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Living Room Turned Office

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….

Now for my favorite part…THE AFTER!!!

The only thing the same in this room is the wood floor, which I love!  They are real pine planks.  I am so glad they were already here, I don’t know if I would have been daring enough to do it on my own but I LOVE THEM.  The best part about them is they are supposed to be distressed so when my daughter rides her bike in here I am not freaking out!  
My husband hung all the trim (base, chair rail, window casings and crown molding)  I love the personality it adds to the room.  The dark color in this room is perfect to make the moldings pop.  I felt okay doing such a dark color in this room because of all the windows.  
The paint color for the walls is Dansbury Downs by Pratt and Lambert, and the molding color is White Dove by Benjamin Moore.   

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!

You may recognize this piece, it was my first chalk paint project.  I love everything about this wall.  I have wrote a in depth post/tutorial on this wall and how I did everything here.

Notice the vicious guard dog!

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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  • Emily

    I love everything you've done in this room. That pine flooring is to.die.for! I'm now your newest follower, too 🙂

  • Your room is beautiful! You did a great job and I can see why you are so proud of it!

  • Love, love, love it! What a magnificent transformation. Love the wall color because it really makes everything else pop! I could use your help at my house.


  • Now that's one pretty looking office! I LOVE all your painted pieces and that plank wall is fabulous, I love it!

  • Colleen

    WOW, you are good! Your room and entryway look like they're from a magazine.

  • Hi! Visiting from tt&j. What an amazing transformation! I want to live in that room.. its so beautiful! And I love the colors too.. perfect 🙂

    Im going to poke around your site a little bit. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party!

  • Marie

    BROOKE!!!!!! I love your home. It is absolutely gorgeous. This room is so beautiful. You have amazing taste and you are so talented, and I think it's so awesome that Devin has been so helpful with your remodel. Wow!!!! That's all I can say. I have loved your home tour. You inspire me!

  • Gorgeous, I love it all, you did an amazing job!

  • Helen Philipps

    I love your home and the way you have re designed it…absolutely beautiful! Love the little cupboard made from barn wood, that is so special!
    Helen x

  • Eileen

    Wow Brooke, what a difference. This room looks great. I love the floor and love no rug. the big white desk on the pine flooring is gorgeous!
    Love all the other elements too, especially the book page wreath!
    [email protected] Cottage Beach House

  • dee dee

    Happy Easter Brooke!
    Wonderful office, love that big desk and all your accents!
    dee dee

  • What a beautiful space Brooke! I pinned it because I love the color scheme on your gallery wall and the 3 main furniture pieces all in their white shades are just perfect. I agree, no need for a rug, those floors are fab!! Happy to be featured with you at tt&j. Happy Holiday weekend!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog


    What a beautiful office space! I love everything you did in here. Have a great Easter!!

    Catherine {Stone and Rose}

  • Lauras Crafty Life

    Your office is gorgeous. I love that you made it look so nice since you couldn't really close it in! The colors and all of the pieces you have in there are beautiful!

  • Elyse

    Amazing before and after….as always!

  • Comeca Jones

    I love the use of space!

  • Mique (as in Mickey)

    This is amazing! I'll be featuring it on my Pity Party tomorrow. Thanks for linking up!

  • Oh my gosh this transformation is amazing! You did a fabulous job with this. I love the wall color and the accent color. Just love it all.

  • kris

    I love your room! The color is fantastic, and I really like the trim and crown moulding.

  • Anne

    Love it, all the colours and the furniture and the look – fabulous!

  • Melissa

    I love EVERYTHING about this room! What an amazing transformation! I'm your newest follower!

  • Corn in my Coffee-Pot

    Hi Brooke- I don't know for sure;but I think this is my first time here.
    This is a dramatic change from the beginning photo to the last photo! Very impressive. I think a couple of chairs, like you said, in that room would be the icing on the cake!
    The colors, the wall, that desk! It all looks so fabulous and nicely done!

    nice to meet you, Pat

  • To The Moon and Back

    Hi Brooke! This is my first visit to your blog. I love your room and all the details…..thanks for sharing:)

  • Darling! Great taste. I love your colors and accessories.

  • this is gorgeous, too! i am having fun poking around! 🙂

  • kelsey

    Love your room! I want to do something very similar to our unused front room so put in a search of front rooms turned office and your blog popped up. Never thought about putting a desk facing out…

  • kelsey

    Love your room! I want to do something very similar to our unused front room so put in a search of front rooms turned office and your blog popped up. Never thought about putting a desk facing out…

  • vsangel

    Love the wall color. What is it?

  • Amy Cummings

    May I ask what the wall color is? I am in love with this whole room!!!!

  • Mary Beth

    what is the blue color you use on the dresser? This room is beautiful… you have done a great job!!

  • Mary Beth

    What is the blue color on the dresser. You have done a great job… the room is beautiful!

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