I always love seeing the difference paint can make! A fresh coat of paint and quick color change in the bathroom has made such an impact.
- We removed the carpeting and installed 20 x 20 travertine tile floors.
- We removed the fiberglass shower and installed 4×4 tiles floor to ceiling for the shower instead
- Removed builder’s vanity and mirror and replaced with a DIY dresser-turned-vanity
- Faux finished the walls and painted
Here’s the before.
In the past, I mainly used our shared home office for embroidery and crafts. I work from home now and spend the majority of that time working in the office. Some time back, I updated the office inexpensively. Here’s that before and after.
I am super excited about the latest update: built-in shelves along with crown molding for the entire room! It’s always remarkable to me how much of a difference crown molding makes! We had a friend who is a master carpenter build shelves out on both sides of the window.
The bottom of the built-ins are actually kitchen upper wall cabinets. I chose upper cabinets because of their 12 inch depth. For shelf spacing, the first shelf is at 24 inches above the base cabinet, the second shelf is 12.5 inches above the first, the third shelf is 11.5 inches above the second and, the top shelf is at 6 inches.
The materials (mostly wood and paint) totaled $700. The project took about 5 days to complete and they make such a great difference! With these and the updated closet in this office, we now have plenty of storage space, which I love! There are a few small finishing touches to be made.
I am still deciding which cabinet knobs to install.
See related office projects at the links below:
Paint Colors We’ve Used