it is muuuuuch needed!
so have i been doing with my free time? i'm decorating our new house!
first room up is my office. when we selected our house plan we knew we wanted an office. i was finished with studio work but still wanted an area where i could work and entertain brides for consultations.
and then pretty much dreamed up a space and it's become a reality. so, so blessed i am!
started with an inspiration office. she's one of my favorite photographers and i love the way she decorates. loved the color and the feel of her office.. just knew my personality wanted a bit more color. showed that site to gal that helped me with interior design decisions through our house process.
she helped me select a gorgeous paint color (refresh by sherwin williams) and suggested a charcoal wall (iron ore by sherwin williams) on my wall with all my build-ins. we had an open house since our home was a building trades home (i should really do a post about how high school juniors and seniors built our home.. i know!) i'm sure open house attenders were wondering what in sam-hill i was doing with a black-ish wall. the build-ins weren't in by the open house.
looks like a chalkboard wall. =) but sadly the hubs isn't a big fan of chalkboard walls...
my hubby is crazy talented so i drew up pictures of what i wanted my build-ins and desk to look like and he created a space i don't even believe is mine. he covered that chalkboard-looking-wall right up.
this is the view from our staircase...
like I said.. if there is a way to do or find something inexpensively then i'm going to find it.
the below couch was brand new at a local furniture shop that has a clearance room. i had to do a triple take when the price tag said $129.
i'm for serious.
it had some dirt on it and after some scrubbing i brought it back to it's original glory. and I LOVE IT.
white end table was purchased at a garage sale for $8 and I chalk painted it. right side table was found at goodwill for $4 and it too desperately needs some chalk paint.
I think I need two matching lamps for my end tables too. just for looks.. not for light. this room is CRAZY lit up.
the wire basket on the wall.. this is fun.. our grandparents gave us a deep freeze about a month ago. WITH food in it! after my chin dropped as i looked in the freezer with the gift of all the food i noticed that crazy awesome wire basket. it was meant to help layer frozen foods in the freezer but i had different plans for it. =)
and side note.. i totally told darin where it came from after it was up on the wall. =) i'm super sneaky like that.
and the good news is that there are two of this wire baskets.. that baby is NOT going to stay in the freezer all hidden and gorgeous! heck to the no it's not!
and oops.. just saw that the cross fell over. gunna stand that thing up asap!
we framed the door frame for french doors and didn't put them in because we didn't know if we wanted to close off the space or always have it be open.
with my hubs taking is masters classes and me having a bridal consultations when the ladies are home (happens every once in awhile).. i think we'll add some french doors.
now i'm on the search for the coolest ones ever!