This post is long over due but it’s finally here, my home office reveal! But first, I think I need to give you a little reminder of what it looked like BEFORE.
And now the “AFTER” photo….Ta daaaaa….
I’m psyched about this new transformation. When we moved into our house, this was the smallest and barest bedroom. Although I immediately had plans to convert this to a home office, I just never got around to it. The small desk and red chair (which were brought over from our condo unit) seemed to do the trick for a while. However, I no longer had a small corner to work with, I had an entire room to fill…and so the makeover began…with the help of my sidekick, Mike and his father, Big Joe, of course!
I infused this room with lots of bright, soft colours. Steering away from my typical decorating style, I wanted this room to feel different from the rest of the house. The patterns, textures and colours used in this room help to create an energetic and unique feminine feel. I needed it to be a space where I can get creative and a place to store all of my crafty stuff.
This desk was a kiji purchase and it received a major makeover (all details will be posted in an upcoming blog). Big Joe added an extension to the desk which allowed me to get a larger work surface (my number one item on the “must-haves” list). All of those horrible computer cords are now concealed and my many computer gadgets have a place to hide when I’m not using them (whoohoo!). I love the built in storage above the desk. The height goes right up to the ceiling and my favourite part, the crown molding
My skull head sits proudly on top of my magazines! The tutorial can be found here.
On the opposing wall, you will find my gallery wall. I have collected several frames to showcase some of my favourite drawings, inspirational quotes and of course, my diplomas!
With a little paint and a frame made by Big Joe, this ordinary cork board was revamped into a magnificent “vision board” that holds all my hand written notes and pictures located right across my desk.
Well…there it is. Sigh. This will continue to be a work in progress but for now just right!