• The New Floor | Eclectic Farmhouse Home Office – ORC Week 5

    Hi friends! Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge! Can you believe that this challenge is almost over?! It seems to be flying by for me! This last week was a complete hustle week with lots of late nights. I am happy to report that another huge item on the list has been checked off! The plank floor is in, painted and sealed! Now I am not going to run through the whole process of how I installed this plank floor because I have already done that! Yep, I put this DIY plank flooring in my Living room which is right next to this office. You can head…

  • Must have tools for the DIY’er

    Today is my Birthday! I learned today that I share a birthday with Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser in Outlander. While I would love anything from of my Outlander Gift Guide, Today I am sharing my favorite tools, gadgets and items necessary for every do it yourself type of person. Whether you are shopping for that DIY’er in your life or are adding to your DIY tool collection you are going to find those must haves all right here! Must have tools for the DIY’er 1. Compact Drill A tool that I use on a regular basis is my electric hand drill. This is an absolute must have for…

  • The Perfect Navy Paint that Almost Wasn’t| Eclectic Farmhouse Home Office – ORC Week 4

    What a crazy week! It started off with a last minute trip to my home state of Michigan to spend Easter with my family. An unexpected ER visit for my little miss made us stay a bit longer, leaving me with just one day to work on my office. That means that the next weeks I am going to have to work overtime to get this room completed! While I only had one day or really 5.5 hours to work on my room, It made a big impact on the room! I got my navy paint up on the walls! Of course I had to start with the boring stuff…

  • DIY Herringbone Board and Batten Accent Wall | Eclectic Farmhouse Home Office – ORC Week 3

    Week three of the One Room Challenge is here and it is the half way point. Am I halfway done with my room? Nope not really. I have to be honest I was feeling super stressed this last week. Months ago my family planned a girls weekend away and it just so happened to fall right in the middle of this challenge. I was also tackling my hardest project for the room, my DIY Herringbone Board and Batten Accent wall. From the beginning I knew that I wanted to add some character to this room and this DIY Herringbone wall accent was the perfect thing! Once I had my idea…

  • Simple Door Makeover with DecoArt CurbAppeal

    This post is sponsored by DecoArt Its spring time and as the sun comes out more and more it makes me want to tackle those outside projects more and more. One of those spaces that really needed a fresh look and a bit of work to it was our back patio and patio door. This is our in and out to the backyard all day long and we haven’t done anything to it since we moved into the house almost two years ago. This door was so dirty and stained! The little windows were filled with dirt buildup and there were orange rust stains running down the front of it.…

  • Eclectic Farmhouse Home Office | ORC Week 2 – A Clean Slate

    We are wrapping up the first week of the One Room Challenge. This first week of the challenge was all about cleaning out what was the formal dining room turned room so that I can begin making over the room. Last week I shared my design plan for my eclectic Farmhouse Home Office makeover as well as one snapshot of how messy the room was. Well here are a few more embarrassing photos of the way the room looked when I started cleaning it out. This room had become a drop all space and a big ole’ hot mess of a room. It didn’t start out this way but things…

  • Bright and Cheery Easter Table

    This year for Easter I went with a bright and cheery color scheme of coral, navy and yellow for my Easter Table. Putting together this tablescape was a little tricky since coral, navy, and yellow are not the traditional Easter colors. By pulling together some DIY projects and shopping around my home as well as some stores I was able to make this table come together just like I imagined it. First I shopped around my house and came up with my layered table runners. I used a multi colored blue and jute runner that I bought at Target a few summers back as a base and then layered my…

  • DIY Egg Wreath for Spring

    This DIY Egg Wreath can by completely customized to the colors that you pick for Spring. This year I am crushing on Coral, Navy, Mustard, and Teal for spring colors. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pastel color palette for Spring decorating. I did one last year and it has been one of my most favorite tables capes that I have done. I think that it is good to step outside of the box and try something a little different. This is a great DIY Spring decor craft if you are wanting to add something new to your home but not wanting to spend a ton of money.…

  • Eclectic Farmhouse Home Office Design Board - This office design features vintage finds, pretty neutrals mixed in with some bold colors of pink, navy blue and natural Green. | www.One-ThousandOaks.com

    Eclectic Farmhouse Home Office | ORC Week 1

    Welcome! My name is Jaclyn and I am the girl behind the blog One Thousand Oaks! My blog focuses on home remodeling, DIY projects and decorating! I share my ideas and inspiration to help others create a beautiful home on a budget. Today I am so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge again! I have participated in three other One Room Challenges. The first one was for my Coastal Bathroom (old home) , my son’s Little Explorer Bedroom (old home), and my daughters Boho Mermaid Bedroom (old home). This will be the first time that I will be doing the One Room Challenge since we have moved…

  • How to make a Faux Floral Arrangement for a Table Centerpiece

    Spring is officially here and that means that flowers will be blooming once again! I love adding flowers to my decor and more often then not I use faux flowers to decorate with. There are so many positives about artificial flowers. My favorite things about them is that they can be used year after year and you never have to worry about them dying. Don’t get me wrong I love fresh flowers to, but faux flowers are just easier! I am going to show you step by step how to make a faux floral arrangement for your table centerpiece. There are a few Floral Arrangement tools that are needed when…