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Home Office Update: We Have Paint!

Painting our home office Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and using bright white paint to create simplicity and inspire productivity.

Small victories. That’s what we’re celebrating around here these days. At this point, 2020 should give us congratulatory stickers.

Gold star! You put on real pants!

Kudos to you for cooking the 4,376th meal for your family this week!

We’re patting ourselves on the back for painting the office along with all of those little victories. It is like a whole new room!

If you haven’t been following along, it looked like this a few weeks ago. (And here’s our entire home office design plans… although they’ve changed a bit since embarking on this journey.)

UPDATE: Want to check out the home office final reveal?! See it here.

And then we built a pair of closets and added French doors.

After debating a million different shades of white (seriously, why is picking a paint color so hard?), it is looking so bright and beautiful in here!

We went with the color Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, which is a very clean, bright white. We really wanted this space to feel simplified and no-fuss to help us stay focused.

True story: I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder back in 9th grade, and I swear having cell phones and technology everywhere has made my attention span 10 times worse as an adult.

So maybe the white paint will help with that? Who knows? But it’s worth a shot.

We used a Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer to handle the job.

Other than painting furniture and cabinets, this is really the first time we’ve ever used a sprayer for walls. We’re still getting used to it and ran into some paint texture problems with it, but we learned a couple of pro tips after the fact that we can try, so we’ll report back.

So far, we still prefer rolling walls, but we definitely do still recommend a sprayer for painting kitchen cabinets, furniture with details, fencing, and other outdoor painting projects.

But just look at this pretty, bright room!

Robert and I were just talking about how it feels like we’ve gained square footage in this house already because of this project. This was a junky storage room for 3 YEARS!

Now that it’s becoming a useful space, our house feels so much bigger. And this grand entrance with the French doors right beside our home’s front door is just the cherry on top.

Here’s where we are on the home office to-do list now:

Office Makeover To-Do List:

  • Build pair of closets
  • Install double French doors
  • Paint walls & ceiling
  • Install closet doors
  • Build closet shelving
  • Move air vent
  • Paint doors
  • Install lighting
  • Hang art
  • Hang curtains
  • Assemble furniture
  • Paint cabinets
  • Decorate & style

We’ll be installing the closet doors and painting those next, and then that French door wall will be looking suuuuuper fly! And then building shelves… oh the sweet, sweet storage.

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16 Comments

  1. Thats really nice. Even we are also planning to have this. Any suggestion you want to give. Bdw You did it really great.

  2. Great work you have done. I really appreciate all your efforts you did. It is so inspiring to others.

  3. I love it all—great info on Instagram. I’m curious about the frosted window film. Why would you use that versus the spray? I used the spray on my front door sidelights with stencils of leaves.

  4. I LOVE Benjamin Moore paint and have always been satisfied with the results. Just last week I bought some Chantilly Lace to use on some furniture pieces and they look so beautiful and clean. The first time I’ve used this color. I’m definitely going to use it on my walls in the living room after seeing it on your walls. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us!

  5. That is just amazing. It is a wonderful picture of “new beginnings” when we redo a home. Especially white!
    It looks like you have two whites in there what is the other color?
    Everything you and your hubby do just show the joy in your life.
    Its fun watching you and your home. And the color in the kitchen. O its pretty.. This entry brings a walk to a great surprise.
    Love it.
    From a fellow ADHD’ family member.
    We Can! Do All things…..
    Tina Oregon

  6. Looks great! But please tell me why you are waiting to move the vent? Won’t that involve more drywall and paint repair?

    1. We couldn’t get our HVAC tech company out because of COVID but it’s now been moved. We just have to patch one small place in the hardwood floor. No biggie at all. 🙂

  7. I love this…as usual…everything you do is so well-planned & beautiful. Please come to my house😆

  8. You are giving me hope! I have a junky storage room that one day will become my yoga studio and I’m happy to see it’s okay to leave a room for a few years and then tackle it when yu can.

  9. This looks great! Putting those closets there makes the whole room look even larger when you walk in those French doors. Can’t wait to see the lighting and the tips for using a sprayer to paint. Paul bought us one to use outside on our shop, and we find it’s definitely a learning curve. And we are happy to hear that you’re like us….we think we have a plan for our home improvement projects, but it’s really just an outline….:-)

  10. Looks SOOOO good! Love that you switched the closets – it makes for a special entry into the new room and keeps that far window from being in a tunnel. Staying tuned for more.

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