After a second Pottery Barn delivery attempt - the first attempt included a damaged desk - my new home office furniture finally arrived in proper form. And then a few days later, my new shaggy red rug and yummy white leather and chrome office chair, so I thought I'd share the before and after's here just as I did with my hubby's home office a little earlier in the month.
Here is the before of my home office, as it appeared at our July move-in:
So, so many things wrong with this picture! Old, stained carpeting, rickety single paned windows that let in all of the heat from the afternoon sun, ancient curtains, non-functioning mini blinds, heavy, dark old oak desk built into the space formerly (properly!) a closet, non working clock, dirty brass door handle, non functioning outlets.
|So, so unattractive!|
Here is what it looks like now, in it's shared functionality as both my home office, and a secondary guest bedroom for, primarily my visiting granddaughter:
I love that my new Pottery Barn desk fits perfectly into the recessed window area, allowing me to see the views outside rather than just the dark wood recess of the former closet-built in desk. The new dual pane windows keep out most of the heat, assisted by the pretty new shutters we had put in on all of our front-facing windows.
|Matching bookcase - both it and my desk are painted glossy white.|
I once again have a closet, which I so appreciate. My office closet primarily holds the items pertaining to many of my indoor hobbies - Spanish studies, music studies, photography equipment, and scrapbooking materials.
|A closet once again!|
|I love this sign, with it's inspiring message.|
Here are close ups of the new desk and desk chair, taken from each vendor's site:
|This desk has really terrific dimensions. |
It's long but narrow at just 19" deep, so it easily fit through my doorway.
The bottom drawers on either side are file drawers.
|This chair received terrific reviews, assembled in a snap, |
and is very, very comfortable.
For now, the interior decorating is done, and I'm so enjoying being able to simply enjoy our home!
Plans And Goals For Today
Read 4% of Alexander Hamilton
Walk four miles
Bake chocolate cake for evening event
Attend potluck wine tasting event