One Room Challenge Final Week (6) of the Fall 2018 series, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens has finally come to a close. I'm so excited to reveal to you my colorful and modern home office. It's so refreshing to see the change from what it looked like before the renovation. Are you ready to see it?
It was a hectic week of dance practice, dress rehearsals and performances, volunteering for a school event and even attending a funeral. Somehow, I managed to spend Sunday afternoon putting the room together and finalizing my home office, with the help of my handy husband.
Just a reminder, here is what my home office looked like before the challenge. It was a great office. I just needed a change after 15 years. So I sold the old furniture, repainted the walls and make everything brighter and more lively, while still keeping the modern lines.
Again, you may remember my final design board from week 5. Here it is again for reference. It's pretty close to the final reveal, as you can see:
I'm just going to leave you here to browse around at the room. And I'll reveal some details about each element I chose in the photo caption:
So I was surprised at first at how much I ended up spending on this room. It's really hard to purchase furniture for a good price. I am a budget-savvy person so it was hard for me to spend so much on a room, but I believe it was worth it in the end. Here were my estimated totals for the room, in order of the most expensive:
Sofa Bed: $300
Storage Cabinet: $150
Paint: $100 plus $150 labor
Sequin Lamp: $35
Storage Cart: $30
Purple Desk Lamp: $27
Curtain Clips: $25
Printer Table: $16
File Cabinet: $15
Storage Bins: $12
Spray Paint: $6
Trash Can: $5
Minus Sold Furniture: ($550)
Approximate Grand Total: $1200
Not bad for a whole new room!
I am glad, in the end, that I decided to embark on this journey to transform my room in six, short weeks. Really, I don't think I would have pushed myself as much to finish if I didn't have the motivation of the challenge. Now I have a wonderfully decorated, inspiring room to create more designs! What did you think of my new, colorful home office? Leave me a comment below telling me your favorite part of the transformation. And when you're done, go check out the other reveals on the One Room Challenge Blog! Good bye for now!
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Susan is a Midwest mom of two and lover of all things colorful in the home. She works with homeowners to find their unique style and color palette while keeping their budgets and lifestyles in mind. You can find her hanging out on Instagram at @colorjoyinteriors or Twitter @getcolorjoy, where she shares her latest colorful projects and inspirations.
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