Just so you know – you are gonna be disappointed.
I just wanna forewarn you. There aren’t a whole lotta furniture makeover ‘afters’ that you will see in this post. Take a pill, eat some chocolate, pour you a pitcher of wine, do whatever you do. You will have to wait.
BUT I PROMISED THAT I WAS GONNA GET THESE POSTS OUT TODAY AND I AM WORKING ON IT! So hold onto your house slippers because the ride ain’t over. This post is to mainly explain what we are putting back in this office. And to show you some pretty paper-less floors. First up – the sitting chairs.
I love me an office with sitting chairs. I can’t help it. Whenever I go into an office, I wanna sit. Even if it’s not my office. So I figured that my guests needed a little relaxing area too. So I brought back in these old caned chairs that I have had forever. I got em at Goodwill ages ago and reupholstered the cushions to white. They were actually in the original old office – way back before it was Will’s nursery.
Anyhoo. I also brought the desk (duh) and a bookcase.
I really needed some extra storage and this black bookcase fit the wall perfectly.
Me and this bookcase go way back. Like all the way back to college back. That was over ten years ago. whoa…that was back in the day when I bought Jock Rock cds and slipped them right there next to Big Willy Style. You know you did that too.
So after college days, I was able to bring this piece into our last home, top it with a mirror and use it in the kitchen as dish storage. Yet another thrift store find scores a goal for team Bower.
This was the only piece in the whole lot that I hand painted…and that is why you get to see the makeover. A little spray primer –
And a very crazy iphone photo of a lime green bookcase. I promise it’s not that crazy. If it were, I’d name it Charlie Sheen…err…Charlie Green 🙂
Moving right along, we have the much contemplated office chair. I debated the pros and cons of the office chair conundrum on a guest post here – and at first I thought I landed my tush into a plush blue wingback I have in storage. But the color was more muted and I wanted my chair to be a punch right in the face…err…rear end. So out with the wingback and in with a less comfy but more personality girl I like to call – Goodwill Chair number seven. She lived at our old house for a while in the upstairs hall…until she got the boot and went into our basement storage area. I think she needs a resurrection with bright red and fun fabric.
Speaking of fabric, we used her in the upstairs bathroom for a while and it looks like wet feet were not a friend of this fabric. And yes, I am very aware that it looks like someone had an incontinence problem while seated here.
Still with me?!
Okay – so in the corner we had this little bookshelf stashed. Yes, it’s just a cheap laminate version. But it’s free because we already own it and all it needs is a little love and a whole lotta paint.
It used to live in our old living room. Aww. There she blows…behind my green chairs 🙂
Last bits of reused furniture – this little desk and chair from my old dressing room. I need a little sewing area and this desk is perfect for a tight space.
Now comes the fun part – the new stuff. I only bought one new large item for this room. I thankfully was able to use all the furniture we had on hand and make it work…but when I saw this giant white board in the thrift store for $22 I told Jeremy that I really wanted it. I have no idea how much white boards normally cost…if I had to guess new, one this size would probably run around $100…but putting a pricetag on being able to look at all my blog/photography/giveaway/reminder info really has no pricetag…so I coerced my boyfriend into loading it into the car and bringing it home.
So there you have it folks. You ready now to see the final product? Me too.
Let me go so I can edit/upload/download/write….see you later tonight! (hey that rhymed! Awesome rhyming award for me!)