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May 25, 2016
Today I wanted to share a super fun before & after with you. We have an extra room in the upstairs of the house that we’re renting that has always kind of just been a dump/sort of office room. It’s never had a ton of purpose and didn’t get much attention. But then, when Mysa was born, I had the perfect purpose for it and it became the Mysa office! Our landlord gave us permission to paint over the wallpaper, so after some paint, rearranging, and shopping the house for some cute accessories, it became a bright happy space to work in.
Here are some super stellar shadow-y iphone before photos. 😉
And here’s the after!
I love the little yellow velvet chair that we found for FIVE BUCKS at a thrift store… all it took was 20 minutes of tearing the skirt off and she turned out to be a beauty! When I saw it I got excited, then a little worried since it didn’t have a price tag, then excited again when we asked and they said it was $5! I love thrifting surprises like that! The midcentury table was also a five buck steal a couple years back at a thrift store.
Sitting and working at this desk is such a happy feeling! Its gigantic (if you hadn’t noticed), so that’s pretty great. This thing is a workhorse, let me tell ya’. And having the sun stream in and bounce off the pretty white walls is just heavenly!
I store the inventory of the Mysa Home Shop on this wall. These photos were taken over a month ago, so let’s just say the inventory has grown a bit since then. I may or may not need to expand my inventory storage area… 🙂
So there you have it! The Mysa office. I love being in this room now, and all it took was a can of paint, a few hours, and some creativity! Some people have asked how painting over wallpaper went… and it was a pretty good experience. It isn’t anything we’d do in a house we own, because you can see the seams and some ripples where the wallpaper isn’t perfect. But when our landlord said we could paint right over it we were wayyy into doing less work for a place that we aren’t going to be in for very long. Plus, it definitely improved this room, seams and ripples included.
Let me know if you’d like to know where anything is from! Most of it is thrifted, but there are a few things that you might actually be able to find in stores still. 🙂 Have a happy Wednesday, friends!
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