May 17, 2012

The Office/Craft Room Reveal

Several months ago I started redesigning our office to be my crafting area.  We moved the piano out of it and put the piano where the dining room table was.  We sold the dining room table and I used that money as my budget to redo both areas.  Well, you've seen the completed entryway, and today I'm showing you the newly finished office.

When you enter the front door of our home, the office sits on the left, with these french doors leading to it.  I vowed to my husband that I would keep this area clean so it wouldn't be an eye sore to entering guests.  So far so good :)

Here's the view as you walk in.

And here's the view as you turn towards the left.  Now I'll break it all down for you.

The built-ins were already here when we purchased the home.  They hold a lot, which makes it easier to keep the whole area clean.

This is where I blog.  I finally bought a Mac again a little less than a year ago and I am in love with it.  I gave up my old laptop and the freedom that went with it, but a desktop is always less expensive and has a way bigger screen.

The "Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?" sign was posted HERE.

I bought this little pen holder at a boutique in New York.

The decor on the high shelf is from a Utah store, TaiPan (though I think they've branched out to other locations a bit).

You might remember the framed objects wall from HERE.  I did keep the red knob red.  (Thanks for the advice :)

I also already posted about the embellished roller shades HERE.

The recliner was more about price than form.  We purchased the least expensive one we could find (ShopKo).  I selfishly wanted to buy one so that my husband would sit by me while I blog in the evening.  It's fun to have him close by so I can get his opinion or show him things.  He surfs the net or reads.

You saw the film projector turned lamp HERE and the painted doily nesting tables HERE.

As you turn to the left.....

...there's the desk I refinished HERE and my sewing area.  My father-in-law had this awesome chair in his basement and he let me have it.  I love it.  I thought about painting it, but I couldn't bring myself to do it because it was in such great condition.

You saw the window-turned-picture-frame HERE.

My mother-in-law gave me these cool things (not sure what they are called) a while ago and I thought they looked pretty with thread in them.

I picked up the wooden box at an antique shop and the lamp is from Hobby Lobby.

The curtains were my sister's but she wasn't using them.  Score.  I added a stripe of black and taupe to the bottom to make them long enough for the room.  I love the fabric.  (If you're going to ask, she bought it for around $4 a yard over a year ago at a local shop here that doesn't carry it anymore.  Sorry!)

And that's the new office/craft room!  It's so nice to be on the main floor close to where all the action is.  It's also been helpful to have everything in one room (computer and crafting).  I'm really glad we switched it all up.  It makes it really functional.

Thanks for stopping by.


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