The first thing I always do to a space is paint. It makes a huge change for just a little money, in just a few hours. Three walls are white, with the 4th painted black – not chalkboard but a regular latex. I chose Restoration Hardware colors Right White & Obsidian. It’s a great pair that works so well together.
Besides the black & white, I also added in a dash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, using Paris Grey and Florence.
I did buy a few things, including this Cable Knit Pattern Rug from West Elm. Can you believe that it was on clearance for only $49 for a 5×8 rug? Yeah – run get ya one before they sell out!
I also found an amazing modern style clock at Target. I found mine on clearance in store for $4.98, but they also have them online for only $6.99.
Another fun purchase was from my favorite place on earth – IKEA! I ordered their Eivor Curtains online, with shipping 2 sets came to about $40 (and I don’t know that I could have made 2 sets for that.)
Since I made everything else all about me, I replaced the light, too. There’s a little DIY that went on, but it started with this farmhouse inspired light. I’m going to share how I Gina-ed it up, so keep your eyes peeled for that one. I mean, when you start with a $30 light, you can play with it a little, ya know?
Now let’s talk about furniture! Of course, we build all of ours, but I did find some very similar pieces online just to share the look. I needed a big cabinet to hold all the stuff that I use, and so Mr. SCC got his build on and made me a huge piece that works perfectly. If you like the one above, you can find it at Target for about $200.
I already owned a farmhouse table that Mr. SCC built a few years ago, and it’s a huge workspace that is perfect for my needs. It’s a little different from the white farmhouse table above, but if you’re loving the look you can find that one at Walmart.com.
And now you have a sneak peek into my interior designed office! We’re almost to the big reveal of my farmhouse inspired office, but I’ve got just a few more projects to show before we get there.
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