The Thankful Project {A Room}

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I am thankful for my home office.

That’s odd, right? But I am really grateful for it. It’s my little space. I’m grateful to have a work area all of my own, and I’m thankful to have a man like Mr. B who was thoughtful enough to give it to me.

When Mr. B and I began the huge project of renovating the interior of our home, we discussed the changes we would make in every room. When the subject of the home office came up, he told me it was mine and that I should make it a nice little work space for myself. I protested at first. After all, it was our home, he should have a say and feel comfortable in there too, right? But he insisted that I take it and make it my own. He wanted me to have a place to write and create and just do my thing.

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Sadly, I can’t find any “before” photos of the office. Trust me though, it was a mess. Dingy, scuffed up white walls and stained, trampled green carpet. It was kinda gross. We ripped out the carpet and replaced it with hardwood floors. I painted the walls a soft gray, which ended up being a light grayish-purple that I love more than I would have expected. I painted the doors and baseboards a crisp white, refinished the doorknobs and hardware, and started hunting down furniture and decor.

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I’m still searching for wall art, but other than that, I’m pretty pleased with my little office. We found this desk at a flea market for $75. It is quite possibly the heaviest piece of furniture ever made. And those drawers are the full length of the desk, which means I have lots of great storage. All I had to do was polish it up and refinish the ugly gold knobs.

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This chest belonged to my great grandmother. I’m not sure I love it’s placement yet, but it has such sentimental value that it will most definitely have a place in my office (or perhaps at the foot of our bed??), even if it is missing a knob.

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The lamp on my desk used to sit on my mother’s nightstand when she was a child. I painted it pink and put a new shade on it, so it no longer looks like it’s fresh out of 1974.

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I also revamped an old chair, an old nightstand, and a wicker trash bin with a little bit of paint. (I like color, can you tell?)

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My office isn’t all mine though, I currently share it with Joey.

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I don’t mind though. He’s got a cute photo-bombing butt.

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I love this room. It’s mine. I’ve made it my own and decorated it to reflect my style. It’s my space to write, create, and do what I love. (And, sometimes, pay bills.) But it is so much more than that. It’s a space that Mr. B wanted me to have. He wanted to make sure I had a place in our home that was my own. He replaced the flooring and hauled in the world’s heaviest desk. He wanted me to have a space where I could do what I love, and I love him for that.

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  • Very nice!! I love the look you went with. I dream of having a home office one day. Lucky gal!

  • not odd! i love your office!!! we don’t have an extra room in our apt and I want a “bloggin” space so badly. i’m debating on stealing part of the living room with a simple ikea desk or something.
    yours is awesome, nice job!

    • Thank you! I didn’t realize how nice it was to have a designated work space until I actually had one, so I think you should definitely go for it!

  • Very sweet that he gave you this space. I am envious! And love that chest.

    • I think he did it mostly so my laptop and notepads and all my random crap weren’t laying around the house anymore. But still, it was an awesome thing for him to do, and I kinda love him for it 🙂

  • In LOVE with your home office. It is my dream to have a home office someday.

    • Thank you! It felt like it took forever to get it the way that I wanted it, but I’m so thrilled with how it turned out 🙂

  • I love this!! Such a great space- and so sweet that he wanted you to have this space.

    • It was so thoughtful of him! I think he mostly wanted all of my crap contained to one place instead of spread around the house, but still, I’m so grateful for it 🙂

  • I covet your home office, I work from home with no dedicated office space. What I wouldn’t give for even a closet!

    • That must be tough! I never appreciate how nice it would be to have a home office until I actually had one.

  • JenniJo

    This is so fate that I read this today because as of next monday I will be working primarily from home and I am in love with looking at office spaces! I love the idea of an antique desk! And I LOVE the lamp!

    • Congrats on the new work situation! I searched a long time for a “fixer-upper” desk, and when I finally found this one it barely needed any “fixin’-up”. I spent so much time scouring antique stores, and this little gem was waiting for me at a flea market 🙂

  • Erin Lee

    I would be thankful for that office too! It is so pretty 🙂

  • Your office is so cute and looks so comfy! I love that rug!

  • Love this! I wish I had a home office too.

    • Thank you! I had no idea how nice it would be to have a home office until I actually had one. I love it!

  • I love this!! So many ideas for when we move to the farm house my hubby grew up in.