Sneak Peek of My New Home Office

May 5, 2018

I can finally start getting excited about our home office project. I am starting to see the finish line! My husband and I have been working, (on and off), upstairs on a brand new office for me!:

office

I am fortunate my husband is such a great handyman- he can make anything. After painting, ( with my favorite color) navy blue, we had to wire in new lights because there was not any overhead lighting. And we decided to build a whole wall of bookshelves and cabinets:

office wall

We installed the cabinets:,

office cabinets

Then we laid a piece of a 12 foot long, 36” width and a thickness of 3” African Sapele wood as a countertop. It is beyond beautiful wood. My husband loves visiting mill yards with many types of lumber and always finds the coolest wood.

african

african wood

It is so beautiful. So happy with it.

I have a special chair I am bring in from another room for this comer:

office corner

I already brought in window treatments, (thinking it would push my husband to get going in the room):

office window

One problem I have- there is no space in the room for my favorite old chest:

off chest

It is THE coolest desk I have. I even have a stool with it. It is really old:

old desk

And a great hiding spot for some of my stuff:

hiding spot

I don’t like the way it juts out from the wall when you first walk in. I want to be able to have a clear view to the bookshelves:

office chest

I have way too much stuff.

Well it is getting there. My handy husband Mike will be building the shelves hopefully this week! I can’t wait to style all those shelves. I will post photos when finished.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly

4 comments

  1. great find on that wood. its beautiful. love the look the two of you are creating. I certainly know what you are talking about in having too much stuff. bad think about the stuff is I love many of my items and cant stand to part with them.

  2. Lovely, it’s beautiful wood, and a great wall color too, so mysterious that it is a dark color but doesn’t SEEM dark. (funny aside: auto correct immediately capitalized Great Wall and I had to override)
    On “too much stuff”, I’ve been downsizing for years and moved last fall. I have at least a dozen boxes of books in my storage bin and now have room for a couple of boxes at most. Or maybe just one. I envy your future wall of bookshelves.

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