More Office Progress

November 10, 2015 | Office, Projects

Since my last Office Updates post, not a whole bunch has changed.  I should really know better by now than to try and do any projects in my own home while in the midst of a flip.  While the to do list hasn’t gotten shorter, I have been making progress towards completion now that I’ve shifted my focus back home.

To recap and refresh your memory (since it was months ago and who can remember that far back)… so far this room has gotten:

-Uncovered and refinished 100+ year old wide plank pine floors (happydance)

-New baseboards and trim to match the rest in the house

-Repainted walls

-A new layout and new (to me) antique desk

-Cable ran through the wall so it doesn’t wind around the entire room’s baseboard anymore (another happy dance)

Custom cat perch

-A new light fixture


The remaining To-Do list for this itty bitty room is:

-Create cabinet to hide TV

-Make pillows for settee (one is made!)

-Make or buy roman shade

-Reupholster and put rolly base on vintage chair

-New knobs and paint cubby doors

-Way way in the eventual- refinish antique desk (so far in the eventual that it’ll probably be 5 years away, but a girl can dream)

-Hang plants in corner next to window

-Metal pipe picture rail above settee

-Style and organize! (let’s add a few !!!!! to this item for good measure since it’s the most fun part)


A rather long list for a room that’s less than 100sf, huh?  But it’s doable… I just need to DO it.

The first item on the remaining To-Do list Handy Dad is currently helping me with.  A custom TV cabinet.  Since this is my office primarily and den/tv room secondarily, I want to be able to cover up the tv with some pretty art and have it be out of sight out of mind when I need to focus on working.

After much debate and back and forth about how to engineer it, I ended up planning a shelf system with sliding doors.  I’ll apply store-bought frames to the doors after construction and the art (hopefully) will slide with ease.  When the TV is in use, it will be framed out and flanked with beautiful art.

tv cab 1

When not, there will be a decorative shelving unit with statement art in the center.


Aside from gray frames and colorful art, the rest will be painted white to match the walls and trim and not get too busy.  Like I said… <100sf.

As for the statement art, I’ve been positively drooling over this art from etsy.


So far Handy Dad and I have solidified our construction plans and started to cut out all the pieces.  Hopefully we can start the assembly this week!

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