One Room Challenge – The Office {Week 2}

All I have to say is…

Painting bookcases is not a lot of fun!

It’s great to have the One Room Challenge Linking Party at Calling It Home to keep me motivated though!

It took me one day to prime them, two days to get the first coat on and another day to get 3/4 of the way through the second coat.  Today, I’m finishing them up but since we all need pictures…

Here is what my office looks like at the moment.

After I finish, I will let them sit like this for a couple days to make sure there is no stickiness left before I slide them back into place.  Whew – what a project this has become!

But I must say, I am happy they now match the crown molding!

But the shelves were not the only progress I made this week.

I gathered up some blue and white accessories to add to my bookcases.

Some are old, some are new.  By the way, if you are looking for very inexpensive blue and white porcelain, check out Hobby Lobby.  I picked up a few of these there.  Oh, and the spheres are from Christmas Tree Shoppe.  They were only $1.29 each!

In addition to the accessories, my lighting has arrived from Ballard!

This is the large Carriage House Chandelier.

My electrician is scheduled to install it next Wednesday.

Hooray!  By “Week 3” you will get to see how it looks in the room.

So things are moving along.  My desk is due to arrive and my husband has to put together a chair from Ikea for me.  Other than that….it’s just the last stretch of bookcase painting!

Stop back next week to see the bookcases in place along with the light fixture!

What’s going on at your house?

Linking to:

Calling it Home – One Room Challenge Linking Party Week 2



  1. Ron
    October 10, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    I cannot wait to see the progress! So interested in seeing the room take shape. Good luck!!!!

  2. meaningfulspaces
    October 10, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    Love that chandelier! Can't wait to see the bookcases in place 🙂

  3. Traci Hutton
    October 10, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    That chandelier is amazing!! So excited to see it installed. I have to hit the Christmas tree shop and check out those orbs…so fun for a few bucks!

  4. Lobster Meets Peach
    October 10, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award because reading your blog always brings me a little "sunshine"! You can read all about it on my blog.I am so happy to hear that the painting is going well! And I just love that chandelier!

  5. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    October 10, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    Looking good and fabulous light and accessories. Hugs, Marty

  6. Elisa of Fancy Free Me
    October 10, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Things sure are moving along! can't wait to see the light up!

  7. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    October 10, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    I know you will be glad to have that painting behind you. Looking good and love the light.

  8. Monograms Mud
    October 10, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Those spheres are such a deal!! Gotta love Hobby Lobby!

  9. Nancy {at} powellbrower at home
    October 10, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Shelly I love how crisp and white they are with that fab moulding. I adore the lantern

  10. Linda {Calling it Home}
    October 11, 2013 / 12:22 am

    You are quite the shopper! I love the chandy and can't wait to see it up. The bookcases are crazy good. Go Jersey!

  11. pam {simple details}
    October 11, 2013 / 2:03 am

    The bookcase looks fabulous, worth all your hard work! It's all coming together nicely!

  12. Calypso In The Country
    October 11, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    I am just trying a "test comment" because I heard some of you have been having problems commenting through bloglovin! Has anyone else had this problem?

  13. Vel Criste
    October 11, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    Love the bookcase Shelley, your blue & white collection will truly go nicely there! Can't wait to see the lighting go up!

  14. Val
    October 11, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    The chandelier and the blue accents are gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  15. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    October 13, 2013 / 2:48 am

    It will be a beautiful room and I love the chandelier.xx,Sherry

  16. Poppy
    October 13, 2013 / 1:18 pm

    Hi Shelley,So nice to meet you! Your bookcases are looking nice and bright and your brand new chandelier and blue and white accessories will definitely be wonderful finishing touches to your new and exciting office! Looking forward to the final reveal!Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my guest post at Kim's.Happy Sunday,Poppy

  17. Dixie Delights
    October 16, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    I have that light in Whit's room and really love it!

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