Welcome back to my Home Office Makeover Series!
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We’re on Part 4. I’ve done a bit of work since yesterday and I’m so excited to share how things are coming together!
So, we left off here:
We have already used the office so much, even though it’s not completely finished and organized! I’m spending most of my time in here for blog and music business. I didn’t know how much we really needed a space until now. I mean, I knew it would be more convenient of course, but I had no idea how much more convenient it is to have a home office like this! It’s been soooo nice!
Here are some fun updates I’ve done since my last post!
I grabbed this painting from a neighbor’s garbage the other day.
The best part about warm weather is spring cleaning! That’s when I score the best finds.
I’m thinking of a clipboard(ish) kind of thing to put up above my desk for this, but I’ve also been looking for a painting with lots of colors to do a stencil over. So I made a stencil clipboardish thing for notes by
adding sticker letters over the painting.
Painted over it with a minty green sample oops paint color I had laying around. My plan was to paint the entire painting, but I kinda liked how the spongey look was turning out.
Pulled off the letters and added some twine in between the canvas and frame.
I’ve already got a few lists attached, but I want to make some decorative clothes pin type clips soon.
Not bad for a garbage find & a 20 minute update!
I also was able to put this fun paddle up on the wall. I found this at an antique mall a few months ago for $15!
I’ve been brainstorming ways to attach it to the wall horizontally. I had my head set on adding some curtain rod brackets, and setting the paddle on top of them.
That is, until I passed by these at Home Depot!
They were in the isle with all the pipe parts. I’m not entirely sure what they’re called or what their use is, but they were 35 cents a piece, so it was a no brainer.
I found a couple of studs, drilled pilot holes, and just screwed in some gold screws. I’m not even going to bother with painting over the screws because they blend so well.
If you didn’t know I was going for a nautical theme, this has got to set the record straight.
We’ve had a couple of really nice days in a row, which gave me an opportunity to get some spray painting done We decided on painting Ikea furniture desk to match the new desks. The Ikea brackets were sprayed a with a copper spray paint, and the old desk was sprayed with a high gloss white.
The desk isn’t the perfect white, but it doesn’t bother me. And it’s impossible to detect on camera. I still have to do another coat of paint and then finish with a lacquer top coat, but I’m waiting for the weather to cooperate again.
I’m so happy with how the office is coming along. I’m still working out the décor & organizational aspect, but I’m just thrilled so far.
Now the list of to do’s to finish this space:
Trim out window
Board and batten
fill holes, caulk and paint
Assemble His and Hers Desks (Ikea $20 x 2)
Find comfy chairs (Ikea $35 x 2)
Spray paint old desk to match new ones ($5)
paint desk legs
Shelving Unit for filing & craft supplies (Ikea $79 x 2)
Possibly paint shelving unit, still deciding
Figure out organization method for all supplies
Spray paint and mount shelves above desk (Ikea $16.99 x 4; spray paint $5)
Some sort of wall chart for clients (DIY)
Nautical art & décor
antique paddle & copper mounts – $16
install wall hooks
change out light fixture
to curtain or not to curtain?
do something with bifold closet doors
turn closet into something ‘office-y’?
touch up holes and paint
find desk lamps?
Total Cost (to date): $562
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