I am about to climb on the roof of my house to shout to the neighborhood that my office is DONE! This has been such a HEFTY project and took way longer than I had hoped but mainly because I did all of this by myself!!
I was planning on writing up a post on how to customize boring stock cabinets, and I still can, if you are interested. But for now, let’s just talk about how this room came together and I was finally able to clean it out last night!!
Let’s flashback to where we were when we first started:
The room lacked any type of storage and any sort of personality. Storage was BIG for us because at the time I took these pictures, there were still boxes from moving that needed a home.
I ended up getting a later start on this project because I was not sure what direction I wanted to go with shelving. I was going to be sharing this space as well so I needed to make sure we both agreed on what I was going to do.
When things finally got moving, there were a bunch more hiccups than I had hoped for. The shelves were a pain to deal with. Then, while upgrading the cabinets with new and existing trim, so many things got annoying that I had to walk away and rethink. Painting only takes forever when you do not have a paint sprayer. And switching out old outlets for new in a house with annoying wiring is, well, annoying! HA
Let’s just jump into the reveal already! I will try to source everything I can below each picture, but if there is something you see and have a question on, let me know!
I am so happy this is done! There are a few things I still to take care of in here: fix the front gaps where the cabinets meet the wall, find a plant for the desk, and scrape any paint off the floor.
The desk is from Cost Plus World Market. It was a tough one to get because it was on backorder for a minute.
I am currently not a big fan of the camera I am using because it really ran with the green tint coming in from the windows, I assume? The cabinets are painted Glidden Stone White. It is really pretty. It is gray in some light, white-ish in others. Green apparently to my camera 😦
Honestly, I am still getting used to the shelves. I love them but I am not used to having ALL THE THINGS up on the wall.
There was a lot of going back and forth on what knobs I wanted in here. Honestly, I did not have the budget to spend anything more than a few dollars on hardware, but I wanted something a little more unique than what you would find in a big box. I ended up finding mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for 50% off!
The chaise is from a local warehouse outlet store but I am pretty sure it originally came from Ashley Furniture. The Georgia G and the lamp were local thrift finds. I need to replace the brown pillow that came with chaise, but I have not seen anything that made me stop in my tracks. We are each getting one cabinet to do whatever with it. I have already organized all the craft supplies I wanted to keep and move out of our hall closet to my side (which is the more decorated side because not everyone has had a chance to play around). I’ll share what I did in my cabinet for another post.
What do you think?
Now that this space is finally done, I can start focusing on the next room, our dining room. We have been handed the Thanksgiving host torch and the room is in shambles right now …so stay tuned!