Monday, October 13, 2014

Workspace - Office Before & After

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I finally took photos of the work-space all finished. I'm really happy with the results and love having everything organized and finally in its place. 

I started out with a blank canvas for sure! 



The first thing to go was the carpet.
I'm not a carpet fan. At all. There was a beautiful terrazzo floor under it, funny how people cover things up like that. Well, they needed a cleaning and shine job, but they turned out great.  I also painted the accent wall first, which was a mistake because the soap slung all over the walls from the buffer machine. Oops

Restoring Terrazzo

Then I replaced the door. It is one of those cheap hollow doors, so I replaced it with a more *office looking* door. Painted them black.  
(In the process of painting all of my interior doors black) 

New door turned out great.

When you walk in, this is the wall to the right in the pic above.  This is the area where I do general things, make jewelry, mend things, work on anything not office/computer related.
The oar on the wall, I found in the attic, which belonged to the previous owner.
I just sealed it with butcher block sealer to bring out the color. 
Chair is an old antique bankers chair my best friend gave me.

The desk is from Ikea. 

It came unfinished, so I just stained the top.

On the other side of the room is my office area where I keep all the office related things. I'm sitting at it now writing this post.  :)  

I recently heard that in 10 years from now that offices will be obsolete.  Since everyone is always on the go and taking their laptops with them and iphones/smart phones, there will be no need to keep papers (everything will be electronic by then), no need for most of the office supplies we have today.  Have you heard this?  Seems interesting, but for now, I have office things that need organized! This office space does the trick.

Mail supplies

Another view, where you walk in. 

I love this little charging area I have set up right when you walk in the door.
It helps me keep track of everything and I just put them here when done.

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Next I will post pics of the master bedroom.  Coming soon!


Susanne said...

Getting ready to update our home office. Some real inspiration here! Wishing I could find an oar in my attic!

Jolie said...

Haha thanks! You never know what you will find up there!

Carol Ann said...

Yes, I received your post by email!

Jolie said...

Thanks Carol Ann! Must be something wrong with mine then.

Kerri Farley said...

WOW - this looks GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Are you planning to post more pictures of updates to your beautiful home? We miss you!

Pearl Kingston said...

Your office looks so cool! I am going to move in another apartment and because I am working from home I should make my own office there. You gave me some incredible ideas! Thank you!

April said...

I love your style! I am working on my home now; lots of inspiration from your blog. I would love to see any updated pictures!

Jolie said...

Thanks April. I know, I really need to take some pics. I finished decorating all the rooms. Will try to get them uploaded soon!

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