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Week 4: Home Office Makeover-Reveal

So far out of all of our DIY home decor projects, my home office has taken the longest, but it’s also turned out to be the most rewarding.  Guess what today is?  Home office reveal day!

It’s Time!!!    


So…I know you’re going to do what I do when I’m reading a room reveal…scroll until you can see the pics!  Caught you didn’t I?  That’s okay because I’m sooo guilty!

If this is your first visit to my blog, for the past 4 weeks, I’ve been doing a home office makeover.  You can catch up with each week below.

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3

This room makeover has been a CRAZY 4 weeks and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for y’all.  Do you know how many other projects caught my attention?  Let me tell ya…the coffee table for the 1st-floor family room, Fall decor ideas, the terrariums I could make for the covered screened porch, recycling my jewelry box, and finishing up the guest bathroom.  See why it’s taken me so long to get my home office finished?

I’m so grateful for your comments and words of encouragement.  You really have no idea how much it’s helped me to stay focused.  At first, I thought I was crazy for putting this out there, but now I’m so glad I did.  I wish I’d done it sooner!  

Okay, so without further ado…

Welcome to My Home Office!

(slide the arrow back and forth to the right and left to see the before and after!)



So what do you think?  I am so in love with my office.  I have to say it’s my favorite room in the house right now!  As you can see, I deviated from my mood board a bit, but that’s okay.  That’s the great thing about a mood board.  It is okay to make some changes.  

I originally planned on having a more farmhouse style desk – a wood desk actually, but I just love this red desk from Ikea so much, I couldn’t give it up.  I even thought about painting it, but the entire reason I bought the desk was that it was red!  I’d always wanted a red desk and so it stayed.  I also kept the small red tables that I purchased to go with the desk.

Another color that was added was a light green.  I’ve had these chairs for a couple of years now and they are so comfortable, I couldn’t give them up either! There’s nothing like curling up in these big oversized comfy chairs with a good book, blanket, and glass of wine.

I’m sure you remember my colorful accent wall.  The orange and gold flowers are sitting in a white wood box and my Bible is laying on this amazing basket that I painted white.

The majority of the decor accents are white.  With so much color in this room, something had to break it up and white really did the trick.  It truly brightened up the room.  Sounds funny to say because all of these colors are so bright, but the white brought in a clean, soft brightness, which was an excellent contrast to all the bright and vibrant colors.

If you’ve been following the makeover over the past 4 weeks, you may remember the burlap wood picture board I made.  I love this board even more now that I’ve added the pictures.  I think I’m going to make another one, later on, to add to the other side of the wall.

This is my favorite part of the room, with the accent wall being my second favorite.

 This is a wall decal of one of my favorite Bible verses, Jeremiah 29:11.  It says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.  “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future.”

This is on the wall above the pink shelf.  

I couldn’t pass up these gold and white file folders.  A room this vibrant needs something more exciting than just a plain ‘ole manilla file folder, don’t you think?  I just love what it says, “I’ve totally got this!” and yes, I do!

In case you’re wondering about that clear jar sitting on top, that my friend is my grateful jar.  Every morning before I leave my house, I go into my office, grab one of the colorful slips of paper and write down what I am grateful for.  

At the beginning of the next year, I sit and read the slips I placed in the jar from the previous year.  I love starting my day office like this because it sets the tone for the day and reminds me that no matter how bad things are, there is always something to be grateful for.  

DIY decor

I just love pipe shelves!  I knew I wanted them in my office and I already had some wood in the shed just laying around so I grabbed some chalk paint, got some pipes and voila!  Pipe shelves!

Farmhouse pipe shelves

I didn’t have a calendar in my office.  I know…how do you have an office with no calendar?  So I got some colored chalkboard paint and painted one right on the wall!

Chalkboard calendar

All of my desk accessories are white too!  Thank goodness for spray paint!

I’m a coaster gal so I made these faux shiplap coasters and grabbed my white chalk paint for them too!

DIY shiplap coasters

Here are a few more pics!

Home office revealHome office reveal

Thanks again for joining me over these past 4 weeks of my home office makeover and reveal.   I couldn’t have done this without y’alls kind words and encouragement!

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94 Comments… add one
  • Rachael 08/17/2017, 7:32 AM

    You took care of every detail. I hope your office brings you lots of inspiration. They yellow will certainly stimulate some creative ideas.

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:35 PM

      Thanks, Rachael. I just love it!

  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups 08/17/2017, 7:37 AM

    I love it! That pink bookcase is my favorite, so cute!
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    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:36 PM

      Thanks, Emily! I was worried t first that it was going to look Pepto Bismol pink, but it turned out great! lol

  • Susanne 08/17/2017, 7:41 AM

    Your office looks great! I love all the color!!

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:36 PM

      Thanks, Susanne!

  • Michaela 08/17/2017, 7:49 AM

    I love the color! I bet all the energy gets you motivated to work each day!! I also bet you are glad it’s done and now you can focus on other things. I love DIY home projects but it sure feels really good when you are finished lol

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:36 PM

      I am so glad it’s done. lol. Now time to move on to Fall decorating!

  • Nicole Kauffman 08/17/2017, 7:51 AM

    Oh my, this looks awesome! Great work! I’m about to build an office nook in our house and this gave me such inspiration!

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:37 PM

      Thanks, Nicole! That sounds so fun.

  • Kristi 08/17/2017, 9:09 AM

    So cute & colorful. What a cheerful place to work.

  • Simone 08/17/2017, 10:03 AM

    Your office looks great!!! Love the colors and I’m stealing the grateful jar idea!

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:37 PM

      Thanks, Simone. Yes, please do. I love looking at them at the beginning of the next year.

  • Lisa 08/17/2017, 10:16 AM

    The office is beautiful Lynn, you are never going to want to leave. That Bible verse is a fave of mine too! Really great job and I love how you made a calendar on the wall with chalk paint.

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:38 PM

      Thank you so much, Lisa. And you’re right. When I go in there, I don’t want to come out! lol

  • Sarah 08/17/2017, 11:04 AM

    Ahhh!!!! I love it!!! So bright and cheerful! What a fun space to work in!! πŸ˜€

  • Meg Smidt 08/17/2017, 11:56 AM

    SO much fun!!!! I love it and it looks so YOU!!!! Great work, lady!

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:38 PM

      Thanks, Meg!

  • Ken Hanaya 08/17/2017, 12:00 PM

    Awesome job on this. I love the shelves you put up. Excellent choice of colors too. Keep up the good work.

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:38 PM

      Thanks, Ken!

  • Courtney 08/17/2017, 12:33 PM

    I love some good office decor inspiration! Cute color palette and I love some of the different items you used to decorate. That accent wall is adorable!

  • Lauren | also known as mama 08/17/2017, 1:03 PM

    I LOVE everything about your office! We have very similar style – I also love bright colors with a bit of farmhouse mixed in. So glad I found your blog, I’ll definitely be following along!

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:39 PM

      Thanks, Lauren!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries 08/17/2017, 1:56 PM

    I love how bright, bold, and colorful it is. It turned out beautifully!!
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    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:39 PM

      Thanks, Corey!

  • Cherryl Ehlenburg 08/17/2017, 3:27 PM

    Looks like a fun place to spend your time! I especially like the verse on the wall!

    • Lynn 08/17/2017, 3:40 PM

      Thanks, Cherryl. There were so many I wanted, but I chose this one and I’m so glad that I did!

  • Krissy @thoughtfullyunraveled 08/17/2017, 3:33 PM

    Love the bright and vibrant colors! That quote on the wall is perfect too.

  • Heather 08/17/2017, 3:42 PM

    I absolutely love how bright and colorful it looks. It seems like somewhere you would want to spend a ton of time.

  • Jamie 08/17/2017, 5:03 PM

    Love the colors!

  • Shannon Dewease 08/17/2017, 6:00 PM

    So love love LOVE those colors! Awesome job!
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  • Neelie 08/17/2017, 6:40 PM

    I think I’m in love with the mix of fonts you’ve used for the writing on your wall πŸ™‚ How nerdy is that, haha!

  • Channon Gray 08/17/2017, 6:44 PM

    This room seems like such a perfect, cheery place to work in! I ADORE the bright pink against the mustard yellow colour!

  • Ashish 08/17/2017, 6:59 PM

    Wow, I love the colors. Studies found that the yellow that you used (or close to it) was found to make people feel more happy!

  • Denay DeGuzman 08/17/2017, 7:15 PM

    Wow! I love your home office reveal. It’s such a happy, beautiful, vibrant room. A great place to work and hangout. So inspirational!

  • Sam @ The Haunted Housewife 08/17/2017, 9:20 PM

    Yay, I love it! I knew it would turn out amazing. It kind of reminds me of starburst, lol! Such a fun little work space πŸ™‚

  • Yolanda 08/17/2017, 9:38 PM

    What a transformation. I love the vibrant colours too. What a great space to work and get creative in πŸ™‚

  • Amy Douglas 08/17/2017, 9:59 PM

    I just became so incredibly jealous and simultaneously inspired. Your space looks amazing. I would work through the night there! πŸ™‚

  • Cheyenne 08/17/2017, 10:16 PM

    Such fun colors!

  • Amy C 08/17/2017, 10:52 PM

    It’s so bright and cheerful! What a wonderful place to work! I love that Bible verse – have it hanging in my home too!

  • Carissa Eva Stephanie Vikis 08/18/2017, 12:03 AM

    I absolutely LOVE rooms that have vibrant colors. Everything falls into place and the colors aren’t loud. I would love an office space like this, I would never want to leave it!

  • Kristen 08/18/2017, 12:24 AM

    Love the yellow! Ship lap coasters are a really cool idea too!

  • Eve Morgan 08/18/2017, 5:16 AM

    Love the bright colours! Hopefully they’ll give you positivity while you’re working.

  • Sarah 08/18/2017, 6:37 AM

    It’s so bright and colourful! I love it – I’d be very happy to work day and night if my office looked like that! Great job!

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:19 PM

      Thanks, Sarah! I so love it!

  • Alexis 08/18/2017, 6:59 AM

    Your office looks so great! I love how bright and homey it feels. I’ve got my office 60% down but it needs some tweaks, especially after seeing yours!

  • Mary 08/18/2017, 9:01 AM

    i love all the bright colors and walls, so cheery!

  • Stephanie 08/18/2017, 11:36 AM

    Wow your office is beautiful. I love how vibrant the colors are. I can tell that you put a lot of time and effort into the details.

  • Helene 08/18/2017, 12:27 PM

    I love the way this office looks! I especially like the colorful squares on the wall!

  • Chloe 08/18/2017, 1:15 PM

    Hi, I wish that our office looked like this. I love the orange and pink blocks on the wall and the matching colours of the furniture. It is just how I would love my office to be, Chloe.

  • Oh to Be a Muse 08/18/2017, 1:22 PM

    I like that pink area and all the fun colors (yellows and oranges) in your home office.
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  • Sian 08/18/2017, 1:43 PM

    What a lovely office! It must be a joy for you to go to work now.

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:18 PM

      It sure is, Sian!

  • Amanda at The Light Owl 08/18/2017, 2:52 PM

    Love those bright colors! So much creative energy in there!

  • Shell 08/18/2017, 4:55 PM

    Wow!!! Everything turned out fabulous!!! I adore all of the bright and vibrant colors!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:17 PM

      Thanks, Shell!

  • Gigi Kiersten 08/18/2017, 7:02 PM

    Okay, that is my dream office. One day, I will afford to have a house with extra bedrooms to have my own office. I’m in love seriously.
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    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:17 PM

      Awww…thank you GiGi! That makes me feel good.

  • Andrea 08/18/2017, 8:31 PM

    I love all the color! I was visiting earlier in the week and saw a piece of your office (the board) you were doing, and now to see it all together is so great! Well done! My favorite is the “squares” part! πŸ™‚

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:16 PM

      Thank you, Andrea! It’s my favorite part too!

  • Allie 08/18/2017, 9:14 PM

    This is so awesome! I’m working on my home office soon. I love your calendar! Definitely think I want to use some bright colors in my office! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  • Neelam 08/18/2017, 9:43 PM

    Wow! What a bright and inspiring space! Love it! I love that your office is your favorite space – so important to love where you work!

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:16 PM

      It sure is, Neelam! Thank so much for visiting.

  • Kari 08/19/2017, 1:19 PM

    Looks great Lynn!! Love all the cheerful colors!

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:15 PM

      Thanks, Kari!

  • Mercy Russo 08/19/2017, 4:16 PM

    Wow so beautiful makeover, the colours are perfect, i love the decor

    • Lynn 08/19/2017, 5:15 PM

      Thank you!

  • Shelby @Fitasamamabear 08/19/2017, 7:24 PM

    Ah the colors! I love all the brightness- you’ll love working in that space!
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    • Lynn 08/20/2017, 2:38 PM

      Thank you, I sure do! It’s such a happy place.

  • Marina 08/20/2017, 12:08 AM

    Love it! it’s absolutely fantastic.

  • Shibani 08/20/2017, 3:52 AM

    Wow such bright colours, I’m sure they bring positivity in your work place. I love that hot pink shelf upon which u kept some decor items. I am actually wondering how did you made that wooden picture board(I would want one for myself as well) . Loved your entire room, every single detail literally.

    • Lynn 08/20/2017, 2:38 PM

      Thanks, Shibani. I can’t walk into my office without smiling. The wooden picture board is a tutorial I have coming up on the blog.

  • Amanda 08/20/2017, 8:37 AM

    I love all of the bright colours in your home office! The personal photos and cozy chairs are a nice touch.

    • Lynn 08/20/2017, 2:37 PM

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit 08/20/2017, 8:38 AM

    What a fun and energizing room. Great job!

  • Amy Blake 08/20/2017, 10:32 AM

    Love these colours! Such an amazing job!

    • Lynn 08/20/2017, 2:36 PM

      Thank you, Amy!

  • Chef Dennis 08/20/2017, 10:33 AM

    My wife keeps wanting to redo my office….sigh. But I like it plain and cluttered. Guess I’m a typical guy

    • Lynn 08/20/2017, 2:36 PM

      Hahaha Dennis. My husband is the same way. That’s why we had to get a house that would allow us to have our own offices. This way all I have to do is close his door and I don’t have to look at his clutter. πŸ™‚

  • Zoran Stankovic 08/20/2017, 12:41 PM

    Love these colors!Such an amazing job!I love it!

    • Lynn 08/20/2017, 2:35 PM

      Thanks, Zoran!

  • Stephanie 08/20/2017, 3:35 PM

    This looks great! I love all the bright colors and how light and open it seems now. You did an amazing job with this!!

  • Jillian Schleger 08/20/2017, 3:49 PM

    WOW ! You’ve inspired me to maybe redo a room for my office! πŸ˜€ Great job it looks fantastic!

  • Glenda 08/21/2017, 12:09 AM

    Wow, I’m super impressed with your office decor. I totally love the vibrant colors and how neat everything looks.

  • Gayathri 08/21/2017, 4:16 AM

    I love your aesthetic sense. The bright and colorful walls are my favorite and adding the white decor is the perfect choice.

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  • Keesha 08/21/2017, 12:17 PM

    This is absolutely beautiful. it’s bright and vibrant and perfect for getting you into the mind frame to work positively.

  • Mary Leigh 08/21/2017, 4:40 PM

    It really looks great! I love the grateful jar! I keep having intentions of doing that and never actually start it. It would be a great family activity, too!

  • Ramelle 08/25/2017, 11:33 AM

    Great decorating, looks awesome
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    • Lynn 08/25/2017, 4:13 PM

      Thanks, Ramelle!

  • Jocelyn 09/30/2017, 1:39 PM

    I love the pops of color plus reclaimed wood. I need to freshen up my guest bedroom!

  • Christine 09/30/2017, 2:05 PM

    What a beautiful office. So bright. You may not believe this, but I didn’t know you could get coloured chalkboard paint. What a great idea.

  • Kelly 09/30/2017, 6:09 PM

    Super cute I love all the pops of color!

  • Amanda 10/01/2017, 2:28 PM

    What a great design. I love the bright colours.
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  • FS Page 10/02/2017, 11:43 AM

    Your home office decor seems so simple yet so classic. Loved your taste for colors. The wood picture board has turned out really creative. Text on wall is so cool. I am definitely going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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