Oops. I did it again!
I made another window treatment for my office.
If you are keeping count, which I am trying not to, that’s window treatment #3 in just a couple of months.
Yes. I am bordering on completely insane.
But I am very pleased with the results, and I am announcing here in front of everyone, “I will not make another window treatment for this office for at least a year. I promise.”
My office is the smallest room in my house, yet it has given me the biggest headache!
I just couldn’t get the look I was after, but I am as close as I am gonna get.
I. am. done.
Here’s where my office began…shortly after Christmas…
It took a couple of weeks to “decrapify” (as TDC says) my office.
Then I made this Roman Shade using my faux wood blinds, and I got this…
Double Yikes! Not liking it at all. Especially with my yellow walls that I hadn’t painted yet.
So I painted the walls my favorite color, Khaki Shade by Sherwin Williams and made another window treatment (#2).
Better, but I wasn’t liking the ribbons. Don’t know why. They just weren’t jivin’ with me. Too cutesy? Too girly?
I was trying to accessorize the rest of the office, but I could not get pass the window treatments. They were just plain buggin’ me.
So I used a similar procedure and made one more window treatment with some black material from Hobby Lobby. (#3)
Phew! This is more what I was after!
I am still playing with the accessories. I need a lamp shade, but not sure what style to get. The lamp was my mom’s. It was a cream color and I spray painted it white.
I think I like the “blessings” sign over the window. Is it too much? Do you think it would look better without it? Be honest. I am a big girl….I can take it. :)
I have to use a flash when taking pictures of my office because without it, it looks like this…
Does anyone know if there is a setting on a camera that reduces the glare of a window without using the flash?
Anyway, I have finally finished accessorizing my shelves. I am not moving another thing! Did I say I am done with this room? Done.
All of my accessories are things I had around the house.
I have had the two flower prints for a few years. My mom printed them off the internet for me, and I put them in black frames. Instant artwork.
I couldn’t find anything to put on the first shelf. So I stuck these empty frames up there, and I kind of liked it.
Then I kept layering them with the little tile that I made a couple of months ago, and a little stick ball thingy that was Mom’s.
I LOVE my burlap covered books. I knew I was going to use them in my office. They were so easy to make. You can read about them HERE.
The little bird was my mom’s. Love it.
More of my burlap books, mom’s little white vase, and her red “blessings” tin…
I got the white basket from Goodwill last summer. It was $1.50 and an ugly green color. I spray painted it white. Easy.
The plate holder on the wall was my mom’s. I put a white plate in it for now. I am going to get a smaller white plate with maybe a monogram?
I love the little horse and carriage silhouette I found at Goodwill for 50 cents. I just fell in love with it. I am contemplating painting the frame black, what do you think? (Yes, it’s hung with a push pin right now…see it?)
Two last things I want to do in here:
1) Cute little chandelier.
2) A chair I can re-do. I would love to find an old ugly dining room chair at Goodwill and turn it into this….
of course in white…
Well, that’s it. I’m D-O-N-E.
Is there a room in your house that has given you decorating nightmares too?