We painted our office back in May. I waited to show you the reveal because I hadn't found any drapery panels that I liked. I ordered some from Target when I found the Guest Room curtains, but, I didn't really like them.
I was at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago and found a couple that were perfect and Mr. DIY installed a new curtain rod for me. I also found a new bulletin board at HomeGoods on the same trip that I found the curtains.
But, lets start at the Before:
Here's how the room looked Before. The dated colors had to go. We took down the shelves and took out the work table under the tv so that the room would look better when we finally put the house up for sale. We also didn't need that work table anymore as our girls are grown and don't have to sit there and do homework.
Here's the room looking back towards the other side of the room . Mr. DIY replaced the basic builder lights earlier this year. You can see that post HERE.
We took the dated window valance down, but the window looked so plain.
And finally... The After:
The curtains are the same fabric (but a little darker) as the basket liners I made for the laundry room.
Looking back towards the other side of the room...
If you noticed, the worktable is gone... it used to be on the right knee wall where the dress form is.
Kitty is our daughter's cat and loves to follow us around the house wherever we go.
I brought these glass containers up from the basement. I might fill the two empty ones with crayons and markers.
This was one of my projects way back when I was in College. I can't remember if I drew it at LMU, LBCC, FIDM or OCC. (I really loved going to school back then). It was a freehand copy of an ad in a magazine.
Above Mr. DIY's desk is a painting our oldest painted for a Father's day gift. The colors are perfect for the new paint.
If you remember, the painted clock got an update awhile back. I'm glad I reused it. You can find that project HERE.
Again, here's the Before:
And, the After:
We still have some clearing out and organizing in the room to do. We have a large attic space and a closet that needs some organizing and the black rectangular planter box holding all my pens, markers and scissors needs to be painted a lighter color. It's always something!
So here's what we spent:
Paint: 84.21 It's Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist mixed by Sherwin Williams
Curtains: 29.99 HomeGoods
Curtain rods: 7.97 Ikea Betydlig and Hugad
Bulletin Board: 19.99 HomeGoods
I didn't count the new lights as we purchased the shades (at HomeGoods) several years ago - I think for $14.99 each and the found the cords at Ikea for $4.99 each.
If you count the lights, the room makeover was $182.12.
Not bad for less than $200.
Off to the next project...
What are you working on at your house?