Happy Friday, Everyone!
I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. We are heading up to the mountains this weekend and I’m excited to share all of the fun with you in a vlog and blog next week! I wanted to get a quick post out before I close up shop this afternoon. A lot of you have been asking me about my office. I’m not 100% done yet, but it’s getting there! I want to get a few rustic shelves up, curtains, a t.v. mounted, and artwork on the empty wall. I thought by sharing what I’ve done so far, you guys could help me come up with some ideas for which curtains, shelves, and artwork! 😊 I’m also sharing some other before and after photos of my house at the bottom of the post. I feel like nothing is ever done!
I’ll also be giving away a $75 overstock gift card to one lucky reader! I hope you feel inspired to express yourself while decorating your house, and I’d love to help by throwing a giveaway!
When I first moved into the house, I basically just put all my office stuff in the bedroom and worked on the other projects first. Now that it’s done (almost) it feels really good to have a place to work. It allows me to focus, escape from the wild dogs, and close off. To be honest, Kyle has used this office more than I have, so I’m not sure who loves it more.
I was so excited when the new rug came in the mail yesterday! I have been looking for the perfect one to brighten up the room, but also add character.
My dad put so much work into this project! I don’t know what I’d do without him.
Paint color: Sophisticated Teal (inspired by the walls from Handmaids Tale)
I know this may seem crazy, but my dad actually installed the new laminate floors over the carpet. When I decide to sell the house, I want the new owners to be able to remove the floors if they want carpet without having to get a new carpet that matches the rest of the house installed. They turned out really nice! No one would have any idea that there is carpet underneath.
If you’re renting a place that is filled with carpet, this could be a good idea for your office!
This is what the office looked like when I bought the house. I took some of the listing photos.
When I shared the photo on Instagram yesterday, EVERYONE wanted to know about the desk! Again, my dad is INCREDIBLE at building. He did it for my birthday present last year.
If you’re looking for something similar that isn’t super expensive, overstock has great ones! Here is a similar one.
I love the white and bright offices, but I work better in a “cozy” environment. I wanted soft lamps, “feel good” colors and nothing that would cause headaches.
I was over the moon with this rug! It couldn’t have been any more perfect, and the price was unbeatable! I’m almost tempted to order another. You can find the rug here!
In the corner, I have a space heater that looks like a little fireplace. It’s perfect for the winter! I don’t have to turn the heat on and it heats up the whole office.
I’m thinking about getting shades that you pull down instead of curtains. Now, which color do I go with? Something fun or neutral?
The bookshelf in the corner is from Ikea! Can’t go wrong with a good Ikea piece. I almost painted it a different color but decided to keep it neutral.
I’m so in love with this lamp! I bought it at Hobby Lobby! Just make sure to use the 40% off discount coupons they always offer on their website! I love that the chicken wire gives the room a rustic and industrial feel. It helps tone down the girly colors.
I may do a photo wall or add rustic shelves to the right wall. What do you think?And the photos on each side? $5 find at the thrift store! They are vintage Better Homes & Garden paintings.
If you have any questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments!!
Upstairs bathroom before and after.
Downstairs hallway bathroom before and after.
Bedroom before and after (still in the process of decorating)
Hallway decor! (details here)
Living room before and after
Guest bedroom before and after.
Thank you guys for stopping by to read! Sorry if it felt a bit rushed. I was supposed to leave my house fifteen minutes ago! OOOPS!
Here’s how to enter the giveaway! (Ends 10/1)
(Leave a comment on this post telling me which room in your house needs redecorated, then head over to this Instagram post, and tag a friend!)
Questions for you!
- What should I do on the empty wall?
- What color pulldown shades?
- Which one of your rooms needs remodeling?