Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Before And After Pictures Of Home Office Makeover

I am happy to say that I am finally done with my office makeover.  Or at least as done as I am going to be for now.  I'm sure I will be adding more, especially when I am ready to pound nails into the walls once again!

Once you go through the agony of filling in nail holes and large screw holes and holes that came from who knows what, you definitely feel a little leery of once again pounding anything metal into drywall.

The room I made over used to be a playroom/game room and then mom and kid office.  It was a brilliant color of lime green that only teens could really appreciate!

Here are some before pictures:
I guess you could say it was energetic but I wanted something a tad bit more relaxing.  So once two thirds of my kids moved out and I remodeled one of the bedrooms into a new gaming room for my son, I tore the room apart and started over.

Here are the picture of the newly remodeled office:


I changed the look of the couch by covering it with an old quilt and holding it in place with upholstery tacks.  I used the throw pillows that I had from the old bed and added a new burlap throw pillow to the mix.  My end table was a thrift store rescue that I refinished in a soft mochachino color.  You can see that project at my Rustic Crafts website.  I switched out the curtains for some simple soft white cotton panels with some detailed stitching at the bottom.  Originally, I was thinking about painting the wood on the sofa, but in the end decided not to.


I used the same desk but switched out the chair and added a floral cushion to coordinate with the sofa pillows.  I also added burlap tie backs for a fun look.


The green bulletin board that you can see resting on the floor in the first picture has now been painted and put on an easel.

The styling of the whole office is very simple and serene.  I feel that I can now relax and think clearly.  It is so nice to have my own space to go to and work.  I just love it!

6 comments:

amazey said...

Wow! I love it. The colors are great.

Renee said...

Thanks amazey!
I find it a lot more soothing than the bright green that it was before :)

Kelli said...

That's really adorable! I love it.

Renee said...

Thanks Kelli!

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

I love your office makeover. The colours are so soothing. I have been thinking about putting a quilt cover over my sofa bed and now I've seen how fantastic yours looks I am definitely going to try that one x

Renee said...

Thanks Debbie!
I was happy to be able to use a favorite quilt in a different way!