Office Makeover

Monday, May 11, 2009

Since we did not do a nursery yet, we decided to use our "nesting" energy on an office makeover. This was a forgotten room on the far side of our house, and now it feels like it has a purpose. Take a look at the pics below to see how it was transformed.

Before: The room had dingy wainscoting and old 60's wallpaper that had been painted over. The furniture arrangement was not working for us either.

After: The room got a transformation. The wallpaper came down and we put up new texture and paint. We added crown moulding and freshened up the wainscoting. The room had an old 80's fan. That was replaced with this lamp shade pendant. It provides great task lighting and looks much better. We also rearranged the furniture to make better use of the space. I made the bulletin board and we have a matching curtain panel and pillow for the chair that are being made.

Before: Another picture of the strange layout and mismatch of office accessories.

After: The window and furniture now look like they were planned to be that way.

After: The flooring was 50 year old linoleum that we had covered with a large rug. The office now has Eco-friendly bamboo floors and a new rug. Richard was the handyman on this project and he did such a good job!

And...I am still pregnant. 2 weeks to go. I would love for Baby Mia to come sooner, but trust in God's timing. I am trying to not be too whiny, but it is tough at this point! We will keep you all posted on the progress.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful Mommies in our life!


  1. It looks amazing! I love the green color! Maybe you can teach me about your bulletin board making skills while I'm over, I want one!

  2. Great work once again! I like how Richard was "working" really hard in the office on the first pic!

  3. Your office looks great! It makes me feel better to hear someone else say, "I'm trying not to be whiny, but it's tough at this point!" :)

  4. You can whine all you want! The office looks great Candice! Your inspiration rug looks perfect and that bulletin board is so Jenn.

  5. What a great make over. Love the floors and the color. Good luck with your last few weeks. I have been following your blog for some time now and have been praying for your family. I have made a little something for your sweet new baby, how would I mail that to you? my email is
    Have a great night.

  6. I love the color it looks great! Congratulations on your beautiful baby! I found your blog a long time ago, and just happened to check in today, what a surprise to see a sweet baby face there!


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