My home office has been in need of an overhaul ever since I settled on cottage style decor for this house. For some time it's been that room where I dump all the things I can't use in other rooms because I'm not ready to part with any of it - do you have one of those?? But this year I've been really good at getting rid of stuff that I no longer use or need. That being said, Izzy decided to sample the arm on my living room armchair and since I can't fix what she did, that chair is now in the office as well.
I have so much paint on hand from other projects that I can repaint the furniture, so I began with my wardrobe that I'm still not happy with.
It went from this
to this look last year:
But I don't like this much either. It's OK but it's not quite right. My home office makeover began with my selection of these products and I was really excited at the vision I had in my head of how it would look.
The flowered fabric is the drapes I bought for $14 at Ikea. The wallpaper is a freebie from Graham and Brown and I hope they forgive me for procrastinating on this project for so long! The striped fabric I already had and the blue paint chip is what I thought would be a great choice for repainting the furniture. But I was wrong. I created this monstrosity that I wasn't going to show you but oh well...
This is how it looked after I painted it blue, hated it and began sanding the paint back off again to start fresh. Then I painted one panel in a light aqua and the door frames in the blue that I eventually painted the whole thing with. But I don't like any of the choices I've made and that wall colour needs to change before I'm happy!
I'm not sure if/how I'm going to use the wallpaper or the striped fabric and I'm still not sure what to do with this lousy wardrobe. But I thought I'd share what I was up to before you thought I'd given up blogging for good!
Anyhow, the wardrobe now has beadboard wallpaper in the door panels (which also is courtesy of Graham and Brown) and the wood has been painted turquoise. I'm thinking of changing the colours but really unsure of which way to go. This poor piece has so many layers of paint on it already it's not funny!
Hopefully I'll be back shortly with the fully made over wardrobe in a style that I like. Feel free to make suggestions!
Here's the wardobe again as it is right now.
Hmmm maybe cream for the wallpaper panels and sandy beige for the wood? or the other way around? Why are these decisions always so hard to make?!!!
Here is the fresh new look and I LOVE it!!!
Thanks for all your suggestions, have a great weekend!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!