An outdated dining room gets converted to a light and bright home office with a timeless new look and functional storage.
Oh my GARSH! It’s office reveal day!
Robert was saying the other day that it feels like we’ve gained square footage. And really, we have. Because this junky room was not functional in the slightest just a couple of months ago.
If you haven’t been following along on our progress, you can see the journey from the beginning here:
- Testing Out Mood Boards
- Our Home Office Makeover Plans
- My Entire Room Planning Process
- How to Build a Closet from Scratch
- We Have Paint!
- Easy DIY Closet Shelves & Converting Bifolds to French Doors
- DIY Large Scale Wall Art from a Shower Curtain
- Hale Navy IKEA Cabinet Makeover
- Work Table Makeover & Customizing Unfinished Furniture
- Our Office Lights + Splurge vs. Save Lighting Options
Our house was built in 1960, and we guess this room was originally considered the formal sitting room. The previous owners used it as a formal dining room with a long table and used what is currently our dining room as their music room.
We played a whole lot of musical rooms when we moved into this place. 😉
But this space was absolutely perfect to become our home office!
Can you believe this is the same room?!
The extra perk is because we installed a pair of closets in here as well as sealed off the once open doorway with a pair of French doors, this space is now technically considered a 5th bedroom.
Not that we plan on ever selling this house in the near future, but it’s good to know the decision potentially added resale value to this place.
I’ll give ya the grand tour.
We chose to use a big unfinished work table in the middle of the room that I customized with stain so that both Robert and I could share it as a joint desk, while having the flexibility to use it for working on projects.
Instead of traditional desk chairs, we got these dining armchairs on wheels and they have been very comfy so far.
And the closets gave us space for storing larger items and keeping them easily accessible. We frosted the glass with this window film to keep everything hidden behind closed doors.
I totally splurged on this pendant light, but I just loved the linen shade with modern, clean lines.
And the sconces were the perfect blend of classic-meets-modern while adding some extra light to this window-less wall.
I still can’t believe we pulled off this $60 shower curtain art. It commands attention right as we walk in the door.
The rug leans just traditional enough and makes this room feel so cozy.
And the creamy white curtains add just enough softness to the walls that we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
I’m just thankful I don’t have to sprawl out on the sofa to write anymore. Ha! And I’m hopeful that soon we can start expanding to transform other people’s homes, which is always where my heart has been leading me.
God has a plan for the coming months/years, but we’re so excited to begin giving our time and energy to others and creating a feeling of peace in others’ homes during these times when we desperately need our havens more than ever.
For now, we’re brainstorming fun projects for the future with a few close friends and neighbors, and we’ll see where it takes us.
But I have a feeling big ideas will take shape in this room.
Here are all of the sources we used in the office:
- Wall & Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
- Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
- Door Color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
- Cabinets (Tutorial linked)
- Oversized Art (DIY using this tutorial from this shower curtain)
- Work Table
- Area Rug
- Pendant Light
- Wall Sconces
- Curtain Rods
- Closet Doors
- French Doors
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