Megan’s office makeover | Craig’s List Wardrobe Reveal

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Furniture Feature Friday, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Room Makeovers35 Comments

After lots and lots of painting, the Craig’s List wardrobe we found for Megan’s office makeover is finished!

And, here she is.  The beast herself…

Megan's office makeover | Craig's List wardrobe reveal | miss mustard seed

Megan came to the studio yesterday to help us with the final coat of green on the outside (a custom mix of MMS Milk Paint in Boxwood, Lucketts Green and Mustard Seed Yellow) and the interior in Linen.

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Kriste and Megan also worked on cutting and hemming the curtains.  We’re just going to hang them on clips, so they just needed a double hem on three sides.  We’re going to hem the bottom in the room, once the curtains are hanging, so they hit the floor at the perfect height.

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This morning, my dad came over and installed some shelves in it, so it can be functional for storage.

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He screwed 1 x 2 supports along the back and some scrap pieces of wood on each side, measuring to make sure the shelves would be level.

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He then rested the shelves on the supports and screwed in one more support from the bottom, in the center, to hold the shelves in place.

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I then painted the shelves and supports in two coats of Linen, so everything blended together seamlessly.

Oh, that bead board.  I love it in the fresh coat of Linen.

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We decided to leave the finish unfinished and we didn’t even distress it.  It just looked perfect and fitting for the piece in its matte, raw state.

Megan's office makeover | Craig's List wardrobe reveal | miss mustard seed

We did get a little bit of cracking and chipping that, again, looks perfect for the piece.  I think sometimes we fight pieces too much, when they know exactly what they want to be.  We just need to work with them.

Megan's office makeover | Craig's List wardrobe reveal | miss mustard seed

Obviously, these are all fun accessories and some of them will be used in Megan’s space, but this will be filled with books, bins, papers, office supplies and whatever Megan needs to store.

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I just love how this piece turned out and can’t wait to see it in the space.

As a reminder, here is how it started…

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And now…

Megan's office makeover | Craig's List wardrobe reveal | miss mustard seed

Just in case it sounds like I was eating bonbons while everyone else was painting, sewing and putting in shelves, I was working on the slipcovered chair.  We’ll talk about that in the next installment.

And I think we’ll be ready to install everything in Megan’s room next week!

If you need to catch up on this series, you can find all of the links here…

part 1 | the before

part 2 | the “franken-chair”

part 3| the plan

part 4 | wall colors & design elements

part 5 | the slipcovered desk chair reveal

part 6 | the Craig’s List wardrobe

Megan’s office makeover | Craig’s List Wardrobe Reveal

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35 Comments on “Megan’s office makeover | Craig’s List Wardrobe Reveal”

  1. Oh I chuckled to myself with the bon bons comment… so something my sisters and I would say! This turned out just right- and I echo Kristine in that I love the styling. Looking forward to the big reveal, thanks for these little bits and pieces along the way.

  2. Haha Marian……you deserve a few bon bons and so do your helpers !

    LOVE the color and the styling and excited for the final reveal. xox

  3. I LOVE THIS! So simple and charming and lovely! Love the colors, and the styling, and everything! It would be the bright spot of any office!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  4. I love how its coming together, and so excited to see it all done, BUT I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be over!

  5. Really pretty. I love this direction your blog is taking–going outside the box to do designs outside your home. Your recipients will be happy, and it’s really fun for us readers!

  6. Love how this wardrobe turned out. I’m always so amazed by your work. I have a question about how your dad installed the 1 x 2 supports. I have a small wardrobe that I’ve been wanting to add shelves to, but I’m afraid that the screws will poke through on the outside. How does he known the depth of the screws that he can use? I can’t really tell how thick the side pieces of my wardrobe are. I don’t have a handyman around, so it’s up to me, I sure don’t want to wreck the piece. Thank you!

    1. Sure thing! You can usually see the thickness of one side somewhere on the piece, whether it’s the top, bottom or one of the sides. Snoop around and see if you can see an edge. Most wood boards are about 3/4″ thick, but it depends on your piece. They could be thicker or thinner. We attached a 3/4″ thick board to the bead board backing, which was also about 3/4″, so we used 1 1/4″ screws, so they would provide good support without poking through.

      I hope that helps a little!

  7. Wow!! Beautiful I love it and it’s literally perfect for the space and a spitting image of it from your inspiration sketch. I can see how you all have fallen for it (secretly I have)

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor
    xx

  8. Hilarious! I just used that “not sitting around eating bonbons” phrase last night and my kids were like…um…what are bonbons?! (And they are not kidlets either. Ha!). Anyway…nice make over on the Beast! Can’t wait to see the final reveal.

  9. I just love this piece and its styling! I’m still obsessed with your “Roy’s Upholstering” sign since that’s my grandfather’s name and his old career! Is it for sale?

  10. What proportions did u mix to get the green. Love and need the color.lol. Love the office, should be a wonderful for lots of work to get done.

    1. I didn’t keep track, unfortunately! I was just adding some of one color, then the other until it looked right.

  11. I have been watching with interest this office makeover and I can say that I love everything so far! Looking forward to seeing it all pulled together!

  12. Megan is going to have such an awesome office space! The cupboard is transformed and is over the top!

    1. Oh, it really was a little bit of this and a little bit of that until it looked right! I’ll have to try to replicate it. 🙂

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