Now that I'm living in a true farmhouse I'm more and more drawn to the farmhouse style of decorating. I love everything from the neutral color schemes to the vintage distressed furniture pieces. I also love to re-purpose anything I can! I spend quite a bit of time in our home office, blogging, and running the business side of our farm, so a pleasant office space was a must!
I’m working on our office and today I gave our Ceiling Fan a makeover with fabric. It was that ugly faux wood color and was in need of a makeover for sure. This was a fun project that cost me nothing because I had the fabric already in my stash. I just love love LOVE chevron especially black & white and am so happy with the way it turned out.
We have four ceiling fans in our house and eventually they will all get replaced but for now I loved the idea of changing the look with this cute fabric and the fact that it would cost me nothing….wooo hoooo. The office is going to be done in black and white with pops of yellow and I’ve been gathering some cute wire baskets and fun accessories too. If you’re scratching your head and thinking “Hmm I don’t remember seeing that room on the House Tour.” You aren’t wrong, it’s that catchall, spare room, dump everything in there that doesn’t have a specific place but really needs to transform into an office craft room. I’ll share with you soon. Here is the pretty before picture of the lovely ceiling fan. It’s nothing special, just that faux wood look on the blades. My inspiration came from a blog I love called Dimples & Tangles and she did this in her daughter’s room and I have loved it and knew I wanted to try it too. This was pretty easy to do and I’ll share with you how.
What you need: 1 yard of fabric & Mod Podge. Here's what you do: Take your blades off and clean them. Cut your fabric like the above picture and I allowed an inch around. I glued it so that the fabric was glued on the edges that wrapped over. So if someday I change my mind, or really want that faux wood look again (I really doubt it) I can remove the fabric and the glue would be on the top of the blades that you don’t see. Remove the blade holders. My hubs has an electric drill so this was all very easy and quick. For or the rounded edges, it’s important to make little snips in the fabric so when you wrap it over you can blue it really nice and tight and have pretty crisp edges. If you haven’t used Mod Podge, it’s the miracle glue like sealer and is great for fabric and paper. I LOVE it. I have an old paint brush that I use to paint on the glue so that less gets on my fingers, or so I thought…lol. When I was all done it looks like this. This is the top view that faces the ceiling. I just let them dry a few hours and went and ran some errands. When my hubs came home I had him help me put the blades back up and we just used a screw driver to punch the holes back in the fabric and then attached them back on. ...
I knew I wanted to have an accent wall in my husband's office/music studio. My husband has a really simple style, manly. So, I figured wood is the way to go. A wood accent wall. Like a cabin! Doesn't get more manly than that, right?
So, along with my hubby, we turned into our alter egos and became, The DIY Duo, which we do pretty often, and tackled this project. Check out my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/gracefulandlovely
I repurposed an extra niche off the master bedroom into this home office for my husband, for a budget of just $257, a lot of DIY, and some great Craigslist finds!
Another craft room project is complete! Check out my Chalkboard Wall! It's actually more than just a chalkboard wall. Click over to the blog for all the details! http://www.houseontheway.com/chalkboard-wall-home-officecraft-room/
This is my favorite room in the house because I do EVERYTHING in here! Eat, watch TV, and even re-finish furniture! Always a work in progress is my home office. I think I have it ALMOST where I want it now.
If you want ideas for a stylish home office, today is your day. Niki and Bradley Davidson, my “home renovation” go to team, do it again. I am thrilled to share with you their newly renovated space. This uber chic office is refreshing and calming with classic appeal, complete with dramatic dark gray custom built-ins as the backdrop.
Office built-ins were created from DIY cabinets and book shelves. A pre-fab cabinet that was purchased at a garage sale was installed in the middle. The cabinet doors were purchased from www.cabinetnow.com, which I highly recommend!!
I was almost ready to throw this outdated old filing cabinet out when I had an idea. I remembered an expensive campaign dresser I had seen in an expensive home decor store, and thought I could give my filing cabinet a glamourous makeover!
I was checking out my local thrift store the other day and I came across this rather unremarkable chest of drawers. Not only was it not that attractive, but there was a huge hunk of trim torn off the bottom corner.
A friend of mine works so hard to home school her kids, but her life is very stressful. We wanted to turn her front room into a spot where she could have all her home school stuff, like a little classroom. We added a shiplap wall, shelves, and a custom size desk.
We had a coat closet in our dining room. It was really just a junk collector that I struggled to keep organized. Then the brilliant idea came to transform it into an office space. After taking out the old closet, cutting out a portion of the wall, reusing old furniture and thrifting, we were able to create this practical and very beautiful space.
In February 2015, I transitioned to working from home on a full-time basis. Without a dedicated office, I needed a small and functional workspace to serve as my "home office" but also allowed me to keep an eye on and care for my two little girls.
We recently completed a home school (or home office if you will) room in an industrial farmhouse style. We decided to make a shiplap wall and it’s seriously the easiest project. There are a million different tutorials on this but I feel like this is a pretty surefire way to go. This method of ‘shiplap’ is very cost effective and will produce a more rustic, farmhouse style planked wall.
This was a project long overdue. I knew the closets would need re-doing when we bought the house, but over the years this one became a dumpster to put things in. Well I needed an office space so I figured why not give this space a "sense of purpose". I'm so embarassed of the before, but the after makes up for it. For more pictures visit my blog.
Over the past year, my wife and I remodeled our builder basic home office. We ripped out the carpet, installed hardwood, added a coffered ceiling and constructed the built-in cabinets from scratch. Now we have an attractive and functional space that will add value to our home. You can read more about the process by visiting our blog.
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!
My husband and I wanted to have our own desks without taking up and entire room to do so. We planned out and built these built-ins using prefabricated cabinetry. Check out my blog for more info http://www.thriftyinspirations.net/2012/03/office-built-in-for-two.html
We have a lounge in our office that we use for small meetings. It has a relaxed feel and is a favorite spot for casual gatherings. The lounge is used daily, so we decided to enhance the room by creating a focal wall with a glass mosaic.
We turned our dark home office into a cheery, bright new space! His and Hers desks, some refinished yard sale finds, and board and batten treatment are among the changes...
Have a dated office chair, but don't want to spend the money to have it recovered? How about making a simple grain sack slipcover? This is one of the easiest slipcovers I've ever made, and really a great slipcover project for someone who hasn't made one before.
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