Friday, January 15, 2010

The Office

Scotty: I don't think we need to do the office it looks fine.
Michelle: It doesn't look fine, it's gross.

(you can click on these to make them bigger, but this "before" pic is bad enough small)

First Scotty had to cut a hole in a wall to make a better access panel to the hot water heater. I stayed clear it was dusty! Once again you can see the smoke stained walls from where the wall border was. I painted the ceiling earlier in the day.

Back in the summer I bought a used kitchen table and six chairs. The table was a little worse for wear, and too big for the kitchen, so I had this great idea. Cut it in half and make desks! So I painted the office walls a grey/blue, and the white parts of the table a dark midnight blue, almost black. Actually we thought it was black in the store when picking colors.

Once each table half was mounted on the wall with L brackets, Scotty made a hutch for the side that wouldn't have a computer on it.

Added some trim. I painted it like the table legs, and the chair legs and backs.

Then we needed some corner shelves.

And here's The Office...

There's a litte closet behind the louver doors next to the hutch desk, that Scotty bought a $30 shelving unit for and just built it in the closet. I got that little black clamp lamp for $2.37!

I love when I enlarge the pics and see a spot I need to put another coat of paint, like the table!

Some left over black fake leather for a window treatment. I think it's called pleather, but that sounds like a porn movie, so I'll just go with fake leather. And the chair Scotty had to have also made of fake leather, found a new home, and it's in its rightful place in the house.

We needed a picture for over his desk, and he's a WWII plane buff, so I had a digital picture he had made into a print. We couldnt find a frame that was nice and cheap, so he made a nice and cheap frame!

This room is very very small, and it took the longest of any of the rooms, I think we started in November, but the holidays hit, Scotty went back to California for Christmas with his kids. I cant tell you how many coats of paint are on the table legs, black paint ....... what a pain in the doompa! Theres still not a door over the water heater hole yet, but that will be white. :-)

I'm trying to think of how much was spent on the room, but it's a bit hard. The kitchen table was $125 with six chairs. The office only has one chair, the others are scattered throughout the house. The wood and trim for the corner shelves was left over from other projects, and the little window treatment, so that was all free. The wood for the hutch was $25, and the bead board was left over from my kitchen and bath. The "must have" chair was $99, and paint was about $35-40. Picture frame was around 17 for glass and trim. Then Scotty bought some slide rails to make a keyboard tray for the table for 8 bucks. I'm sure I missed some things but for sure it will come under $375 for the whole room even with the access panel/door he has to make.

It's a small room but has a bunch of storage space and it's kinda cool too!



Janice said...

Michelle-----you are a treasure to do so much. Great room....great use of the space. Love the airplane pic and the desk was worth the work.
Scotty, you'se the man! Janice

debg said...

SUPER DUPER!!! I love the room. It is small, but cozy and efficient. And so Scotty! I can just see him clacking away at the computer in the room. Love it!

Colleen said...

I swear I have that same chair Michelle! Mine came with a rocking ottoman. got it about 6-7 years ago @ Kmart for like $99.

I'm still in awe that it occurred to you to cut an old table in half to make desks! Too damn clever!


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