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Remodel plans: My office

by megan
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My office is presumably a former kids bedroom, complete with BMX-style wallpaper and orange walls. Behold:

Excuse my beauty
Excuse my beauty
My office: Before makeover
My office: Before makeover

Since I’ll be spending the majority of my time working in here (self-employed life) I have a few goals for this room:

  1. White and plain, so my OCD brain isn’t distracted and so more light is reflected in the room
  2. Rose gold accents
  3. Chaise lounge for video/talking head updates (and also recouping, let’s be real here)
  4. Turn closet into storage
  5. Actually get to create a secret room (closet) with a bookcase


  • Angled ceilings
  • Orange painted walls
  • Wallpaper
  • Messed up carpet with giant cut taken out of it
  • No light fixture
  • Tiny window

My inspiration:


If you need a little desk inspiration/drool session, check out my office desk round up


ummmm BRILLIANT. I didn’t even think of increasing the “size” of my tiny window. Now that’s the first thing I want to do!


My Plans:

  • Rip out crappy carpet, paint subfloor. Eventually add hardwood planks and rug
  • Rip out wallpaper
  • Paint over orange wall
  • Install light fixture
  • Install curtains
  • Create “hidden” closet with bookcase
  • Spray paint desk with rose gold accents
  • Maybe paint my current leather desk chair? I feel like the black will just clash with everything. TBD.
  • Paint door black
  • Add new door handle

My shopping list:

Office makeover

Design Master Premium Metallic Spray Paint, 11-Ounce, Rose Gold $13.49
IKEA Lots Mirror Set $8.99
IKEA Vivan Curtains (Gray) $9.99
WE Furniture Glass Metal Corner Computer Desk $99.99
South Shore Axess Collection 4-Shelf Bookcase, Pure White $55
Sonax Hawthorn 72-Inch Tall Bookcase, Frost White $128.10
IKEA LYSBOJ Ceiling Lamp $7.99
Blissliving Home, Ashley Citron Collection, Interior Paint and Primer In One, 1-Gallon, Satin, Signature White $44.95
Cheers Bitches bunting $6.99
Bradbury Velvet Tufted One-Arm Settee $699
Rust-Oleum 248922 Automotive 11-Ounce Vinyl and Fabric Spray Paint (for chair) $3.45
Fortessa ACHILLES Series Contemporary Design Door Lever / Door Handle with Satin Nickel Finish (Privacy Lock) $36.99
Modern Masters 275266 Satin Front Door Paint, 1 quart, Elegant $34.95 (door)
Dry Erase Wall Decal (for desk) $19.99

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Helen Anderson September 12, 2016 - 8:45 am

I absolutely love the ideas! With white walls and good light fixtures, that window won’t be a problem. I’m totally copying some of these ideas for my home office as well =D Thank you for sharing it! Love the post!

megan September 12, 2016 - 7:42 pm

thanks, Helen! Let me know when your remodel happens 🙂


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