I have been a long time fan of Kim's blog, and her fabulous Wow Us Wednesdays link parties. I know if I'm not here right when it opens then my link will be WAY down on the list! I am so honored that she has asked me to share my favorite room with you today.
Solely because it's the most finished, I'd like to show you our "All-Purpose"...Study, Game, Computer, Library, Movie, Music, Craft, Office...Room. Many homes in our area have an upstairs bonus room, but when we bought this one-level house with a large office full of built-ins, we made it work for our family's bonus room. I'm a big believer in re-purposing, a treasure hunter at thrift stores, and a fan of making something beautiful out of almost nothing, and I used some of all those tricks in this room.
When updating this room, I went against the norm and decided to leave the stained woodwork-for the most part. I painted the walls a bright white and also painted over the stained backs of the bookshelves to lighten them up.
I also made some skirting to cover the open lower shelves. I'm happy with how they helped to streamline the appearance and once again lightened the look. There's lots of things like stereos and speakers and video games and toys and scrapbook paper and extra books and hard drives and a printer hiding under those skirts. Thank goodness.
Perhaps the two most dramatic things I added to the room are the dark smoky blue ceiling and gold trimmed painted accent panel. The dark ceiling adds some character and depth, and the lattice accent panel grabs your attention upon entering the room.
This room has it's share of DIY projects, my favorite being the drum shade that I made from scratch to bulk up an antique chandelier that hangs there. With little more than two wooden embroidery hoops and some tulle you can make one too!
My goal was to make the shelves pretty, but also functional for storage. I used baskets to add texture and corral children's books, lots of glass canisters and jars to store craft supplies, and was able to add in many special family mementos.
We were able to squeeze the piano into a corner, and it was the perfect space to create a gallery wall above it.
I hope you enjoyed my Office, and would love for you to come on over and visit sometime at Dimples and Tangles! Most recently I've spiffed up our Entry and am one project away from completing our Dining Room. The next big project on the list is my Master Bedroom.
Thank you so much, Kim, for having me today!
Thank you, Jennifer for sharing this beautiful room.
Okay, my readers, it is time for you to get comfy and pop on over to Jennifer's and look around. She has a beautiful home filled with color, which y'all know I love. There is a tab at the top of her blog that says Our Home. Just click on that and take the tour.
Have a super fun filled Father's Day weekend!
All past favorite rooms can be enjoyed here.