OFFICE MAKEOVER // Getting Started on My New Craft Room

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There is a very interesting room in our house that is located off of our family room and living room. It has been known as my office for the last 17 years and it was in great need of a makeover. Why? Because it’s really dark and kind of claustrophobic. (And to be totally honest, it is NEVER this clean.)


The truth is that I don’t really need an office. I need a project room. As much as I love my antique captain’s desk, I don’t need a place to sit and work on the computer. I need somewhere where I can be creative and plan my blog posts, complete projects and be inspired! I want a tall work table and lots of light.

I have been hesitant to do anything to the stained wood walls because they are a hundred and two years old and seemed somewhat pristine. At first, I thought maybe I could strip them down to the natural wood color, but the labor would have been crazy! So until now, I have done nothing. And then I saw this inspiration photo.


I took a screen shot from a video Chip and Joanna Gaines just released about their home. Once I saw it, I knew this is what my new project room could look like. Of course, my room is smaller and different, but I was so inspired!

I talked my husband into giving me this tiny remodel project as a birthday present and decided to let the professionals tackle the painting project. (I think I know my limitations.)

So the painters were here this week and they made a lot of progress. Here are photos as they were priming the walls.


I also found a great work table at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. It’s kind of ugly but also has a ton of potential to be a perfect counter height work table. (Did I also mention it was really cheap?) A little paint and lots of sand paper are all I need!


I can’t wait to show you the finished room. It’s amazing.

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