The closet that gave us so much trouble:
I've had this desk in my garage for the past three years. I knew I wanted to use it somewhere. I loved the lines and look of the desk, I just never had a reason to redo it, but I kept it because I knew that one day I would. Well, that day has come! I don't have any pictures of the desk before, but here it is below with all the drawers out after I used paint stripper to get all of the previous stain and varnish off.
You can see what a difference the paint stripper made, it helped me get the desk back down to the bare wood so that I was able to re-paint and stain it the colors I wanted.
I also had this chair which I thought went nicely with the desk, it just needed a little makeover.
I painted the chair the same color as the desk, and painted the backing a shade darker for a little bit of interest. Then I recovered the seat in some gray fabric I had that went well with the desk.
Now, for the room reveal...
The closet doors with their new knobs
I hung some curtains, and a mirror I got on clearance at Target, my new desk, and another little piece of furniture I got at a garage sale years ago that I now have the perfect spot for!
The daybed all dressed up:
And then there's this...
This is Bear. My Papa shot this big guy many years ago in Canada. Bear is older than I am. He has been in my grandparents house as long as I can remember and I have a lot of childhood memories with him. I am so honored to now have Bear in my home and I hope my kids will be as fond of him as I am :)
So there you have it, the finished office.
Quite the change don't you think?