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Office Redo

April 4, 2013

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Hello.......my name is Julie welcome to my blog.  I am a new blogger and this is my very first post.  Today I will share some before and after pictures of my office redo. This room was my daughter's playroom.


        

As you can see there was just the subfloor.  We ( meaning my husband) put down new flooring that we purchased at Home Depot.  The pine board leaning against the open closet was the top of our entertainment center.  My husband and I took the whole unit apart and reused the pieces.  The board became the top of my desk.  The three drawers became shelves. You'll see those in the after pictures.


                                                                           

MY NEW OFFICE WORKROOM

The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore paint White Dove

Here is the pine board ....my new desk.  To the left of the wall are the drawers from the entertainment center. 




Here is another drawer that was part of the entertainment center.  The pretty flower pictures are hand-painted by my sister-in-law's father who lives in Germany. They are postcards that she sent to me which I kept over the years. The antique clock was purchased at a garage sale, the small picture in the white frame was my daughter's first drawing of a person.  The pretty lamp came from my favorite local consignment shop.  I saved and dried the roses that my husband gave me.  



Here is a close up of the drawers decorated with jars of buttons.  The map behind the shelves came from an old nautical map that we had and the pretty crochet pincushion was handmade by my grandmother.


I purchased the magazine organizers at Target.




The large toolbox is from a consignment store












City Farmhouse said...

Your office turned out beautiful! You did a great job! Bravo! What a huge before & after. Have a great weekend, Jen

Julie Nichols said...

Thanks so much!!

Kristin said...

Congratulations on your new blog! Nice work

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Kristin for the nice comment and for visiting my blog. Hope you visit again.
Julie

earthmotherwithin said...

Love your work! Great recycling and love the decorative touches which are personal and pretty.

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you very much. Hope you visit again.

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! I'm so impressed by how you took that entertainment center apart and your creative use of the various parts. Your room looks great!

Darla's Mum said...

Welcome to blogworld! I found you via Cozy Lil Houses welcome wagon. I am in love with the wire lamp on the right hand side of your desk. Could you share where you found it?

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your new workroom looks great. Have fun in your new room.
Blessings, Nellie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks amazing! You'll love blogging! I see this is from April, so I'm off to see more...
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
Blessings,
Cindy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

FAbulous redo, I love it. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing - http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/171st-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you so much!! Thanks for the invite. I will definitely link up to your party.

Unknown said...

Hi Julie! It's Sadie from Company of 7 Designs. I love what you have done with your space. That is a lot of work!

Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Hello! Welcome to the world of blogging. Your office space looks great. I am your newest follower. If you have a moment I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime at http://homeandlifestyledesign.com
Thanks, Patty

Anonymous said...

I really like your office room - what a great job you did repurposing old furniture. I've started a new blog too. All the best to you with yours. :-)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful...love simple and all the warm color tones...
just love the old wood tote or carrier on the table!
lovely blog!
Corinne

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Well first I want to say "Welcome" to blogland and I hope you are still having as much fun as you started. Your space is just adorable and I bet you enjoy being in that room blogging...I know I would. Thank you for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

xoxo
Denyse

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