Hey guys! Welcome back to week two of our office makeover for the Spring One Room Challenge. 


I finally start piecing together a mood board using colours I like and photos from Pinterest – I think the finished product shows the warm, inviting feel I want the room to have:


Office Makeover Design Board

Image sources (clockwise from top): Eclectic Desk Space |Desk with Sideboard | Chair with Sheepskin | Grey Armchair | Ikea Drawers (Colour Discontinued)



I also played around with my home design software and put together some layout options for the furniture – my favourite (and the Instagram pick) was this one:


Office Makeover Layout


Which we’re going to try and see how it fits in real life.


In the room itself, I haven’t really done a lot except for make a big mess and get raised eyebrow looks from Chris, who doesn’t even know what I’m planning but is just leaving me to it (love him).


Essentially, I started packing up the stuff from the bookcases so they could be moved down to the garage for a little surgery. Instead of replacing them entirely I have a bit of a hack in mind to combine them with some other pieces of furniture into a sort of console table/sideboard. Picture this:

Sideboard Unit


Except…I need to paint everything and DIY myself a counter from random 2×6 boards we happen to have lying around. Sad little 2×6 boards, I have no idea why we bought you, but you have a purpose now. You’re welcome.


I’m also happy to say that I’ve figured out a sewing space idea that I’m kind of in love with. It is inspired by this folding workbench that I came across on Pinterest while searching for ideas for our garage:


Office Makeover Folding Workbench

Source: Bench Solution


Because I don’t sew everyday, and I don’t need a sewing table all the time, I’ve decided to create a tabletop out of some scrap wood and attach it to folding brackets. When I want to sew I can bring the table up, otherwise it’s folded flat against the wall – amazing!


For storing my sewing machine (and giving me a better ironing solution) I’m going to attach an ironing board to an Ikea kitchen cart to make something that looks (hopefully) like this:


Office Makeover Ironing Cart

Source: Revista de Decoración


If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I already started taking apart an ironing board 😉


So that’s my progress so far, this upcoming week I plan to start painting, continue to make a mess by rearranging the furniture we do have and go shopping (get ready Ikea, I’m coming for you). What’s on your to-do list this week?

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out all the other makeovers happening this round of the One Room Challenge on Calling it Home.

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6 Comments on Office Makeover Week Two – Design & Planning

  1. Krystle
    April 14, 2016 at 11:14 am (2 years ago)

    Love a good home office!! Can’t wait to see this space come together!!

    • Casey
      April 14, 2016 at 10:42 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Krystle! I can’t wait to see your living room progress too 😉

  2. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    April 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Casey I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

    • Casey
      April 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Laura – although I think your week sounded pretty awesome – especially those cupcakes!

  3. Laura
    April 15, 2016 at 2:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We are so glad you are here.
    I look forward to seeing more updates next week!

    White Spray Paint

  4. Danielle
    April 18, 2016 at 11:36 am (2 years ago)

    That ironing board situation will be awesome! Can’t wait to see this space finished!


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