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Home Office Redo

February 18, 2019

 

Glass Vase l Desk l Blanket l Wire Basket l Saw Horse BenchRug l Chair l Lamp  

 

 I am thrilled to finally be able to share this blog post. I have been wanting to write it for so long now, but wanted to add as much detail as possible so you would be able to shop similar looks. Home renovation projects are my absolute favorite to wright about. This was also by far my most asked about home project.

 

I am the biggest penny pincher so any project we do I try to make it as affordable as possible. I started working at home last year so we decided to turn our third bedroom into an office. I am so pleased with the way it turned out and we put the whole design together in 1 day. Below you will find all the details on this project. I have also linked similar looks in the Like to know it app. Click HERE to shop the look.

To complete this office look I shopped at Tuesday Morning, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, Target, and we had a few antique pieces laying around the house. I will walk you guys through where I found each piece and will also link similar items for you to shop in stores, so your can create the same look in your home. 

 

  Alright lets start with the desk! This was an old beat up brown desk believe it our not. I swear by chalk paint, because it can literally make anything look brand new. I use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and this particular color is antique grey. It only took us two coats to get the desired color. Chalk paint instantly dries so we were able to bring it in our house within the same hour we painted it. I highly recommend trying to find old pieces of furniture to make them look new. It is a great way to save money. I also found a lot of great looking desks on Overstock. I have linked those in the liketoknow.it app

 

 

 

  I was able to find a great deal on our blue rug. I found it at Tuesday Morning for only $100. My whole house is white so I wanted to add a pop of color in this room. Homegoods, Overstock, and Wayfair typically have really great deals on rugs.  I personally love how the grey desk, white walls, and the navy blue rug look all together. I think every room deserves a little pop of color. Greenery is a great way to add a little color to a room as well. I have linked several fabulous rugs, click here to check them out.

 

Target has perfect office supplies. I was searching in the Hearth and Hand section to add nic-nacs to my desk. I found the perfect glass vase, greenery, file organizers, feather pen (Clinton had to have it), calendar, and globe.  I really think these inexpensive pieces added so much.

 We finished styling this room with a simple pieces. Adding just a few finishing touches can really make your room feel complete. One of my favorite pieces in this room is my sawhorse bench. It was my mother in laws and she passed it on to me. You can find these at local antique stores. If you see one snag it, they are a great find. I did find a similar one at Overstock. 

 

I am such a basket hoarder. Every room in our house has a basket in it, because I think it adds so much. They are perfect for blankets. I was able to get this wire basket at Homegoods, they have such a great variety of options to choice from and they are affordable.  Lastly, we found this amazing office lamp at Target at an awesome price. 

We were so excited to put up ship-lap in this room. We watched several howto YouTube videos and knew we could master this project.  This only took us 4 hours to complete. The thing that took the longest was rounding up all of the materials. We bought pre-painted ship-lap, but you can purchase all types of boards at various prices. We were able to do the entire ship-lap project for $200.

 

Tools/Materials: 

  • Tape measure

  • Stud finder

  • chalk line

  • Skill saw (or similar power saw)

  • Nail gun with air compressor (can be rented from Home Depot)

  • 1 inch finishing nails

  • Ship-lap (can be purchased from Home Depot already painted and notched for proper spacing)

Instructions:

  1. Use the stud finder to locate studs behind sheet rock

  2. Use chalk line to mark studs across the entire  wall

  3. Measure the length of the wall where you are installing ship-lap 

  4. Use skill saw (or other power saw) to cut ship-lap lap to size (optional - your local store can cut boards for you if that is your preference) 

  5. If desired (although not necessary), remove foot-board from wall

  6. Starting with the bottom of the wall, begin installing ship-lap by shooting 2 finishing nails through the ship-lap and into each stud you previously marked across the wall with chalk lines 

  7. Continue this process, stacking each piece of ship-lap on top of the previous one, until your entire wall is covered. 

 

Here are a few other good do it yourself ship-lap tutorials:

  • https://www.littleredbrickhouse.com/diy-shiplap-walls/

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnPf7z6pq58

 

I hope you found this post helpful for your next home renovation project! I loved every part of designing this room and the best part it was easy and inexpensive.  Please feel free to email me or DM me with any questions!

 

 

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