WOW. I may be a few days late, but I made it! Our modern home office is 96% done, and in my mind that means done. Six weeks seems like a long time to work on a project until you factor in my full-time job and my lack of energy after I get home from said full-time job. Enough about me. How ’bout that room, eh?
Modern Home Office
I think it’s only fair that we take it back to the beginning, eh?
And then we built the shelves. Yay for the shelves! They were a game-changer, but man. The room still just didn’t reflect my style as much as I thought it would.
The One Room Challenge came along and basically propelled that gnawing idea going on in my mind. I needed to do something with this space, and I just needed to bite the bullet. Otherwise known as painting the bookshelves. Say that with echoes, of course.
Can we take a moment to talk about the
pain in my butt shelves? Let’s just say this-I am never painting them again. For the rest of my life. Or the rest of human existence. Just sayin’.
They needed to be painted. It had to happen. But I wouldn’t call it 1. the easiest project I’ve ever done or 2. the smoothest. Because we built Ikea shelves, I had to be extra cautious with painting laminate. I did everything right….but it still had its flaws. I’ll come back another time to talk about those.
I have been passionate about travel for years now and have been to numerous countries. But how do you reflect your love for travel without turning your house into a giant display of postcards? Ya don’t. Almost everything in the room is either from one of my travels, or it symbolizes some where I’ve been. Cool!
One of the biggest surprises was this wall. I’ve had shelves here for years, but with the bookshelves, it was well…a lot of shelves.
I ordered a large sheet of cork roll (no seams!) and installed it. It was going to be a dead space of sorts, so it was a perfect fit! Stay tuned for how I hung it. It was actually quite easy!
Painting the bookshelves, painting the dresser, and installing the cork board wall were the hard parts. Once those were done, it was just a matter of decorating to pull it all together.
I needed to put years’ worth of travel into this room without it being gaudy. And to be honest, that was the fun part. I gleaned several decor pieces over weeks and weeks (gotta spread that budge out too!), so everything could remain cohesive.
I am beyond thrilled with
it being finished how it turned out, and I now sit in the room for no reason. I also have tons of things to talk about–including tutorials–but for now, let’s just appreciate that I completed a project within 6 weeks. Not 6 years.
The source list could be a mile long with 96 square feet of bookshelves, but I’ll do my best to answer those questions for you. Nearly my entire desk area is from World Market, however. This picture is to record the moment the desk was clean. 🙂
And of course one of the stars of this whole show is the new sputnik light. I love how bright this room is now, and the light is just stunning. Here’s a little evening shot to show ya.
I’ll certainly be back with all kinds of posts on this room–lots to say–but thank you for following along with it. I’m a procrastinator. If you suffer from the same ailment, perhaps the One Room Challenge is something for you too. Go check it out!
Desk, rug, lamp, desk tray, chair-World Market
Cork wall-Bangor Cork