Progress in the Home Office

Well our home office makeover is now in full swing. I have started painting the old paneling in my favorite shade of white, Ben Moore's Navajo White, and OMGosh it is already making the room feel larger, brighter and definitely more crisp.

Here is the sad looking "Before" shot...

And now that the old love seat is gone, I brought in the Ikea shelving unit we already had in another room. I do plan to purchase a few of Ikea's wicker bins that fit into the cubicals. The wine rack is gone as well, but not the wine!!!

 You know I really love the look of painted paneling, it has kind of a rustic vibe, so as I was painting I started to think of what type of artwork I'd like to display in this space. We live in horse and farm country so I thought about giving the office a bit of a country feel. Then I remembered this painting I bought a few years back up at the flea and antique market in Brimfield Massachusetts.

The artist paints on reclaimed shutters, this one was from an old barn. Here she is with the piece she sold to me at her booth up in Brimfield.

Talented isn't she? I did have her card at one point but now I have no idea where it is. All I can tell you is that the piece is signed by A CLOUD.
But I have to tell you that paining this paneling is taking longer that I thought. Even though it has been painted at least twice before, that old wood is just sucking up the paint. I am pretty much putting on 3 coats of the Navajo White.

The furniture placement is not set in stone yet due to the fact that I am still editing pieces out.

All in all it is coming along and I think this room is going to be a great space for me and Mr. Rosemary Lane to work.

What projects are you currently working on now that the weather is getting nicer?

Hope your week is off to a great start!
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  1. Well, my last project (with a story of its own) is what I just posted today. Suffice it to say I will never take hardware off of a door again when I paint it.

  2. So far, so good, Barbara. I have always loved Navajo White- it is such a nice neutral. Can't wait to see the whole thing pulled together.
    That is a great folk art painting she did. Love it- xo Diana

  3. Love the piece you bought from Brimfield. I see it on Flea Market Flip. Wish we could go but just not doable.

    The office is looking good


  4. Barbara, pretty soon you and Mr. will be getting a lot of work done. Won't it be nice to have such a pretty space to do it in? We used Navajo White in our hall way and dining room when we lived in the house in Santa Cruz, but I haven't used it since. I remember how much I liked it..Looking good..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  5. Amy Cloud is your artist - she has an etsy shop! Looking good!

  6. Tammy thank you so much! I love her artwork so I will definitely be checking out her shop!
    XO Barbara


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