Well as promised I am going to try and give you all the details on my One Room Challenge!

I am overwhelmed with the response....I think I have said this before but sometimes after I have worked on a project "I can't really see it anymore"....but y'all have made me feel so good :)

Since it is the "ONE" room challenge....I did bite off a little more but as I said before you could see the dining room and office from the living room which was my main concern.

Let's talk about the office today.

It. Was. A. Mess.  

20 years of just cramming stuff in there.  That corner cabinet belonged to our Mom but it was time to let it go.  Those curtains were ridiculous.....

The most important thing was to clear it out and change out the was 20 years old and in bad shape.

That cost 815.00 
But really made a big difference.

I did not want to paint the walls because of expense.  They were in pretty good shape [I don't know the color but it is similar to SW Urbane Bronze].

After we moved the corner cabinet out Rose and I found this vintage rattan etagere with glass shelves for 125.00.  It was perfect.

 About the only things I bought for accessorizing were some Architectural Digest found at a thrift store for .25 cents each, the buddha from HG's and 2 baskets.  I had the 2 white vases, the wall basket, the box and plant.

We moved out the screen and if I had had more $$ I would have recovered it in white!  We also moved out the iron cart and replaced it with a drop leaf table we already had.

I moved the foyer lamp [from the last ORC] in here.  The white bowl was $2.00 at a thrift store.  The art and sconces were already there.  What a difference huh?

This chair, ottoman and small table were sponsored from HomePop.  The pillow was sponsored from SWD Studios.  The art was already there and I had left over rattan shades from my house.....

This lamp from Hudson Valley was sponsored also!

I really wanted to buy a new desk but it just was not in the budget.  In the end I think it actually works.....which is the same advise I give my clients....let's hold off until the end and make a judgement!

So all in..... this room was a little under 1,000.00.....which with a 3,000.00 budget maybe was a little more than I needed to spend but please....scroll back up and look at the before!

We will break down the Dining Room next!



debra @ 5th and state said...


Denise said...

What an amazing change! Love it but am confused by one thing. You say the sconces where already there yet I can’t see them in the original photo....

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

I am amazed how lovely it all came out and so quickly. You did a terrific job with what was already in this room and made it look fresh and chic. Sherry I love your taste. Can't wait to read about the rest! Kim

Anonymous said...

The "after" is lovely. Where is the computer? Also, I'm confused as to how you can be over budget if your budget was $3000 and you only spent $1000?

Carol DeGraeve said...

You are a miracle worker! Amazing transformation💕. Wowzer!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific job you did. Exquisite taste and judgement. Paring down was a stroke of genius and that alone did a lot of the decorating for you. Seeing the possibilities in someone else's room makes all the difference from me. I get a surge of self confidence about how to update and refine my own place. Thanks, Ann

Anonymous said...

What I like most is the desk chair and wish you had given us the full view. Is it on an older post ? Good job !

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