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One Room Challenge 2015: Week 6: REVEAL!

Ever since I left my old Wordpress domain (and my blog posts didn't transfer over), I've received tons of requests for info about my DIY gallery wall.

Which totally makes my day- every time!

So, to make it simple for followers, I've reposted here. I'm so glad ya'll still love it!

EEK! Talk about bringing up feelings of showing up to middle school without your homework! That's exactly how I felt come last Thursday when my ORC wasn't quite ready for revealing. Don't get me wrong, I had all of the details lined out and (the main) installations were complete, but I could not get desirable photos with all of the nasty weather we've had lately. Total bummer!

So, without further delay- I present you with my much brighter, and a bit glamourpuss, home office reveal!

I love the brightness that the white board+batten brings to the room, especially since the dark bookcases could have easily darken this space more than I would have like.

These Ikea Ribba frames were a no brainer for their size (appx 20x20) and fantastic price point (they started out at $19.99 each when I started buying, but dropped to $14.99 by the time I purchased the last 5- yasss!)

To keep costs down, when I ordered my prints from Shutterfly, I chose the 11x14 size, instead of the 16x20 that would have actually been the size needed to properly fit the Ribba's matting. The price difference was about $7 per print (times 8 photos = enough to purchase several accessories)! To make up for the gap, I used simple gold cardstock from Michael's, cut out the centers to give me a 1.25" border and mounted them to the back of the included mats. It also added a nice pop of metallic gold so it was a win/win!

**UPDATE March 2018**

Since the original post, Shutterfly has added a 12x12 print size for only $6.99! Recently, when I decided to swap out some of the older photos for newer ones, I went the 12x12 route and just removed the cardstock 'matting', as it's no longer needed for that print size :)

I fell in love, first, with this cute acrylic trinket box with a stunning pink agate on top (Hobby Lobby) and would end up carrying the pink and agate theme throughout the room. What are the odds that Target has a Christmas Collection that includes agate ornaments?! I snagged two pink ones and simple ornament displays (from Hobby Lobby's Christmas section and spray painted gold) to hang them from. And, my office wouldn't be complete without Paisley Girl's stash of treats :)

This 9-drawer filing console was a part of my old furniture collection and started off black. I did some research on 'no sanding' and found several tutorials that recommended priming first with Zinsser Cover Stain. Two coats of that, followed by two coats of BM Paper White (the lighter shade), BM Harbor Gray for the stripe and gold craft paint for the dip-dyed effect. I finished it off by applying metallic gold drafter's tape (found in the drafting aisle of HB) to outline the color blocking- MUCH easier that trying to paint all of those straight lines!

The top pulls are also fro HB and I ordered the 6 ring pulls from Home Depot and covered them with my favorite gold foil spray paint (Krylon Foil Metallic from my Hobby Lobby).

Can we talk about these window trimmings?! Get all of the deets on the custom made rod and info on the panels here.

Hobby Lobby seemed to be my go-to for so much of the room makeover- I swear they're not paying me, I just found almost everything I needed in one place. SCORE! See the full HB shopping list, as well as the others, at the bottom of this post.

Styling the bookshelves was so much fun! I can't believe I found so many agate-inspired pieces, especially this framed one!

The storage boxes made for an even mix of pretty and practical. The grey and ivory fabric covered ones are all Ikea, so super budget friendly, too.

I hope you enjoyed watching this home office makeover as much as I did doing it. I love my new space and it brings so much cheer to my workdays!

-Source List-

Hobby Lobby:

Gold hanging Sunburst Mirror | Greenery | Bookshelf Artwork (all 4 framed pieces) | Pink Agate Bookends | Gold Pineapple Bookends | Mini Gold Sunburst Mirror | Acrylic/Agate Trinket Box | 'T 'Drawer Pulls


Pink Tufted Stool | Gold Turtle Trinket Box | Agate Ornaments


Grey Bookcases | Grey Custom Desk Pieces | Grey and Ivory Fabric Covered Storage Boxes | Ribba Gallery Frames


Silver Leafed 'O' Ring Lamp | both White Orchid Arrangements | Tulips | White Quilted Leather Work Chair | Fuschia Nailhead Storage Box | Gold Tower Candleholder | Decorative Gold-lettered File Folders & Stationary


'Paris' Storage Books | Seafoam Lotus Tealight Holder


Gold 'Thumb' Bowl | Tiffany&Co