Office Makeover – Answers to FAQs

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Thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments about my home office makeover.  I really love the space as well and it’s amazing to look through my kitchen into that room and see it finished.  I was asked quite a few questions about it, so I thought I would answer some of the FAQs in a post.

First of all, the wall color is Grey Owl in matte and the trim and cabinetry is Waterborne Impervo, satin finish, in White.  Both are by Benjamin Moore.  I think the ceiling is Dove White by Sherwin Williams, but I painted it about five years ago, so I’m not 100% sure on that one.  All of the building materials were purchased from Lowe’s or Home Depot, except the plywood, which was purchased from a cabinet shop that was going out of business.  We were able to buy 10 sheets at $25/sheet, which is about half of what it would cost at a hardware store.  The hooks were purchased at Hobby Lobby and the cabinet hardware is from True Value.  You can find the knobs here and the pulls here.



The counters are made out of solid oak boards that my husband joined with a pocket hole jig and I stained in dark walnut and finished with a coat of clear Briwax.


I’ve also been asked if there will be any tutorials on how to make this.  Well, yes and no.  We basically made this up as we went along, so we didn’t take pictures or make videos along the way.  We (and I say we meaning my husband and I) do have some plans, though, to bring more wood working posts your way.  I’ll let you know more about that once things are firmed up a bit more, but I’m really excited about getting him more involved in my weird little world and he has a lot of knowledge to offer.


Lastly, I know some of you are confused about the layout of my house and I’m sure I’ll give a full tour some day, but until then, I wanted to clarify that I have TWO offices in my house.  The one pictured is our home office, which is the room in between our dining room and kitchen.  The second one is off of the small downstairs hallway and that one is my Mustard Seed office.

I hope that answers some questions!

Office Makeover – Answers to FAQs

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