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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Before & After: My Office

I meant to show the living room before & after next, but that one has more pictures to edit and will require more time to write. And as time is something I am sorely lacking these days, you get to see my office instead.

Here is my office before...

Not horrifyingly ugly, just extremely bland. And ugly carpet. And ugly paint. And ugly window trim. And ugly valances.

Here's my office after...

Big surprise, I painted the walls gray! Shocking, I know. Though this shade has a nice tinge of green in it. As always, wood floors go a long way, and they make me happy. The curtains were made by my darling mother, and I love the sophistication they add. I found the fabric at an outlet near here for a sweet deal. It's hard to tell from the photo, but they are very tapestry-esque, and feature birds, deer, and foxes hidden among the flowering vines. The desk was a Craigslist find that I painted white. I'm going to cover the top with a patterned white paper, but just haven't had time yet. And it's difficult to see, but the cubbies in the desk are painted a mustard gold. The chair was an involved reupholstery project that I will eventually post about. (FYI, I don't actually sit in this chair all day. But it looks way cuter in the photo than my normal desk chair.)

There's actually a lot more to my office than this, but it's trashed right now, so you can't see it. And I have to finish painting the bookcase first. (I did the first coat a year ago.)

I think I need an intern.


bonnie @ going home to roost said...

this is beautiful, such a wonderful job! where di you find that picture? it's stunning and perfect with that fan!

Erin said...

Thanks, Bonnie! The picture above my desk is a monotype done by one of my husband's former art professors, Harrell Whittington. Unfortunately, he's now retired and doesn't have an online portfolio. I wish he did, his work is some of my favorite!

Cate Raff said...

Looks GORGEOUS! I'll be your intern, Erin!! :) (that would be tooooo fun!)

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