One Room Challenge -Office Progress {Week 3}

I can’t believe it is already Week 3 of the Calling it Home – One Room Challenge Linking Party!

Thankfully, I have had a great week with my home office progress.  If this is your first visit here, you will see that I am in the middle of transforming my home office in 6 weeks…

Home Office Progress:

If you stopped by my blog yesterday, you read that I actually finished painting my bookcases!  Whew – glad that’s over!  But not only did I finish the shelves…

This week, my new desk arrived…

Office Progress - the new desk

This is the Hooker Furniture Leg Desk.  For weeks, I had been eyeing it up at a local furniture store and then it suddenly went on sale!

AND they had one in the warehouse!  Seriously, what incredible luck!…Gotta love that instant gratification!

With the fluted legs, I think it kind of has a Caribbean feel…which of course, I love!

Originally, my plan was to buy a white desk from Ballard but I decided I didn’t want a white desk in front of a white bookcase.  Plus. the Ballard desk isn’t really a white-white and there was no way I was going to paint another piece of furniture!  Anyway, I like the contrast of the dark wood and I plan on adding some other dark wood to the room for a more traditional feel.

But not only did the desk arrive, but I also picked up a chair from Ikea.  It’s just a simple slip-covered Parson’s chair.  Once again, I strayed from my original plan of getting that cute white chair with the fun paisley fabric from Ballard.  But I had to keep budget in mind and the Ikea chair was only $100.00 and it’s very comfortable.  Plus, I could always put a decorative pillow on it to liven it up.

Comfortable, practical…and much less expensive.

If I purchased the Ballard Louis XVI Oval Back Side Chair as originally planned, it would end up costing around $481.00….but it sure is beautiful isn’t it?


via Ballard Designs

Maybe after some time I will end up getting it…or maybe Santa will be generous this year…

More Additions to the Room:

But wait…we are not finished!

Yes, we had the lighting installed!  You can bet I was bouncing off the walls with excitement yesterday when this baby went up!

If it looks familiar to all you Ballard shoppers, it’s the Ballard Carriage House Chandelier.  For awhile, I had been eyeing this up and I couldn’t love it more!  Of course, I keep walking in the room to turn it on.

In this photo, you can see how it looks lit up.  Don’t you love the pretty shadows it makes on the ceiling?

I knew the second it I saw it that this was the right light for the space!

Office Progress - Week 3 of the One Room Challenge

So, it has been a very productive week!

Hopefully, I can keep up my office progress momentum for the full 6 weeks!

If you need to catch up, here are the first two weeks of my office project:

Are you making progress on any home projects this week?

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14 Comments

  1. Traci Hutton
    October 17, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    That desk is PERFECT!! Love the legs. I'm so excited to see this all come together, so far I am loving everything!

  2. Simply Modern Home
    October 17, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Looks great! Love the desk!!

  3. stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs
    October 17, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Love the desk and the lantern — its one of my faves!

  4. Lisa - A Room with A View
    October 17, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    The desk is a great piece. I love Ballard and shop there for myself and for clients. The chandelier makes a statement.

  5. Monograms Mud
    October 17, 2013 / 11:59 pm

    It is coming together so nicely. I actually like the neutral chair…the other one limits your color pallet should you ever want to change it.

  6. Cristina Garay
    October 18, 2013 / 1:23 am

    I love the desk's legs, adorable! Beautiful choices 😉

  7. pam {simple details}
    October 18, 2013 / 4:00 am

    Shelley, your office is going to be so gorgeous!! I love the dark stained desk with the white and your striped rug is perfect. I'd add a blue paisley pillow to the chair! 🙂

  8. Courtney Affrunti
    October 18, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Shelley, it's looking great! I have had my eye on that Ballard chandelier for years, and it looks perfect in your space. Love the desk too. Have a great weekend!!

  9. Linda {Calling it Home}
    October 18, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    That desk is the icing on the gluten free cake for me. Great choice, and it sounds like a great deal, too. I love how you keep turning the light on and off….I do that too :). This is such a wonderful space already. You are so close to being done, great job.

  10. Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors
    October 18, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    I love the dark desk, it creates such nice contrast in the room, and pretty legs!

  11. Vel Criste
    October 18, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Aaaaah, that desk is super gorgeous! A real heirloom for sure, looks great on that beautiful striped rug you have too!

  12. Shelia
    October 19, 2013 / 1:50 am

    Hi Shelley! Oh, your new desk is gorgeous and I love your light too. The chair looks perfect. Your room is becoming so elegant! I'm enjoying seeing your progress on it. Thanks for popping in to see me.be a sweetie,Shelia 😉

  13. Karena Albert
    October 19, 2013 / 2:56 am

    Shelley I love what you have chosen! The desk, adore the lantern, perfect! I cannot wait to see more!xoxoKarena2013 Designer & Artists Series

  14. Brandi
    October 19, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    Your new desk is gorgeous! I love the details in the legs. Your inspiration chair from Ballard's is really nice, maybe you can find a pillow in a similar pattern to go with your chair to hold you over until Santa delivers!!

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