Office/Craft Room Reveal (Full of DIY Goodness!)

Office Makeover

Are you ready? I am sooooooo excited to share my final office reveal with y’all today!  First, lets see what I started with, do you remember when I posted about my sons deciding to share a room and being left with this blank slate?


Isn’t the transformation awesome? Let’s take a look at that picture of the room again and break down what went  into the makeover:

Office Makeover

The first thing I did was raid the house for unused items that fit my “vision” of a beautiful, neutral, but feminine space.  I used our old kitchen nook table to make my desk.  My hubby didn’t want me to paint it so I transformed it’s look with Contact Paper (one of my favorite DIYs to date!) I found an off-white rug in the garage to help define the area around the desk.

I had a distinct vision for the curtains inspired by a West Elm shower curtain.  I painted my own striped version with IKEA curtains and paint samples-another one of my favorite recent projects.

work cart office

I found a great deal on a moveable kitchen island at Big Lots and decided it would be perfect for a crafting space. I love that the top is stainless steel and I can move it around the room if I need to while working on various projects.  The middle cabinet also pulls out to hold the trash can-yay for keeping it pretty!

I bought two IKEA Lack shelves for $16 each last week during my trip to Charlotte.  Up on the shelves you can see my Vintage Button and Jute Love Frame, my Dipped Votives, and  DIY Faux Brass Birds.

office desk

On the desk are a few great finds-an antique brass letter holder from the ReStore, and that amazing gold and silver bowl was just $10 on clearance at TJ Maxx! You’ll notice the room has lots of flowers and plants too-I love the touches of green and it helps me dream of spring just around the corner!

office reading nook

My reading nook is in front of the desk.  I found this awesome vintage chair at the ReStore a few weeks ago and snapped it up immediately-It’s in pristine condition, and I didn’t even have to change the fabric, it fit perfectly with the room.  You might recognize the side table as my converted old chair! Oh, and how gorgeous is that metallic lamp I found for only $30!! It’s sitting atop some of my favorite DIY books-Design Sponge and Young House Love-perfect for DIY inspirational reading!

Office Makeover

I know…it’s a little obnoxious to post the same overview picture a third time in one post but I had to do it {forgive me?}

TDC Before and After

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  1. says

    It looks great! Mine definitely won’t turn out as nice! I am using your contact paper idea for a bookshelf that I’m using in my closet.

  2. says

    Super job on this…you are so, so lucky to have a lovely, dedicated space all your own. Can’t believe that chair! Breathe a sigh of relief that it’s finished and enjoy! ~ Ann

    • Melissa says

      I was so excited to find that lamp! It was only $30 (with the shade!) at Big Lots-if you have one near you check there!

    • Melissa says

      Thanks Amy, it’s definitely my “happy place” in the house-I love that I had total control over the decor in here (I have an opinionated husband that usually dampers my ideas in the rest of the house!!)

  3. says

    I love your new space! Very light, airy & feminine.
    I’m in the middle of transforming the rec room, since it never gets used in our house, into my craft/sewing/painting room. I won’t have as much light as your room since it’s in the basement, but I’m going for whites & greys to keep it bright.
    Debbie :)

    • Melissa says

      Thanks Debbie! One of the reasons I was so excited for this room is it gets amazing light, especially in the morning. Perfect for photographing my projects! I love the grays and whites and all the neutrals…will you share your basement space when you are finished?

    • Melissa says

      Hey Lauren! It’s called Almost Charcoal from Valspar, I used the little sample pots that are under $3 each and it took me 4 of them.

    • Melissa says

      Thanks Alexis! It’s definitely nice to have my own creative space (and my hubby likes to be able to close the door on my chaos when I’m mid-project!!)

  4. says

    This looks great! I love the DIY curtains (those West Elm curtains can get spendy!)… and great find on the white storage unit from Big Lots!! I didn’t even think to look there!

    • Melissa says

      Thanks Cammi! I didn’t think of it either-my husband actually came up with the idea to look there and I was so glad he did!

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