I realized the other day I had shown parts of this room but never really elaborated on it. I have a feeling this is going to be a big post.... here it goes.
Lets begin with the BEFORE shall we??
As I have said before I don't love front rooms as we never use them. So we decided to turn it into an office. There really isn't a way to put a wall up to close it off so it had to be a pretty office!
My husband has ALWAYS loved big fancy desks, so the search began. We found this one on KSL (the local classifieds) for $150. It is a 6 foot desk and SO HEAVY! It took 3 big guys to get it in and even at that I didn't think it was going to make it. Since it was so big and heavy I refinished the desk where it was going to stay, I didn't want it to get messed up when being brought inside.
Here is what it looked like when we got it home....
This little chest is made from real barn wood. I love the character. My mother in law gave it to me when Devin and I got married. We were in desperate need of furniture, at the time it was red! I refinished it after we moved here, I am so in love with the charm this piece adds!
Here is the desk after! I couldn't be more happy with the elegance it brings to the room! At first I thought I wanted a rug...but I love how it looks on the floor. I think I will just get 2 chairs to go in front of it!
and my picture wall....I love it! It makes me smile every time I look at it, mainly because it displays the 3 most important things in my life! Here is my post all about my picture wall.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and a HAPPY EASTER
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