Thursday, October 2, 2014


Hello and Welcome to the One Room Challenge for Linking Participants. Thank you so much to Linda from Calling it Home for creating this fun, fabulous yet crazy task that we are to complete in just 6 short weeks.
I have been an avid follower of the ORC and have been astounded by some of the transformations. I cannot wait to see the other spaces!
Even though we are currently in transition and are in a rental home, I decided to throw myself into trying to make my space more functional and exciting. But because it is a rental I'm not willing to put a lot of money into the house.

Ok so here goes.......  my "office" is currently a staging area (who am I kidding) dump for what furniture I am currently working on or in the process of getting ready to sell. For those of you that don't know I sell vintage and antique furniture, lighting, etc..... I have a desk, but will source other items mainly through my daily search for cool furniture that keeps my business going. I also love a good DIY, so this will done ON THE CHEAP.

The room I chose is to say the least, challenging. It is 12 x 12 and only has 2 (yes I said 2) walls. And both of those walls have doorways. Oh yeah, the room is elevated by 6" from the rest of the house. So essentially I am "on display".

I have a bookcase/secretary ( henceforth called the Monster) that CANNOT be moved to another location. It is the only space in the house that it will currently fit.  So that knocks out 1 wall. Now there is only ONE usable wall in the room.

My goal over the next 6 weeks is to:
- clear out room
- Paint ( with permission from landlord) 
- hide hideous floor tile with interesting carpet or alternative flooring
- replace chandelier
- make bookcase functional for work
- source art/ mirrors etc....
- find console/ lamps/ style the single wall

Here is the room in its current state, please don't judge too harshly...

Only available wall

My dirty secret #reallyimnotahoarder

The monster that has to stay

   Some Ideas:
Rug like this from Tai Ping Carpets
I have a desk similar to this in storage

Malachite perhaps....

Leopard Fabric somewhere....

Please check back and be sure to see all the other fabulous participants HERE, and the Linking Participants HERE


  1. All those pieces you have to work with are just SOOOOOO good!

    1. WOW as someone that just gushes over all your designs I am totally energized now. Thanks!

  2. I love that light fixture. (I need something like that for a room in my house!) It is going to look great with the other items you are putting in the room. I can't wait to see how the room turns out.

  3. Thanks! I can't wait for the tutorial on bookcase styling!

  4. Those all look like very good ideas. Good luck!

    1. Thanks, and my gosh your house, those chairs. Can't wait for the reveal!!

  5. Great Plan! and fab pieces all around. Can't wait to see your progress! :)

    1. I'll be checking out your fab master along the way!

  6. Oh I can't wait to see all of this come together!

  7. My first time, so fingers crossed. Can't wait to see the juice bar!

  8. Great chandelier and chair! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  9. Thank you! Can't wait to see your room. My favorite bathroom to date is one that was painted black, it is very striking!