Home Office Renovation Update- Painting & Finished Cabinets

Hello, Darlings!

Today I want to give you a Home Office Renovation Update- Painting Complete. Not only that, but the carpenter was able to finish installing the doors and drawers. The look is coming together quite nicely.

Home Office Renovation Update- Painting & Finished Cabinets

Remember The Initial Problem With The Home Office Space

Remember the initial problem, a dark depressing work area that no one wanted to work in. Now with the changing of the trim and painting, we have created a lighter brighter space.

Home Office Renovation Project- Dark stained wooden blinds were painted, Decorator White
Dark stained wooden blinds were painted, Decorator White
Home Office Renovation Project-String cloth was removed and the wall was painted Amazing Gray and trim and molding painter, Decorator White
String cloth was removed and the wall was painted Amazing Gray and trim and molding painter, Decorator White
Home Office Renovation Project-Adjustable shelving was removed and sturdier shelving was installed.
Adjustable shelving was removed and sturdier shelving was installed.
Home Office Renovation Project-Old desk was removed and new shelving was added to better meet our needs
Old desk was removed and new shelving was added to better meet our needs

The Second Problem Was Shelving That Did Not Meet Our Storage Needs

Now that shelving problem is solved, with under cabinet closed storage, sturdier built-in shelving, and adding a built-in file cabinet storage system. Before the adjustable shelving would collapse under the weight of books and decor. Also, a poorly designed built-in desk did not function the way we need it to and became a “catch-all” for unwanted stuff. Finally, the large dark file cabinet files were edited and now the new built-in file storage system takes up less room, allowing for a clutter-free room. Perfect for a home office we will enjoy using

New cabinet doors installed. Closed cabinets provide storage solutions without looking cluttered
New cabinet doors installed. Closed cabinets provide storage solutions without looking cluttered
A new built-in filing system takes advantage of unneeded shelving and allows for the storage of important files.
A new built-in filing system takes advantage of unneeded shelving and allows for the storage of important files.
The filing system can be easily adjusted for legal and letter-size files
The filing system can be easily adjusted for legal and letter-size files
Drawer pulls make it easier to access the files.  Now we have no need for the dark, heavy, very large filing cabinet that took up a large chunk of the room. 

Drawer pulls make it easier to access the files. Now we have no need for the dark, heavy, very large filing cabinet that took up a large chunk of the room.

Special Thanks To My Daughter Anna

Big shout out to my daughter Anna who made a very early morning run to Home Depot to pick out doorknobs and drawer pulls. I was driving back from the lake in the pouring rain and feeling very sick. She had the supplies ready when I made it home, in time for the carpenter to install. I did not have to make a trip to the store, and could crawl back into bed- SICK DAY!

Simple, inexpensive brushed nickel knobs and drawer pulls from Home Depot finish off the carpentry.
Simple, inexpensive brushed nickel knobs and drawer pulls finish off the carpentry.

Final Shout Out To The Workers

Both my painters and my carpenter did a FABULOUS job with the project. I love when you work with people who take pride in their finished project. Also, it is great when you can easily communicate with them. I had to leave town and yesterday take a sick day. My husband Dan did a fantastic job as “project manager”, allowing me to take care of my personal business and sleep most of the day yesterday.

Caesar at Pollo Painting

David Heitkam of David’s Carpentry **David also did the carpentry work on my library.

What Is Next? Finishing Touches

Anna at Homzie Designs will be helping us add our Finishing Touches to the project. That includes a new work desk, the styling of bookcases, window treatments, and wall art.

Want to see the before pics of the home office renovation project? Check out Home Office Renovation Project Part 1

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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