Monday, January 19, 2015

The Beginning of a Home Office

Happy Monday! I can't believe the weekend went by so fast!  I spent my weekend antique shopping with my mom and cleaning out and re-organizing all our kitchen cabinets, which was fun.  Little by little things are getting more organized and put together.  Anyways, today I want to share my progress in our home office.  It has a long way to go, but I promised I would share more in progress posts, so that's what I'm going to do.


We have never had the need for a home office until now, so I've never designed one.  It will definitely be trial and error until I find a set-up that works for us, and this is the beginning stages of that.  We have so much to keep up with now with our farm, rental properties, etc. so it was time for an office.  So far I've painted the walls (Valspar Academy Gray) and played around with furniture layouts.

Before I move on let's take a look back at what this space looked like when we first closed on the property.



It's amazing what a little paint can do!





I can't wait to organize and style these bookcases.  I have several inexpensive ideas to share soon on that. I wallpapered the backs of the bookcases with bead board wall paper and painted them a soft gray.  I'm still not sure what to do above the dresser, I'm still waiting on inspiration to strike.


The dresser was passed down to us from my husband's great grandmother and it's one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our entire house.
 

We use the roll top desk as a bill paying station.
 

I hung shelves on the wall to hold some of my husband's racing trophies.
 


I found this milking stool out in our barn and gave it a quick coat of stain to bring it back to life.  I love finding treasures like this on our property.


That's about it for now.  I'm looking forward to organizing and styling this space, adding wall decor, and maybe a rug.  I'm also looking forward to ripping up all that carpet to reveal the original hardwoods that are hiding underneath!

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a BLESSED day,

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