I am so glad to be sharing my office makeover reveal with you today. This means the office makeover is finally complete and I can move on to the other rooms that are on my list for a makeover. I have a hard time staying focused and completing a space without dreaming, designing and tearing up another space in our home before the first one is complete. Do you do that too, or is it just me?
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This was a mini office makeover with just cosmetic changes. Even though it was only cosmetics, it still took longer than I planned.
It doesn’t look like much change and the biggest impact is the ceiling. So let me start at the top and work my way down!
I love how the faux tin tile ceiling turned out, it is the one thing that I love most about the space. I hated the old outdated ceiling we had in the office, it did not go with the character of the house AT ALL!
I gave the walls a nice paint refresh using Sherwin Williams Emerald in SW7035 Aesthetic White. I chose that color and SW 7036 Accessible Beige for the paint refresh that I will be doing in the Den, Dining Room and Living Room. These rooms are the reason I have a hard time staying focused.
I also made the Handkerchief window valances and I will be sharing the tutorial soon. The fabric is Inner Calm Granite in the Kelly Ripa Collection exclusive to Joann Fabrics.
I removed and sold the black bench and gave a makeover to the current shelves. I was using the shelves in my closet and moved them down to the office when I did my closet makeover. The shelves had an orange stain color, so I stained it darker with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.
I also did the same thing to the vintage office chairs that I found on Craigslist. I wanted to continue with the industrial touches and thought the vintage wooden chairs were the perfect fit. I used Howard Restor-A-Finish in dark walnut on the chairs to bring them back to life.
I kept the existing desk and just used Rescue and Resurface paper transformations to give the desktop and granite look without spending the money on granite countertops. This is another favorite makeover in the space. I hated the old desktop surface and now love the new look. Make sure you stop over to read about the countertop makeover if you missed the post.
I made this knock-off antique wall map to replace the huge ugly city map that was hanging above Mr. DD’s area. He never used it anymore, so I made it disappear and put something masculine in its place.
Creating a galvanized metal effect on the metal office letters and using my existing lamps was a great cost saving. The lamps that I wanted were over $100 and I decided I could make my look galvanized and be happy with keeping mine and I am happier with not spending the money on new lamps.
I made 2 of these shelves to sit on our desk area one for my computer screen and the other for Mr. DD’s small TV. I had some leftover barn wood that I used for my coffee bar shelves and the legs are from some cabinets that I repurposed for my paint closet at the shop.
I used the existing shelves on the wall and took some down to get rid of the clutter. I never used the shelves for office items, just decor so I am trying to minimize my home decor for a cleaner look.
It looks so much cleaner with less clutter on Mr. DD’s side of the desk. And I hope you agree that my Vintage map looks so much better than the city map.
The last Diy project was the River Rock Shoe tray. I had an old wine cork shoe tray and it became dirty and the corks started to come unglued, so I decided to make a new one. The River Rock shoe tray is bigger and I can wipe it down when it gets dirty.
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