I can hardly believe after 6 weeks of hard work, band aids, and a few tears this day is finally here!
I just want to take a hot minute to say thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting this event and making the One Room Challenge possible. Thank you to House Beautiful for featuring the work island. It was an awesome and unexpected surprise I greatly appreciate. Finally, thank you to Team Crowned Goat – my dad built the bookcases and my bestie S built the work island. My Mom was an amazing design partner who helped put the finishing touches on my dream office all the while embracing my whims and shenanigans even when I felt like the Mayor of Crazy Town eating a ridiculous amount of ice cream and chips. You guys mean the world to me!
Just to recap this is how my office looked before…
This is my current view…
We changed the wall color to Valspar’s Hot Stone. It’s a gorgeous color I’m hoping to repeat in other spaces.
I was blown away when my parents dropped off the bookcases my Dad built. They’re perfect for this space and generous enough to hold all these thrifted finds. Once my Mom had them styled they really changed the look of the entire space. They’re painted in Valspar’s Bistro White.
She surprised me with an old class photo of my Dad way before he became a 2-star General. It was a really thoughtful gift I’ll always treasure.
The barn door is one of the few pieces I brought from the old office to the new one. Leaving this beast behind was a non-negotiable.
We found this dresser at a local charity shop. It was a last minute change that altered the size of the bookcases but I’m glad we made it work. I painted it 5 times before I finally settled on this look. It’s definitely a pretty way to hold business and office supplies.
It took a while to amass this collection of layered neutrals but let me tell ya they make my heart go pitter patter every time I walk into this room.
I’m super excited to finally have a spot for this old scale. I found it in Mount Dora for $5! I know, right? That is so crazy! My Mom styled it with these apothecary bottles for my art supplies. The tiny painting of my sweet dog, Talladega, was a gift from my friend Liz.
My bestie S built the work island and I’m totally excited about it. It’s long enough to have multiple projects happening at once yet has a sleek profile that doesn’t take up a lot of extra space in the room.
These barstools add a bit of an industrial vibe which I love. You can read how I gave the wood a little weathered makeover here.
I bought this rug from Overstock. There were only three left when I placed the order. I know! That was SO close!
This desk and hutch had been hanging out in the garage forever when I decided to use it in the office makeover. Someone had covered it in black economy spray paint but I saw it painted in layered neutrals.
Most of the finds on the shelves have been picked up at thrift stores, charity shops or antique malls.
At the last minute we decided to give the inventory/craft closet a bit of a makeover so I could have the supplies for the booth and the blog in the same place.
I completely obsessed over which curtains to use in this space. Obsessed. For like weeks, it was nuts. Finally, my Mom called to say, “If you don’t order those curtains, I’m going to order them for you.” It’s the most I’ve ever spent on curtains, ever. They make this small town girl feel so fancy!
Speaking of which, this light…talk about fancy…I can’t even!
Even after working on this space for 6 weeks, you guys seriously, I can’t even believe this is how it turned out.
It feels like the biggest blessing.
Thank you again to Linda, House Beautiful, Team Crowned Goat, my super sweet aunts and all of the friends that encouraged me along the way cheering me to the finish line. You guys make having this job beyond my wildest dreams!
I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a behind the scenes look at the office makeover complete with video tour and a source list.