I did a feature home office makeover for the One Room Challenge last Fall, but in truth, the room wasn’t completely finished at the end of the 6 week challenge period. My budget didn’t allow for the new carpeting, task lighting and blinds that would complete the room.
In case you didn’t see my home office makeover, this is the before (when it was Hubby’s space):
Terrible, unusable, an eyesore and a constant source of stress for me because it is also the first room you see as you come in the door.
My takeover/makeover included ripping out the window seat, moving all the furniture, bringing some new furniture that a friend recommended me from Office Monster, as well as some upcycled furniture in and some decorating….
but it was still a bit scruffy.
Those dark blinds were heavy and eye-catching (in a bad way) and the carpet was 13 years old and showing stains, wear and tear and the underpad was quite flat.
I had a birthday in February and Hubby bought me this gorgeous lamp for task lighting.
Then last month I finally had new carpeting and underpad installed!
It’s an off-white with a soft trellis pattern in it. I was a bit nervous about off-white in a house with 3 pets, 2 kids and a husband that clearly don’t care that this is “Mommy’s space”, but so far it’s remained off-white (knock on wood). I didn’t realize just how much of a difference a good underpad makes, nor how useless the old one was. With my new office, it might be a good idea for me to get a new energy quote through energy comparison. I heard from a friend that they saved a bunch of money because of it. But I digress. This carpet is so soft and squishy underfoot! The more i sit in the office, the more I think how amazing it is that I can do all my office work from home thanks to the power of cloud storage. However, cloud security is very important to be able to do this. If you are looking for Professional IT that can provide you with cloud security there are plenty of business that specialise in doing so.
Finally, last week, my sugar-pie-honey-bunch sweet friend Katherine arrived with my new blinds!
Aren’t they beautiful?!
I can’t take credit, Katherine actually chose the pattern, but she let me narrow it down (I really don’t have any sense of style or decor).
Down came the heavy brown and up went these soft, feminine and luxurious roman’s.
I’ll probably leave them open 98% of the time, but there is the option to hibernate and watch Netflix on the computer.
The metal star is from Christmas, but I like it so I left it up. lol
Those were the final details left undone in my home office makeover and now it is absolute perfection!
Home office side:
Craft room side:
All in one little 10′ x 10′ space.
I can light my candles, hoard my jellybeans, craft away, nestle in with a book, binge-watch Netflix oh, and work of course.
For details on any of the projects in this home office makeover, click the links below:
- reading chair
- white cabinets
- grasscloth desk
- roman blinds
- paint colour
- ribbon storage
- stamp pad storage
- round tray
- acrylic dry/erase calendar
- office artwork
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? (Da-di-di-daa, da-di-di-di-di-daaaa A-Team theme music)