DIY-ing our Basic Brick Ranch in the Cottage of our Dreams (Part Five)
When I started this series, I wasn’t exactly sure how many “parts” there would be, but it seems we are already up to FIVE! Whoop!
Let’s keep going! :)
This small 11 ft x 11 ft room is to the left of our guest bathroom. It was Eli and Adam’s room when we first moved in, and then it became a junk room when the boys moved into the addition.
Here is what I am talking about…
I knew when we converted this room into my office, that I wanted a lot of desk space and window seats under the windows. So I showed my ideas to Cy, and he brought me dream to life! (I love that man.) You can see how we began building it HERE.
And more of the building process HERE.
We gave everything a fresh coat of white paint…
It was looking better already!
Once we finished the desk, it was time to add upper cabinets!
We reused some of the cabinets that we had left over from our kitchen makeover and added some open shelving in the middle of them.
You can see the whole tutorial HERE.
For the space below the cabinets, I built a large burlap memo board.
I am so glad I did this! I use this memo board like CRAZY now! To see how easy it was to make, click HERE.
Below my desk, I had Cy build me a cabinet, and I turned it into a file cabinet.
I attached a metal file holder to a piece of wood that slides in and out of the cabinet. You can see how I did this HERE.
I also made new cabinet doors for the old kitchen shelves I hung above my desks and the window seats. You can see the complete tutorial of how I made them HERE.
And you can see how I made my window seat cushions in less than five minutes each by clicking HERE.
One of my favorite projects in this room was turning the old bedroom closet into my craft closet…
This space has been a life saver!
It was even featured in an organizing book! Yay!
I also love my HUGE command center calendar! It’s on the wall to the left of my craft closet.
My most recent pictures of my office were taken when I did a makeover on a chair…
Believe me, my desk does not look this clean, nor do I always have fresh flowers on my desk. :) Although I wish I did!
This chair is not longer in my office. :( The boys broke one of the legs while twirling around in it. Oh well! Good thing I only paid $6.50 for it at Goodwill, right?!
As you can see in the picture below, I added some wood blinds and a sisal rug. For now, this space is officially done! I do have a sewing station on the other desk corner, but I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet. I will try to do that soon and show it to you.
If you missed the previous four posts about our home renovation,
click on the links below:
It’s all so pretty! But, I really love the burlap memo board. I have an area in my office/sewing/scrapbook room that I can do this. I’m going to go see how you made yours now. Hope you’re staying warm today. Boy, y’all got a lot of snow.
Oh how I love this room! For now I have a “corner office” in our bedroom, but someday I will have a craft room like yours. Just have to get rid of a kid first… ;)
Love your office, especially the burlap memo board and closet craft area! I’m so inspired by all your DIY projects. Thanks again for sharing!
The changes are beautiful. So inspiring!
I would LOVE to see the sewing side.
Well done! It looks exactly like in the magazine!
Amazing! I`m so in love with the room and chair from the picture, i have to have one like it in my living room. Great article! Click here
Hi, I think having fresh flowers on your desk will help you working more effective :)
It’s all so beautiful! You’re definitely an inspiration!
Thank you so much for sharing!
What is your favorite white color of paint?
My favorite for my walls is Dove White by Benjamin Moore. :)
I love this space. What a transformation. Great job!