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Monday, January 16, 2012

Office Makeover Madness: D.O.N.E {The Reveal}

I've moved!

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You can find more recent Our Prairie Home makeovers and furniture projects HERE.





{I apologize in advance for the huge number of pictures in this post.  Just wanted to share the journey with you.}

It is finished.

Finally.

And I have the dry, chapped hands and blisters to prove it...

OUCH!
Despite famine, pestilence, floods, fire and brimstone...  Well, actually it was just the flu making its rounds around our house this weekend, but it sure felt like life was determined to get in the way.  Never underestimate the power of your own determination!  I am so glad its over with and I'm sure my family is too.  They were such troupers this week, you know, with cereal for dinner and one pan meals, the house being a wreck, me falling behind on laundry...  I owe them a clean house and a good meal.  But I'll get to that.  I'm going to reveal our office makeover...  At last.  Thanks for being so patient with me and so very, very supportive!  I couldn't have done it without you!  :)

And I am so thankful to Rachael at Lovely Crafty Home for the kick in the bootay I needed!  Click the link below to get to her fantastic page!

Lovely Crafty Home



This is how the office used to be decorated, when we first moved into the house...



And then it morphed into this...




And then twelve days ago, I pulled everything out and attempted an Extreme Makeover:  Our Prairie Home Edition

West Wall

North Wall

South Wall

East Wall
Because the northeast corner looked like this...


And so, here it is.  My freshly painted, newly organized, totally lovin' it office...

West Wall


Northeast Corner

South Wall




I don't have a picture of the east wall straight on.  Why?  To be honest, its because my parlor/dining room is a complete disaster still.  LOL!  Man, what a ride!

So, that's it.  I really love it.  Every single piece in this room is a personal favorite, so I am surrounded by things that I love and inspire me.  Every item was either a thrift store find, an antique store find, something I already had, or something I made - with the exception of the desk chair pillow, the blue-green tray, bird, and reproduction mercury glass on the mantle.  Those I scooped up for a steal at T.J. Maxx.  All the furnishings I re-furnished myself this week, except for the desk chair and chippy cupboard.  I left those as is.  All in all...  Not too bad for a girl that up until last June had never even attempted to refinish furniture or do any kind of decorating at all.  And my house looked like it!  ;)

And the best part of it all?  I did it all myself!  No man help.  LOL!

So, now its time to clean the rest of the house that has been totally destroyed over the last twelve days...  AND...  To start looking at the dining room.  But I think I'll give myself a breather for a week or so before I start that.  I am TIRED.

This week, I'll be showing a lot of befores and afters of some of the  items I refinished for this room.  Be sure to check back and see what a little bit of work can do!  :D

Have a great day, y'all!






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35 comments:

Katie Franck said...

Great job!!!! I really love how it turned out...give yourself a pat on the back, it's beautiful!!!!!!! - Katie

http://sweetgirlexpressions.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, Laura - that is redo is FANTASTIC! Great job, and you doing it all on your own is even better!

Sonia

art is beauty said...

Oh man, I wanted to be the first to comment on this post...but alas, I am painting my daughters room, and reminding myself what you just went through!!! YOU ROCKED it BIG TIME!!! It is FAB-U-LUSSSS!!!!
Thank you for the motivation, as I have finally just put on my first edging coat and am going to nuke my lean cuisine for lunch so I can get back at it..
Hugs!!
Karin

The Old Block House said...

Incredible!!! I love it all.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

When I scrolled down to that fist after... I went, "Oh WOW!".

It looks great! REALLY great. You did good Stitch =) The wall color looks so pretty and the white trim. GORGEOUS. It's all perfectly, rustic~country. The chippy cabinet is FANTASTIC. What a great storage pc for all your crafty bits.

How exciting to have a place to create, just for you. It's fabulous!!

Look forward to seeing the break-downs. Luv Lilo

Inspirations of Old said...

Love it!! Really love the color on the walls...much better than the border;) Just the inspiration I need to keep going on my to~do list today. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

HOLY SMOKES LAURA! It looks absolutely amazing. I love it. You did such a great job. I love, love, love the distressed door. OKAY, now I'm really jealous. It turned out so beautiful. I'm gonna share this on my FB :)

vsutton said...

Oh the personal satisfaction of doing it yourself and knocking it way out of the ballpark!

Shabby French Country Cottage Basement said...

It looks wonderful! I love it, love it, love it! I love all of the things you have in the room. Don't you dislike that point where it looks worse before it looks better?!? lol! You did a fabulous job and you are really going to enjoy it! I know I enjoy just looking at the pictures!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love, Love, Love, Love it!

Danielle said...

It's beautiful Laura! I especially love the Northeast corner...with that awesome functional cabinet. Very well done!

Kammy's Korner said...

Ohhhhhh my word, Laura, that is just AWESOME!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!! Turned out amazing. And you know we're all out here scrolling through this post, droolin' and jealous! haha. I'm recognizing a few things - great use of the shutters! :) Did you make the wreath? So pretty! Way to go, girl! (Funny: I'm working on my craft room reveal post for today and I can't show one side real well either because it looks out into my messy dining room! haha!)

Peggy Stout-Thomas said...

Turned out really, really nice! Love it! You did a great job!

Donna said...

Wow, Laura.....I'm impressed. Way cool, but hardly an "office"...no clutter, no file cabinets, no hair pulled out & on the floor. JK...you'll be able to think, inspire, create and keep the books all at the same time. Good job. Well done....Well done.....

A French Touch said...

Beautiful, love the wall colour!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Gorgeous!!! Every detail is perfect!

Janna said...

Your office turned out awesome, I am green with envy of your huge house and the vintage look.
Great Job and tons of work. Love following your progress.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Wow. Looks great! You can definitely see all the blood, sweat and tears you put into it. You need to take a few days off! Looking forward to the dining room make over ;)

Shari

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Beautiful!! What a fantastic room!

wayside wanderer said...

Fabulous! I have enjoyed looking at your pictures over and over. You have a great home and really wonderful ideas. I'm inspired.

Buffie said...

I'm in LOVE with your room! I just love your style and your blog! So many good ideas for me and my new hobby for saving old furniture.

I'm your newest follower!

Buffie
http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

Tracy Johnson said...

Lovely

Twigs and Twirls said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! It is breathtaking. My jaw hit the desk on this one. You should be very very proud. Someday I will have a room...but for now I'll settle on my closet. Again this a absolutely beautiful. You go girl !!!!!

4you-withlove said...

This is a gorgeous space...you did awesome at getting your crap together! :)

Crystelle said...

Oh my!!!!
It's so beautiful! Every direction is inspiring! I bet you can be VERY creative in there......


:)
Crystelle

Glenn E. Graybill said...

Those blisters paid off because you came up with a beautiful office. Congratulations on the successful home office revamp!

Frances Herrera said...

It's an amazing transformation, Laura! It’s worth all the chapped finger and blisters. I love the vintage look; it gives the room an artsy feel. Where did you get those stuff? They look pretty chic. I’ll look forward to see more of your “before and after” photos. -- Frances Herrera

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Wow, what a great space! So many wonderful details...love :)

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