Slowly making progress on converting the dining room into my home office. The obvious place to start was with my workspace. Remember the white parsons desk (an Overstock purchase) in our old office?
Yeah, it rarely looked like that. In fact, most days it looked like this (and only seemed to get worse, the busier I got):
I was piling piles on top of piles and using a little chair beside of my desk to lay out my design presentations. Not so great.
Enter my first Craigslist purchase for the new house:
I found this beautiful farmhouse table and the seller only lived five minutes from my house. It was meant to be! Since we technically no longer have a “formal” dining room, I liked the idea of using a big table as my desk that could serve double-duty for parties, if needed. And, I have plenty of room to lay out all of my “stuff.”
The table was even more distressed in person that I had originally thought from the Craigslist posting. Although my kids are thoroughly confused as to why my new desk has “holes” in it, I love the character of the wood. I paired it with a couple of aluminum side chairs, and a tufted linen chair that I found at TJMaxx.
(Do you know how much I love Post-It notes? I realized they are in every desk picture. There’s some wonderful thrill in writing something down, and then getting to peel it off, wad it up and toss it when I’m finished with that little task. . . )
One thing I really wanted to incorporate in our new house was lots of great texture. I think that’s why I’ve been so drawn to old farmhouse tables lately. I’m such a fan of mixing them with sleeker, modern pieces:
In addition to purchasing the table, I also spent last night painting most of the room “Worldly Gray” by Sherwin Williams.
And, I’ve enlisted some help on bringing one of my visions for the space alive. I’ll show you more next week.
Check back tomorrow for this week’s installment of “Now. . .And Then”.