Once I had completed my closet update, I had the remodeling bug!
I had envisioned what I wanted my office to look like thanks to Pinterest, and because my sisters were coming into town, I knew that I had to put a pin in those additional changes. Two days after we said goodbye to my family, Dan and I headed back to Lowes and I secretly began working on Phase Two.
Ultimately, I wanted to change the wall color from Baby Blue to a soft white. It took almost two coats of paint to cover the walls. I learned my lesson that you should spend a little bit of extra money on paint in order to get the look and quality that you want. In addition, we bought two ladder-style bookshelves and assembled them to adorn the window.
- I posted my “100 Great Authors” and “1984” posters along with my June 5th “The Fault in Our Stars” premiere sign.
- I rearranged some of my furniture so that it would accommodate the additional space that was earned after donating our mattress to St. Vincent’s.
- The desk was moved from the side wall to the center of the room. I will be working with my mom to make a room-darkening curtain to tone down the glare from the sun on my computer screen.
- I have two “Dumpster Finds” in my room as well: the first is my black coffee table that now houses my dad’s old toolbox and TV, and the other are two trays that I painted off-white and are sitting on the top shelves of the bookcases.
Ultimately, I am in love with my new space. I have spent many hours putzing with my curriculum planning ideas and reading in my grandfather’s orange chair from the 60s. In total, after buying lumber, paint, two bookshelves, and supplies, I would say that this room transformation came in around at $450. I feel like an episode of Trading Spaces.