Sunday, February 21, 2010

34 Office Makeover: Mission Accomplished!

I am back with a home office update!  As you may recall, I completed a "Home Office Switcharoo" project I had been working, in which I updated an unused sitting area off of the master bedroom, to a cozy and completely functional, home office space.  And the reason being is because not only did I make some final last editions to the space that I absolutely HEART, I also think it's a good idea to reflect on your space, about a month after completion, to see if it's everything you thought it would be.

So, about the new additions, one was a lot more major than the other, but they both brought great closure for me and the makeover.

Addition number one, an office chair.  As I had mentioned here, a comfortable office chair is an office must.  Although what we were using was functional and basically free, as I stole it from a table set that we use as a game table, it wasn't exactly comfortable.  Especially if in use for a long period of time.  Here is a quick reminder of the chair that was residing in the space:


I had been playing the gambling game.  I had a dream chair in mind, I knew I really liked the skirted Parson's style chairs.  So, when I found my dream chair, I was really bummed with the $269 price tag.  When I say the gambling game, it's the game where you watch the price of something that you love, so much, and hope you can snag it at a much lower price, before it's no longer available.  It's like you just wait and wonder, will it drop more or do I do it now?  Will I wait too long and lose out on it forever?  And generally, when you lose out on something good, you might feel sad, but there is always other options available.  In this case, no sad feelings necessary.  I got it for $100 off and free shipping, so I felt ok with the final price.  Because I really HEART the chair and it HEARTS me back, as it shows me over and over with it's amazing hugs while I am seated in it.  Without further ado, the chair:

 
  

Oh, it couldn't be any more perfect for the space!  And the chair pillow, was me trying to stay young, a purchase awhile back from Pottery Barn Teen.  Yes, I bought something for myself from a teen store, and then I found myself watching The Breakfast Club and Adventures in Babysitting... 


The curves and details in the chair are so fabulous.  And the most important part, besides it's beauty, is it is comfortable.  Meaning I can blog in complete bliss!

The second addition isn't as big or exciting, but adds a nice little pop of color and freshness to the space.  It is a new grouping of flowers and a cute little ceramic bird, that hasn't received a name yet, but most likely will since he and I will be spending many hours together.

 

The pinks in the bouquet definitely pick up on the rest of the pink accents throughout the space, actually making everything tie together that much more.  And the bird is just that added charm the space was longing for!

Here is one last look at the Before:


And the Afters:

 
  

The reflection portion is good news.  IHEART my new space, more than I ever thought I would.  It feels like home, and that is great not only because it is home, but it's typically a space for working, but I really don't mind what I am doing in there, because it's so fabulous!  And functional as well.  It's so easy to get at and find anything that I need, it's all within arms reach, and pretty besides!

So, anyone laughing that I bought myself an accessory for my personal space from a teen store?  Is that a decorating "no no" or do I have fellow closet "teen department" shoppers as well!  Please tell me I didn't just commit decorating suicide, because I will most likely do it again!

Looking for more on this home office makeover?  Check out the different stages: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5!  Thanks all!


 



34 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, and I'm still amazed and impressed with your new office! I love how you've taken a small little corner and turned it into a full-fledged home office. Bravo! (oh, and I love your new comfy chair, and never would have guessed that pillow was from PB Teen! I love it, too! And it's perfect for your office - it matches the white 3D flowers on your wall)

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  2. Where is the chair from??

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  3. STANDING UP AND CLAPPING OUT LOUD.
    REALLY.
    WE ARE GOING TO START MY OFFICE MAKEOVER THIS WEEKEND, AND I HAD PICKED UP A LIGHT BLUE PAINT LAST WEEK.
    I'M SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY I DID, BECAUSE I LOVE HOW YOURS TURNED OUT !!!

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  4. Just came over from YoungHouseLove -- I absolutely love this room and I love the name of your blog!

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  5. Great transformation! I followed the link over at YHL :) You did a great job.

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  6. What a huge difference. You really made the space work for you. Kudos! It looks cute & functional. Great job!

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  7. Saw you over on YHL. Thanks for sharing your makeover...love it! Am wondering where you got your desk? Do you have a list that I missed of where you purhased items? Thanks!

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  8. Love it! Where did you get the little ceramic flowers?

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  9. Hi there! I popped over from YHL. Absolutely adore this office makeover! Can you share where the chair comes from? Looking for something similar and love the style of this one.

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  10. Saw you on YHL and LOVE your space. Everything about it. Especially the paint color. Great job!!

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  11. Great job! I saw your room on Young House Love and I am inspired!

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  12. I love it. I love that pillow on the chair too. Very nicely done!

    jbhat

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  13. Made my way over from YHL. I love the hanging pencil/pen holders. Where did you get them? I'm looking for something similar for my home office.

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  14. Awesome desk!!!! How did you make it?

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  15. I have those same pen holders, they hold measuring spoons in my kitchen! (They're from IKEA.) And I just saw those flowers on delight.com.
    http://www.delight.com/Delight-Your-Room-Wallflowers

    Overall, GREAT transformation. Looks like a fab place to spend some time!!

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  16. I love the new office!!! I'm dying to hear more details about the desk. I love it!!

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  17. I love it! What a good use of the space and I love all the unique pieces.

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  18. Hello amazing friends!

    First, THANK YOU for all of your thoughtful comments! I am blushing and glowing over the responses and comments! I couldn't be more grateful!

    To answer everyone's question regarding the desk, it truly is an amazing desk, I am not gonna lie. My husband and his dad took a vision I had of a large workspace with a tons of storage space and a smidge of style, and built the desk custom. They used mdf to build two base cabinets along with a separate piece as the top. I then painted it white, later adding the wallpaper for additional pizzazz. It was actually built a couple of years ago, however, the budget was small, we saved a ton building it custom for us vs buying something new. It has been in multiple places in our abode as our spaces evolved, however, it couldn't feel more at home and fit more perfectly in the new home office nook.

    As far as the new chair, I had originally found it on www.homedecorators.com and then watched for it to go on sale and finally snagged it from their outlet site www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com, however, I don't see it on there any longer.

    For a list on the rest of the items/budget for the room, it can be found at the end of this post: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2010/02/office-makeover-big-reveal.html

    Thanks again everyone!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  19. I love YHL, and I'm not a big fan of organizing by nature, but am trying to force myself to be!!!! Hopefully your blog will be inspiration for me :)

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  20. How did I not know about this blog? The title alone sounds like my dream come true. Very nice work on the office makeover. I love organizational things especially when they're good looking! :)

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  21. Love it! <3 You still didn't answer where you got those cute white flowers from! I looked at your final list and didn't see them listed! :(

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  22. I just love your new space. I have filed away some ideas as we are building at the moment and I would love for my office/craft room to have the same girly feel to it. It is so cute and functional, well done.

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  23. Hi Jessie,

    I found the flowers on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Umbra-Set-25-Wallflowers-White/dp/B0015TI1RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1271904942&sr=8-1-spell

    Thanks!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  24. Hi Jen! I love your new space - I saw it on YHL! I'd like to know the dimensions of this room? I have a room in my basement that seems increasingly difficult to plan because it's just a smaller oddly-shaped room! You've inspired me with your gorgeous remodel! Thanks a ton :)

    - Erin

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  25. Hi Erin!

    Sorry for the delayed response, the sitting nook is actually right off of our master bedroom and measures in at about 11 x 7 ft.

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  26. Hey Jen...where did you get your fab mirror that is in your sitting nook? LOVE IT!!!

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  27. I would assume you are asking about the sunburst mirror that we used to have above our desk? I got it at Pier 1 awhile back... not sure if they sell them anymore, I have only seen pretty pricey versions online, not sure if any home stores sell them for less or not?

    Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  28. Hi Jen! I love your home, creativity and you're certainly an inspiration. I used your idea for the pen holders for my office as well, in addition I used the same rail and S-hooks as a coffee cup holder and another one below with a hanging spice rack in my kitchen and I absolutely love it! (you can check out the low quality pictures on my blog). So thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  29. Would it be possible to get the dimension of this desk? It is beyond amazing!!!

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  30. @Pam, my apologies, however, our desk swelled up like a sponge when our lower level flooded and I no longer have the ability to measure it. It was very large, and it was amazing.

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  31. This is my very dream of a home office. Amazing!

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  32. can you tell me what you used for the top of the desk to cover the wall papper is it plexi glass

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  33. I love the style of this office space at home very much and I get some ideas on what should I'm going to do on my own office. The color is very bright so you can work very comfortable and relax. I am thankful for finding your blog and very impressed on the photos here. Keep it up.:)

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  34. I absolutely love it , i , I mean we ! Have the exact same ceramic white bird near the flowers
    Xoxo <3

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