Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Office Makeover under $500-$300 ha! Less....

About a week had gone by and I was in lull. I remember 4 weeks ago, Sunday morning, I was looking for something to do and around 11 in the morning, I started looking at a Romantic Homes Magazine. Low and behold there it was. The office makeover I had been looking for! I ran down and spoke with my husband briefly, showing him the photo and what I intended to do with my office, that actually takes the space of the dining room in our home. He ok'd it soon enough and I was on my way! 5 miles down the road, about 2 hours later, I paid a visit to Home Depot that afternoon and made a nice purchase on a gallon of paint. You will see the before and afters here. Although, it is still a work in progress, I could not resist showing you!

This was the enormous masculine desk I had in there before. If you look hard you can see the walls were a mustard color and my furniture was painted black. Desk sold on craiglsit in 3 days, $100.00.
Ok, So finishing the white walls on approximately a Gallon of Off White(cant remember the name right off) Behr Paint in Eggshell from Home Depot: approximately $25.00This was a gorgeous Craigslist Find for $75 BUCKS! I love it!! Course I painted it! Although it was beautiful as it was.

So.....tallying what i spent. from above. The rug was a garage sale find that my mother gave me, The large antique buffet was already in the office and was black-free, the corner hutch was there as well and was black-painted it white-basically free. The chair at my desk was a $10.00 yard sale find, I pulled other odd and ends around my house to decorate for Halloween. The armorer was a $15.00 yard sale find. The lamp on the armorer, and the curtains that decorate the windows, the tops of the furniture and the bow on the bird cage and the bird cage itself came from my mothers attic! The little cottage chair was an estate sale find at $30.00 and the little table was a 5.00 yard sale find. The white chair with the orange seat is actually going to my booth, but was also a $5.00 yard sale find!
photos were $25.00 each at an estate sale of the birds, and the vase with the sticks coming out of it was $2.00. It has birds on it too.

Total for office redo: $374.00 approximately MINUS $100 for my craigslist desk= $274.00 BUCKS! Hows that for a makeover!

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