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Monday, September 17, 2012

my latest project: a dreamy white office

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Have your seen this photo floating around the Pinterest world?

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How about this one?

This past weekend, I finally tackled my cluttered office. I’ve been slowly dismantling it over the last several weeks and these photos of white, stream-lined work spaces were my inspiration. What is it about the color white? Lately my eyes have been drawn to pictures like these and I just love this look. I find it pretty and refreshing.

Right now I’m going through this phase where I’m craving simple beauty. And I’m tossing out lots of “things” and keeping only what I love.

What better place to focus on… than the spot I spend so much time in?

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  First we got rid of the bulky, dark corner unit we no longer needed.

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And this weekend Mr. Moss and I began to clear out my small office.

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I can’t believe how exciting it feels to completely purge this room and start fresh. Do you ever look at a room and feel this way?  In this picture you can see the stacks of paper work that didn’t have a place … and it was really bugging me.

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I couldn’t wait to see the white paint on the walls and yes, even the floor. I know some people might frown at painting wood but I love the look, especially when the wood is a inexpensive Home Depot purchase like our floor here.

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It was in pretty bad shape.

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I had a silver-gray color on my walls which I liked, but I really wanted to go for the drama of white floors and white walls. What do you think? As you can see, I already have white wood on the ceiling.

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I know there are various ways to paint a floor. But this is what I did. Because I wanted to avoid sanding the entire floor, I used this deglosser instead. I’ve been told that it works well so I followed the directions, then I applied this primer/sealer.

That’s where I am so far.

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Here’s a peek.

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And here’s my view from my office this morning. Pure chaos right?

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And this is where I’m writing this post. So I guess it’s official. It seems I’ve become a dedicated, slightly crazed blogger.

Yep. That’s me….

Stay tuned friends, I’ll keep you posted!

Leslie

 

Look where I’m linking up at:

http://betweennapsontheporch.net/squirrel-wars-the-191st-metamorphosis-monday/

http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2012/09/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no131.html

http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2012/09/cowgirl-up-linky-party-33.html?

9 comments:

kendra kay said...

I can't wait to see it! i know you will make it fabulous!

Susan Herin said...

Leslie, this is going to be wonderful when you're done! I love white rooms...the older I get the more I seem to be drawn to them, too. Can't wait to see the white floors!

Leanne @ Uber Simplicity said...

Love it! We have very similar taste, I want a white office as well. But I want to makeover my bedroom first, in white! Can't wait to see it all finished.

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Leslie, so nice to meet you, and you've got guts girl! The floor looks ahhhhhmazing! Can't wait to see the office all finished!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

It is going to be amazing, can't wait for the reveal!
♥Linsey

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love the white floor! Can't wait to see the reveal. I'm sure it will be beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

A Walk in the Countryside said...

Wow! Talk about total change! I can't wait to see what you do next!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I'm sure Mr. moss was thrilled with your project! At least he was helping! Isn't it amazing how "stuff" accumulates so quickly? I love the look you're striving for and I'm sure it will be lovely!

suzyq said...

I can't wait to see this room makeover!!!
Love the french doors in black btw!
I'm trying to get the energy up to clear out my bedroom and paint my floors in there :)
Your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
Hugs,Suzan

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