Saturday, October 5, 2013

Our den, phase 2!

Our den/office has been a work in progress.  When we first moved in it was like this.  While I liked the look of the room it was not very functional.  It looked nice all closed up but when I opened up the computer cabinet it became a mess!  Plus I felt like I was working in a black hole in that cabinet!
This is what the room looks like now.  (sorry about the bright sun)
 We wanted a wall of bookcases and decided to go with the IKEA Billy Bookcases.  We chose a few different styles of Billy.  One has solid doors at the bottom and that hides our office equipment.  The rest are perfect for our books, my special finds, and storage boxes  for paperwork. 
The desk is our old dining room table from our last house. We had it in our basement.  I painted it with Annie Sloan (of course) Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue.  I love this color!
We reused the leather chairs we already had in the room.  They are worn and comfy!

This file cabinet is from Bombay & Company.  We have had it for a few years.  Now that I am looking at it I have the urge to paint it!  :)   The lamp and shade are from Target.  I got the shade on clearance for $6.00!  I like the pop of color!  The starburst mirror was another deal I found at Homegoods.  The blue candle is from Peir 1.

This little wall space is one of my favorite spots.  

The cabinets with the doors are great for hiding things.  We have all the cords running in there as well!


This room is almost done.  I just finished up trimming out the bookcases.  It was a much bigger job then I thought, but I love how they turned out!
Stay tuned..........
Have a wonderful weekend!