(I want to thank Angie from Knick of Time for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone! Have you ever lived with something in your home forever, and it never bothered you, then suddenly one day you woke up and it bugged you so much that you couldn't live with it anymore? It had to be changed...Right. Now. Well, that's what recently happened to me with our office walls. We've lived here for 7 1/2 years, and when we moved in, the walls in our office were red. Which was perfectly fine. I liked them. Occasionally I toyed with the idea of painting them a different color, but I was never motivated enough to actually do it. Until now.
Here's what our office looked like a couple of weeks ago...
Because of the red, I felt inspired to go with a more industrial vibe in here, and I did really like it. (You can see a lot more of the office 'before' pics here-in fact this is one of my most popular posts, with a cool pic of this room from the 50's- and also here.)
But I suddenly wanted a lighter, more neutral color on the walls. And with that change, of course I had to totally re-do the whole room. Darn, I hate when that happens-ha! (You can see how I'd already begun re-styling the shelves even before we painted, I was so excited! :)
Keith was off last week, so I recruited him to help me paint. Like the good sport that he always is, he went along with my decision with no fuss. (Well, maybe just a little head shaking at my moving furniture around...he says nothing stays the same long around here!) Luckily this room is small, and only 2 walls were red, since the other 2 walls are all built-in bookshelves. I decided to use Martha Stewart's Cityscape, which is a gray/green/beige. My mom and I used it in our shop when we remodeled last year, and we love it! It kind of changes color depending on what it's paired with. So here's the same wall as above, sporting the new color and decor...
I'm really happy with how it turned out! I think it feels brighter and fresher in here now. This table and chair were together out in our sunroom, and since I like the combo I just brought them in from their usual spot. We don't use that room this time of year, so that works out fine. (Hmm, guess that means I'll have to re-do the sunroom now when it gets nicer and we start using it again :)
I wanted to accessorize in a more 'farmhouse' style, and I just used things gathered from around the house.
This is my new spot to drink my morning coffee or curl up with a book!
We always joke that my mom is my personal 'picker'-she always finds the greatest stuff at great bargains, and she recently found this gorgeous vintage Singer base. She actually got it for the shop, but guess who 'stole' it for themselves? I do that quite a bit-that's why she's my (unintentional) personal picker! I topped it with an old mirror and placed it on the other side of the chair.
I added a 'tray' of some apothecary bottles, a tall topiary in a shabby bucket, and a little galvanized bucket filled with old rulers on the bottom 'shelf'. Voila! My newly decorated wall is complete. Well, this side of the room, at least!
Thank you so much for stopping by- I hope you enjoy the new look! I'll be showing you the other side of the office and the bookshelves soon. Have a wonderful day!
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