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Must-See Home Office Makeover Before-After

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  • Do you love searching the decor trends? Have you ever looked at parts of your home, and thought it’s time for a change? I’m sharing a big jump forward on our home makeover. I am sharing my new home office makeover, and workspace. Plus some home office ideas.

If you have missed past posts you can see them here home decor ideas. Today I hope to inspire you to jump in, make plans, and give your home a refresh or home makeover.

It’s crazy how just making a few changes like patching up, painting, hanging curtains, and adding a few pieces of furniture can make all the difference in the world. Do you want to take your home office or home from drab to fab?

We are working on our home, and sharing each step of the way. You might remember where we shared how we updated our bathroom or converted a dresser into our kitchen island (that holds all our baking, cloth photo props, and other Cricut supplies)

Home Office Ideas

Do you have a small space or shared space but, want to create the perfect office. You need to see this before-after home office workspace, craft space makeover. DearCreatives.com #homeoffice #officeforher #homedecor #homemakeover #DIY #office #smalloffice #corneroffice #craftroom #workspace

This will probably take a few posts to share the whole DIY process. Above is a snapshot of the before/after of our home’s office space. Today I will cover a few design ideas, the before/after, the office furniture, and tips for shopping for decor online. Later I’ll share tips on how to hang curtains. Tips for patching, and painting. Later I’ll be sharing design ideas for the other half of our kitchen space. Be sure to subscribe to see all the home decor DIY posts.

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Home Office Decor Ideas

-We moved from a farmhouse to a cottage, (downsizing) and then to this more modern house (which was bigger) styled in the early ’80s. It’s been a fixer-upper from day one. Imagine green carpets, funky appliances, old cabinets, funky floors, and lots of things needing repairs….. Above is the inspiration for my home office. 

  • Room by room we have been trying to fix things up. This spring I want to keep going on our kitchen remodel, that currently is also my home office/work craft space.
  •  I created the design boards while seeing what would work for my space
home office set up ideas DearCreatives.com #office #homeofficeideas
home office ideas for her 

You might remember I shared some of my favorite office ideas for her, and office organizing ideas, plus the chair I purchased (this was for my sewing but, right now I’m using it in my new office). I really want a chair you can wipe down in my space (like the one linked above), since it’s in the kitchen, and where I also do crafts. 

Office Space For Her

small corner office space newly decorated with a modern computer desk. DearCreatives.com

I’ve had the same desk forever (shown below), and have not liked it. There was no top desk space. My new desk

  • I wanted something more modern, or mid-century modern.
  • This was a collaboration with Bellacor.
  • What do you think? I am over the moon I had the chance to pick out items that suited MY STYLE and design the best modern home office space for me. 
  • This space is now beginning to feel like the perfect space for me.

small modern home office space- office space for her. This is a dual purpose office - craft room workspace. See the before- after at DearCreatives.comBefore my space look cluttered, not having the proper storage (see images below). This can really be overwhelming at times. I love being neat, having my home – office space clean, and organized. The way things were I wasn’t able to keep things clean and organized as I’d liked. I also wanted my space to feel comfy, and cozy. I work writing at my desk, researching, and then crafting/cooking in the other half of my space. 

Console Table with plenty of room for office supplies or craft supplies. DearCreative.com

Home Office Makeover

 How to makeover your office space

From ugly to beautiful. How you can easily improve your home office space, and not shown a lovely console with storage. Before-After See all the home office ideas at DearCreatives.com
see below for the office storage cabinet

Recap of how far we have gotten with our kitchen/home office – workspace 

  • Old linoleum flooring removed and new wood floor laminate in
  • Old appliances out, new appliances in
  • 80s spaceship lighting out, new ceiling fan in

What’s left to do to our remodel home office – kitchen space 

  • Replace countertops
  • Fix, and Paint or replace kitchen cabinets
  • Add baseboards 
  • Touch up painting
  • Change wiring hub for modems, and cables for home’s internet

DIY Home Office Makeover 

Here’s how we started our home office makeover

Before – Home Office Makeover

Depressingly, ugly walls that need major help. Here’s where we start to get down, and dirty so to speak. 

home decor project , patching and painting walls usng patch paint, and BEHR paints © 2018 Theresa Huse

For my space we started with picking a paint color, and then wiping down walls, patching prior to painting. We brightened up the space. 

before and after white paint colors wall paint © 2018 Theresa Huse
Why did I go neutral? I have lots of color throughout the house. And wanted a clean, white look for my space to make taking photos easier. I knew I could add home decor accents that would give me the pops of color I wanted, without affecting my photo space.

Are you painting soon? See our living room transformation, and how to pick paint colors, with design resources here, and here

before ugly small office space, computer desk and set up. home decor ideas © 2018 Theresa Huse

We removed this desk, first by sorting supplies. Purging unneeded items, and keeping only must-haves. We took down the blinds. We organized our home wiring hub that needs to be wired inside through the walls. It’s the ugliest mess of wiring any house could have. Why wasn’t it installed in the garage when the previous owners had it put in? I’ll never know. Sigh. We will be tackling this mess another time. 

unboxing home decor items from BellaCor to put together for the office © 2018 Theresa Huse

When we were ready for the office furniture; We un-boxed the Oslo white computer desk with drawer (desk), and Natural Concept Table (cabinet) that we received for free, from BellaCor. If you have never visited them, they have a large selection of styles, home decor, home decor accents, and home remodel products to choose from.

un-boxed desk ready to have legs put on, and drawer nob added from BellaCor © 2018 Theresa Huse

Each piece came boxed, furniture pieces marked with tiny stickers, each with directions, a small bag of screws…, and parts for assembling the home decor office furniture. The desk only needed legs attached, and a drawer knob added. This was super quick to assemble, and easy.

assembled Oslo cabinet from BellaCor © 2018 Theresa Huse

The cabinet was a bit more time-consuming it came with many pieces, all clearly marked. This console was assembled in about 30 – 40 minutes by someone who knew how to assemble the items. You have the choice of using white doors or a dark grey which is on the flip side. (see below) Unfortunately, the top did come with a small scratch from the manufacturer. We were offered the chance to exchange it but, opted at this time to keep the product vs the timing of an exchange. (this image was taken before we added the baseboard, below after)

Inside storage of Oslo Table Console storage cabinet. Filled with office supplies, cooking books, and craft supplies. DearCreatives.com

Despite this, I love this storage cabinet. It’s the perfect size for all my office supplies, Cricut supplies, and cookbooks.

drawer of Oslo Desk from BellaCor © 2018 Theresa Huse

I knew I’d need the console for storage since I was going from a 3 drawer desk to a one-drawer computer table. This desk is perfect for keeping the most important things nearby when I’m working. Camera cables, notebook, planner pens, a tin with my SD cards, a flash drive, backup SD cards, and a password book. 

close up of Oslo desk Convenience Concepts Oslo White Computer Desk with Drawer on BellaCor in our home update © 2018 Theresa Huse DearCreatives.com

This photo is prior to putting up new curtains after painting. On my wish list is a Mac Desktop. This computer is a workhorse but, I can’t wait for the day to upgrade to a pretty, and a good computer for designing. Look at this desk!! It’s so pretty, and even more pretty in person. With its smooth surface, pretty white top, and sturdy wood legs. I am really loving working from this desk

Tips for purchasing your home decor online

  • Get Inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram…
  • Look at styles, and compare.
  • Create design boards or pin your favorite home decor styles.
  • Narrow down to your favorite styles. Mix, and match or stick to one style. 
  • Get out your measuring tape, and know what size space you working with, and what you need (tick those boxes).
  • Make sure you read the measurements online of the product you purchase.
  • Make sure to read through all the specs (materials used… if you want wood, see what’s wood. if you want easy to clean, see what’s easy to clean…) 
  • Read reviews.
  • Make purchase.
  • Assemble if needed, a place where wanted, and enjoy! 
  • Give a review to help someone else shopping (on the store’s site and if you have a blog).

Have you shopped BellaCor?

Why I like Bellacor they offer first-time buyers 15% off. It will pop up when visiting their site. They have an easy to spot daily sale items, coupons, and promos. When searching their site they do have a recent searched items bar. But, also bookmark  (or pin) what you like if leaving the site to make it easier to find again. Also use different search terms, when looking for home decor, or search by styles; such as modern, mid-century modern, and farmhouse… We all love options right? 

Assembly images, and closeup details of the furniture.

Midcentury Modern Console Table with four storage sections, and doors. Home decor that can be used in an office, livingroom or bedroom. Easy to assemble storage cabinet. DearCreatives.com

I really am enjoying the home decor products I received. They both are working great for my office workspace needs. Now I have my eye on this craft project center. I also spotted a farmhouse sinks that I’m crushing on, for when we fix our countertops and need to update our sink. 

AFTER – Home Office Makeover 

home office ideas We are sharing our home office beforeafter, along with home office DIYs you can do to make your space work for you. Plus tips for buying furniture online. See the home office organization tips, and DIY home office. DearCreatives.com
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Why not take a peek at everything Bellacor has for your home decor needs? I can’t wait to share a few more updates to this office space with you and give you the details on my accent pieces for the office, plus tips for hanging curtains.

Follow along to see what we are fixing up next. I love it when home improvements get done in my house. A refreshed space and home makeover are like a ray of sunshine. 

What home projects and home updates are you making to your house? 

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