Sunday, January 22, 2012

Home Office Design: Part 1

I am still alive over here!  Just super duper busy.  I don't have time to even post this entry but I'm squeezing it in.  I'm working on my home office slowly but surely and I wanted to share my progress.

I was inspired by this gallery wall for my home office so I went for a little visit to my local thrift store to find the frames.  I was looking for flat vintage frames in metal and wood.



I picked up all my picture frames and mirror for about $70.  It was a steal especially since I did consider buying frames from Etsy but the shipping costs were killer so I'm glad I found my frames locally.  Most of the frames ranged from $1 to $7 and the large vintage mirror cost me $23.  I first started by cutting out pieces of newspapers in the size of my frames just so I could see how the wall would look before I started pounding nails into the walls.  It was a lot easier than I initially thought.


And ta-da!   I'm still trying to figure out what to put in some of the frames.... that is a whole another project in itself.



If you are curious, I got my table from Cost Plus World Market, chevron rug from Urban Outfitters, sea shell book ends from this Etsy shop, and the chair and desk lamp from Home Goods.

6 comments:

olivia said...

hi monica! the home office picture you used is one of my favorites! i used it as inspiration for my own office area. also, you inspired me to put up all the empty frames lying around my apt. hope all is well :)

Oh Sweet Escape said...

hi olivia! i love the pinterest image! :) hehe. we must have very similar taste. hope all is well with you!!!

vicki said...

Love reading up on you Mons, it is my sweet escape as well;) Progress on the office looks great! You have great pieces (Desk, Chair, Rug, Lamp), cant wait to see the continued progress!

Sweet Kat's Creations said...

I love this, I would want to work at your home office all the time!

Truly Smitten said...

Gorgeous desk and rug! Loving your
Blog, Monica!

Blake Mitchell said...

Whoa! The picture frames and mirror cost you less, plus they look good in this office. Have you tried looking for some pieces of furniture in flea markets? I admire how you designed the frames using paper cutouts. It resulted in something simple and chic. I'm very happy with the results!

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