One Room Challenge: Week 6 (Rustic Home Office Reveal)

I am so happy with my rustic home office, y’all! The design & plans changed many times, and some decisions were made at the last minute, but it’s DONE. And it’s so pretty! A quick recap: I decided to participate in the One Room Challenge hosted twice annually by Calling It Home. I chose my home office to makeover and have been giving you updates along the way. Today is the BIG REVEAL so let’s get to it!

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

Daisy Mae approves. (Seriously, she loves that rug. Even when I’m not in my office, she goes in there to sleep on it.)

Now, no reveal is complete without a reminder of what this space looked like before…you know, for dramatic effect.

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

I didn’t realize just how much IĀ didn’t like the way it looked before until I walk into my rustic home office now and see how beautiful it is.

Before, I had half-painted walls, color everywhere, craft supplies I was never going to use, and random pieces of furniture that didn’t go together but served a purpose. It wasn’t cohesive, it was cluttered – physically & visually.

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

I took everything out of this space, and got rid of the huge shelving unit that used to house all of my craft supplies, scrapbooks, and whatever else I crammed on there. I got rid of a lot of the stuff that used to live there, and organized the rest.

I painted the walls a crisp white (the same white I used in my recent kitchen remodel). This room gets decent light, but it’s diffused by my front porch, so the white walls really brighten up the space quite a bit.

My desk was custom-built for me by my husband. We pulled a wooden console table that we were no longer using as the side piece. He then used 2×10’s to build the desk top, giving it a gorgeous dark stain to match the console table, and attached it with L-brackets.

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

I picked up some beautiful white curtains at TJ Maxx. The pattern mimics the pattern in the rug that I purchased from Wayfair but is subtle enough that it’s not overpowering. For a little touch of color, I added large bows made from wired ribbon found at Micheal’s.

My pretty little fiddle leaf fig tree now lives in here. I love the look of plants, and I’m slowly adding them to pretty much every room in the house!

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

My husband built some simple industrial pipe shelves over my desk for added storage, staining them the same stain as the desk top but foregoing the shiny polyurethane to keep them looking more industrial without being too matchy-matchy.

My mom gave me the large Sweet Tea sign at Christmas and it was only fitting that I move it into my office, right?

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

The crown jewel of this space is this incredibly gorgeous handmade wooden sign with my blog logo on it. My husband built that sign out of pallet wood, carved my logo into it by hand with his router, then used a Japanese wood-burning technique to give it the dark effect.

Needless to say there were tears when he gave it to me. It’s so beautiful! I can’t get over it!

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

On either side of my Sweet Tea & Saving Grace sign, I framed and hung two pieces of art. On the left is a hand-drawn mason jar and bible verse made for me by my dear friend Denyse from Faith in Heart.

On the right is a watercolor piece by my friend Carmella from Creative Carmella. I couldn’t resist the blue mason jar. (It’s a sickness at this point, really.)

I love the look of rustic, industrial furniture, but for my home office, I had to add a few feminine touches, too. The clean, white walls, industrial shelving, custom-built desk, one-of-a-kind handmade sign, antique pieces make this rustic home office cozy and professional.

I kept my bar-height table. This is the only piece of furniture that came back into this space. I moved my antique typewriter into my home office and added a few old photos of my family. On the keyboard are photos of my mom & dad, and in the back are photos of my grandparents.

I feel much more comfortable in this rustic home office now. There’s a natural flow in design and color palette throughout our home, which makes me happy, and since I work in this office full-time, I’m glad it actually feels like a real office.

To see this entire makeover, be sure to visit all the posts in this series by clicking the images below, and head over to Calling It Home to see all of the One Room Challenge participants!

[one-third-first]It's time for the One Room Challenge! I'm making over my home office (again), and for Week 1 of ORC, I'm sharing my plans and inspiration for a rustic home office.[/one-third-first]
[one-third]The One Room Challenge continues with Week 2, fresh paint, and a change of plans. I'm working on my home office but have had to alter the original design plans. Catch the latest![/one-third]
[one-third]One Room Challenge continues with my custom desk build, creating a beautiful L-shaped desk from a console table, IKEA Alex drawer unit, and 2x10s.[/one-third]

7 Responses

  1. What a lovely space Kirsten! I know you will enjoy working in there so much. I love all the personal touches! That sign is amazing. You hubby is talented!

  2. I believe in everything has a place, and everything in its place. How beautifully contrived manage your home office it looks so great, defiantly you will enjoy working in there. I am also inspired and impressed with the sign! It’s beyond belief šŸ™‚ Great work

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