Tuesday, January 12, 2016

First project of the New Year off the list!!

We started the New Year with a little tweaking on the office!  This room was one of the first ones that we renovated when we moved into the house in July 2012...time has gone by and the wee renovators that you see in these pictures have grown up as well!!


The office was a spare bedroom and we wanted to open it up to the rest of
the kitchen area.  The sink, the washer and dryer were at the back entrance and are now
downstairs in the laundry room.

Little boys with hammers!!
and permission that they could bang on Auntie's wall!!
It was fun to step through the hole they helped make.
Looks like we forgot the saftey meeting though...bare feet and no shirts!!

We wanted to do a white shiplap board look to this wall, however when we found the
flooring on sale at Home Depot we decided to save the white shiplap look for another
project.  We needed 8 boxes to complete the wall and that is exactly what was in stock!!

I think the new wall just warms up the room and adds some interest!  Very happy with how
it turned out.  Have had this Ikea furniture for awhile now and I still like it!
The pictures on the wall are just from Walmart and have had them as long as the office
furniture.  The pictures look way better with the grey background!

So, come on into the office!

 I wanted to use accents that were Industrial Farmhouse

The light on the crate to the left of the desk is from a swather Darrell spent hours on
  When I turned the "faint" light on he commented that it shone about
that bright in the field too!!

New lights change up the space alot!

Darrell made the table that the phone is on, the bottom of it is
an old steering wheel from a tractor that he spent many hours on.

The bookshelves are built in to what was once the closet.
I moved the chair up from the spare room and it fits perfectly
in the space and the foot rest was from Jysk.  A new spot to 
read a book or chat on the phone!

Finally replaced the tired ole Ikea folders that we had on the wall
with some nice metal file holders.  This is such an easy
way to keep bills and important papers in order.  Everything in its
place makes for a space that is tidy and organized.

Trying out the panoramic setting on my Iphone..

Its all about the little accents, even in an office space, that makes it inviting
and that makes you want to spend time in.  This is where I do all my bloggin and
photo editing.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what we have been up to in this New Year!

Any projects on your "to do list" for this year?

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Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Wow! I love how you transformed this room, and the gray colors used are so calming, and refreshing! Love all your organization ideas. This office is beautiful, and I liked how you used the panorama feature to show the full effect of the room! Great job! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Dawna, you have done an amazing job on this room. I love all your ideas. You could do this for a living I think. ;) Want to come decorate our family room?? That is one project I'd like to do this year. It is so dated! Thanks for sharing this latest project!

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, it all looks so fantastic!!! You are a great interior designer. This is a lovely place to work in and no doubt just to sit and read a book too! xx

Gina said...

That looks amazing! What a fantastic office! I love the wall...it's a wonderful focal point. Great job!

Lorrie said...

Those little boys next door are not so little any more. What fun to see them. Wish I could reach out and give them hugs. You can do that for me.
Your room turned out so well! A wonderful switch up and modern look.

Judy said...

I totally enjoyed seeing what you have been up! Now that's better than flipping through a home decorating magazine any day! It all looks amazing.

Katrin@northernfeeling.com said...

Your office looks beautiful! What can I say! The wall is amazing, how clever! And the build in shelf - I've always fancied one of those!!! And the lights are so perfect for that look! It's just stunning, all the little details really make it a great place to be!

Unknown said...

What an amazing transformation! Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us at Create - Share - Inspire Link Party. Hope we'll get to see more of your work!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Dawna, I had to come take a peek at your blog and found this posting. I LOVE your office! Great industrial touches, and I love the french doors. We downsized a couple of years ago and I really miss the pair of french doors we had in that house. You did good!

Vee said...

Oh my! That just looks amazing! What a transformation. "Little boys with hammers"..hahhahahaha...kind of exciting, I'm sure!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Beautiful, Dawna. I love it. You have some really nice furniture pieces. Is that tall piece a secretary? I adore that! xo ~ Nancy

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Dawna! This room looks amazing! I love that wall! Great Job! I would love for you to share this at the Create - Share - Inspire link party happening on my blog tonight at 8pm est.
Hope to see you there!

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