Thursday, May 12, 2016

My Home Office Reveal--One Room Challenge



Wheeeeeew-I am glad to be done with my office! 

I decided this year to be a guest participant in The One Room Challenge by Linda at  Calling It Home
 Here is my office before:















I work from home and for awhile now my office has been the catch-all room. 

At one time my office was organized and decorated, but after our remodel-it just became the jnk room where I worked from and I was tired of the mess.  


When I first started the challenge I planned on painting the book shelves I had so I could have storage in my office.  I need lots of storage since I work from home and my house was built in 1912 and has small closets and little storage. 
I do a lot of projects and I need space to storage all my supplies. 


I made part of this room transformation very difficult for myself.  I found a pair of very similar old dressers at the Flea Market and sanded the drawers and painted them green.  One day while driving, a thought popped into my head that the dressers would look great in my office and provide storage and a workspace.  



I had to cut the edges off of one to make it fit, but after I put them in the room I didn't like them there.  My office only has one window and does not get a lot of direct sunlight because of the porch, so the dark wood and green made my office feel dark and I didn't like it.  



I love the dressers wood and green and I basically cried when I painted them white!  


Once I had the dressers painted and back in my room, I loved them!  



I added open shelves above the dressers for more storage. 




I also painted my desk in white and painted my storgare chest of drawers in a soft coastal blue and white  




I am still looking for a very comfortable office chair, but I did paint this chair in milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed and I covered the seat with vintage fabric. 


My husband helped me hang my new vintage chandelier after I had it rewired. 




I hung new curtains and bought a new rug 



I added a very old window and some family photos to the wall





I love my chippy fabric cabinet that I painted with milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed.

I love fabric and vintage linens!
I removed the middle wooden panels of this cabinet and added chicken wire so I could see my colorful fabrics! 




I love my new office! 














I am so glad I participated in The One Room Challenge by Linda at Calling It Home 

Now, don’t forget to check out the other One Room Challenge Makeovers – there’s A TON of talent to see!

Linking up with:
savvysouthernstyle
mysalvagedtreasures
theblissfulbee
  


67 comments:

  1. I tackled my craft room/office too! I wish I were brave enough to display my fabric, but my stash is never that neat! Your new space looks fantastic. Great job.

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    1. Thank you Amanda-I love to look at my fabric and figured I might as well make it part of the decor!

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  2. Wow...you sure have talent! Everything looks like it was made for this room. I especially love the dressers and fabric cabinet. Beautiful job :)

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    1. Thank you Karen-I am loving how cheerful and colorful my office is!

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  3. This is so pretty...charming and functional...you did a beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love that it is pretty and functional too!

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  4. What a very special room you have created - I could play in there all day!! I love your fabric cabinet and the dressers are just perfect on each side.

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    1. Thank you--I am loving how the room turned out too!

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  5. It is wonderful to read the smile on your face that comes through writing about your office renovation. Your joy with it is infectious, plus it really, really looks lovely. Three cheers to you, Ardith

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    1. Thank you Ardith-I am smiling big time now that it is done and it makes me happy to work in my office now!

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  6. Your office turned out very nicely...amazing what a little paint can do for anything, isn't it? I really liked the dressers green, but now that I see them white, I think your decision to do the white makes all the difference in the way the room looks. The shelving looks great, too. I don't sew, but every time I see your fabric armoire, I smile. Last, but not least, I love the fabric you used on your desk chair, it is so spunky!
    Have a great weekend, Darrielle.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I loved the dressers green and literally lost sleep over having to paint them. They just made the room way to dark and I tried other pieces of furniture in the office too, but in the end I really wanted those tow similar dressers and I needed them to be white to lighten the room. I love the fabric on my chair too-so stinkin cute!

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  7. Wow! I wish my craft/office/photo room could look as attractively organized as yours!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I am loving how bright and organized it is!

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  8. It looks so beautiful, I love all the color!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania-I love all the color too!

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  9. You have that rustic style down! I think the dressers turned out really well in white and I'm impressed by the amount of storage you were able to work into the space. Congrats on a job well done!

    Melissa

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    1. Thank you Melissa-I love chippy and old and since I work a lot in this space I wanted it to reflect me!

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  10. I wish my craft room looked half as neat as yours!! I just always have a messy room when I'm working. Yours looks so neat and organized and pretty. Enjoy!

    Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy--its neat now but I bet it will not stay that way, but Mostly work in it on the computer for me job. I tend to do craft project in the kitchen!

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  11. You have done an amazing job! Your office looks great! I bet you'll really enjoy spending time in there. Thank you so much for visiting Inspiration Thursday. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lela-I am so happy with how it turned out!

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  12. There's so much to love in this room. I think you'll be enjoying lots of creative time surrounded by things you love.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

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    1. Thank you Stacy-I do like to surround myself with things that make my heart happy!

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  13. It looks very pretty, and I love that chair with the print that you redid. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-Arent you glad to be done? it was a lot of work but so worth it!

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  14. Your craft room is truly amazing! It's all so fresh and filled with so many of your treasures I know it will bring so much joy and inspiration to you!

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    1. Thank you Lisa-I love looking at my treasure!

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  15. Your craft room looks amazing. So thoughtfully organized.

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    1. Thank you Mary-I have to keep my office organized since I work from home from it and the messy makes me 'crazy"!

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  16. Wow, I'd never want to leave this room! You did such an amazing job with all your beautiful furniture and accessories.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I am happy to spend time in here now!

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  17. I don't know what is with old chippy cabinets with stacks of fabric (or quilts) in them that makes me so happy? I think that cabinet with the dressers on either side is the most beautiful set up I have seen. You have such an eye for creating and I am jealous. Even if I had everything you put in your room, I never would have come up with what you did. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Susan-what sweet words! I spend a lot of time on the computer for my job and so I wanted my office to be bright and cheerful so I would be happy when I work!

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  18. Oh my goodness! This space is soooo you(and I love it)! It is filled with beautiful painted pieces and for sure has your touch of style. What a grace space to work in ! Congrats on surviving the weeks! You Rock!

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    1. Thank you Nancy-this space is sooooo me and I love that it is bright and light and organized!

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  19. It looks wonderful! What a great place to be creative!

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    1. Thank you Pam-it is so nice to work in here now!

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  20. Very impressive. The time really seems to go by quickly when the ORC is going in. Seems like it was just a few days ago when you started this makeover. Have enjoyed following along.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-the time sure did fly by fast and I was scrambling at the end!

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  21. I love, love, love your new office and the dressers painted white are adorable. I'm pinning and sharing to my FB page. I'd be delighted if you linked up at Shabbilicious Friday... this office is definitely shabbilicious!!

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    1. Thank you Kerryanne-I would love to share at your party!

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    2. I tried to link up to your party but it would not expect my email address! bummed!

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  22. I so enjoyed touring your new craft room. Every detail had my mouth watering and now pining for a space of my own that looks as amazing as yours... one day I hope! Thanks for the inspiration! ;o)

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    1. Thank you Lucy-I love my new office-it is so cheerful and I don't mind being at my computer so much for work now!

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  23. Oh you are so inspiring. I really need to tackle the multi-purpose second bedroom in my house.

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    1. Thank you Carol-I work form home and needed my office to be a cozy space to be in!

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  24. DD I just cannot get over what a perfect fit the dressers and cabinet are. It was meant to be. Truly a fantastic transformation.Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

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    1. Thank you Laura-I agree about the dressers just bing a perfect fit! I was sad to paint them white but I love them now!

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  25. This room is so full of character and chippy goodness, but most importantly it reflects you 100% It is such a fresh pretty room with lots of bursts of color here and there. Love it! If only I had some space to carve out an office for myself. I am hosting a new link party, Sweet Inspiration and would be happy if you joined us. It runs Friday till Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you Mary-chippy goodness and color make me happy and I work from home so I needed my office to be me!

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  26. NOW it is too pretty to work in, ha ha!! Wow, I just love it !! : )

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    1. Thank you Deb-I don't want to mess it up!

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  27. NOW it is too pretty to work in, ha ha!! Wow, I just love it !! : )

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    1. Thank you Deb-It is so much more pleasant to work in now!

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  28. So beautiful! I love the green cabinet and the colors you chose. Love it all!

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    1. Thank you Emy-I love green and chippy!

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  29. Good call painting those dressers white. I loved the green too, but the white definitely works better in your room. And that tall, skinny leaded glass window is to die for. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I made more work for myself by changing the paint color but I am so Glad I did. The wind was a great Flea find!

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  30. what an exciting space, Darrielle! so proud of your office and what you've accomplished these past 6 weeks. I love the mix of chippy pieces, fresh flowers and all those layers of linens...so pretty. Hugs, CoCo

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    1. Thank you Coco-Since I spend a lot of time in this room I wanted it to be filled with things that make me happy-chippy, linens and flowers!

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  31. I didn't know you joined! Wow! Love this craft room's rustic vibe and truly match your style! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

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    1. Thank you Vel-it was fun to join and I will try it again for sure-it is a lot of work but so worth it! Congrats to you too!

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  32. You must be thrilled, Darrielle! Your home office is GORGEOUS. My favorite piece is your chippy cabinet with all your beautiful fabric showing. You've inspired me! :D Have a great week, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I figured I would make all my colorful fabric a part of my decor since I love fabrics!

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  33. You now have one of the prettiest craft/workrooms I've seen Darrielle. You found the perfect placement for your two new dressers. Love that you made your fabric part of the decorating scheme by adding the chicken wire. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm!

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  34. Darrielle we are so happy to have you over at our party. I am pinning and sharing your gorgous office.

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