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Office Progress – Industrial Shelving

A couple weeks ago, I went all mood board happy with our office makeover plans.

Me and mood boards…we’re tight these days. I’d feel completely overwhelmed in every room makeover without them. (I just shared my kitchen design plan earlier this week too if you missed it.)

And up until now, our home office looked like this:

Office Progress - Industrial Shelving | blesserhouse.com

After some rearranging and DIYing and styling, it now looks like this!

Office Progress - Industrial Shelving | blesserhouse.com

I’ll be sharing lots of details and sources and a helpful how-to on Remodelaholic in a couple of months, but I wanted to keep you guys in the loop in real time. (And also because I’m super duper impatient to show y’all.)

From Day 1 of moving into our house, I always hoped to make a space reminiscent of a vintage military office for Robert.

Office Progress - Industrial Shelving | blesserhouse.com

I still have tweaking to do like placing photos in frames and filling the flag case, but it’s definitely coming together with all of our thrifted and hand-me-down decor. Those painted books made a big difference in making it look not so hodgepodgey.

Office Progress - Industrial Shelving | blesserhouse.com

And the DIY “vintage” wall map worked out perfectly!

Office Progress - Industrial Shelving | blesserhouse.com

I’m still figuring out everything for the rest of the room, like rearranging the desk and decorating the other bare wall. Still waiting on the “light bulb moment”.

Office Progress - Industrial Shelving | blesserhouse.com

 The most important thing is Robert loves it, and he has the ultimate say for everything in here. (Which isn’t always the way things go in the rest of our house…oopsies.)

So far, here’s what we have left to do in here:

  • Frame windows with Craftsman trim
  • Add curtains or fabric roman shades (haven’t decided)
  • Install new light fixture
  • Hang wall decor
  • Add a rug

It’s certainly less farmhouse and more industrial in here all manly in its manliness.

Does it say “vintage military” to you? Or maybe “I am man, hear me grunt”? Either one works really.

UPDATE: If you want to check out the rest of the projects in our office, you can find all the links below:

 

 

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32 Comments

    1. Thank you, Mary! I’m super excited about it! I’ll be sharing more details soon on Remodelaholic, but the shelves were from Home Depot.

  1. Hi Lauren,
    I’m enjoying all of your creative changes. I really like the Cafe sign you have in the kitchen. Where did you get that? I would like it in my kitchen. Thanks, Stacee

    1. Thanks, Stacee! I got the cafe sign from HomeGoods a couple of years ago. I still see them there every now and then.

  2. I love everything about this room! Those shelves look like an amazing DIY!!! Can’t wait to read about more of your DIY’s!

  3. Your husband is one very lucky guy! All the men I know would love this awesome work in progress! Why not leave a typewritten message in the typewriter for him? Maybe even switch it up once in a while! Keep up the good work!

    1. Aw that’s a cute idea!! We sometimes leave little notes to each other on the fridge and on the front door. That’d be another great spot.