One of the worst parts of being a blogger is having to show you before…
I believe in letting a room in your home evolve as you live there. I’ve never once makeover or set up a space all at one time, or even in a month. The home office makeover you’re about to see came together over several years in fact and finally got to a place where I am happy with how it looks and functions and can show you the entire room.
Other things I had done in the room were customize the curtains with a blue ikat fabric and painted a dresser a long while ago. This room serves as my home office where I do grad school homework and a place where I do some craft projects. Mostly I store craft items, books, and all of my purses, photo albums and that sort of thing.
Cora and I spend lots of time here during the day, she in her little swing, me at my desk blogging or doing homework. It gets a lot of light and feels very comfortable to me so I like being in there with her. Here is the room before and lots of after pictures so you can see how it looks after I finished all the projects I wanted to accomplish.
This is the first space I created all for myself in this house. I love deep blue, hence the dresser and accessories. The mint green was a perfect accent, so along came other bits of turquoise and blue-greens. These were new colors to me when I first started putting this space together, meaning I never really used them a lot in my home. I have been more of a neutral-loving decorator but this room had color and it was a big deal to me!
The rest of the projects I did in this room are below with the sources for the room also. Hope you enjoy!
- Blue Dresser Makeover
- A Risky Rug
- How to Hang Curtains in a Bay Window
- How to Clean a Brick Fireplace
- Modern Fireplace Makeover
- Gallery Wall
- How to Mount Antlers
Rug – Overstock // Desk, Metal cups holding pens – Target // Chairs, ottoman, horse lamp, blue dresser – Thrift Store // Curtains – Ikea and bottom fabric from Joanns // White Shelves – Don’t know, I’ve had them forever // Floor Lamp, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, White storage boxes – Ikea // Desk Lamp, Vase – HomeGoods // Disco Ball – Amazon // Cake Stand – Minted // Chandelier // Save on Crafts // Printed storage boxes on bookshelves – The Container Store // Wall paint – Dolphin by Martha Stewart; Fireplace bottom – White by Behr; Fireplace top – Shaker Gray by Benjamin Moore