Sunday, February 28, 2010

Office Finished!

Well, my office is finished .... Sorry about the glare from the light. Pics were taken late in the day. Also, the picture looks like its too high, right? Somehow, standing in front of it in the room, it actually looks fine.


Here's what I started out with ... Not horrible, but not organized in the least and I hated the tan. I don't work in here much so this was primarily Mr. T's space, but I will eventually work-at-home and I needed this to be more functional.


I don't typically like fans, but they're a necessity in the summer especially in this room where the computers contribute to the heat in the room. While I would have preferred something prettier, I actually don't mind how this one looks and it is much brighter than the old fixture.
Same shot "before" ... I think that light fixture was the last light fixure in the house that hadn't been replaced.


We installed these shelves (IKEA) ...


Mr. T insisted that these mugs (souveniers from trips) stay so there they are. The cabinet is actually not the one I'd intended to purchase, but after my trip to IKEA, this one was right next to the one I'd planned to buy. I started wondering if the first one was too big so I got this one instead and I'm happy with it. I'm also happy with the price - $300 less!

See me in the glass below? Hello! All the boxes are from IKEA as well and they're all empty so there's plenty of space to store more office supplies. I really love the little hat boxes.


That's it for the office. It no longer a room where I feel like I have to keep the door closed so I don't have to think about it.

I've linked to Metamorphosis Monday on Between Naps on the Porch, Make it Your Monday on Twice Remembered and DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land.

33 comments:

  1. Your office is beautiful. I love those stripped baskets and the colorful boxes. Great job.

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  2. HI! Your office looks great! This totally got me in the mood to organize. The cabinet and white boxes are awesome! I bet it's a pleasure working in there now. I love your blog and recently started my own. If you get a chance stop by for a quick look-nooknumber4.blogspot.com.
    Have a good one!
    -Vanessa

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  3. What a beautiful transformation! I adore the ice blue walls. It makes me want to paint my office the very same color. It's so serene and fresh! Absolutely love it.

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  4. That is beautiful and functional. Love it.

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  5. Hi Melanie- what a lovely room! It's fun to see it completed- I love the wall color and the great pieces you added! It really has a charming personality now- I'd love to work there!

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  6. Very pretty and it looks calming to work in also. I could work there all day for sure.

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  7. Looks wonderful and I'm sure you will be very efficient in such a nice clean organized enviornment! Beautiful job!

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  8. Goegeous!!! I would love to work in this office everyday!! Great job!!

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  9. Lovely!!!! I really like your desk. It's exactly the one I would want for our office( whenever we get around to re-doing our office!).

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  10. The office is gorgeous and it definitely is just so beautifully organized. I love all of it. Pretty colors too. Enjoy. Hugs, Marty

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  11. So serene! What a lovely place to work.

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  12. What a serene place to work! Love it!

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  13. Your office turned out so pretty. The color looks so relaxing.I wish that I had a place to decorate as a office. Great job!

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  14. It's gorgeous....very serene! love the colour choices! I can't wait to get my office started....still waiting for my husband to finish the basement. Oh I can't wait!

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  15. very pretty wall color. Love the IKEA cabinet and boxes too. It gives me some good ideas, I am working on my office now too and need some storage. I guess at trip to ikea is in my future :)

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  16. How beautiful it is and oh so neat and organised
    Alison

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  17. It looks beautiful. I love the new wall color - it really does brighten up the room and your accessories and details are so pretty. Great job!

    Roeshel

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  18. What a fantastic job! I really like the brightness of your room! :o) So pretty.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  19. It looks absolutely AWESOME!

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  20. It looks fresh and wonderful! Great job!

    xo
    Claudia

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  21. Looks great. Bright and cheerful, while at the same time, organized. Can't beat that.

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  22. What a difference! I love how clean and organized it is. Great job!

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  23. I love it! It looks like such a calm and pleasant place to work. I need to remember to check out Ikea more often!

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  24. It looks fantastic. I agree the blue is so much more prettier than the beige. I love all your organizational bits. What a job well done.

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  25. Your office is bright, efficient looking and best of all, very BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it! Hugs, Cindy s.

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  26. That color is the best- It's calming, yet awakening. Everything turned out beautiful!

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  27. It was nice before but it's gorgeous now! Great job on a lovely makeover! So bright, and such an efficient workspace.

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  28. I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award! You can visit my blog to get the reward if you like!

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  29. Oh my! Love it! I love the wall color, cabinet and the new chair! Lovely!

    www.jennyfreestyle.blogspot.com

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  30. This looks great, Melanie! I love all of the colors and the boxes! I'm jealous of how organized it looks. I would love to get some of those Ikea boxes for my office.

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  31. Wow - great job with the office. Looks amazing.

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