve. It was a bumpy right AND I made it! We have 10 working drawers in the office!
The desktop!!! The most impactful part of the week and the most challenging. At the beginning of the week, when I started working on the supports, I realized there was a flaw in my design and I was going to have to change up my supports. Another opportunity to do some problem solving! Once I figured out the new supports and built them, I ran into another bump. I cut the middle part of the ‘T’ first, forgetting that my outer pieces were limited to 4 feet because I wanted the wood grain to all go the same way. Well, guess what another opportunity to do some problem solving. I am SO happy with the way it turned out! It’s week 6 and it actually looks like an office!!!
WEEK 7 PLAN
The One Room Challenge has flown by and it’s hard to believe there are only 2 weeks left! I still have so much to do in this space. It is very unlikely that my drawer fronts and door will arrive in the next two weeks. I am totally content knowing my space will not be complete for the reveal, but you best believe I’m going to get it as close as I possibly can.
This week’s priority is to finish + install the upper cabinets, finish the floating shelf, complete the ceiling treatment and possibly get started on trimming out the base cabinets. Hoping for some MAJOR progress this week!
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.
In case you missed any of my Spring 2021 ORC weekly updates, you can find them here: