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Office Makeover
May 27 2016

Office Makeover Reveal

A little late, but my office makeover for the spring One Room Challenge is done! I was so close to finishing in six weeks this time, but alas, other projects ended up taking priority (which I’ll be sharing soon!). Remember what our office used to look like? Dark! Cluttered! Those tall bookcases!     And now:     I love my new desk space - which is super important now that I’ve changed jobs and am working from home more (like how I snuck in that bombshell? Smooooth).     And the Ikea-hack credenza thing turned out even better than I imagined. I love that we don’t have those tall...

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Office Makeover Mess Feature
May 07 2016

Office Makeover Week 5: Casey Makes a Mess

This week is as much an update about my office makeover progress as it is about the patience my partner Chris has for me and these makeover projects. Weeks 4 & 5 always seem to be the time when “Casey makes a big mess” - and he just rolls with it! I send him photos like this while he’s at work and he says nothing:     He just comes home, moves the stuff I’ve inevitably piled all over his desk to a nearby armchair and acts like nothing has happened. Like...

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Week 4 Jack
Apr 28 2016

Office Makeover Progress Weeks 3 & 4

You may have noticed that I did not post an update on my office makeover last week. I’m sad to say  my dad passed away on April 16 after a year-long struggle in hospital and I decided to take a break from the blog and social media for a little while. The office, however, ended up being a good distraction for me and I managed to make a surprising amount of progress since my last post. Here’s what’s changed in the last two weeks:     The big dark bookcases are now shorter, lighter and drying in the office!      The countertop for my credenza thing is...

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Office Makeover ORC Week 2
Apr 13 2016

Office Makeover Week Two – Design & Planning

Hey guys! Welcome back to week two of our office makeover for the Spring One Room Challenge.    I finally start piecing together a mood board using colours I like and photos from Pinterest - I think the finished product shows the warm, inviting feel I want the room to have:   Image sources (clockwise from top): Eclectic Desk Space |Desk with Sideboard | Chair with Sheepskin | Grey Armchair | Ikea Drawers (Colour Discontinued)     I also played around with my home design software and put together some layout options for the furniture - my favourite (and the Instagram pick) was this one:     Which we’re going to...

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Frame Glass Doors with Curtains

One of my favourite design tricks is one I learnt from Ikea. One day while I was perusing my local Ikea (as you do) I came across a kitchen they had set up with fake french doors framed by a set of curtains. Curtains? Full Curtains? In the kitchen?   It was like little fireworks went off! I had never seen this before and I absolutely wanted to do it at home. I bought curtains right away and installed them when I got home.  P.S. good job Ikea, merchandising at work.   Here's a shot of our kitchen curtains right after we finished our...

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