Office Makeover (In case you're tired of looking at Christmas)
In the last few months my office has undergone a
minor makeover mostly consisting of new paint, carpet, and curtains. The office walls were previously a pastel yellow which went well with the blue, but I was longing for the crispness of blue and white.
My office is done in a beach theme which is my attempt to soothe my longing to be near the water.
First I painted the walls white and got rid of all the yellow in the room. Then I added bead board wallpaper to the one wall that isn't textured. Bead board is the perfect look for a beach/cottage theme and went well with the armoir I found last summer at a yard saleand painted white.
I saw a pair of drapes in a spring issue of Victoria magazine that actually inspired my desire to makeover my office. I looked online for similar fabric, but to no avail. Then I emailed Victoria magazine and inquired as to the manufacturer of the drapes, but they didn't know. Then one day, while browsing through a thrift store I rarely visit, I found these drapes which are almost exactly like the ones from the magazine. These drapes are Waverly and only cover the edges of the window, but I was thrilled beyond words to find something so similar and so affordable.
Next, I made new pillows for the sofa. I had all these blue and white fabrics that I had collected over the years and it was fun to finally get to put them to use.
I just love this chenille bedspread that I use on the couch for a throw.
A shelf with pegs over the sofa holds a collection of beachy odds and ends.
A beach/Christmas vignette adorns my desk.
A blue crab that fondly reminds me of when I
lived in Maryland.
And a touch of Christmas.
This sweet little tree I found at a yard sale this summer for $3. It held votive candles and I painted it white. But it is perfect for holding Christmas ornaments too.
I also hung ornaments and snowflakes from the curtain rod that I will leave up all winter.
I'm a mother of one "just-out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and five chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.