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80s Office Makeover: Before & After

You may have seen other posts about our powder room and kitchen, and if so...or if you read my blog...you know that my husband Brian and I are certifiably insane when it comes to gut-renovating our home. It takes forever, and always ends up being more work than we anticipate! Renovating Brian's office was no different.
What we did: Painted built-ins, removed wallpaper, replaced carpet, installed crown molding and plantation shutters, and installed recessed lighting. For the full Before & After play-by-play, please check out this post: http://sixteenfourteen.weebly.com/2/post/2012/05/reston-remodelista-brians-home-office.html

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  • Thistlewood
    Thistlewood Grand Rivers, KY
    on Jul 5, 2012

    What a great idea! I need to file this under #whattodowithabuiltin :)

  • Sixteenfourteen
    Sixteenfourteen Reston, VA
    on Jul 5, 2012

    Thanks Karianne...this is for those folks who can't style a bookshelf {me!}

  • 3popps
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Great job with the crown molding. Looking at the photo-filled bookshelves, I guess you have gone all digital. I'm not sure I can get rid of my books. I'm not a hoarder, but I have way too many books and CDs (plus a bunch of records for a record player I don't even own anymore.

  • Sixteenfourteen
    Sixteenfourteen Reston, VA
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Thanks Steve! We still have books, just not on these particular shelves (it's hard to see from the photo, but there are cabinets down below where we hoard some of them). ;-)

  • Cathy B
    Cathy B Phoenix, AZ
    on Aug 24, 2013

    Great job with the shelves and shutters. I find that the back wall decor appears cluttered to me with all the pictures. But of course , we don't all have the same taste. What color white did you use and brand of paint?

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