My home office makeover is finally complete! You’ve waited for weeks as I talked about every inch of all the projects, being very patient as I had a lot to do. It’s been a drastic change from when the room was a working studio to create items for my (currently closed) shop, to bringing it into a space for me to concentrate on writing. Now that it’s all finished, today I’m sharing all of the elements that came together, from Ikea curtains to hand built (by Mr. SCC) cabinets, to help me create my new home office. I’m so excited to be able to finally have a space that gives me room to create projects for the blog, but also have a calm environment for me to be able to hone in on blogging. The black and white farmhouse infused scheme seems so far away from the former blue walls…. so let’s take a look at where we are now.
The black wall along the back isn’t chalkboard, but just regular latex paint, because the thought of all the messy chalk dust was more than I could handle.
I started with the table (my former dining room table), the now green bookshelf, and a small console cabinet. I added in a lot of handmade touches, including the word sign above.
Lots of little touches, like putting together my every day necessities on a tray helps keep me moving quickly through my day.
But I gotta keep it pretty, too My faceted bud vases were made just because, and I’m happy to see that the girls enjoy keeping the fresh flowers in there for me.
In front of a vintage chair sits my new ottoman (that I made from a cable spool), along side a vintage table from my late aunt Linda. I know it’s not white and I know it’s way too chippy – but that table means more to me than anything else in the entire room.
Then there’s my book lamp. Sigh. Ya’ll know I have a sweet spot for unique lighting – and this one just takes the cake.
Even with off the shelf lighting, I add a little DIY spin to it. It’s like I just can’t help myself!