Beauteeful Living was recently featured in This Old House magazine! Remember my corner office makeover that I completed for last fall’s edition of the One Room Challenge? One of the writers for this Old House magazine reached out to me to feature my makeover in their July/August 2019 issue! I would’ve shared this exciting news sooner but I was on my summer blogging break. #BloggersNeedaBreakToo 😀
This little corner in my living room used to be one of the main sore spots in my home. With some chalk paint, pretty accessories, and chic furniture, the sore spot transformed into a modern glam space that I still love. If you missed the makeover reveal, you can visit this LINK.
Here’s the This Old House cover where my home office was published! (July/August 2019 Issue )
Turning to page 21, you’ll find my full page feature under their “Budget Redo” section.
Painting this behemoth of a bookcase (20 cubbies) took patience and several coats of paint but it was all worth it. The best part was being able to AVOID sanding the large bookshelf! In case you missed my step-by-step instructions, you can visit this post HERE.
Besides saving money by refinishing my bookshelf, I kept this makeover on budget by selecting items that were cost effective. In fact, the most expensive items in this space were the writing desk and side chair which totaled $294. A year later, both the desk and chair and holding up extremely well. Money well spent! By the way, the chair was purchased at my local HomeGoods store. Similar chair found available online HERE.
Looking for a small desk for your home office? You may want to read this post (5 Stylish White Desks for your Office Nook).
I’m so honored for this “budget redo” feature in This Old House Magazine. We all know how limiting it can be to update a space with a small budget. I hope my “Corner Office” makeover serves as inspiration of how we can make a big visual impact without having to break the bank.
Here’s the “BEFORE.”
Here’s the “AFTER.” 🙂
Thanks for reading today’s post! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! Ahhh…I’m loving these fall days 🙂
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