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Home Office Reveal

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Our DIY home office is finished! We did everything in this room ourselves, from the hardwood floors, to the built-in desk and bookshelves to the crown molding. The built-ins are definitely my favorite part of this room... they were a labor of love!
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The free-standing desk was a $100 craigslist find that I madeover with homemade chalk paint, using regular paint and plaster of paris.
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Most of the decor items are from HomeGoods or Joss & Main. Do you know about Joss & Main? If not, google it... I'm obessed!
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A little reading nook. That pillow there was my first sewing project!
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My dad and I made this built-in desk and bookshelves ourselves! The base was made from unfinished cabinets from Lowe's, the desktop was made from from scratch from unfinished select pine boards, and the bookshelves were made from scratch too! I also made the fabric-covered nailhead trim corkboard in the middle from scratch too using plywood and cork tiles from Staples. That tutorial is covered in another one of my posts... check it out!!
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The built-in desk and bookshelves were a little tricky because the one corner is at a weird angle. We wound up cutting the bottom cabinet in half diagonally to make it fit.
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The file cabinet was an old one from my dad's house that I spraypainted to spruce it up a bit!
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And just for fun, here is a before shot of this room.
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And after!!! Looks a little better, right?? For a complete source list and links to all of the DIY projects, check out my blog post!

To see more: http://movingtothecountryryanhomes.blogspot.com/2014/10/home-office-reveal.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Cloth and Patina
    Cloth and Patina Jupiter, FL

    Just love this! You guys did a wonderful job! The room is so bright and fresh. And love the built-ins. Definitely would get a lot of work done in here.

    • Colette
      Colette Swedesboro, NJ

      Thanks so much @Cloth and Patina

  • Nancy Merrell
    Nancy Merrell Hixson, TN

    Beautiful and love the yellow accents!

    • Colette
      Colette Swedesboro, NJ

      Thanks @Nancy Merrell!

  • Lourdes
    Lourdes Miami, FL

    Great job! Can I borrow your dad?! Lol! 😊

  • Nemrac_gt
    Nemrac_gt New York, NY

    How large is this space? I'm redoing my small office as well, so I'd like to be guided.

    • Colette
      Colette Swedesboro, NJ

      @Nemrac_gt The space is about 12'x12'!

  • Rebecca Crawford-Dougherty
    Rebecca... Cumming, GA

    Can you please let me know what color paint is on the walls? Thanks

    • Colette
      Colette Swedesboro, NJ

      @Rebecca Crawford-Dougherty the paint color is gunsmoke by Glidden. You can get it at Home Depot!

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