Hello!! It’s been a little quiet around the house this week while we are still dealing with colds and trying to get organized in the new year. I’ll have some posts up soon showing our progress around here, just as soon as I get all the pictures organized! 😉 So today I took a little time out to search for some inspiration for our home office that I plan to makeover this year!
Last week I shared with you our Home Goals for 2013 that included making over this room:
Aaack! Desperately needing some styling here! Someone please put a coat of paint on those walls already! 🙂
Here is the plan for this space and hopefully we can get things rolling in here pretty soon!
I plan to put in some built-in bookcases with storage like you see here.
I want to use these for books (which we might just have to make a trip to the thrift store to get enough) and I also plan to use this space for storage of some craft supplies that have gotten maybe a liiiiiittle outta hand in a certain closet around here. 😉 I’m talking organization people!! Gotta have it!
I LOVE the built-ins that Emily added to her home office here:
I’m totally inspired by this space and I know I want to paint the back of our bookcases a dark gray. I keep getting hung up on Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. Everytime I find a color of gray that catches my attention, it seems to be this one. That’s gotta say something for it, right?
Then there is my desk. Oh, my poor desk.
It is piled high with stuff. As I type this I see magazines, my blog planner,a hot cocoa mug (um, from last night!), painters tape, camera, and the baby monitor. 😉 Yes, this is where all the blogging magic happens and it needs some attention too! Afterall, this is where I do alot of work. So, I plan on brightening it up a bit and adding some shelves above the desk for storage and display. I’m liking this little set up here with some floating shelves and I think my space will be perfect for this.
Lastly, I need more storage! Doesn’t everyone?? I like these vintage baskets and wall pockets here. A little too much for my budget, but I’m sure we can get creative and even shop around some thrift stores for something like it! (Am I the only one that gets excited about trying to find stuff like this?)
And that’s where we’ve started so far! One more look at the inspiration board I’m working on.
I love Olioboard.com. It’s a great place to start planning out your new space and it’s free! Check it out!!
So we still have to decide on a paint color for the walls and plan out our budget for this re-do. Then it’s time to get to work! I’m so excited about the new space we plan to create this year and all the organization that I plan to put with it.
So what do you think? Do you have any ideas for us to add? Any paint color recommendations?
Click here to see more inspiration ideas on my Pinterest board!
Update! The home office makeover is underway! A fresh coat of paint and a little dressing up for the windows… you can read more about the progress here and here.