Friday, July 1, 2011

Office Makeover!

I am SO EXCITED about this latest room makeover!  It might be my favorite in the whole house.  This may turn into a really long post filled with more than you ever wanted to know about my office, so I'll apologize in advance.

Let's begin with what the "office" looked like when the previous owners lived here:
Yes...mustard yellow walls and LOTS of oak.  It's not a very large room (maybe 10x8), so 2 dressers and a twin bed really filled up the place.  

When we first moved in, Isaac's mom, Barb, painted the room this pretty aqua color for us.  The original color palette was black/white/aqua.  I loved that color, but as I started using the room I found that the shad of aqua I had picked was a little too bright/saturated or something for this small of a room.  I would straighten the room up, but then it still was missing something, so it'd just get cluttered.  It ended up functioning as a "junk room" and it looked like this:

Piles and piles and piles of stuff everywhere.

Once the room was straightened up a bit more, it looked like this:

Better...but still not what I was hoping for.  Also, see that big black "wardrobe" type thing in the corner up there?  I tore that sucker down to the studs.  Big thanks to my friend, Eric, who then came over and tore it the rest of the way down!  I guess it was some sort of makeshift closet, but for me - it just took up space!

And looks like THIS!

Here are some Before/Afters:

Antique Desk/Computer Area

IKEA desk/sewing table

There are a lot of fun little touches in this room that I made or found along the way that you can find out about HERE!


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  1. Boy, I thought I LOVED the before pictures, but wow do I love the after. I wouldn't have thought some of those touches would make such a difference - ie, changing the desk and bookshelf to a deep gray. But it really did! classy! :) And your accent colors are gorgeous. One of our bedrooms is done in a similar fabric pattern and I love it(i haven't posted it yet, because we haven't painted it, just sewed new curtains, bedding, chairs). Nice makeover!

  2. Great job! I really like that painting above the bookcase/storage. Did you do that too?!

  3. nice, you should start a tv show ;-)

  4. wow! You did such a fabulous job! I am so impressed! Great transformation! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!