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One Room Challenge™ Spring 2015, Week 5



This is it, you guys. Crunch time! I’m not nearly as stressed as I was last week, though if I update my to-do list, I might just freak out a little. So let’s see what’s on it.

Still to do:

  • one more coat of black paint on door
  • reinstall door handle
  • finish painting bookcase
  • paint and install backing on bookshelf
  • style bookcase (eek! this is going to take me weeks!)
  • paint 4 frames for gallery wall


  • actually hang frames for gallery wall
  • style shelves above desk


  • hang blinds on window
  • pot all succulents


  • deep clean upholstered chair (thanks to Luther living on it for the last 2 weeks)
  • spray paint hook for the hanging light fixture
  • finish installing said light fixture
  • organize pegboard


  • hang cork boards & begin inspiration board
  • organize and style desk
  • paint stool
  • pillows!

My apologies for the fuzzy iPhone photos… at this stage, I’m not ready for nice, sharp SLR pictures, but next week, my friends!


Also, most definitely, no chance, not happening this time is the closet makeover. There’s just too much that needs to happen in there and it’s basically a 6 week challenge on its own. Ok, fine, maybe a 3 week challenge, but nonetheless!

Completed this week: I put in a craftsman style window casing complete with a deep sill for my little plants to sit on! All by myself! And it wasn’t even that hard!!!



One big table has been made into two and they’re happily living on separate sides of the room (thank you, Alex!). This was a pretty major change of plans, as this was originally supposed to be an L-shaped desk if you remember the week 1 plans, but that just was not going to work. The table was too old and well-made for us to take apart and have one of the legs moved, so I decided to opt for two separate workspaces in here instead. One will be for my computer and regular desk things (left) and one will be for crafting/prepping prints for the shop/photographing projects (right).


I’ve also started planning the gallery wall and it’s been changed… oh… about 8 times by now. 



gallery wall

And just for fun, here’s a view from another angle:


Oh and I painted the footstool! It was an off-white canvas, and it’s pretty old (back from Alex’s bachelor days) and pretty dingy… so I used mineral paint and it’s now white! Yay!


As you’ve seen, I also put a rug in the room, which I am loving! I’ve had this thing in a closet for over a year. Brutal. But I knew it was meant to go in here all along and I had an irrational fear that Ikea would stop selling it if I didn’t get it then. They still have it. Figures!

In all, I feel pretty darn good about my progress, and I’m not actually freaking out about that to-do list, but ask me again Monday and we’ll see!

If you want to see the previous weeks’ progress, here they are:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

If you want to see all of these insane updates and pictures of my dog, follow along on Instagram! Also, don’t forget to check out the One Room Challenge participants and my fellow linking buddies!

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  • Reply Sabrina (@pinklilnotebook)

    This office is already looking like such a cool place to hang out and do work! I’m loving your pink upholstered chair. Excited for your big reveal!

    April 30, 2015 at 7:45 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks, Sabrina! That chair was an amazing and lucky find, and now my dog want to live in it as much as I do! Haha

      April 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Steph

    I love how this room is looking! So girly and fun. I actually really love the two separate work spaces. I know that set up would work much better for me, because if it were all one spot then I’d have craft stuff migrating over to the work space and vice versa haha I can’t wait to see your finished room!

    April 30, 2015 at 8:00 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Yeah to girly and yes to fun, because really, who doesn’t need a pink room? Haha I totally agree with you on the craft/work migration! I was actually worried about that, so this ended up being the best solution anyway!

      April 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Looking good, and that gallery wall is going to be fabulous.

    April 30, 2015 at 8:23 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much!!!! I’m excited to get it all done!

      April 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Kristi

    LOVE the rug, the light and that chair! Cannot wait to see how this all comes together Thalita!!!

    April 30, 2015 at 8:49 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much!!!!! Eeeeek one more week!!!!

      April 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Erin @ the-organized-life

    You’re doing great! Good luck in the final week!

    April 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thank you!!!!! And good luck to you as well!!! :)

      April 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Julia at Home on 129 Acres

    That casing is really nice. I love the unmitred corners of this style of casing. Good job! I’m glad you’re feeling less stressed. Good luck in the homestretch!

    April 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks, Julia! I also love the unmitred corners, and I figured this would match well with our baseboards as well! Now it’s all about styling. And cleaning!

      April 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply clairecbrody

    Love it all so much!! That chair is adorable and the gallery wall will be great!! So excited for your reveal! xo

    April 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much, Claire! Slowly but surely I’m getting there :)

      May 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

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