Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Office Reveal

Well now that my hubby's office is finished....productivity is up this week, phone calls are getting returned, emails are getting answered and my husband is making it into his office chair each day...safely with no risk of injury.

Which was not so easy a few months ago before I decided to clear the craft room clutter and give him a safe environment in which to work in. OSHA would be happy that I am complying to standards.

This is the room when we got started. You can catch up here.
A lot of this is the craft room crap pushed to his side since we worked on both spaces simultaneously.

And this is how the space looks now.

The plan, we put a wall up, we painted the walls, painted his desk, got a new rug,  added some curtains and threw a couple of pillows on the couch

First thing was to create a wall between the two spaces. At this very moment I imagine my husband was thinking "You stay on your side and I will stay on mine". Ha...I don't blame him.

Paint the walls. I chose SW white for the top and ceiling and SW Mindful Grey for the bead board.

The table, that use to serve as my craft table and was once my sisters kitchen table 25 years ago, got freshened up and is now my husbands work desk. I sanded the top down and added 2 coats of the Mindful Grey. His old desk is now my kitchen table. You can read about that here. It's a love story. Really it is.

Since this room gets a lot of sun during the afternoon I chose a dark pewter color velvet like cotton fabric for the curtains.

The rug is indoor/outdoor from Home Decorators Collection. The Stools are from Pier One (purchased a few years ago) and I freshened them up with a couple coats of paint.

The couch/futon we have had for several years. I added some grey and jute trimmed pillows and a grey throw from PB to make it more cozy for lunch time naps. I made the pattern pillows.  The light is from IKEA and the guitar in the corner.... my husband has had it since he was a teenager. 

It is such a great space and 'we' love how it turned out.  Now, I even like coming up to his office and watching him work.... but not for too long. I would hate to be in the way of productivity.

PS- And for those of you wondering, the craft room is DONE. Can I get a  'yay baby'.  Here's a peek of the space and also what my husband walks through everyday to get to his side. I will share next week.

That we finished this project and my husband has a
 great space to work in each day


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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a difference! it looks so good and using mostly things you already had- i love that!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks so classy! Very contemporary, but in a warm way. I never would have come up with that fabric for the curtains, but damn it looks good!

Becca said...

Well, I'm sure your husband wouldn't mind if you came up to serenade him with a song on his childhood guitar from time-to-time! Love the transformation ... I *need* an IKEA fix!

Marisa Franca said...

Really looks great! Wish we had more room in our downsized house. I long for the roominess of our old house.:-( I believe minds can be much more creative without seeing a bunch of stuff laying around.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great. So much light coming in. I know he is glad to have his own space.

Teri Rank said...

Love it ! You guys do awesome work together!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great...awesome transformation!

Kelly said...

I love it! I like how you made it an office space but also a place to hang out. The dining table being used as a desk has a cool look to it. Much more interesting than a real desk! Great job with everything!

Denise Greenwood said...

It looks fabulous Laura!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Beautiful space, my friend! I see your profit share plan soaring in the very near future!

:) Linda

Marty Walden said...

Woohoo! One space down and how many more to go? Don't you feel great that one is completed? Me, too! Can't wait to see "your" side of the space! It looks beautiful, Laura!

Bliss said...

Yeehaw and a yay baby.

thistlewoodfarm said...


Hello sweet friend! LOVE this project! Just pinned it to the BHG board!

Happy day to you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks gorgeous. I love it. What a fabulous transformation.

At The Picket Fence said...

Laura it looks sooooooo amazing!!! And I love how casually you said, "first we put a wall up" like it's just no biggie. LOL! Love it all my friend!

Shannon Fox said...

Oh WOW! That looks so, so good. I love the office and I can't wait to seeyourcraftroom :))) You know, they girly part. lol (I think I spied some pillow in the office that I have too!)

Cynthia said...

Looks great Laura and I can't wait to see the craft room. You have been a busy little bee.


Heidi @ Decor & More said...

WOW!! How awesome is that? Love that you repurposed so many things for this project, Laura. Looks amazing!
xo Heidi

Scott Turner said...

Outstanding job Laura . I love it !!! You are an artist. Can't wait to see what is to come.

Scott & Amelia

Deb said...

Looks great! I have those Pier One round wicker stools from several years ago. What a great idea to paint them! Would you tell me what kind of paint you used (spray? Brush? Gloss?) and what color? They look so good! I want to copy you. Thank you for the ideas!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Love your wall hangings!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great, great space...I am sure he just loves it, as we do!..another great job Laura!...I love the colors in his space.

Tiffany said...

Yay! I love it! Your husband must be so thrilled. And that craft room is looking good. But I need more!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It looks fantastic, Laura. I love the curtains and the wall colors you chose. Can't wait to see your side. :)

Nicole Mendez said...

The office turned out great! I love all the nuetrals! It seems very calm and relaxing. Can't wait to see how the craft room turns out! :)

Miss Charming said...

Wonderful job, Laura! (My own office is in desparate need of a makeover.)

Sheila said...

What a wonderful space !!! Putting a wall up is a great idea. Love that you shopped your own home too.


Sheila said...

What a wonderful space !!! Putting a wall up is a great idea. Love that you shopped your own home too.


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