Thursday, July 19, 2012

Striped Office Reveal

I know you've been dying to see the new office (well, at least I know my Mom has been), so here it is!

Gorgeous right?

To remind you of where we've been, here is the before.  It was a dedicated guest room.  Since we only have guests stay with us a couple of times a year, we decided to make it more functional for us as a family 
(actually, I husband just shrugged his shoulders) 

I painted stripes on the walls for the biggest impact.  The longest part was taping it off, but once that's done, the rest of it went quickly.  Click here to see how I got such crisp clean lines on the walls.

We switched out the queen bed for this tufted futon.  The click clack style futon converts to full size bed.


The little lamp is so fun! I love the gray washed wood and how it casts lines on the walls. The black table is my sewing cabinet (one of these days, it will be used heavily)

You've all seen my special photo window, but here's a sneak peak at the closet I just redid (the reveal is coming, don't worry)

The kids' school computer is on this side, along with my organization/bill paying things

Fun little items from Target's Privet House line (love that stuff!)

 All my pending/to do paperwork is in this pretty little galvanized box

I already had the blackout curtains for our 24 hours of summer sun (they're short because of our baseboard first!).  The little chalkboard paint box holds all of our files.

 You can see how well my vintage/industrial style light fits in with the room

Those cows just make me swoon every time I walk in here. Aren't they soulful?

For the nitty gritty details.
This whole room cost me about $450 to redo, including the futon.  I sold the old bed for $300, so I came out pretty good for such a significant change.
Wood washed lamp - Zulily
Bamboo Rug - Wuslu (now Decor Steals)
Cow Art - Antique Farmhouse
Futon - Sears
Desk accessories - Target
Pinboard and ottoman/side table - Kohls

The walls are striped with SW Aria Ivory and Valspars Elephant (the BEST greige I've ever seen).
So, what do you think?  I'm so please with how the whole room came out.  Out of my whole house, this room is the most ME.  It embodies my personality I think.  The room came out a little vintage, a little modern, a little country, a little romantic.  Bliss!


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  1. I can't wait for the striped walls tutorial! Moving into a new house in a few weeks and I want to paint stripes on something!

  2. What lovely room! The walls look great!

  3. It is beautitul! I suppose in the closet-reveal you will share whether you used wallpaper or a stencil? With our house coming along nicely, decor is always on my mind so I am constantly collecting ideas.

  4. So pretty! You did a great job! The stripes on the wall are my favorite thing in the room. :)

  5. Well I have painted a few rooms in my time and have a hard enough time just not getting the paint on me, the floor, etc so painting your own stripes is awe-inspiring to me! :) And then everything else is just so beautiful and organized..I like everything immensely!!

  6. Awesome job!

    PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  7. I love the stripes! I'm in the middle of re-doing our office too. Thanks for the inspiration!

    (found you from House of Grace)

  8. It turned out great! The stripes really make an impact. Love the cows! :)

  9. I love the stripes, have been thinking of doing that in my office/guest room. Looks great.

  10. I love the painted stripes, but I especially love the bamboo rug!

  11. The stripes look amazing. I love the office. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  12. Great room! I love the cows- perfect touch!

    ~Ashleigh @ Rustic Anthology

  13. I LOVE the cows on your wall! Cows are the best! Liz

  14. The room looks fantastic and you had me at the cows, at the risk of sounding juvenile, udderly amazing :)

  15. The room is absolutely STUNNING!!! Everywhere I look there's a special piece.. LOVE IT!! The futon doesn't even look like a futon.. AWESOME!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  16. Wow! This is awesome! I love that you did all that on a limited budget :)

  17. Absolutely amazing! I love everything!

  18. More than your mom is enjoying your office reveal! I love it! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

  19. I am sucker for striped walls! I can't get enough of them. Just popped over from It's overflowing! I am your newest follower and would love for you to come stop by my blog sometime!

  20. Beautiful job, Miranda! I love striped walls too (our main hall bathroom) and I have that cow canvas and love just about everything else you've chosen for the room! Great job! :)

  21. Your room is lovely! The striped walls look great and it is always a good idea to have multi function rooms.

  22. Beautiful, cant wait to see post on closet! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

  23. Ooo, love the stripes! Such a lovely office. I think my favorite little detail is the bird art hanging in your closet.

  24. What a great space! Love the stripes! I also have the same bird art in the closet! :) Following you now! Would love it if you come follow me back! :)

  25. What a great space. So much cleaner than D's office or mine. :-) I love the cows. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  26. Lovely office.Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B.

  27. Your office is awesome!! You are a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! {and on my Facebook page} Thanks so much for linking up!

    <3 Christina

  28. OH my gosh this is gorgeous! I love the stripes, the closet, the rug... I could go on forever! It looks beautiful, you did a really great job. Thank you so much for sharing your talent at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week :)

  29. lovely stripes :) I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

  30. Miranda, this is such a fabulous space!! I LOVE it!! I'm in love with those cows!! So fun!! Beautiful it! Featuring it tomorrow night! :)


  31. Very nice! The stripe wall design gives it such presence. Love every detail!


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