Is this the post you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for?
I mean I know American Idol has started and we are all voting and crossing our fingers that Lazaro makes it through to the next round….but today it is all about the details.
Remember the office make-over?
Remember the before.
Remember the after.
And somewhere between the before and the after….I left off the details…..until today.
Today is the day.
All you ever wanted to know and so much more……about the transformation of the over-looked, under-appreciated, almost forgotten little room under the stairs.
1. The chevron rug came from Ballard Designs.
I don’t know Ballard.
But if I did I would tell them thank you….for the best $49 I ever spent.
It’s indoor/outdoor rug that lives like it was hand-woven on looms by Italian rug masters when Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel.
The frames are from TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby.
The stool is from the side of the road where all really good furniture with a story comes from.
2. The filing cabinets were ordered online from Office Depo and built in under the stairs by the cutest carpenter on the planet.
I don’t know Office Depo either.
But if I did….I would say thank you for making a three-drawer filing cabinet and putting all the two drawer filing cabinets to shame.
Absolutely brilliant with great storage.
We painted the built-in top and center white to match the filing cabinets and added a gray stripe to the top with painters tape.
3. The numbers are from Farmhouse Decor.
I do know Barb.
She is amazing.
Unfortunately the letters are all sold out. But she does have so many other incredible things in the shop like this and this…….oh……and these.
And the best part?
She’s having a sale right now. Everything is 15% off until March 15. Just use the code Farmhouse15.
4. The bulletin board came from Hobby Lobby.
I love the shape and I love the shape even more with a 40% off coupon.
The wire baskets are another Hobby Lobby find.
The letters came off our high school marquee when they put in the electronic sign.
I love technology.
5. This is an upside down cabinet handle from Lowe’s.
I flipped it upside down and screwed it into the bulletin board. It’s perfect for holding push pins.
I also found those tiny enamel numbers at Hobby Lobby and made push pins by gluing them onto flat thumbtacks.
I love it all.
I adore those built-in filing cabinets tucked back under the stairs.
And the black and white damask file folders.
And the gray striped white table top.
And the chevron rug that makes my heart beat faster every time I see it.
And a month later…..I love it even more.
So here’s to you……you over-looked, under-appreciated, almost forgotten little room under the stairs…..
….you became the little office that could.
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