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Friday, September 26, 2014

Home Remodel: The Rum Shack, or aka My Office!

This was my old office look.  The holes in the walls were courtesy of the electrician.
I liked my green and white, and border, but after fourteen years, it was time for a change up.


Yes, this is how jumbled up my bookcase had become. 

I had taken all my running gear off the shelves before I remembered to take some "before" pictures.








Where I am at now:




We're getting there!

My original colors idea:

I like these colors, maybe an idea for my office?and this: Cinco Color - http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/cinco-color1

I liked the coral, cobalt blue, yellow, and a light green for the walls.  I didn't realize I was actually channelling the Caribbean:

http://www.davidclough.com/YellowHouseHaiti-600-w.jpg  but I guess I was!


The room is getting there.  Now it looks like this:




I have a cabinet in the corner with my china dogs on, that I didn't want to move around until the rest was done.  There is just that bit of wall paper border to strip off,  paint a little primer on, and then paint that corner green.

I have some ideas for a desk. The desk I currently have is Dennis' Grandma's 1960's table. It's a cool table, but the computer equipment takes up the entire space. On my blue/yellow wall, I want to have a long table that I could sit at, write at, read magazines, create, spread stuff out!

Something like this:
That's the L shape desk I want!Or this:

I like the desk arrangement. The house painting is done. The decluttering, organizing, and redecoration has not begun yet.  Although I want instant gratification for my office, I am willing to be patient.  I may get my big long desk out of this current table and perhaps the old "coal room door".
Or there might be a day trip to Pittsburgh to visit Ikea.

There will be Part Two, and maybe Three, of the Home Office Remodel. Stay tuned!

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