The Office is Finished!

After much planning and hard work, the office is finally done! What kickstarted this project was the fact that James was going to start working from home more. I wanted him to be able to have a space that was creative and more on the masculine side.
First off, we painted all the walls a dark blue/grey (Calligraphy by Behr). I can’t tell you how much I love this color! It still keeps the room feeling bright while adding a nice contrast to the rest of the house.
Before I go into the biggest part of this transformation, here’s some pictures of a cute baby writing on a chalkboard:
To give you an idea of where we started, here is what the room looked like about a year after we had moved in: This just became the “catch-all” room and the door pretty much stayed closed all the time and you can see why.But now door can stay open! Except when Olive is awake because she likes to crawl behind the computer.
Ok so this desk. This amazing desk. Originally it was just going to be in this corner shown below and stop at about the middle of the window. But then my BIL had the brilliant idea to extend the desk all the way to the other corner of the room so that I could have MY own space (above). I know, I have the best brother-in-law.ย 
He made the desk by securing sheets of plywood to the walls with wooden brackets underneath. Then James cut all these pieces that are on the top, stained them (which is the part I helped with) and glued them to the plywood creating this really sturdy, rustic-looking surface. It looks incredible in person. The stain is “Dark Walnut” by Minwax. The Wonder Camera poster is from Paper Source and the frame as well as the lamp are IKEA On the other side of the room I just wanted wall to wall shelves to hold all my home/party/crafting supplies. This is the definition of organized chaos. Annnnnnnd another picture of a cute baby by a chalkboard.

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