Hi all! I’m super excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge, or ORC for the first time. Everyone is so excited and all my buddies are giddy getting ready to get started. I am using this one as a “test run” so to speak to see how this whole project works and to see how it all goes down. I picked to do a Home Office Makeover and it’s going to be a doozy.
The ORC is a challenge where 20 selected bloggers fix up one room for six weeks. The challenge is hosted by Linda at Calling It Home at partnered with House Beautiful. Because I am treating this as a test run, I haven’t asked for any sponsors.
Just a little background on the office, this is my husbands office and it is a disaster. It was listed as a “pool house”, which I guess it is. I usually think of a pool house as a place to change, shower, use the bathroom, etc. Also, a good place to store pool supplies. This is not that place. First off, there is no plumbing, so those things are kind of hard to do. Second, the floor is plywood, so entering and exiting with wet bodies, and wet supplies is not ideal. And lastly, their are huge windows everywhere, with no coverings, so you might as well just change outside in the wide open air.
Here is the right side of the office.
UPDATE – SEE THE FULL REVEAL POST HERE
Although it is a mess, there are some really great things about this space. It has a sauna, which is quite honestly, the nicest room in the whole house. And it’s big and open. My husband was able to work out here a little last year, and he enjoyed being able to watch the kids play and swim while he worked. There is plenty of space here to have everything a home office needs and the views are quite pleasant. Or, they will be anyway. To get an idea of what we are doing to the pool and backyard area, check it out HERE.
And, the left side
So, I know a lot of people have already started on their ORC rooms, but with the pool remodel and various other projects going on, I have literally just started today. Therefore, I’m already feeling way behind. It’ll be a gauntlet to get it done before school is out and while the whole pool thing is going on, but I’m excited for it. Stay tuned, I’ll be keeping you guys updated every week on the progress. I’m going to try not to stress about finishing in time for this first one, just sort of see what happens. Hope you have fun following along with my home office makeover!
As always, thanks so much for coming by!