One Room Challenge – The Plan

I can’t believe it’s time for the One Room Challenge! I’ve been dreaming and scheming about being a guest participant for this series for months. This biannual event is hosted by Calling it Home and each room makeover takes place over a 6 week period.

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In September of 2014, we transitioned one of the bedrooms into my home office. At the time, I was so excited to have a space because I work from home. The budget was TINY and I wound up using a lot of items that didn’t have a place in my booth at The Pickers Market. While it was so nice to be able to close the door and sort of leave the work day behind, it wasn’t a very functional space and after a few months became really cluttered.


On a regular basis, I would clean my office and rearrange the treasure trail finds I brought home for the booth each week. But no matter what I did, nothing seemed to help. I even added a different shelving system to the closet in the hopes that it would help control the office chaos.


About a year into the new office space my booth business and client makeovers became more and more involved. I began using the breakfast table as a work surface and over time the office space started to look like a storage unit.


In December when I was setting goals for 2016, taking back my office space was at the top of the list. I want it to be pretty but more than anything I want it to be functional. Here’s a look at what I’m thinking…


and here’s a look at the quick sketch of the back wall which will be the feature wall. The bookcases we’re building won’t be as fancy as the one shown but I like how it has a stand alone style.


I’m not going to lie, you guys, the list of things that need to be accomplished in this space is so crazy long! I mean we need to move out the furniture, paint the walls, build the bookcases (thank you Dad!), build the mobile work station (thank you S!), paint the storage credenza, paint the desk and hutch, find accessories, buy a new rug, curtains and a light too. It’s going to be so much fun. Ok, the clean out part won’t be that much fun…but once it’s finished wowza!


I’m totally up for this challenge and I hope you guys are too. I’ll share all the project details and the progress we’re making each week. If you want to see what the other One Room Challenge participants are up to you can do that here.

I hope you guys all have a safe and happy weekend. See you on Facebook, on Instagram on Pinterest over the weekend and back here on Monday for another awesome week.

Many blessings,


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    1. You guys are awesome! I can’t wait to take on this challenge and cheer you guys on too. We’re going to be so awesome! Hugs, CoCo

  1. This is so fun!! I can’t wait to see your progress 🙂

    1. I appreciate it, Blake, thank you so much! I’m excited to see how everything comes together. I bet the 6 weeks is going to go by so fast. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Can’t wait to watch this process! I did the One Room Challenge last time and had so much fun! Still a little on the fence this time.

    1. I love your guest bedroom makeover, Stacey! It was beautiful. I’m excited to participate in this challenge. It’s been a “all hands on deck” experience this past week 🙂 Sending you hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  3. I’m so excited you are embarking on this challenge at the same time I am! We can totally motivate each other to push through to the end. Your plans look awesome! I love your feature wall. The funny thing is I am getting rid of my bookcases, and you are putting some in yours. Ha! I can’t wait to see it all come together.

    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! I can’t wait to see how your media room comes together. My dad is so excited to build me those bookcases and I’m excited to have them too. Did you see the picture of my inventory closet? Totally scary which makes storage options a top priority 🙂 Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

    1. I so appreciate it, Jenny! I’m excited for that space to have a fresh start…it feels like a new beginning. I can’t wait to see your spaces too. They are going to be amazing! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Amy! I was so excited about this space when I first started out but my needs have definitely changed and so has my style. Thankfully, I’ve given up Aqua Net too 🙂 Hugs, Coco

    1. Oh my gosh BonBon, can you believe there are only 5 weeks left! That’s crazy town! I can’t wait to follow your progress too, everything you do is totally amazing. Hugs, CoCo

  4. How exciting to find you on the ORC. Your office is going to be amazing!! I am participating for the first time. Butterflies!!! Can’t wait to follow your adventure!

    1. It’s my first time participating too, Jessica! I’m totally with you – butterflies and excitement all wrapped up in one. I can’t wait to follow your progress as well. We’re going to ROCK this challenge 🙂 Big hugs, CoCo

  5. This is going to be great! I’m sure you will totally appreciate having your work space back. Can’t wait to follow along!

    1. Thank you, Danielle! You’re so right, I’m ready to have my space back but more than that I’m ready to have my house back. Oh my word – there are piles everywhere 🙂 Can’t wait to see your progress too! Hugs, CoCo

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