First, they cleaned out the closet (before):
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my favorites. I agree with her. Barn door tracks are so cool and we plan on using one for a French door in our dining room that leads to our office but now she has inspired me. We have the perfect spot for a big beautiful window too. I love the glam-country atmosphere in here:
I got this letter from Ashli:
what we needed was a computer and craft room.
Well I couldn’t very well let a perfectly good space go to waste so I repurposed the space into a…….
I’m using it to store tubs with each of the boys’ names on them. These are holding all those little projects they bring home from church, pre-school, and first grade. They’ve all just been stacking up in random places all around the house and it was time for some organizing.
It’ll be a great little spot for wrapping last minute gifts or writing thank-you cards or storing checks for last minute pizza delivery dinners (ok so, I live in BFE and pizza’s joints don’t deliver herem but still!) I could go on.
It’s a great place to re-charge my computer when I’m not dragging it around the house working on editing photos or writing new blog posts.
Eventually the bead board will be painted a creamy white and the walls will be a beautiful sage green.
Isn’t it a great little space. I’m in love.
And a little before and after side-by-side…
My office is done!
And, moving on to the good stuff – the photos. 🙂
Because of the room switcheroo, I have 2 before photos.
For more details on her office makeover:
Here is the post about adding stripes:
Here’s the before and after of the art above the desk:
Here’s the office closet before and after:
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I love this DIY story from I Love My 5 Kids and I love the amazing change! The entire family pitches it. So cute! Thanks for sharing David and Lana! Here is the blog post:
Well, this is a story that never has an ending.
Our 70’s home – coming in to the new millennium.
Now for the bedroom side… We don’t let them cut their own meat but… Then, an accident occurs…makes me glad I’m in Dallas. Thankfully, no injuries. Well, the window…but he was leaving anyway.Okay, glass is cleared up. Big hole in wall. Kids are so proud of themselves.Curtains always makes things seem right.Now for stage 2: (Spring)We took off the ugly wood paneling. And started to add sheetrock in some places.We had to take out the huge windows that had no seals and were anything but energy efficient.We usually don’t encourage our sons to hit windows with hammers…We also had to take off the ugly siding and add nice siding.The black paper is a weather barrier and it STINKS!!!
See my hubby’s socks (Yeah, he probably won’t appreciate this picture). They mean he either – just got off work and the whites were not clean (like that would ever happen – hehe) or he couldn’t wait to work on the room. Hmmm….
Window is in…
From this side…he looks like a peeping Tom.
Again, our Princess Helper… We need to take out these windows…again, not energy efficient. This had to be done with extreme caution… Because under the window… was a precious gem.
Our sweet friend B. came over! He was paid with a pancake supper. I’m telling you – those pancakes are delicious – he was begging for more work. Well, that is how I remember it. The gem (Amaryllis) bloomed like the next week.
Then we both tape and floated. I will say, this was not my favorite part. My least favorite was the SANDING! Oh, the dust!!!!
I love when he is smiling when he is working. He was not smiling while we were tape and floating.
this exercise “thang” was pretty scary in the middle of the night.
I really liked this part. It just almost smelled done.
Doesn’t this goo just look gross? I don’t care, it symbolizes something. Like peace and tranquility. Or really just our room completed. Which is peace in my book.
Oh, did I tell you…these used to be “popcorn” ceilings. I love the new lights!
I painted it while hubby was at work. He was surprised. Cider Toddy from Lowes. We really like it. It is very warm and neutral. Remember the lights, aren’t they fantastic?
We are so happy!
Yes, it finished.
(Well, except for the trim, wall decor and curtains.)
I love her style.
I’m showing off her makeover in the pictures below and
click HERE for more details and her reveal.
Here’s the Before – these are the ‘uncluttered’ pics:
On the other side, the bookcase holds an additional work space for sewing, crafting, or most likely, the piles of paperwork, bills and other clutter that amass quickly around here.
Here it is Before:
Cost breakdown: Cabinets $80 dollars; writer’s desk (table) $40; glass top $80; thrift store sofa $150; rug $60; chandelier $140; refinished side chair $25; refinished thrift store chair $20; recovered ottoman $20; grasscloth wallpaper $240; curtains $75; paint and supplies $65.
Total, not including accessories: $995
has an office makeover. I love looking at the organization and clutter free look. My own home is a holiday decorations and wrapping stations disaster right now. Doesn’t this look fresh and clean and awesome? I didn’t clean yesterday (shopping won out) so this is helping me get busy today. Here is her post:
This office is off the main entrance of our house but is Christopher’s office. He wanted somewhere to display his music memorabilia but in a classy way. I think we have accomplished that.
The dry erase board we got at Target for $12.00; the Macbook was WAY too much money to talk about.
I got the green vase at Stein Mart for $16.00; the baskets are listed below
Here is the breakdown for the total cost of the office:
Wicker Baskets (4)- Larget (Target): $35.98
Ikea Mikael Desk: $49.99
Ikea Billy Bookcase (2): $119.98
Erslev Rug: $29.99
Walmart Striped Curtains (2): $29.84
We’re still in the process of buying more picture frames to put below the pictures on the right hand side. So you’ll notice that the pictures are kinda high on the wall.
Great job Christy! Thanks for sharing!
Like this one on Picture Galleries…
After she was done with it
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An exciting giveaway celebration for DIY Show Off readers.
Here are some beautiful feminine DIY projects. Click the links to visit the original post for more details and tutorials. Then feel free to link up your own feminine DIY project (see instructions below).
I love my feminine office space/guest bedroom. Here are a few photos:
My powder room has feminine touches too.
And so does my guest room.
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(Dining Room Hidden Storage)
I Love My 5 Kids
Polka Dot Thought
Before: KitchenAfter: KitchenForever Daisies
(Dining Room Makeover)
(Built In Bookcase)
I bow down to these DIY queens! Each of your home improvement projects are awesome!
So many beautiful spaces. I wish I was a traveling blogger…
I’d pop by to see your projects in person.
Thank you SO much for sharing your makeover stories!
(See all of the amazing Show & Tell submissions! Check them out here if you missed them!)
What are you up to this weekend?