I started working on our office in October. Finding this $2.00 Chandelier started it all. It's been slow moving and there are still some technical/wire things that have to be taken care of, but the hubby is not cooperating. So I figured I would show you were we are at.
This picture below is the office the day we moved in.
The picture below is of the same angle as above. We bought 5 filing cabinets and used a marble slab to make a desk and area for the printer. The intention had been for each of us to have our own side of the desk, but that changed quickly with my husbands budding DJ hobby. The way the picture below looks was very typical as to the condition of the space. Everything, I mean everything was dumped here. Our house was built in 1955, meaning no attic and NO closet space. It was a junk room and quite embarrassing. It is off of the kitchen and typically our guests gravitate to this space. I think its the idea of the DJ equipment and the computer that draws them in.
While my husband was away on business my sisters and I headed to Ikea and we found this kitchen counter top and thought it would be perfect for a desk top. I was using my inspiration pictures for ideas. We managed to load and unload it and bring it into the house. It is super heavy. We also managed to move the tombstone DJ equipment out of the way and we rearranged the office. The room instantly opened up and felt so much bigger. I don't think we realized how much space our desk was taking up. The picture below is of the office right now. I added Ikea curtains, new Ikea pillows, a rug, a thrift store lamp on my found side table, and a wrought iron stool.
The desk is now along the wall and the DJ equipment is sitting on the same wall. I would love to paint the filing cabinets white, but I am so not in the mood to undertake that project by myself. The picture below is the section that is the 'desk'. My cork boards are right over the desk. I painted the walls Sherwin Williams Extra White for a crisp white look.
I also started a gallery wall using my book page wreath and my $0.50 mirrors as the starting off points. I may want to tweak this a bit, or add on as time passes.
So here is the after again. I am so happy with how it has all turned out. It is a completely different room. I was able to work with what I already had. The black couch, black office chair, and filing cabinets were existing in the room. Even though, I actually wanted to get rid of all those features, I'm glad they stayed. The best part is that I did not spend a lot to fix this room.
What do you think?
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