I'm done with my Office!!!!
It has officially gone from Crap Room to Craft Room!!
Can you tell I'm a little excited?
It's been a long journey,
but all my rooms are a journey on my super tight BUDGETS and busy life with 6 kids!
If you missed any of this awesome journey you can check them out by clicking on the links below:
I'm so excited to show you!!
Let's just take it all in!!
Did you take it all in?
It's so bright and light!!
And I love that's it's functional, organized and pretty!!
My favorite combination!!!
You know how I've done all these built-ins for $500?
(if not go back up to the top and check out all the parts to this office.)
And I know you are wanting to know about all the other yummy decorations!!!
Most bloggers list what stores there decor comes from so you can go buy it.
Yeah, I don't quite work that way.
You know me,
they are almost all used or sale items.
But I'll share so that hopefully you will be inspired to create your own decor from inexpensive items.
Let's start with the paint color:
I mixed some leftover paint myself
but Grayish by Sherwin-Williams is a close match.
Pin Board was made from an old frame I bought at DI,
"Simplify" sign given to me by my neighbor
( You could easily make one from a scrap of wood.)
Silver tray from the $1 Store,
frame, silver pear, and vase all from DI and I didn't do a thing to them.
The black bucket I had. It was green and I spray painted it black and added a vinyl number.
The small fake plant I rescued from my neighbors throw away pile.
The white apple blossoms I snagged on clearance at Target.
(I know shocker that I actually pay full price sometimes!!)
And my favorite is the aqua desk organizer that I picked up at Salvation Army for a couple of bucks. Show ya the before and after of that another day.
And the desk was $10 from the Restore!!
Here's what she looked like when I first saw her.
On to the towers on either side of the desk.
Everything was from DI or a garage sale except
the blue and yellow birds were $1.59 from Reams.
(A local Grocery Store and they still have them last time I checked.)
The silver elephant was $2 from Family Dollar.
(It was brown until I got to him)
Tall can for paint brushes...
empty Pringles can wrapped in rope.
And the big basket for items that need mending I have had for years.
Just for fun let me remind you of how far this side of the room has come!!
Oh and before I forget,
the silver desk lamp was $8 from DI.
The silver tin on desk was $1 from DI.
(I added some fake grass my sister didn't want.)
The $5 dollar Bankers Chair I recovered with a clearance table cloth from Target.
(Check out that here)
And the Vintage stool was free from trash
(Check that out here)
Oh and that stately desk was free from one of my excellent neighbors.
I plan on painting it grey someday, but for know it's staying brown.
Now for the other side of the room;
the side I look at when I'm sitting at the brown desk.
Just take a look at what I used to make the lovely white shelf that sits on the wall above the buffet.
I already had this piece so it was FREE,
You can check out the transformation here.
Doesn't she look lovely on the wall?
And to think I was going to give it away!!!
Again all accessories are from used stores or garage sales except for
the baskets that I've had for years.
The clock is from Tia Pan Trading for $5-10 because it's missing the glass.
The white pot (49 cents) and fake plant ($4.99) both from Ikea.
The gold "B" is from Hobby Lobby. Got it with a coupon.
And the Butterfly picture was a Christmas gift from my oldest son Austin.
Oh and the buffet came from a fabulous friend who had no room for it.
OK, small break
lets check out the beginnings of the 10 foot wall of shelves!!
we started that whole wall with that $60 black book shelf.
Beautiful storage galore!!!
This shelving needed to house a lot of stuff,
so I had to actually buy some containers retail.
Here we go:
1. Cloche is from DI for $1 and the nest is from Country Furniture & Gifts in Gardner Village
I don't remember how much it was.
I used some leftover black electrical wire wound up to rest the nest on.
The keys were from the $1 section at Michael's.
2. 8. & 9. Doors to cover up some not so pretty storage $7 each at the Restore.
3. White urn was from my neighbors from their "get rid of" pile,
The fake plant is from Ikea.
And the magazine boxes are from Ikea and covered with wall paper.
4. The gray square and round boxes were $2.50 each from Target and the vinyl numbers I added.
5 & 7. Threshold Global Large Milk Crate baskets, my splurge, $19.69 each. I bought four.
They have a very specific purpose I'll tell ya bout it on another post. I'll also show you how I made those faux vintage ceramic number plaques for free.
The white boxes were from Ikea.
Some were full price and some were 50% off because of slight blemishes,
but not to worry, I covered them with my wall paper.
Oh, did I mention I got that cute gingham wall paper from DI for $2?
There you have it!!
Anyone can decorate for less!!!
What do you think?
Does it look like a second hand store?
I love having beautiful rooms,
but love it when I haven't spent my life's savings on it even more!
Just for fun,
OK, just for me,
'cause I love to see my hard work in fast motion, I made a video.
I really did the majority of the work on this room, including the building of the cabinets.
Les served as my all knowing trainer and helped out mostly when I need two hands and during installation.
(Thanks to the best husband/teacher in the world!)
Just saying cause Les is in so many of the pictures.
Well that's my office/craft room!!
I'm so happy with it.
What do you think I could really use the comments.
I'll be back soon with a few small projects.
Thanks for stopping by!