One of the things I was most excited about in our new home was creating my office, especially because the office in our old house was never really done – it was straight chaos the majority of the time. I thought about my office in the weeks before we closed and it helped get me through that stressful time.
The room was in great shape when we got it (as you can see from the listing photos) and the ceilings were already scraped in it (yay!).
When we moved in, it was one of the only rooms that I could start putting together and unpacking, so that’s exactly what I started doing! I knew I wanted that bedroom to be my office because there were windows on 2 sides, 2 closets and I liked the light blue color it was painted.
We started by getting the desk, shelves that I used to organize my vinyl and shipping supplies and wooden bins with oyster shells moved in. I also moved the wooden shelf that used to be in our living room into the office to hold my wine glasses. I ended up putting together another set of white drawers from Michael’s and getting a new office chair (!!!!), but those were the only new additions.
And yall know I love a gallery wall, so I’ve played around with what was hung over my desk a few times, but this configuration seems to be holding strong.
Obviously everything in my office isn’t put together yet, so here are the not so done areas that most people wouldn’t show. Projects for this room are pretty minor: Eventually I would like to paint white below the chair rail and add some wooden pieces to look like wainscoating. I also want to build a custom shelf in the nook for all my pillow covers to lay out and put white peg board above the shelf with hooks to hang my canvases and ornaments so they’re not just sitting in boxes anymore.
One day we’ll also put a sleeper sofa in here so it can be a guest room if we need it to be! I also have one more frame to hang in the middle of the wall above where the couch will go – I’ve already measured out where it goes, but needed more than dry wall to hang it in (lesson learned the hard way) so it’s not up yet.
Compared to the other rooms, those are all super minor and will slowly get done, but I’m happy with my new home office and can’t wait to keep creating in here!