I’ve lost track of whether I dropped any hints about our new home office. So… um… we made a new home office. No big deal. I’m TOTALLY lying… it’s SUCH a big deal!! This space is sooooooooo much more useful than the previous space.
I’ll break down each of these projects later, but for now, this is just a little show and tell. Quick reminder of what that space used to look like: built-in shelves that were 7″ deep, our old leather couch, and craft storage. Not much in the way of design. A couple of months ago, Mark mentioned that he’d like to have a room where he can work from home. So I got to plotting.
We said goodbye to the couch, found a desk on Craigslist and framed out two BILLY bookcases from Ikea.
We bought this BORGSJO console from Ikea and fitted it to be a nice bench seat with storage.
The focal wall is a cork board with some decorative gold wood trim (just wood molding with Rust-Oleum metallic gold spray paint).
We actually use our bookshelves for… books, so I had to style them with some utility in mind. Nancy Drew’s gotta get some love, folks. And those are Mark’s initials… not some marital statement
I had just enough fabric from the flea market to make these Roman shades and I might paint my body with this pattern… I LOOOOVE it!
This ceramic duck head from Goodwill was… duck colored so I sprayed it with the same Rust-Oleum metallic gold paint and now it holds an old embroidery hoop with washi tape.
I grabbed this tall flexible basket at Homegoods to hide our paper shredder and another basket corrals wrapping paper.
This gold frame was in my flea market stash and works as a fun ‘frame’ to this flashcard I found on etsy.
Oh, and I’m obsessed with air plants.
Most of the items in this room were gathered from around the house or my basement stash so the biggest expense was at Ikea and for the lumber. The cork wasn’t cheap but I had some coupons which helped bring that way down.
This corner hasn’t changed much other than the fun shadow boxes got hung…. this is where I keep all my craft junk.
In the next few weeks, I’ll post more detailed instructions about the bookshelf built-ins, the cork board wall, and the roman shades.
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