office makeover reveal!

The day has finally come and I’m excited to reveal to you what I have done to revamp our home office. It’s  amazing what a difference a few little changes really makes! By painting the trim alone, the room looks so much brighter. The office is naturally one of the darkest rooms in the house because of where it is located. The only time we get somewhat okay lighting is in the mid-afternoon for about one hour. When I painted the trim white, it automatically felt so much warmer and cheery.

So here you have it. Without further ado…the scary before pictures.

See, dark,  scary, cluttered and totally unorganized, huh?

My overall goals for this little revamp were to get us more organized, add some warmth and life to our office, and incorporate a place for my craft and project supplies. I can say that this was achieved and I’m really happy with what I’ve done!

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…or at least the moment I’VE been waiting for:

Our New Office

I removed the sliding closet doors which were unattractive and kept falling off whenever you tried to open them. I realized the closet is usable space and decided to add a few things such as a wall mounted ‘to be filed’ letter bin, my inspiration cork board, a chalk board ( I painted an old picture frame, spray painted the glass with chalk paint and viola!), and hung up a peg board for more storage. But, I need your help! What should I do with the peg board? I would love for you to comment and either provide a link to a fun idea or offer up one of your own!

To help get the business organized, I went through all the files and separated them accordingly which allowed for me to use the label maker. I LOVE the label maker!

And I hung up the wall mount letter bin and labeled each slot, ‘to be filed’ and ‘magazines.’

For the pre-existing bookcase, I eliminated about half of the books that we kept on there. These will be incorporated into the giant bookcase we will get for our basement refinish project which will be featured in the future! I added more storage boxes to keep my craft and project supplies organized and a couple baskets for additional storage.

and a cute basket for storing gift bags and boxes…

Aside from the trim, I also added reclaimed barn-wood shelving behind my desk (which I made), a few bright pictures, and a burlap letter M (in which I also made and is the first initial of D’s last name…one day mine, hint hint wink wink babe).

So there you have it! It goes to show, even a few subtle changes can make a room look completely different!

I still have a few more things to add to the room but those are for future projects not too be rushed! ie: Find the perfect rug, refinish a new office chair for my desk, and install shelves for D’s side of the office. I’ll update as I go, I promise!

I’d love to know what you think!

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sneak peek: our reclaimed barn wood shelves

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to finally show everyone the final product of our office makeover this coming Monday. I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the reclaimed barn wood shelves I made. I’m pretty happy with them and the whole office!

Here you go! And don’t forget to check back on Monday, January 30th for our big reveal!

(you may noticed but we had to off set the brackets a little because of the stud location. But all said and done, they are exactly what I was hoping for!

I’m linking up over at Tatertots & Jello so come on over and look!

and over at Sugar and Spice!

also at The Shabby Nest

as well as Fingerprints on the Fridge

and last but not least, Miss Mustard Seed

 Wait! One more… Five Days…5 Ways

and here too Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Candice Creations, and Flamingo Toes!