Sunday, April 11, 2010

finished office

OKay. So... we finally finished one of our rooms (it's looked like this for a while I just needed a lampshade to complete it.. ) We don't have a lot of money to spend so we worked with what we had. We hated our office before. We felt like it was full of junk and clutter. It felt like a cold and dark space where we didn't want to be. We would always grab our computers and take them into the family room to work. We changed it completely with a few different things

Things we bought:
1. Paint: Orange & White
2. Curtains to hide the closet
3. New lamp shade

Things we changed:
1. moved switched walls where Brian and my desks were. His is now the focal point (it is a nicer desk)
2. Made all of the accent colors be the  same- stuck with navy blue, orange, white and black
3. cleaned up clutter and stored it in the closet

The great thing about doing this is that you get a chance to de-clutter your space by getting rid of things. We went through piles of papers we had, things that need to find a home. We have file drawers but we get to lazy to use them. Everything has a place and if you stick to that philosophy things will be great! There are also so many things that we think need to be "seen" but they end up being perfectly content in a closet with a curtain over it and you win because your place looks less cluttered

Before and Afters:

what do you think??


  1. i likey!! love the bold color...something i'm too chicken to do but i like it!!
    need to do the same with our office. it's just clutter and i hate it. ugh.

  2. I love it! I need to have you and Brian over so you can tell us what colors to do in our place. We are doing kitchen and hardwood floors now... then I think it will be in better condition to have guests :)

    Also, did you get something in the mail from Bed, Bath and Beyond? When I set up our registry, they asked if anyone referred me so I gave them your name. They said the were going to send a small gift and coupon! Maybe you could use it for your office!


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