ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS DIY
September 17, 2020
Before we get into the details of this home office nook, it wouldn't be a true transformation without a good look at the before photos.
As you can see, this office nook space was really blah. Super plain and it really didn't look pleasing to the eye because I had taken down some previous wall boards and never did anything with it. But don't fret, it's time to make this space come to life.
When I first started this project, I knew I wanted it to be really simplistic , yet stylish. Surprisingly, I only used a few products on this makeover but the results were amazing. Let's dive into the details.
If you are more of a visual person, don't fret, I was able to catch the whole process on video!
I first started off with painting the adjoining walls. I knew I wanted the space to feel bigger and brighter so I opted to go with white.
To create contrast, I decided to use two different whites; Swiss Coffee on the adjoining wall, which is more of an off-white, and Ultra Pure White on the the back wall; a pure white.
Luckily, there wasn't mush guess work when determining how much paint I would need. I was able to use The Paint Calculator right in Home Depot's mobile app to determine the amount of paint needed for this project.
Once you pull up the paint calculator, on The Home Depot's website, you enter in all the dimensions for the room and then it calculates the amount of paint needed.
I absolutely love this calculator because it prevents me from buying excess paint. The Home Depot's mobile app is full of all sorts of great calculators and tips and tricks to help with your projects.
I also decided to mix it up a bit and throw in a beige color (Behr Sandy Clay) for the built ins to give the home office nook a more warm feel. Paint is always a great way to transform a space on a budget and it really went a long way on this project.
I always love working with shiplap because its the quickest way to cover up a wall quick and easy, while remaining fun and stylish. I also wanted to use the shiplap because I knew the vertical lines would make the space feel a lot bigger.
I started from top to bottom and started placing the shiplap into place. Once I cut the boards down to size, I attached the shiplap to the wall with my brad nailer and 2" brad nails.
Now during the shiplap install, I had a little bit of a mishap and accidentally broke off a piece of my outlet plate, but luckily I was able to recover quickly with The Home Depot's Image Search feature on the mobile app. This is a great feature if you are looking for items quickly or if you can't remember the exact name of the product you're looking for.
When you open up the Home Depot App, you have an option to either snap a picture or search the product by voice and The Home Depot App will find product options for you. Even better, the "Product Locator" feature will show you exactly where you can find the item. It's like having a GPS for your shopping.
Once I got to the end of installing the shiplap, I realized that I would need to cut down the last piece of shiplap down to fit into the remaining hole. So I used my Kreg Adaptive Track Saw Cutting System to cut the shiplap down. This tool made it really easy and simple to cut those smaller pieces down safely.
Once the shiplap was into place, I went back with wood filler and filled all of the nail holes. Once that was dry, I used some sandpaper to gently sand all of the excess wood filler off of the shiplap to prep it for paint.
Now on to my favorite part; the butcher block! I recently used butcher block in a Kitchen Reno project and I fell in love, so I new I had to incorporate into this project somehow.
I love that The Home Depot has a "Buy Online, Pick up in Store" Service, where you can purchase your items online and they are ready to go when you get there.
When you order online, be sure to select the "Store Pickup" option and once you purchase your items, you will get an email notice when your items are ready for pickup.
If you're store is anything like mine, then they offer Curbside Service as well, so you don't even have to leave your car! When I arrived to the store, I text the Curbside Pickup line and my butcher block was brought out right to my car and loaded in the back of my SUV. Sounds like a win to me.
Adding this butcher block to the desk was such a great design element and it gave the home office space a sleek look. Its also really durable and a great addition to the space.
I secured the butcher block down with four screws from underneath and she sits nice and sturdy into place.
Once everything was painted and sealed, I knew this transformation was one I was going to absolutely love.
Now enough talking, let's get into the final reveal. I am so happy with how the nook turned out and I'm even happier that it was an inexpensive project.
Of course, I had to add some goodies. I was able to grab this amazing office chair and a few decor items, like these decorative vases and wire baskets.
Luckily, they qualified for free shipping, so it was delivered right to my doorstep while I was working away on the DIY Home Office Space.
I mean this couldn't have turned out any better than it did. I really love the look of the butcher block with the warm tones. I can definitely get used to this home office space.
The transformation is just WOW! I mean look at these before and afters. Amazing what a little paint can do right?
You can really see all of the differences clearly when you look at the before and after side by side. This transformation really opened up this space and I can't wait to start working in my new office space.
With a little paint, shiplap and elbow grease, this DIY home office nook really feels like a brand new space and I couldn't be more happier with how it turned out.
Welp, that about wraps up the DIY Home Office Nook Makeover. I hope you enjoyed this project and I can't wait to see how you transform your spaces. How about one more look before we go?
As always, thanks for reading guys, XOXO Ashley.
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