Monday, August 17, 2009

the office - not the hit comedy

In liu of creating an office space in E & I's home, I thought I should post these suggestions. I cannot credit my own creativity, however, Better Homes & Gardens deserves the honor on this one.

In our office, I have painted the desk and chair, hung the chandelier (a brass one I spray painted of course), & hung the windows. I ordered some glass knobs (are you surprised?) for the desk, however, they are not the right size so I need t putty & re-drill. I'm not sure if I am going to take that on while E is gone, or wait for his service when he returns from the sunny land of Hilton Head.

I am also working on the window treatments. I am planning on making my own window treatments. This will be a first...I will let you know how it goes. I hope to get a few fabric swatches soon & I will post and beg for your suggestions. If you have any experience making window treatments please feel free to comment any advice. I need all the advice I can get!

I am thinking the window treatments will be similar to these

I hope to hang the drapes above the window, like this picture. I am hoping it makes the ceiling seem taller. I am also going to put some small frames in between the two windows. Now I just have to decide on fabric - that's the difficult part!

Here are some ideas I may implement into my current remodel
I hope they inspire you

Organize the little things

Monopolize your space: dedicate an entire wall to storage & brainstorming

Use every inch of spaceGet creative: shop local home improvement or thrift store for a hollow-core door. Paint it to match your decor, then mount it on painted table legs.

Borrow from the kitchen


Julie said...
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Julie said...

Rach, my mom is a pro seamstress. She may have patterns that you can borrow or something. She's making lots of things for my house and made everything in her new place. She's great. :)

Shannon said...

i can't wait to see how the office turns out! it is going to be soooo pretty.