If you’ve been following Fab You Bliss for a while or know me personally, you’ll know the renovation of my office has been in the works, (mainly “on-hold”), for about two years.
Construction is not cheap, you know? And like most of you, since we’re not made of money, priorities like the house mortgage, car and insurance payments, gas, groceries, etc., have trumped over my desperate want this new office space. And even though I’ve dreamt about it and pictured myself working in it on more than one occasion, I knew it had to stay on the back burner.
For any of you who work from home, you know how important it is to have a place to call your office. To boot…I’m the type of person who has difficulty shutting down the work day in general. But when my office is mixed in with the living room and kitchen as it is now and has been for the last two years, closing the proverbial “office door” makes it much more difficult.
But…wait for it…the time has come to once again pick back up with the project and finally get my much dreamt about little work space done!
If you’re interested in what I have planned for my very economical dream office, come have a look…
The colors of the office above are pretty much what I’m going for. But the main reason I’m showing this image is for the desk. I LOVE it! So, The Hubby’s going to put on his “tool-belt” and build me one just like it. Woohoo! And…to make it more “me”, I have some artwork I’ve done that I’m going to stencil in very lightly onto the top. It’s going to be super pretty!
I know for sure I want the walls to be a light gray with a whitish-cream trim and molding, so I’m leaning towards the Pearl River shade above.
Originally the plan was to purchase wood floors like we have in the rest of the house. But since our budget is pretty much non-existent, we’ve opted to remove the carpet and clean up and stain the concrete floors to look like the kitchen floor above. Pretty, huh?
In addition to my desk, I really want a couple of guest chairs for whenever I have client meetings. My ideal chairs were something like $600 a piece and were absolutely gorgeous. But these pretty alternatives from Target will do the trick at a fraction of the price.
I’m really diggin’ on all the details in the above inspiration board. I know for sure I’m going to purchase the ceiling mount chandelier from Lamps Plus, which is very reasonably priced and I’m thinking about DIYing a dresser in the same fashion as the bottom image to use for storage. The rest of these images are for detail inspiration and I love them all!
My office is attached to a very large room that used to be our game room. Unfortunately there are no doors separating the game room from my office. So I came up with the brilliant idea of picking up some old French doors from a construction salvage store. But, instead of installing the doors to open and close in a normal French door fashion, I’m going to install them in a barn style sliding fashion like the image above. Of all the projects I have going, I seriously can’t wait to see this one come to fruition.
Finally, we are turning the closet part of the room into a storage/printer/scanner/bookshelf area. And although I don’t plan on closing the area off with curtains, I am going to install some linen ones, with a lovely blush flower bow, like above…just to give the area a prettier, more feminine look.
There are tons more that I have planned, but you’ll have to wait until I’m further along to see what they are. All I know is I’m super excited things have progressed this far. I’m definitely seeing a peek of light at the end of the tunnel and I can’t wait to share it with you 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!