Friday, June 1, 2018

Office Makeover for Mr. Front Porch

In the year and half that we have lived in our new home we have gradually been making over areas of it. Most recently we completed the master bathroom. If you missed that reveal you can see it HERE. I promised Mr. Front Porch that once we were completed with that room we would start on his office. His home office at the last house was one of the first projects I tackled. You can see it HERE. Most of the pieces we left with the house or sold.
Home Office Makeover- Beige Walls-Before-From My Front Porch To Yours

He eagerly worked on clearing his office out over a couple of weekends. You wouldn't have wanted to see the real before!LOL. 
Home Office Makeover- Builder Grade-From My Front Porch To Yours
It is a great space for an office.
Home Office Makeover- Before-beige Walls-From My Front Porch To Yours
Home Office Makeover-Before-Beige Paint- From My Front Porch To Yours
Home Office Makeover-Before-Window-Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
The double windows are great and look out onto the front porch.

Over the past year and half we have been going back and fourth on how "He vs I" want the office to look and thankfully we finally came to an agreement. 
I wanted a brick feature wall. He wanted barn wood. Barn wood won out because it was more cost effective. Next up came the paint color. I made a HUGE mistake when we built and chose the wrong color for the entire house so I jump at the opportunity to repaint any room in our home. I wanted the office to have a masculine English Country feel to it. 
Home Office Makeover- Paint Selections-Barn Wood-From My Front Porch To Yours
Color samples I chose are as follows:
F- Olympic Paint Feldspar
I-Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
N-Sherwin Williams Navy Seawall
C- Valspar Chimney Smoke
S- Sherwin Williams Slate Tile

Believe it or not the gal who likes to lighten and brighten things up actually chose a dark color.
Home Office Makeover- Paint Selection-Sherwin Williams- Iron Ore-From My Front Porch To Yours
I decided to take a leap of faith and went with my original inclination of using Sherwin Williams Iron Ore. Gulp! 

Home Office Makeover-Barn Wood-Feature Wall-Gray- From My Front Porch To Yours
The barn wood we chose has darker hints to it and so Iron Ore plays very well with it and the darker tones in our flooring as well.
Home Office Makeover-English Country-French Country-Desk-Chair- From My Front Porch To Yours
Shortly after we moved in I did purchase this desk and chair for Mr. Front Porch. The hunt was on for the pieces that would suit his needs. We debated on doing built ins but decided that if we were investing that much money into the space we wanted to be able to bring the pieces with us if/when we move. 
Home Office Makeover-Black Cabinets-Black Desk-French Country Sideboard- From My Front Porch To Yours
We chose two black cabinets to sit on the feature wall with this black desk in between. The black cabinets are not as large as the one pictured but I just pulled it for reference. We also chose this large sideboard that will hold his hobby materials. 
Home Office Makeover-Houndstooth Rug-Vintage Curtain Fabric- From My Front Porch To Yours
The curtains will be this vintage themed hunting/fishing  fabric. To ground things I chose a brown houndstooth rug. I actually purchased it when I purchased the desk and chair.

Things are coming together quickly. I already have the room painted. I just need to go back and do a third coat because darker colors show more roller strokes. I also already have the barn wood wall up and am doing something special to it.
 I can't wait to show y'all how awesome the paint looks in the space!



  1. I can't wait to see it! All the choices are wonderful.

    1. Thanks you Penny. Hope y'all are starting to dry out.

  2. Oh wow, I can't wait to see it all done. Your inspiration pieces are amazing.

    1. Thank you Marty. Can not wait to get it completed and figure out our next project. LOL.

  3. You're amazing! Can't wait to see it! LOVE the fabric....and that DESK!

    1. Thanks Kimberly. Waiting on the fabric to arrive. Crossing fingers it looks as nice as I think it will.

  4. This is going to be amazing!! I love what you are considering so far!

    1. Thanks Stacey! It is actually almost completed minus a furniture snafu.

  5. I think even though you picked a darker color for the walls the barn wood wall will lighten it up. Everything looks like it is coming together. Can't wait to see it finished!

    1. Thank you MaryJean! I think it is going to be on of my favorite rooms. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  6. This is my next big project! Creating a space to work on my blog,! I can't wait to see how your space turns out!


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