Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it is done. You guys, this was a loooong time coming. After all the issues we had outside with the pool remodel, I didn’t think I was ever going to be done. This was a DIY office overhaul. I had many firsts in here over the past few month, first concrete wall, first tile installation, first desk build…it was quite the learning experience. So, without further ado here is my home office reveal.
Just a reminder of where we started. Yes, my husband worked like this. He’s crazy. He liked the L shape of this desk but had mentioned to me a number of times that he wanted a U-shaped desk so that he could be surrounded with papers.
So, here we are today.
AFTER:So, even though I didn’t build the desk first – it was one of the last things I did, I did sort of plan the room around it. I used galvanized wire and a faux live edge treatment to make the shelves. You can read more details about those over on Sawdust 2 Stitches. I also used an inexpensive outdoor screen to cover the air unit. It was quite an ugly air unit, but is very nice to have. It heats and cools this space very nicely, so I wanted to be able to access it but still hide it.
On the left, this nook would be perfect for a bathroom one day. Since this is a pool house, a bathroom and little shower makes perfect sense. But running plumbing out here was ridiculously expensive so, for now, we turned it into a little sitting area. Before:
We really wanted to have a place to showcase our sports memorabilia that we have collected over the years. We’ve never really had a good place for it. So, in addition to planning around the desk, I also planned a way to showcase all our fun prints and knick knacks. The plant stand is a piece we’ve had for awhile. I also hung curtains to help keep the air and heat in the room a little better. Plus the curtains help aesthetically both outside and in.
This area is used to hold all the pool equipment. It really does take up a ton of space, with vacuums and chemicals and what not. Before:
You can see in this photo that I also took down the popcorn ceilings. The navy walls are painted in Naval by Sherwin Williams and I used Bohemian Lace on the trim, ceiling and plank wall. I used semi-gloss on the trim, eggshell on the plank wall and flat on the ceiling to hide some little tiny divets that were left after the popcorn came down. I also replaced the ugly old ceiling fan and yellow canned recessed lights with new, nicer looking ones.There is a perfect little nook in the bottom right corner that we have a basket holding all the clean swim towels.
One of the selling points of this house was this space. It’s a separate little house, but since my husband works from home a lot we knew it would one day be a great office. His view, now that the pool is remodeled…
Never mind all the mess in the yard, we are desperately trying to clean it all out.
He’s looking pretty cozy. Also, he’s ready for me to be outta here.
Here is a list of some of the things purchased for this space. Please see the individual projects for more specific items.
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- Desk Lamp
- This is a lamp similar to the one we have. The one we have was purchased at Restoration Hardware years ago, but I can’t find it on their website anymore.
- Ceiling Fan
- Privacy Screen
- Sherwin Williams Naval
- Sherwin Williams Bohemian Lace
- I have the 95″L curtains in Platinum in this room
Links to Individual Projects
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Home Office Reveal
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