One Room Challenge Office Makeover Reveal

I can hardly believe after 6 weeks of hard work, band aids, and a few tears this day is finally here!

I just want to take a hot minute to say thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting this event and making the One Room Challenge possible. Thank you to House Beautiful for featuring the work island. It was an awesome and unexpected surprise I greatly appreciate. Finally, thank you to Team Crowned Goat – my dad built the bookcases and my bestie S built the work island. My Mom was an amazing design partner who helped put the finishing touches on my dream office all the while embracing my whims and shenanigans even when I felt like the Mayor of Crazy Town eating a ridiculous amount of ice cream and chips. You guys mean the world to me!

Just to recap this is how my office looked before…

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This is my current view…

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We changed the wall color to Valspar’s Hot Stone. It’s a gorgeous color I’m hoping to repeat in other spaces.

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I was blown away when my parents dropped off the bookcases my Dad built. They’re perfect for this space and generous enough to hold all these thrifted finds. Once my Mom had them styled they really changed the look of the entire space. They’re painted in Valspar’s Bistro White.

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She surprised me with an old class photo of my Dad way before he became a 2-star General. It was a really thoughtful gift I’ll always treasure.

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The barn door is one of the few pieces I brought from the old office to the new one. Leaving this beast behind was a non-negotiable.

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We found this dresser at a local charity shop. It was a last minute change that altered the size of the bookcases but I’m glad we made it work. I painted it 5 times before I finally settled on this look. It’s definitely a pretty way to hold business and office supplies.

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It took a while to amass this collection of layered neutrals but let me tell ya they make my heart go pitter patter every time I walk into this room.

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I’m super excited to finally have a spot for this old scale. I found it in Mount Dora for $5! I know, right? That is so crazy! My Mom styled it with these apothecary bottles for my art supplies. The tiny painting of my sweet dog, Talladega, was a gift from my friend Liz.

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My bestie S built the work island and I’m totally excited about it. It’s long enough to have multiple projects happening at once yet has a sleek profile that doesn’t take up a lot of extra space in the room.

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These barstools add a bit of an industrial vibe which I love. You can read how I gave the wood a little weathered makeover here.

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I bought this rug from Overstock.  There were only three left when I placed the order.  I know! That was SO close!

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This desk and hutch had been hanging out in the garage forever when I decided to use it in the office makeover. Someone had covered it in black economy spray paint but I saw it painted in layered neutrals.

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Most of the finds on the shelves have been picked up at thrift stores, charity shops or antique malls.

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At the last minute we decided to give the inventory/craft closet a bit of a makeover so I could have the supplies for the booth and the blog in the same place.

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I completely obsessed over which curtains to use in this space. Obsessed. For like weeks, it was nuts. Finally, my Mom called to say, “If you don’t order those curtains, I’m going to order them for you.” It’s the most I’ve ever spent on curtains, ever. They make this small town girl feel so fancy!

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Speaking of which, this light…talk about fancy…I can’t even!

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Even after working on this space for 6 weeks, you guys seriously, I can’t even believe this is how it turned out.

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It feels like the biggest blessing.

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Thank you again to Linda, House Beautiful, Team Crowned Goat, my super sweet aunts and all of the friends that encouraged me along the way cheering me to the finish line. You guys make having this job beyond my wildest dreams!

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I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a behind the scenes look at the office makeover complete with video tour and a source list.

Many blessings,



    • says

      ha ha you girls are so sweet, thank you! Thanks so much for all of your support during this process. It meant a lot to me. Sending you both big hugs, we made it! CoCo

  1. says

    Wow!!! It’s beautiful!! I’m not sure I could get any work done because I just want to sit at stare at all the pretty things! Team Crowned Goat knocked it out of the park!!

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      Your sweet comments mean so much, Angie, thank you! I could not have been able to do any of this without them. They were the keys to my success, hands down 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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      I really appreciate it, Stacey, thank you so much! You’ve been such a great supporter during this entire process. I know you know first hand how tough this challenge can really be. I swear I felt like my life stopped and there were piles of stuff all over the house ha ha! I’m excited to take a vacation next week. Sending you hugs, CoCo

  2. says

    It’s so beautiful Coco! The bookcases your Dad built are perfection in this space. I adore it all actually! All of those vintage and thrifted finds have me wanting to get out and hunt for more of my own! Congrats on making it through the challenge!

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      I so appreciate you, Iris, thank you! My Dad was so sweet to build me the bookcases for all of the treasures I bring home. I think next time, I’ll have to give him more than two random pictures though ha ha. Sending you big hugs, I know you’ve been through a lot these past few weeks. I’m so proud of the way you’ve handled everything, CoCo

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      Such sweet compliments, Kimm, thank you! It feels like the biggest blessing to have a space that’s this inspirational. I still can’t believe it turned out like this ha ha. Thanks for being such a great cheerleader along the way. Big hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you so much, Nicole! I can’t believe how fast the 6 weeks went by 🙂 It’s definitely going to be a fun place to work in each day. Sending you big hugs, we made it! CoCo

  3. Liz Bonin says

    It’s so gorgeous CoCo and I’m so happy for you!! Everything is perfect and I feel honored to have a small piece of me in there! Blushing! xx

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      That means so much to me, Liz, thank you! That piece is one of my favorite pieces ever…it was like the horse barn door a non-negotiable. It makes me happy every day. Hugs, CoCo

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      I really appreciate it, Nancy! It’s going to be a fun place to work in each day and I definitely feel inspired. Big hugs, we made it to the finish line – your shutter idea…I can’t even love the new media room!

  4. Lili says

    Wow! All that hard work really paid off. I’m so proud of you and happy for you at the same time. Looks amazing. Treat yo self to some ice cream. You deserve it.

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      Thanks sis, you’re seriously the best! I will definitely be treating myself…you know I can pack away some ice cream like nobody’s business 🙂 Love you tons, CoCo

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      Thank you bunches, Karen! I was fun to pick out the rug (, the curtains (Ballard Designs) and all of the other pieces that made this office feel fresh. I couldn’t have done with without my family giving their best gifts. They’ve been amazing!

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    CoCo, what a beautiful Job! You are so lucky to have your Mom and Dad helping you along the way. I love that your mom was going to order the fabric if you didn’t, lol. Your new office is so bright and inspiring. Love all the details. Can’t wait to see all the new posts coming from this space.



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      You’ve been such an awesome cheerleader, Brooke, thank you! I couldn’t have done this space without everyone bringing their best gifts. We’ve worked on a few houses together and completed other projects too so I feel like we’re a well oiled machine 🙂 My mom is amazing. She does not play when it comes to settling for a second best design plan ha ha I’m definitely blessed to have her. Sending you big hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you so much, Sarah! I know you know first hand what these 6 weeks of the ORC are like. They are so much fun and so much work all at the same time. I’m so excited to have made it to the finish line 🙂 Sending you hugs for an awesome week, CoCo

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      Thank you, Ashlea, the work table is one of my favorite pieces too! I used to have to cram everything on one end while I typed at the other but now I can finally spread out 🙂 I’m going to be making a lot of messes soon. Hugs for a happy day, CoCo

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      ha ha Mary Beth, you’re giving me the giggles! I think after this ORC my dad is going to be taking a break for a hot minute. I tried to line him up for a few more projects and he said he needs to take a week to work on his golf game 🙂 Lucky for me he only said a week! I’ll pass on your sweet words, he’ll get a kick out of them! Hugs and thanks for being such a great cheerleader during this process, CoCo

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      Thank you, Amanda! I ordered those barstools from Joss and Main. They’re adjustable which makes it nice when you have people over painting and crafting 🙂 Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

  6. Marsha Wyatt says

    CoCo, I think this is y
    The most beautiful office I’ve ever seen, wonderful job! I love all the neutral colors, and that scale! My office is a disaster, but you are inspiring me to get in there and get it done!

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      I so appreciate your kind words, Marsha, thank you! This office door was always closed. Always. Over the years, it had become a catch all for everything from inventory to unfinished projects. But there was something about being part of this challenge that made me want to take my space back…and now I’m on a roll taking all the spaces back and cutting the clutter. I’m like a lady with a mission ha ha! I can’t wait to see all of your progress too! Hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Vel! It’s going to be nice to have a space I feel inspired by each day and definitely a blessing too. Hope your day is a happy one, CoCo

  7. says

    CoCo, this is just absolutely gorgeous! SO light and airy—what a beautiful space to get to work in each day. You and your team really rocked this makeover!

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    What an office!! I can’t figure out what I love most about it, but I must say, just looking at how organized it is makes me feel so happy. I LOVE your work table – what a great place to work on projects, or just to be in the middle of the room and look beautiful! You did a fabulous job, CoCo!

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      You’re making me melt, Jenny! Thank you! I am definitely excited to start my mornings in this space. It feels like such a blessing to have it after working in the “make do” office for so long. Thanks for being such an awesome cheerleader throughout this process. I’m so proud of us! Hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you, Darrielle! I was blown away at how changing the paint color transformed the room as much as it did. I’m definitely excited to start working in this space. Hugs, CoCo

  9. BAmbi says

    You have done an incredible job on your office makeover! There is not a thing I don’t love about it. I discovered your site through my “sister friend” Vicki and “daughter friend” Jenn at 2 Bees, and I always enjoy your posts. You have great style and taste, with such a creative flair!

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      You’re so sweet to leave a comment, Bambi, thank you! The girls from 2 Bees in a Pod make me laugh all of the time! We are definitely blessed to have them in our lives. Working on new projects with my mom always makes me excited. I couldn’t do it without her! Sending you sweet Florida hugs, CoCo

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      Aren’t those extravaganzas at Renninger’s amazing Karen! I swear, that was the steal of the century ha ha. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. They are appreciated. Hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you so much, Laura! You’ve been such a great cheerleader throughout this entire process and I really appreciate it. I still can’t believe how fast 6 weeks went by and thankfully we had a great team to help rally when things got crazy. I’m definitely looking forward to the October challenge. It’s going to take me that long to plan ha ha. Sending you hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you so much, Dara! How much fun have these 6 weeks been! I swear I never knew 6 weeks could go by so fast. It was totally nuts trying to get to the finish line but I am so proud of us and all that we’ve accomplished. I can’t wait to catch up on your space. Your painting skills are beyond! Sending you hugs, CoCo

  10. says

    WOW. This is such a refreshing space. The funny thing is, the before picture was a very nice room too but then you hold it up to your after makeover, the old room suddenly looks awful. That has to be a sign that you nailed the transformation. 😉 You did an incredible job. I would be so proud if this were my office!

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      You’re giving me the giggles Jenny! I know just what you mean. I was so proud of that first office and then I did the makeover and I thought Oh my word, I have been missing out ha ha. I’m so glad to have everything finished and I know you understand first hand what this process has been like. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement. Hugs, CoCo

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      I really appreciate it, Jennifer, thank you so much! We had so much fun putting this space together. I swear, magic happens when everyone brings their best gifts. Hugs, CoCo

  11. says

    The room was pretty to begin with but now!?! Oh my! I love the drapes . . . and the chandelier . . . and the bookcases your dad built . . . and your friend’s work island . . . every. single. thing. LOVE!

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      Danielle, thank you so much! I know you know first hand how much fun and yet how much work it took to participate in the ORC. It was all definitely worth it though. Your favorite elements are my favorite too. I’m usually a thrift store/antique mall budget friendly kind of girl so to be able to get some new pieces was really exciting. Sending you hugs, CoCo

  12. Mary says

    I’m just playing catch up on your blog!! Doodles is finally better, so I jumped on excited to see the reveal, and thrilled you got a little R and R in after 😉 Coco, I have always had lots of respect for you, and it grows every time I read a new post. The goals you set, and honesty in your blog shows!! This office is a stunner, in the most classy, southern charming way! You truly deserve it!!! I love, how you always not only mention the loving team of family/friends that help out, but also show your gratitude in a truly humble way. Your inner beauty, and humility shines as brightly as your outer beauty, and is also a reflection of those on your team! I’m thankful all of the hard work paid off, and you now have this ahhmazingly beautiful space to pour your love into, while using your God given talents!! Also, I have to say I’m not the least bit surprised your father is a General(God Bless), as well as a master carpenter! It’s soul warming to see how much your family/friends are involved, and the loving respect you show them..asking their opinions, pointing out their talents/strengths, and letting them shine through in all aspects of your day to day!(I rarely say lady, as I believe it is an earned title of respect, but with you and your Mom I know it fits :)) The lady your Mom(big hugs to her also) is, also shines through in the daughter she raised, and your obvious friendship today!! I can’t say enough about how much character that takes, especially in blogging with the “I can do it all” personalities sometimes portrayed. It’s refreshing, and reminds me life isn’t about the I’s, it’s about the We’s, God blessed us with!! Ok sorry for the long comment, and run on sentencing. Feel free to not post this comment, I mainly just wanted to share this with you 😉 (Still not a morning person, and cloudy vision from tears of joy to see your new creative space!!!! HAPPY DANCE) Many Blessings to you and ALL of yours Coco!! Lots of love, big hugs, and respect, Mary

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      Oh Mary, you’re giving me misty-eyes this morning. I swear this is one of the sweetest comments I’ve ever received. Thank you so much! I’m really glad to hear that Doodles is doing better. I know you worry about her. She’s so sweet and cute, I hate for her to feel bad in any way so it’s nice to hear she’s on the mend. I’m definitely thankful every day I have a great support system around me. I couldn’t do this blog without them nor would I want to because they make it way more fun. It makes my heart swell knowing we’re all giving our best gifts and I know you give your best gifts to Doodles, the pups, your neighbors, family, friends and customers too. Thank you for your kind words and support for this dream of mine. You are appreciated. Big hugs, CoCo

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      Thank you so much, Erin! Even after a few weeks of having it all finished I still can’t believe how much work we all accomplished. I know you guys worked really hard on your space too and I’m so excited with the way everything came together. I still can’t get over your DIY Football Field Board – that was so crazy cool! Hugs, CoCo