javascript:void(0) Pixel Mischief: Office Remodel!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Office Remodel!

I wish I had taken a before picture of the room before we started.

But picture a dusty, dirty dark green carpet. It was even ripped near the door from the cat tearing it up. The wall were a darker, mustard yellow with nail holes ans stains. I had too much junk in here to ever clean it well! The table was covered with papers and junk, even some old Christmas decorations! One corner was full of buckets of tools (off to the garage where they belong) This room was the catch all for everything. We installed new oak flooring, then I painted the walls Valspar "Beehive", a sunny yellow - love it!

We installed 4 new solid pine doors - I have a before shot of the doors, the new ones are SO much nicer! I still need to sand and paint the trim around the doors, and I need a new door for the closet - this had a bifold door that broke a long time ago.

This old toolbox almost went in the dumpster until I though of painting it. It was in another room, full of junk.

While I was cleaning it up, I found out it has this old keyhole, which I had never even noticed! Love it!

You'll have to check out the pictures below to see how it turned out!

OK doors....


Here is Door #1 - Actually this is the bathroom door, but you can see how plain and ugly it is!

An here's the new door! I still need to take them down and stain them, and paint the casings and trim around them, but they look and feel SO much better!  We also bought all new brushed nickel hinges and handles.


Do you see a peek of that old toolbox now?


I LOVE the new floor!

Here's a little tour of my craft room. Here are my paints, I found an old stamp holder for them.




3 tier wire basket from Homegoods.


I have way too much I can never have enough craft stuff!











Here is my computer (Della) and my desk. I have my collection of vintage cameras on the shelf above.


Here's that toolbox again. I added some wheels to the bottom, so it's easy to move around. The box has a secret now...





The secret is...it's my file cabinet! I found that if I cut 1" off the ends of a file rack, it fit perfectly into the space!! I was SO excited - now I won't have papers all over the place!


Here's the wall opposite my desk. I am looking for an old TV armoire with doors to replace this shelf. I plan to repaint it black. On the top are vintage pictures of my Mom and Dad. (both gone now)


 And here is a view of the room again, from the doorway. Even on a cloudy day, the yellow color makes it seem bright and sunny   :-) 



So this is where I sit, typing all this - Maybe you'll be inspired to start some projects of your own? If so, leave me a comment/link - I'd love to see!

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm linking up to Saturday Night Specials over at Funky Junk Interiors - you can click the button below to see more fabulous projects!





I'm also linking up to:

Before and After at Thrifty Decor Chick

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

7 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your office Donna! From the pretty yellow on the walls to that huge cubby, it's just a gorgeous room to get inspired in. And I'm really impressed with how you turned that old toolbox into a filing cabinet! I love finding new uses for old stuff like that!

Kelly Howard said...

Your new space is fantastic! Yellow is my fave color too because of the instant warmth it brings. Everything has such personality with all the unique pieces...job WELL DONE!

Kendra Joyner said...

Looks great Donna! Your so organized now!! Very cool toolbox turned filing cabinet!

angie said...

Offices and craft rooms are my favorite rooms. Yours is so inviting now and that tool box/file cabinet is the best.

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Fantastic!!! Love how organized everything is. So glad you saved that tool chest from doom.

Atticmag said...

I so admire your well organized work space. It's always an inspiration to me as mine seems to have papertrail runaways all the time. Fine job on the toolbox, too. Hope you'll come by Atticmag for our really useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Beautiful! My office is also yellow. Love the file cabinet, what a wonderful idea!