One Room Challenge | Week 2 | The Thingamajig


UPDATE: You can see the FINAL REVEAL here!

Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge. Despite sharing an inspiration board of ideas last week, my brain was all over the place when it came to nailing down details for the craft room/office makeover. The good news is as the week progressed, the direction in which I want to take this room became more and more clear. Like 75% clear. Hey, progress is progress, right?!

Before I jump into my room updates, if you're new here, thanks for swinging by! Last week I introduced my craft room/office (aka the island of misfit items) that  I'll be working on for the next 4 weeks and shared a visual board of the look I'm aiming for. You can catch up on the "before" pics and details here. In summary, I want to add some farmhouse style to this rather underwhelming space and raise it from hoarder status to organizational heaven.

As, I mentioned last week, this room actually received a new coat of paint back in January. The hutch that will store my printer and Silhouette machine also got a makeover too. I admit it was a relief to have these two tasks done before the ORC started, one less thing to worry about. That's not to say that I haven't been a painting machine for the past week though! 

Farmhouse style hutch in craft room and office

I stumbled across this fantastically huge wall-shelf-headboard-thingamajig at a thrift store last weekend. Despite the fact that it looked like it walked out of the late-80's (hello, orange oak!), I saw it's potential. I honestly don't know what it is, but it was large and in charge and I knew it would be the perfect solution for filling one of the big, blank walls in this room. I spent the last few days giving it a white, chippy, distressed makeover and ohemgee, I'm really EXCITED about this piece! Here's a sneak peek. Mmmmm...blue mason jars and chippy white wood; a pair made in heaven.

Blue mason jars and white, chippy distressed wood; a pair made in heaven.

Now we just have to figure out how to hang this big boy on the wall. You know what else I need to figure out? Which one of you is planning on coming over to help me clean out and organize all of this junk?! 


I had to fire my first assistant. He was too judgmental. "Mommy, you made a mess in here!"  
Plus, his solution to cleaning the room was to jam everything into one single drawer. Sigh, it's so hard to find good help these days.

I really debated on sharing a photo of the mess but a) that's the ugly reality of room transformations and remodels and b) this is a far cry from what it looked like months ago! I need a visual reminder of how far I've come to keep me motivated and from hitting the bottle late at night 
( just kidding....or am I?)

Let's move onto the biggest thorn in my side, another large, blank wall to figure out. This wall will be opposite the wall-shelf-headboard-thingamajig, so I don't want to overwhelm this wall and make the whole room look crowded. On top of it, our ethernet jack and router is housed on this wall and I need to come up with a way to store and hide it.  I swear this side of the room will be the bane of existence for the next 4 weeks!

So there's a brief overview of where things stand in week 2 of this challenge. Even though this space isn't going to require nearly as much labor as the playroom we did last year, I still have a mile long lists of tasks to get to. More pieces to paint, more boxes to empty, more supplies to organize, and more wine to drink. I hope you'll stop by next week to make sure I'm still alive!



Psssst....don't forget to stop by the Calling it Home blog to see what the rest of the participants have been up to in the last week.

Also, I'll be sharing extra sneak peeks and progress over on Instagram through out the challenge. Hope to see you there!




4 comments

Vel Criste said...

You have one great space to work with and your mood board looks fantastic! can't wait to see your progress Jennifer!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Jennifer I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

Good luck in the upcoming week!

The Crowned Goat said...

Jennifer this is going to be amazing! I love the colors you chose. The Balls jars and hutch are totally fantastic. I can't wait to see how this comes together. Have an awesome day, CoCo

Ashlea Kooman said...

I can already tell this space is going to be so sweet! looking forward to seeing the process unfold.

I'd love to hear from you!

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