I am in the slow process of painting my entire downstairs and giving each room a mini makeover. I have decided to start in the back of our house which is the back entryway/office space. We turned this space into an office 12+ years ago and it is in desperate need of a makeover. I wanted to share my office makeover plans with you so you can share in the inspiration process.
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To Do List:
- Wall Mounted Desk – We built this desk 12+ years ago with the help of my dad. You can see how my current office looks by going over to check out an old post from my office. I love how we configured the layout of the desk and we won’t be changing the desk, except we will be making a big update on the top of this desk.
- I will be changing out my current broken black office chairs for these old vintage wooden chairs. I love the look and character of the old wooden chairs. I am going for a modern vintage industrial look in this space.
- I will be covering up my current ugly ceiling by creating a faux tin tile look with wallpaper and paint. (look at picture below to see what I am talking about)
- Replace the existing bench seat with a 3 tier shelf that I had in my closet.
- Give my existing outdated lamps a makeover by creating a galvanized faux finish. I will be doing this same finish on the plug outlet covers, the metal heating vents and the fun metal letters I purchased for the office space.
- Use existing black metal file cabinets
- I am adding a fun new desktop by using a product called Paper Transformations. This product is a great way to makeover old and outdated countertops, walls or furniture pieces. Stop over to check out the site and see how cool it is.
- I will be making a knock-off vintage map wall decor piece to go over Mr. DD’s side of the desk. This picture is my inspiration piece.
- Painting the walls using Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior paint in SW7014
- Replacing existing carpet.
- Making a small desktop TV stand for Mr. DD and replacing the plastic stand we are using now.
- Making new window valances.
- Create some kind of key holder and replace the existing broken one.
- Make a new shoe holder to replace the wine cork one that I made years ago.
Here is an old photo of the office space.
Sometimes taking on a small room makeover can become overwhelming. By creating a design plan and having a few images for inspiration helps to create the space you are dreaming of. I also try to use items that I currently have by just doing a few changes to make them relevant for the space. This saves money and allows you to repurpose the things you have. I can’t wait to get this space completed so I can share it with you and move onto the next room.
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