This post is long over due but it’s finally here, my home office reveal!
First, I think you need a little reminder of what it looked like BEFORE.
Now prepare yourself for the “AFTER” photo….Ta daaaaa….
Damask Area Rug | Chair | Drapes | Blue Desktop Stain
I’m psyched about this new transformation. When we moved into our house, this was the smallest and barest bedroom. Although I immediately had plans to convert this to a home office, I just never
got around to it. The tiny desk and red chair (which were brought over from our condo unit) seemed to do the trick for a while. However, I no longer had a small corner to work with, I had an entire room to fill. So the makeover began…with the help of my sidekick, Mike, and his father, Big Joe, of course!
I infused this room with lots of soft colours. Steering away from my typical decorating style, I wanted this room to feel different from the rest of the house.
The patterns, textures and colours used in this space helped to create an energetic and unique feminine feel. I needed it to be a space where I can get creative and double as a place to store all of my work and craft supplies.
Damask Area Rug | Chair | Cushion
This desk was an online Kijiji purchase and you can see how I totally transformed this unit here. Big Joe added an extension to the desk which allowed me to get a larger work surface (my number one item on the “must-haves” list).
All of those horrible computer cords are now concealed and my computer gadgets have a place to hide in the below cabinets. I love the built-in shelves above the desk. The height of them actually make the room feel larger.
My skull head sits proudly on top of my magazines! The tutorial can be found here.
On the opposing wall, you will find my gallery wall. I have collected several frames to showcase some of my favourite things such as my drawings, inspirational quotes and diplomas.
With a little paint and a DIY frame, this ordinary cork board was revamped into a vision board.
And I can’t forget about my DIY chandelier and striped wall. Theses simple projects made the biggest impact in this home office.
Damask Area Rug | Chair | Drapes | Blue Desktop Stain | Cushion
Well…there it is. Sigh. This will continue to be a work in progress but for now it’s just right!
Sabrina I looks amazing!!! I absolutely love it.
WOW…the room looks absolutely perfect. I love your creative instinct and the fact that you show that a will and talent can come a long way! Thanks for all the tips for my new home:)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!!
Do my house next !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it Sabrina. It looks so fresh, bright and lady-like. Very nicely done, you got some skill!
Your office looks beautiful! We just had ours painted and had hard wood floors installed. Now I am at a decorating standstill! Seeing yours has gotten me motivated again!
Glad to hear Shelly. Would love to see your finished work! Good luck!
Love the desk and great transformation.
Do you have written/drawn plans for the desk extension? I’d REALLY like to make one over the next few weekends. I can build things with a plan but can never seem to engineer it myself.
Hi Jackie, I do not have a written plan for the desk extension. However, it’s a fantastic idea for a future blog. Thanks!
Love the rug! Where is it from?
Hi Elysa, This rug can be found from Home Sense (a Canadian based store)
Its from a company called Nourison, in the US it’s called Graphic Illusions. It’s sold on Overstock, as well as many rug retailers.Company page
I love love every single thing about it. My favorite and the best reveal I have ever seen. Great job! Now following your blog and im hooked.
Thanks Angela! Glad you liked it!!!
I feel so inspired! My personal home office and my personal art and music studio are both under renovation and reorganization right now. My creativity has been impaired by too much “stuff” on open chrome shelving. Your white, clean and bright uncluttered room is a breath of fresh air. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful job!!!
I absolutely love this, I am moving into a new house and would love the desks for my sewing room, its perfect.
Oh my gosh! Your home office is beautiful! I’m trying to find inspiration ideas to redo the home office I am sharing with DH..He has a beautiful Cherry desk by Hooker that weights a ton so I’d have to hire a lot of strong males to move it if I wanted to rearrange the existing furniture. I have my Sauder computer desk, plus a bookcase that holds lots of photo albums, we have a Sauder filing cabinet, plus an old two drawer metal filing cabinet that holds the adding machine and desk lamp. The closest is full of genealogy research notebooks, office supplies and anything else that I don’t have storage for! I’ve been fighting getting a laptop but I think that might be the answer. Or one of desk computers all built into one. I’m not comfortable even typing on a laptop but people tell me I will get used to it. If I had a laptop, I’d still want a printer. No way I could do without one. If I got a laptop, I think I could switch some bedroom furniture around and create a small space for the laptop and printer in my bedroom. Does a printer have to be hooked up to cable access or just to any electrical plug? I’m not savy about computers and technology.
I love your deslk and the top(shelf units). Did you buy those as one unit? How did you create the table. It is just plywood that you painted or that part built from scratch? Is there a tuitorial that I might have missed on that?
Hi Betty! Thanks for your message. Take a look at Behind the Scenes: A Desk Makeover (https://www.pinklittlenotebook.com/behind-the-scenes-a-desk-makeover/). It will give you an idea of how the desk was created. I used a Pine Wood Top that I purchased from Lowes and the dimensions worked out perfectly with the desk I had (soo no cutting involved just had to paint). I’m working on creating a tutorial for the desk extension for a future blog.
If that is a desktop computer, where are you hiding your printer or all the cables? I love this room of yours. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Everything is hidden in the cabinets below. All wires run behind the desk!
Hello Sabrina! I stumbled across your blog when I saw on of these pictures of your office (and of course fell head over heels for the space!). You did an amazing job! I will definitely become a new follower! :)- Erika
It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!
I LOVE this room! Well done. Looking at the pics I was going to ask about the rug but someone beat me to it. 🙂 I am also wondering where you picked up the pillow? Thx.
Hi Melanie, the pillow was picked up at the same store as the rug, Home Sense. Thanks for the comment!
It’s just gorgeous!!! What a beautiful home office 😀
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Hi there could you tell us what the paint names are?
Hi April, I used Benjamin Moore, Simply White for the desk and stripes!
Wonderful home office..the before and after pics amazed me..what a great makeover is done. Thumbs up for this! I got some good ideas for my home office!
Thank you…happy to hear that 🙂
Wow! What an elegant transformation you made in your home office. It’s brighter and a more productive area where you can work and finish all your tasks. Thanks.
Thanks for the kind words Skye 🙂
I am trying to do something similar in my office when you found the desk hutch, what was it classified under? Everything I search does not have a desk with the hutch. Also about how much was the desk hutch?
Thanks soo much!!!
Hi Heaven! I was pretty lucky with this kijiji find. I searched under “office desk” and I just happened to come across this one. I instantly fell in love because I know these type of desks are hard to find (esp. in solid wood!). The person who posted it, just wanted to get rid of it so I got it for free. It was my lucky day!
Pardon my French, but HOLY SH*T that is quite the stunning transformation! I love what you’ve done with your home office. Looks like the perfect place to be inspired.
It definitely is! Thanks for checking it out 🙂
This unique blog is really cool and besides amusing. I have picked up a bunch of helpful things out of it. I’d love to return again and again. Thanks a bunch!
Hi Sabrina! I love your office!! I was wondering did your desk come in that blue color or did you make it? If so, how? Thanks in advance!
Hi Hellen, the desk top is pine that I stained aqua blue. You can check out details here https://www.pinklittlenotebook.com/behind-the-scenes-a-desk-makeover/
Please tell me the colour of taupe paint.
Love your office!
Hi Lori, the taupe paint is PARA Paints, Orchid P5224-24. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
What a beautiful room. Love your colors!
I have to say I love love love this office! I saw this picture on tumblr and it immediately became my inspiration for my future office! I’ve been trying to find the true origin of this photo for a while now and I’m soo glad I finally found it! I really wanted to know where this desk was from because in the picture it looks like two different desks attached, thanks for posting your process of how you made the desk and refurbished it!
Welcom Minja! Glad you found my blog! The desk was a Kijiji purchase I found online. I re-painted it, added a pine desktop, stained it blue and added an “L” extension. Check out this post – https://www.pinklittlenotebook.com/behind-the-scenes-a-desk-makeover/
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions 🙂
P.S. – I would greatly appreciate it (if you don’t mind), sharing the tumblr site you found the photo on. Cheers!
Can I ask where you got the print about the books and shoes? That is PERFECT for my mom. Is it something you bought or made yourself? Thanks!
Hi Cassie, I bought the print from Home Sense. However, I think the original artist is Amanda Catherine https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaCatherineDes?ref=si_shop
Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by!
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WOW, beautiful space! Great job
Wow, what a transformation! I love the Tiffany blue you’ve used for the desk top, adds a pop of color to the space.
Oh how lovely this is.
I am writing a desk decorating/office decor post and this reveal fits so perfectly that I am featuring yours. I will link to your post and let you know when it goes live. You’ll get pinned … a lot!!!
Hi, absolutely love this desk! What are the dimensions of your office? Thanks!
I’d like to know where did you buy the carpet? It is beautiful.
I came across this on Pinterest. I’m loving it. My favorite party is the hutch. Was it a custom job or something bought?
I am working on MY home office/art room and this gave me so many ideas. It’s beautiful. I will go with a different color scheme for mine but I see how you pulled all of this together. Very informative. Thank you.
Hey! I absolutely love your blog! I can’t wait to read more of your posts and get inspired! I am currently writing a post for my own blog about transforming a room into an office and want to use your photo above as an example of my inspiration with your permission and a link attached of course! Please let me know so I can do a larger photo and not just a thumbnail! Thanks!
I absolutely LOVE this room makeover! I cannot wait till I have my own blogging room/office!!! This is seriously stunning! Amazing job!
This is exactly what I was looking for!!!! I am new to working at home and my current desk is just not big enough for 2 monitors and 2 laptops…. and to have room to write. this is perfect… I may be just copying this in the very near future!! THANK YOU!!!
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Hi Sabrina – thanks so much for the inspiration. I moved in to a century home this summer north of Toronto. I work from home plus I knew that with the amount of work and planning required to get this home in shape, my office was the first room that needed attention. I used your design for inspiration and it’s fantastic. My result is not exactly like yours but I used similar ideas. I also added a cozy chair for reading and an armoire. I LOVE my new office and get plenty of compliments on it – I credit you! It’s the one room in the house that looks finished. On to other rooms!
That’s amazing Michele!! I’m glad you found inspiration in my design. Isn’t it gratifying to finish a space?! Best of luck on your new projects!
If we wanted to build this amazing desk ourselves do you happen to have dimensions that we can follow?
Hi Tiffani, the dimensions are as follows:
Desk: 30″H x 57″L x 24″D
Hutch: 59 1/2″H x 551/4″L x12 1/2″D
L-Shape Extension: 30″H x 70″L X 24″D
Hi can you tell me the height of this desk. It looks amazinggggg!!!! I need the height of the desk and hutch total if you don’t mind.
Hi Dina, the dimensions are as follows:
Desk: 30″H x 57″L x 24″D
Hutch: 59 1/2″H x 551/4″L x12 1/2″D
L-Shape Extension: 30″H x 70″L X 24″D
Do you have instructions on how to do those fabulous legs. Did you join with Kreg. I. Do not see screw holes. My husband and I want to try and build a desk like this and we are totally newbies!! Your desk is my inapiration!!
Sabrina I am in love with that desk. I too have moved just like you and have a whole office to work with. I am looking for a fun light L shaped desk like this one. Can you let me know where you got the desk from or how you build it, what the specifications were or instruction. This is exactly what I’m looking for and I have looked everywhere for a nice perfect desk. I have been looking for months but can not find please please email me with information at firstname.lastname@example.org you have no idea how much you’d be helping someone. Thank you in advanced and than you for sharing your ideas.
Thanks so much Ali! The desk was a secondhand purchase that I found and re-painted. You can see the details here: https://www.pinklittlenotebook.com/behind-the-scenes-a-desk-makeover/ If you have any specific questions regarding the desk, please feel free to email me: email@example.com
This is really pretty! I love white spaces and what you’ve done with your space. 🙂 I recently made a list of ideas to pep up the home office, too!
What were your paint colors?! Love them.
I would love to have a home office sace like this. I love the colors, everything you choose here. I love the layout. Beautiful, neat, clean cut, and very classy. Please come to my house and help me design my home office. LOL!
Sabrina is the desk top glass?
Hi Lisa, the desktop is wood with a blue stain.
very gorgeous!!! what a beautiful home office