Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Hunt Themed Office Makeover

amazing office makeover with hunt theme

I've been wanting to makeover my office (aka dining room) for a while now.  It had potential to be a nice space but the busyness of life and my own procrastination had left it unorganized and less than pleasing looking.

Well, fast forward to a few weeks ago when I found an amazing antique table online (for $25 including chairs, crazy, I know!) AND then Edie, my 18 year old daughter, mentioned her interest in interior decorating, more specifically learning staging for real estate.  Hello makeover time!!

So, let's look at the unorganized, no-plan BEFORE photos:


I know!  It's bad!


Map gallery wall that I'd fallen out of love with

We began by removing everything from the walls, putting extra tchotchkes in totes, and patching nail holes.  My favorite pieces that remained all had a similar theme...dogs and horses...so a hunt theme seemed obvious. 

Next, we decided to move the bookcases on a different wall to elongate the room.  I liked them flanking the window but it did make the room seem smaller.  We also added a 6-foot shelf between the two bookcases to create a type of credenza behind my desk.  

Here, it's probably easier to see than explain.  Let's check out the AFTER photos!

amazing hunt themed office makeover

Bookcases moved, shelf added between, new table for a desk

amazing hunt theme office makeover

amazing hunt theme office makeover

My $35 auction find leather chair and thrift store dog pillow

amazing hunt theme office makeover

Another thrift store dog pillow (sorry for the yellow photo, haven't mastered editing yet!)

amazing hunt theme office makeover

Former map gallery wall now home to antique frame, mirror, and antlers

amazing hunt theme office makeover

Beautiful new table - notice the pull ring on the right side.  It releases a leaf that pops up in the middle of the table!  Cool design

amazing hunt theme office makeover

amazing hunt theme office makeover

Federal mirror found years ago at the thrift store

amazing hunt theme office makeover

Copper Scottie dog is a recent thrift store find...LOVE him!

amazing hunt theme office makeover

These round brass frames were found at a thrift store many years ago.  I don't know the history of them but they have convex glass in them.  I added a textured paper background and glued vintage toy horses inside each one.

amazing hunt theme office makeover

This tole planter has a simple design on one side.  I added my initials using a gold paint pin to the other side.  

amazing hunt theme office makeover

The bookends were ordered from Joss & Main. 

amazing hunt theme office makeover

I found these prints at Goodwill a couple of years ago and loved them.  They were $7.99 each.  The horse hook in the middle is from Hobby Lobby's clearance section (love their clearance items!) and the old horse bit was picked up at the scrap yard.

amazing hunt theme office makeover

amazing hunt theme office makeover

This!  This candle is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!  My all time favorite scent that smells good all year round.  I get mine locally but you can find them at Anthropologie or a little cheaper on Amazon.  
  It's the Aspen Bay Capri Blue Volcano Candle (affiliate link).  Try it!  You won't regret it!

amazing hunt themed office makeover


I have to clarify here.  This beautiful makeover was done pretty much by Edie.  I think she's got an eye for decorating and a bright future ahead.  

I hope you enjoyed seeing my "new" office.  Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Angie

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23 comments:

  1. Angie, wow, I love what your daughter did with your office. It looks amazing. I can't believe that table was $25, that is amazing. It's fabulous!! xo Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I think she did pretty great myself. And yes! That table and its chairs were $25. The lady was moving and just needed them gone. I was happy to help her out!

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  2. Angie...what a beautiful, sophisticated transformation! Your hunt themed office is beautiful and I especially appreciate yoyr thrifted finds. We love that you and your daughter worked together on this project. As our own mother/daughter team we know how fantastic it feels to accomplish something together.

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    1. Aw, you two are a great team and definitely a duo to look up to!! Love ya!

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  3. You are truly blessed to have a daughter who shares your creativity. And that table is quite the find for $25! I love the English hunting theme. I bought some fox hound hunting fabric at a yard sale just because it is a classic. I will pass it on to you the next time I'm in Nashville. As much as I like it, I don't think my hubby would ever go for formal. Blessings!

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  4. Angie, I love it all! Girl you tell Edie she has outdone herself because this is totally fantastic. I can't believe you find such furniture at such great prices. I need to come shopping with you. Hugs, Coco

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    1. Thanks Coco! I'll tell her! She really enjoyed doing it.

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  5. Every detail in your office is amazing...I love all the precious pups in here :) Edie has an eye for putting it all together ! Thanks for inspiring us at Shabbilicious Friday ~ ox

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  6. What a beautiful room.... such a nice transformation! :)

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  7. Isn't it nice to have a fresh space for working? Really helps the creativity! Your daughter did a bang up job. Can tell we all love the dogs and the horses. Enjoy your new office! Bwg ~~~

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    1. Thanks Bwg! I enjoy working in there now. And, yes, I'm all about dogs and horses too!

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  8. Kudos to Edie and you ..it looks wonderful! :)

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    1. Thanks Deb! I'll pass along your compliment!!

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  9. Nice transformation. Your daughter does seem to have a talent worth exploring.

    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! We hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. Thanks Mary! I think she's got an eye for decorating too :)

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  10. What a wonderful re-design! You have very good taste as well! Thank you for joining us and linking up to Party Under the Big Top! Hope to see you again next time!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
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  11. Wow, look at what a little bit of organizing can do! Edie really has an eye for decorating. It was nice of her to help you out. I love all the work she has done in your office. With the furniture placed on their right spots, your office have become a more conducive workplace. Good job!

    Traci Mcdaniel @ Carolina Material Handling

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