Sunday, 5 June 2016

Office Transformation


After the bedroom (transformation post here) we moved on to decorating an office as Nick has recently got a new job that means he works from home quite regularly, plus I can also have an official blogging space!

Before



When we moved in this room was fully wallpapered and carpeted (in scarily bright colours!). There was a blocked up chimney breast in there and a big airing cupboard where the boiler was kept. There were also foam ceiling tiles (hardest things to remove!). Lack of wall space and the presence of the big window meaning this is a nice bright room meant it was the obvious choice for an office!

During

Firstly we had the gas heater taken out and replaced with a radiator. After stripping the wallpaper off we discovered that the walls weren't in great condition and that the chimney breast hadn't been properly blocked up. After toying with the idea of opening it up we decided we didn't need the hassle so blocked it up properly ourselves and put an air brick in. We got the walls re-plastered and also replaced an old horsehair wall with plasterboard. On ripping the carpet up we were pleasantly surprised to find the floorboards weren't in too bad a condition and seeing as we had already bought a big rug for the room we decided to just sand these down and varnish them. At this point we discovered a lot of woodworm marks in the floorboards (at which point I panicked) BUT top tip if you live in an old house, these marks are usually decades old and the woodworm itself is long gone. A quick way to check is the lay some paper down over the wood for a couple of weeks and if there are no marks in the paper there isn't any there (hooray!). We painted the walls and jazzed up the airing cupboard with some beading.

After







The colour on the walls is another Wilko number called Oatmeal. My mum made the blind with some fabric we bought from Dunelm. The desk, rug and chair are from IKEA, as is the blanket box we've had for a while. My favourite little area of this room is around the radiator. We bought a radiator cover and painted it white then decorated it with a couple of plants, my favourite big clock and a picture of the two of us (aw).

What do you think of our office space? How do you/would you have yours decorated?

Amy x 
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  1. Wow, you guys have done such a great job with redecorating this room, it's literally unrecognizable! I love how peaceful and cosy it looks! :) That carpet is perfect, I definitely need to visit IKEA some time soon again! :)

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    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much! It's my favourite room to hang out in now! IKEA is literally my favourite place haha xx

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  2. It looks beautiful and unrecognisable! You did a wonderful job!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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    1. Thank you so much that's so kind :) xx

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  3. Woaw this transformation! You made of the good job. At the beginning the wallpaper to prick eyes and I have to say that this new color hulled grain is beautiful. I also adore the carpet and color Gruau and the radiator cover excellent idea! Sarah xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Xx

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  4. this is a great transformation! i love how you decor the office! it look more comfy. i'll be able to stay for long at that office
    have a great day
    xx,
    http://evelyn-halim.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you it's so comfy and now my favourite room! Xx

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  5. You've done amazing with this. The wall paint colour really helps warm the room and the floorboards are just gorgeous! I always love when people renovate their floor boards rather than cover them. Great job!

    Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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    1. Thank you so much, it was definitely worth the effort with the floorboard I'm so glad we did them! Xx

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  6. you did a great job! it looks great ! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm very pleased with it :) x

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  7. Great job! I like the new color of walls and the wooden floor!

    jointyicroissanty

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    1. Thank you! So glad we didn't cover the floor I love it! x

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  8. Lovely post hun! I like this so much.

    JENNEROUTFITS.COM a blog dedicated to kendall and kylie jenner’s best outfits.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and thanks for reading :)

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  9. This is os great, it is always nice to make transitions and start again!

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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    1. Thank you, it definitely needed redoing so nice to have it done!

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  10. Love the carpet! Great post, dear! ^-^

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    1. Thank you, the rug / carpet is from IKEA!

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  11. I love viewing transformations, this is a job well done. It looks amazing, and I like the warmer hue. :)
    FASHION TALES ~ Superfoodie Fix!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I'm always so tempted to paint everything white so for an office it's nice to have it a bit warmer :) xx

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    1. Thank you, so glad everyone seems to like it! X

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  13. Your office looks amazing, Amy! I love the clock =)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Ah thank you I love the clock too and it was such a bargain! Xx

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  14. Sencillo y elegante a la vez. Me encanta ese tipo de decoración.

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  15. Sencillo y elegante a la vez. Me encanta ese tipo de decoración.

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  16. Wow! What an amazing transformation lovely! Your office space looks fantastic! I love the rug, it's so pretty and wooden floor is stunning :)

    El xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely! I love the wooden floor so much! Xxx

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  17. Woah... that wallpaper was intense! Such a nice job of decorating and I love your choice of rug, it really helps to give the room character and charm. I hope it's the productive haven you want it to be x

    www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm already loving working from it! The rug really helps to brighten it up a bit :) xx

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  18. I love the new office look! So chic and minimalist. I love the lighting - I'll get some inspiration from here. Thanks!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Aw thank you - I am quite minimalist! Glad you've got some inspiration :) xx

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  19. awww your new office looks soo cute! I love the new style :) x

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you like it! x

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