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!
Bookcases moved, shelf added between, new table for a desk
My $35 auction find leather chair and thrift store dog pillow
Another thrift store dog pillow (sorry for the yellow photo, haven't mastered editing yet!)
Former map gallery wall now home to antique frame, mirror, and antlers
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
Federal mirror found years ago at the thrift store
Copper Scottie dog is a recent thrift store find...LOVE him!
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.
This tole planter has a simple design on one side. I added my initials using a gold paint pin to the other side.
The bookends were ordered from Joss & Main.
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.
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!
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!
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