Thursday, March 20, 2014

Paint AND Shelves on the Walls

Have you been waiting around for an office update? Well, wait no longer!

Some projects around our house move turtle speed while other are rabbit quick. My husbands office is nearly completed, and I'm not at all surprised. When the hubs is motivated, he acts. The very next day back from our spring break trip he painted the office. 

Say bye-bye to the baby blue walls! Oh, and please excuse my husbands matching sweats (affectionately my gray marshmallow). 

We both opted for a dark gray. For a basement, there is a TON of light in most of the rooms, especially this one. The dark gray (which is Dark Granite by Behr) actually makes the room feel much larger and really emphasizes the ceiling height (10 ft). To say that we are pleased with the outcome is an understatement. I love it so much I'm trying to figure out where else I can paint it (and I have a few ideas)! 

(oops, this pic was snapped before we touched up the paint)

That very same day we built DIY pipe shelves. I have been pinning pipe shelves, pipe tables and pipe desks for quite sometime. I love them because they are unique and creative -- and perfect for customizing! I showed Landon a few pictures of them that morning and he was sold! It was an easy sale. Later that afternoon he sketched up the design and figured out the dimensions of everything (thankful that he did that part). 

We purchased everything at Home Depot. They cut the pipe and did the threading on the ends for us. We simply assembled and painted the pieces at home. Assembled first, and then painted.

We had planned on staining the shelves a deep walnut color, but once we had the boards on, we were kinda loving the natural wood color and how it provided a nice contrast against the dark walls. So for now the boards are in their natural state. 

And we haven't quite styled them yet, just simply grabbed what was already in the room and threw it up to get an idea of how it would look when finished. 

I can't tell you how fun this room has been for me. It's awesome to create a space for the person I love the most and we have had a blast working on it! Hopefully this weekend we will get the finishing touches in place and can share more with you next week!

1 comment:

  1. Looking good! Love the dark sophisticated!!
    And those shelves are frigging awesome!!