Today you're witnessing my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants method that I employ in my own home. When I decide that something needs to change, I can no longer contain my ambitious design spirit. All the things must be done immediately.
So when I was fed up with our children never using their playroom to actually play, coupled with Design by Dixon galore literally spilling over the dining room table, I decided the playroom needed to become an office. Right that very minute.
So I set to work! Here is a before shot of the playroom:
And here is the new office!
The navy walls got a fresh coat of dark green paint, I added the gorgeous gray credenza, abstract art, gold lamps, a Craigslist table (for $20!!!), and a new desk chair courtesy of Marshalls.
The wall beside the door has built in shelving (previously housing toys) that I'm using to display all of our books, office supplies, paint chips, tile samples, etc. I'm also a sucker for a good ginger jar!
This credenza was purchased from Shabby Chic Texas and they did a stunning job! It contains file drawers for all of our paperwork as well as a cabinet in the middle for our tools, camera, etc. The lamps were thrifted from my favorite consignment and the canvas is a Home Goods special!
It is impossible to choose a favorite piece in this room but my new desk chair is running a pretty good race. It is incredibly comfortable and the tall back is perfect for people of a higher stature like my husband and myself. Give me nail heads or give me death.
And aren't the curtain panels to die?! Love, love, love the design.
We are so enjoying our new office space. It feels good to have reclaimed this room!
Maybe now we can get some work done.
So what do you think? Your space can be next. Any budget, any style, I'm your girl.