A special thank you to Sherwin Williams, Minted, and Lamps Plus for providing product for this office makeover.
I honestly don’t think I have ever been so excited about a room reveal… Most of the time I am making over rooms with only $100 to spend (You can learn more about the $100 Room Challenge here), but twice a year I join in with the One Room Challenge and get to make over a space with a bigger budget. Over the past 5 weeks I have been working on our office space…. I’m going to try to stay away from gabbing too much, and let the pictures do most of the talking, but before the pretty, you have got to see what this space looked like 5 weeks ago…
Total disaster: Mismatched furniture, green walls… Not great… Ready to see what this room looks like now?
Can you even believe that is the same room?! Neither can I!
Let’s take a little tour around the room, and just ’cause it’s fun to see how different a space looks, I’ll throw in a few more “before and afters” too 🙂 (Sources provided at the end of this post.)
This is the space directly to your right when you walk in the doors. One of my goals was to create a command center. While I had thought of adding more, I realized this was all I really needed; a whiteboard calendar and a tiered holder… along with a couple framed words to make it pretty 🙂
If you follow on Instagram, then you know the story behind that gorgeous (hand-painted) sign by Averie Lane Boutique. (Long story, short: I really wanted a sign like this, but I couldn’t find any with a saying that I loved. I basically asked every blogger I know if they had (or knew of someone with) an Etsy shop that sells them, and Amber was not only willing to custom-make one for me, she got it to me in record time 🙂 )
A couple weeks ago I shared my dilemma with shelving and filing. I am so happy with the way it turned out. I decided to forego my original plan (to makeover some galvanized steel pantry shelves) and, instead, purchased some white bookshelves that fit the room much better. For filing, I decided to use magazine holders and store our files vertically. Loving the end result 🙂
And the other bookcase…
Moving on to the desk area…
Another Instagram share: This chair was a last minute (yesterday) purchase. I had another one bought and assembled, but it just wasn’t exactly what I wanted. Walk into Home Goods, and bam, there it was; and it was perfect.
My view from the desk…
In order to create more storage, I purchased a 6 drawer dresser from IKEA (which I’m pretty proud to say, I assembled by myself 🙂 ) This also gives me a place to put the printer and Cricut.
Just to the right of the “printing station”, I have a numbered cubby to hold all my essential oils. (The cubby used to be in our cleaning closet, but it’s too cute to keep behind closed doors 🙂 ) Below the cubby is a cute basket I found at Hobby Lobby to hold all our wrapping paper.
Let’s talk curtains…
I love the bold pattern of these curtains from Minted… and while I love the industrial look of “pipe rods”, I always thought they’d be really heavy to hang… No worries though… Target figured out how to make some great looking rods that I was able to hang myself.
Ready for a few more before and afters? Here you go!
Still To Do
I know this room looks complete, and it is… for the most part. There are just two things I still want to figure out:
- I want to add a little character to the Malm dresser… You know. Another IKEA hack 🙂 At least add some knobs or pulls.
- See the window behind the desk? I have two options that I’m playing around with. I can either add curtains like I did to the main window. (I actually have one more matching curtain panel (because my original idea for this office was much different), but I’d need to buy another one.) OR I can create a window seat. My mind isn’t completely made up just yet, so I’m sitting with the space a bit longer until I figure out what I want to do.
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For a list of sources, scroll on down past the “Pinterest Image” 🙂
A special thank you to those that sponsored this office makeover! And thank you to Calling It Home for hosting this bi-annual event.
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Paint: Agreeable Gray– Sherwin Williams
Light Fixture: Franklin Park Metal Cage 12″ Wide Bronze Ceiling Light– Lamps Plus
Curtains: Moroccan Diamonds Curtains in Indigo– Minted
Curtain Rod: French Pipe Drapery Rod by Threshold™– Target
Curtain Rings: Curtain Clip Rings Set – Oil Rubbed Bronze – Threshold™– Target
Rug: Woven Rug by Threshold™– Target
Desk: Campaign Desk– World Market
Desk Chair- Home Goods (Similar)
Dresser: Malm 6 Drawer Dresser– IKEA
Bookcases: Billy Bookcases (White)– IKEA
Esther 4:14 Hand-Painted Wood Sign (Custom Made)- Averie Lane Boutique
Small Charlie Clock– World Market
Glass Lanterns- Discontinued at Target (Similar)
3 Twine Wrapped Glass Bottles in Wood Box- Michaels
Wicker Baskets- Michaels
Glass Hurricane Candle Holder– Hobby Lobby
3 Tier Wire Sorter- Home Goods (Similar)
Jeremiah 29:11 Wood Wall Decor Set– Hobby Lobby
Monthly Calendar Dry Erase Board– Hobby Lobby
HEKTAR Work Lamp– IKEA
Nest Paper Tray– The Container Store
Wrapping Paper Basket: Cannot Find Exact Item Online (Similar)- Hobby Lobby
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