How to create cheap sophisticated window treatments

I've been trying to spruce up my office lately to make it feel more cozy. I don't have a ton of extra cash for all new furniture, so I've made do with what I have. While I don't have a ton of extra cash, I do have a little to put towards some very inexpensive window treatments. Did you know you can make your own curtain rods for only a few bucks? If you add in the brackets too you are still less than $8 for the entire getup! My office is basically a bedroom on our main floor (the other bedrooms are all upstairs). This room has one large window and one small window. Yes, these … [Read more...]

Our first DIY project – laminate flooring in Ben’s basement office

In addition to moving in, buying new furniture, and unpacking, we got CRAZY and decided to completely overhaul Ben's office before he moved anything into it. Here is the BEFORE picture: So this room is in the basement, and has no windows. The dark brown wall color was just not working at all. It felt like a cave. Also, the carpet was old and gross, so it had to go as well. I started by painting the entire room, walls and ceiling, with Sherwin William's Stucco in a satin finish. Aren't my painting clothes so sexy? Ah, so much better! Look how much brighter the room … [Read more...]

How to install shelves in a closet

Last week I showed you the shelves I installed in our guest room slash my new office closet. I finally wrote the tutorial to show you how to do it. It's pretty simple but there are lots of steps. First off, you need to figure out how many shelves you want and what size they need to be. I settled on 4 new shelves, plus the original one already in the closet. I chose to leave the original shelf and the clothes rod hardware in the closet, just in case we ever want to convert it back to a clothing closet. I wanted two additional shelves that were the same depth as the … [Read more...]

Tweekin the office with a new {Free} hand-made cork board

Hi Friends! First off, thanks for voting for Lindsay. I have THE BEST readers. Srsly. You guys are amazing. I've been hanging moulding all.day.long. I'm so excited to show you, but I'm going to keep you in suspense just a little longer; mainly because I'm too lazy to unload the camera at the moment. Bawahahaha. I swear though, a serious moulding post in coming. I pinkie swear. My office is a train wreck. It really needs an entire overhaul. Last time I showed you, it looked like this: I've since moved the shelf on the desk to the top of the file cabinet. I'm in no … [Read more...]

House Tour: Office/Craft/Sewing/Computer Room

So I said in my Piano Room Tour that I was giving the Dining Room Tour next. I lied. I'm giving the Office Tour. Here's my current office situation. "Work In Progress" would be an understatement. It's {semi} functional, but not pretty to look at At.All. I must like torturing myself, because the amount of office moving I've done the past 6 months is about as ludicrous as the Violent Torpedo of Truth tour. Winning. When we moved in back in August I threw all my decor in our hideous Barney dining room that has since undergone a paint makeover. It was insufferable. After … [Read more...]