The 30 Day Room Challenge Is Over

Well it is June 30th and my new office/craft room is not complete but nothing in my house is ever really finished.  I am constantly changing things and moving stuff around, I’ve been this way all my life.  Even as a teenager I constantly rearranged my room and changed out my accessories.  It drove my Mom crazy.

So here are the before and after photos.


Bonus Room 4


Front window

I love globes, what can I say.


Bonus Room 1


Corner with alcove

See the story of the Vintage Brass Drum Stool I’m using here as a side table.


Bonus Room 3


Double Windows 2

Drapes here on the windows behind the desk will enhance and soften the space.

Double Windows 3

I love the natural light pouring in through these two windows.

Double Windows


Bonus Room 2


Builtins Partially Painted

This is the most disappointing part of my makeover.  The built-ins proved quite a challenge and painting them was an epic fail, but I am not throwing in the towel yet.  Check back to see how I turn this failure into a success.

There is much more in the works for this space and I will do a final reveal, but mind you I decorate slowly.  I love this quote from Myquillyn Smith, The Nester “SLOW decorating is a HUGE part of creating a space that serves you and your family.”  You can read her post about slow decorating here.

To Do List

Complete painting built-ins

Hang the drapes (from Ikea)

Style the built-ins

Set up the alcove as a wrapping center

Purge and organize craft supplies

Wall décor (projects in the works)

Paint bentwood hat rack for my collection of straw hats

I’m sure more items will crop up as time goes by.

Thanks to Serena for the inspiration and her undying encouragement.

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The Day June Room Challenge

Chandy for New Office

Color Palette for New Office



Sharing with some of these lovely hosts and hostesses

Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

French Country Cottage

A Stroll Thru Life

Savvy Southern Style

Stone Gable

The Dedicated House

Jennifer Rizzo

Knick of Time

A Delightsome Life

Nifty Thrifty Things

We Call It Junkin

Pieced Pastimes

Sir Thrift a Lot

Dagmar Bleasdale

Melissa’s Antiques

The Cottage Market


  1. I love your globe collection and the little wagon basket you have them in!! Your projects are looking good. I wish you luck on the built ins, hopefully they will come around to look great!

  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Wow, it looks amazing I love the soft white and gray. The bookcases are fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  3. Sharon, this looks sooo good! I love the cata-corner (sp?) position of the desk. It adds some interest to a corner! I’ll have to try this! I’m glad you joined my 30-Day June Room Challenge! I hope you’ll join again in August!!! 🙂

  4. that is a great after! i need to bring some globes into my life.

  5. Everything looks great! I especially love the globes.

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