My Home Office Remodel

My home office is almost officially remodeled. It started with the rewiring. Getting a 74 year old farmhouse means knocking holes into walls.


Then you need a drywall guy. Because these walls are not just drywall, they are combination of drywall and plasterboard. Of varying thicknesses.

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I wanted some bright and new. I wanted to use some bold color combinations. I didn’t realize I was channelling my “inner Caribbean” but I guess I was.coralbookcasehomeoffice

I love using bright colours as they remind me of an old friend’s office in Canada. She owns her own business and is always coming up with new designs and colour schemes to keep her commercial office fresh and exciting. Just the other day, she told me that when it comes to commercial painting in Ottawa, she likes to use the same painting firm as they always do a good job.

Back to my own project now though and the desk is just some Ikea desks.

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I like the width of the desk, just 29 inches wide. This way I touch the wall and post stuff on my bulletin board. I am thinking of getting a custom desk-table made by our Amish neighbor down the road. I’m also considering potentially getting some antique furniture for the office as well.

I was tempted to put some of my things into storage while redecorating. I even did some research into Self Storage and there are so many different places to turn to if you’re looking for storage units.

Fortunately, I managed to move everything around instead, but I’d definitely consider something like a storage unit in the future.

A good friend of mine recently got an antique table for her living room from and she seems to love it. In terms of furniture, as you can tell I haven’t really made my mind up yet at all. I have not finished the yellow/blue wall yet, I need to hang more pictures, and bring my books back to the bookcase.

In general, I love it! I got rid of clutter, it’s better organized. I have somewhere to write in a notebook or tinker with items instead of uncovering the kitchen table. It’s bright and cheerful! My running gear has been removed to the downstairs workout room-pics of that coming soon.

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