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Week 2: Home Office Makeover-Accent Walls + Bright Shelves

Here we are on week 2 of my home office makeover!  In case you missed last week’s post, you can read about my ideas and plans for my home office to finally finish this room!  This week is all about paint color choices and the accent wall.

For the past week, I’ve been shopping, sanding, and painting.  But, I followed my own rules from my about decor shopping and found some really great pieces and saved some money!  I think this by far is my favorite of all of my DIY Home Decor projects and I believe it’s because there is so much color and I don’t need to consult with E on anything.  I can just run wild and let my creative juices flow!

The Colors

After much debate and search, I found the colors closest to what I was looking for with the gold, orange, and pink.  I used Behr paint colors.  The gold ended up being a custom blend so there isn’t’ an exact color name, but the closest I found to what the guys custom made for me at Home Depot is Leapfrog.  

Behr Leapfrog Paint Color

As I mentioned in my How to Prep a Room Before Painting, remember that paint looks different on your monitor, on the paper color swatch, in the bucket, and on your walls so always buy a sample to paint on your wall so you can see what it’s really going to look like.  Also, look at the color during different times of the day, morning, afternoon, and night.

The gray color we have on the main floor of our house looks different depending on the time of day.  No matter the shade it looks, we love the color so make sure to test so you love your color!

Please note: Colors may appear different due to your monitor or mobile device color settings.

The orange color is called Inferno and the pink color is called Diva Glam.  I was a little hesitant about the Diva Glam color because in the paint can, it honestly looks like the color of Pepto Bismol!  As I always say, colors look different on paper, in the paint can, and on your walls.  All 3 colors are bold and bright and the Diva Glam looked great on the wall!

Behr Inferno and Diva Glam Paint Colors

Accent Wall

I knew I wanted an accent wall and my first thought was to paint it the Diva Glam color, but then I thought, “That’s boring.  I want something different, something that’s going to bring the wall to life.”  After mulling it over, I decided to go geometric!  The accent wall in my office would be a wall of squares.  What fun!  

Let me tell you right now…that wall was WORK!  But, it was definitely worth it.  To figure it all out I,

  • Decided how large I wanted my squares to be, measured the wall and calculated how many squares that would equal to
  • Painted the wall the main color one day
  • Used my laser level and drew the lines  horizontally and vertically
  • Grabbed my Painter’s Tape and taped over those lines
  • Painted each individual square which ended up being a total of 50 squares

Square Accent Wall

Y’all all I can say is that it turned out better than I imagined!  I can’t wait for you to see everything in a couple of weeks for the reveal!

Shelving

In my previous post, How to Make Your Home Decor Shopping Faster, Easier, and Less Expensive, I talk about using what you already have.  I mean do you really want to spend money if you don’t have to?  I know I don’t!  

I had this Ikea shelf in my closet, which I didn’t like there.  It was too big and bulky and just looked awkward.  Now this shelf wasn’t going to work in my office either.  It doesn’t match the decor I have in mind at all.  Y’all there is nothing bright and vibrant about that shelf…nothing.  But!  Thank goodness for paint!  I painted the shelf with the Diva Glam paint I used on the accent wall and can I just say that shelf came to life!  This is why I love to paint so much!  It’s an inexpensive way to decorate and completely transform a room or a decor piece.

DIY Projects

Here’s a sneak peek of the DIY project I created on my wall.  I’ll share more details about this wood picture frame and some of my other DIY projects next week!

 

Follow Along on My Home Office Makeover 

 

Week 1: Home Office Makeover – Vibrant, Bright, and Bold With a Touch of Farmhouse

Week 2: Home Office Makeover-Accent Walls + Bright Shelves (you’re here)

 

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78 Comments… add one
  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups 08/03/2017, 7:31 AM

    I love the squares, can’t wait to see the finished room.
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    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 4:01 PM

      Thanks, Emily!

  • Nicole Kauffman 08/03/2017, 7:50 AM

    Love the accent wall!!

  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome 08/03/2017, 9:27 AM

    It is so fun to keep up with this process. I love your choice of colors, and those squares are fantastic! I can’t wait to see week three πŸ˜€

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 4:01 PM

      Thanks, Paula!

  • Nadalie 08/03/2017, 9:27 AM

    Oh yay, how fun is this! Last year I renovated my office and did an accent wall as well. Took me over a week to get it a close to perfect as I can, but I love it. It adds a bit of fun to my office I need on long days.

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 4:00 PM

      That’s what I wanted too, Nadalie! πŸ™‚

  • Dianna 08/03/2017, 10:47 AM

    How bold! I’m curious to see the full effect. Good luck!

  • Amber 08/03/2017, 10:56 AM

    I love the squares idea! Give the wall a little more fun look! I can’t imagine the tedious work that went into it..they turned out fantastic

  • Ayana Pitterson 08/03/2017, 11:01 AM

    Wow, this looks super cute! I painted my laundry room with stripes as well, and it does make such a difference. Can’t wait to see the full room reveal. Good job

    Ayana
    Thrifting Diva

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:59 PM

      Oh, I bet that looks so good! Would love to see pics of it. Thanks, Ayana!

  • Emy 08/03/2017, 12:46 PM

    Looking good! Love how those colors look together!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:57 PM

      Thanks, Emy!

  • Bethany 08/03/2017, 1:38 PM

    That is amazing that you could pull this off. Seriously, I just know mine would end up so crooked!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:57 PM

      I would not have been able to make those lines straight without that laser level and painting tape! Hahahahaha

  • Sam @ The Haunted Housewife 08/03/2017, 1:44 PM

    Oh wow I love your choice of colors! I bet it’s going to look amazing all pulled together! Great job so far πŸ™‚

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:57 PM

      Thanks, Sam!

  • Megan | LoveFamilyHealth 08/03/2017, 1:51 PM

    LOVE how it’s coming along! I am a sucker for a room makeover!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:57 PM

      Me too, Megan!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries 08/03/2017, 2:12 PM

    It looks so fun and happy! Love it!
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  • D at Be you and thrive 08/03/2017, 2:14 PM

    Omgosh Lynn! It looks like you’re having so much fun with this make-over!!! Enjoy!!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:56 PM

      I am! The colors are so bright and vibrant it makes it a lot of fun!

  • Victoria with One Sharp Mama 08/03/2017, 3:07 PM

    Such a fun office makeover

  • Kristen Jones 08/03/2017, 5:41 PM

    Such a fun accent wall! Can’t wait to see the final look!
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    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:55 PM

      Thanks, Kristen!

  • Kimberly Parsons 08/03/2017, 6:29 PM

    This is so insightful! Our next step is buying a home and I hope to put my own touches on it like you have here!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:55 PM

      So glad to hear that it was helpful, Kimberly! Good luck with house hunting!

  • Niki Gordon 08/03/2017, 6:51 PM

    Oh wow! I love the colors and the block painting. It looks really nice!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:28 PM

      Thanks, Niki!

  • Kim 08/03/2017, 6:57 PM

    Nice Plan. So excited for you to have this space to create and work.

  • Ginger Smith 08/03/2017, 7:14 PM

    Wow, this turned out so cute! If I wasn’t renting I would have so much fun painting my walls! lol

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:28 PM

      Thanks, Ginger!

  • Mariam Jangda 08/03/2017, 7:28 PM

    Aww I was really looking to see the full reveal. Guess I’ll have to wait.

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:28 PM

      Just 2 more weeks left, Mariam and I need them! Hahahaha…still have so much painting to do and everything hasn’t come in yet. Thanks for reading!

  • Rachel Ritlop 08/03/2017, 7:45 PM

    I absolutely cannot wait to see the finished product!

  • Stephanie 08/03/2017, 8:52 PM

    I love these colors! They look great together, I can’t wait to see the final product and how you decorate everything.

  • Jen 08/04/2017, 9:42 AM

    This is so fun! I love the bright colors you picked!! This will be a great space to work in! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Tyra 08/04/2017, 11:09 AM

    Oooo I love the colors! Excited to check out the finish product. Please post in sharebears so I can keep up!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:26 PM

      Thanks, Tyra! I will…only 2 more weeks to get it done! πŸ™‚

  • Chrisy 08/04/2017, 12:58 PM

    I absolutely LOVE the colors you chose! Especially that accent wall – great way to break up a long area!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:26 PM

      Thanks, Chrisy!

  • Jillian 08/04/2017, 1:15 PM

    Oh wow!!! I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  • Kristine 08/04/2017, 2:11 PM

    How cool is that! I never would have thought about painting an accent wall in my home office… and now I want to!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:26 PM

      Oh fun, Kristine. You should do it! πŸ™‚

  • Lees D Garcia 08/04/2017, 2:13 PM

    wow super bright and fun! i am totally more of a white/grey girl!!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:25 PM

      Yes, I love it!

  • Amy C 08/04/2017, 2:20 PM

    The colors are so cheerful! Can’t wait to see the finished room!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:25 PM

      Thanks, Amy!

  • Patricia 08/04/2017, 2:26 PM

    I LOVE the squares design on your wall. It looks like you put a lot of time and effort into making those. Good job!
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    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:25 PM

      Thank you, Patricia! My husband thought I was crazy painting all of those squares. It was a lot of work, but I love it!

  • Nita 08/04/2017, 2:36 PM

    Love the colours, can’t wait for the full reveal!

    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:24 PM

      Thanks, Nita!

  • Jenn 08/04/2017, 3:09 PM

    This is so smart and cute!
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    • Lynn 08/04/2017, 3:24 PM

      Thanks, Jenn!

  • Kristen Kavan 08/04/2017, 5:34 PM

    it looks so good, I love the colors! Cant wait to see it finished!

  • Lisa Marie Heath 08/04/2017, 7:11 PM

    I freaking love this! The color scheme is perfect and it’s so bright and cheery!

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 9:00 AM

      Thanks, Lisa!

  • Analie 08/04/2017, 9:38 PM

    Pretty colors!

    I hope I have the skills to do this too. If I have extra money, I would love to hire someone.

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 9:00 AM

      Thanks, Analie. You can do it!

  • Kristi 08/05/2017, 10:15 AM

    Such bold colors! They look great. I’ve been thinking about repainting our office but am still tossing the idea around.

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:59 AM

      Thanks, Krisit!

  • Kate | The Organized Dream 08/05/2017, 11:55 AM

    Very cool and different! I like the colors that you chose as well!
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    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:58 AM

      Thanks, Kate!

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate 08/05/2017, 12:08 PM

    My office could really do with a makeover! I absolutely love your bright colors, and ESPECIALLY your accent wall – fab!

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:58 AM

      Thanks, Patricia. It was a lot of work, but I am proud of myself! πŸ™‚

  • Gloria Harvley 08/05/2017, 4:42 PM

    Your color choices are amazing! I’m excited to see the finished product!

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:58 AM

      Thanks, Gloria!

  • Ashley 08/06/2017, 11:29 AM

    Wow that wall looks amazing!! I never would have been able to figure that out- I’m horrible with colors- it took me forever to pick ONE color for my walls!

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:52 AM

      Thanks, Ashley! I love playing around with colors. There are so many amazing palettes you can create.

  • Lisa 08/06/2017, 2:22 PM

    All I can say is WOW, Lynn that wall is fantastic! It is so fun to follow along as you reno your office.

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:52 AM

      Thanks, Lisa. That wall was truly a labor of love! lol

  • Lisa 08/06/2017, 10:26 PM

    OK at first I wasn’t sure about those colors but after seeing how you did that accent wall I fell in love! great job!

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    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:51 AM

      Hahahaha, thanks, Lisa. I absolutely adore it!

  • Meghan 08/07/2017, 1:04 AM

    Very cool accent wall. Still working on getting my office textured again so I can paint it!
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  • Cori @ Sweet Coralice 08/07/2017, 7:11 PM

    Looking good! I have always wantedi my own home office but no space at the time so I like to see how others do theirs and live through that lol

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:42 AM

      Hahahaha, Cori. Thanks!

  • Shannon C. 08/07/2017, 7:39 PM

    Oh, I like that accent wall! Very creative! You should come do my house next! πŸ˜‰ lol

    • Lynn 08/08/2017, 8:42 AM

      Hahahaha Shannon. That’s what my Mom and sisters always say!

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