If you’ve been following along with my posts, you know that we’ve been working hard updating our house. If you’re just getting up to speed, we recently did a three room makeover by painting and adding wainscoting. It REALLY made such a difference in our house and we’ve been LOVING the facelift!
What I didn’t show you, was the BIG nook in our family room that we left out of our makeover! Beware…. It’s pretty ugly.
We purposely did not add wainscoting, or paint the poor sad corner, because we knew it’s day was coming… and I’m happy to say – that day is today! Before I get to the good stuff, let me show you a before picture.
I mean…. yikes.
I spend a LOT of time at this work space, and it always felt so cluttered to me. There was never enough storage and everything was disorganized. We’ve been wanting a built-in desk in this section of our house since we moved in, so we finally jumped on it.
Joe and I decided the project was a little too big for us to tackle on our own, so we hired our friend who specializes in woodworking to build the desk for us. We worked very close with him on the design of the desk, because we knew EXACTLY what we wanted. He worked for weeks building the separate pieces of the desk at his shop, and when all the pieces were ready, he came to our house and installed it.
We cleared all of the furniture out the night before he came, so it was ready for the transformation!
Don’t mind the half painted walls…. #embarrassing
We didn’t bother painting it when we painted the rest of the room, since we knew this was going in soon.
He removed the trim temporarily and installed the desk piece by piece. See, it’s already looking better!
AHHHHH!!!! I think I heard Angels singing when I came down and saw it for the first time. I was IN LOVE and it wasn’t even painted yet!
Our neighbor is a professional painter and has a sprayer and it is AMAZING, so we asked him to come over and spray the desk for us.
Once the the desk was painted, we went to Lowe’s and picked out the hardware for the cabinets and doors.
My husband installed the hardware, and it really just finished off the look.
Then the fun part… actually using it!
I picked up most of the accessories at Home Goods, Target, or around my house (ha!)
We could not be happier with our new workspace and look forward to how productive we will be now! 😉
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