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Updated: Jul 31, 2021

Memorial Day weekend turned out to be much less productive than I had planned, but we spent the time with friends and family, and it felt like the first "normal" weekend in over a year. Bad for the project, but good for the soul!

With the exception of finishing the baseboards, we have completed the shell of the room! Next up is building the desk. I had toiled over the desk cabinets because I had a specific look in mind. I knew that attempting to build them ourselves wouldn't fit into the timeline, and in-stock cabinets from Lowe's, Home Depot or IKEA weren't fitting the bill. I decided to have the cabinets custom built by someone else which turned out to be roughly the same price as the in-stock cabinets at the stores. Here's a preview:

Next, we'll be building the desk top along with matching shelves.

Now, can we talk about HomeGoods a minute? Last week, I was griping about the unavailability of virtually everything. There was a lamp in particular that I had my heart set on that is backordered until SEPTEMBER. I decided to try my luck at HomeGoods, and low and behold, I found a lamp that I love even more than the original one I had my eye on. I also found a few other decor pieces to style on the shelves. Things are starting to come together!


  1. Finish installing baseboards

  2. Install desk cabinets


One Room Challenge, is a biannual design event where 20 influencers are chosen as Featured Designers tasked with making over a space in six weeks. Guests participants can join by linking their own room transformations. This spring, the Official Media Partner is Better Homes & Gardens!


Stay tuned for our progress! You can check back here for weekly updates or follow along on Instagram for progress videos.

And be sure to visit the One Room Challenge page to see the amazing work of the Featured Designers and Guest Participants!

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