Hello everyone! I’m Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. I blog about home decor, sewing, photography, and I love boy-oriented projects.
Several months ago I started redesigning our office to be my crafting area. We moved the piano out of it and put the piano where the dining room table was. We sold the dining room table and I used that money as my budget to redo both areas.
When you enter the front door of our home, the office sits on the left, with these french doors leading to it. I vowed to my husband that I would keep this area clean so it wouldn’t be an eye sore to entering guests. So far so good :)
Here’s the view as you walk in.
And here’s the view as you turn towards the left. Let’s break it all down, okay?
The built-ins were already here when we purchased the home. They hold a lot, which makes it easier to keep the whole area clean.
This is where I blog.
I made the “Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?” sign here.
I bought this little pen holder at a boutique in New York.
The decor on the high shelf is from a Utah store, TaiPan (though I think they’ve branched out to other locations a bit).
You can find more details about the framed objects wall from here. I wanted something unique and fun.
I needed some window covering for these narrow, tall windows, but I didn’t want the whole room to be fabric. The big window have huge curtains already, so I embellished some roller shades.
The recliner was more about price than form. We purchased the least expensive one we could find (ShopKo). I selfishly wanted to buy one so that my husband would sit by me while I blog in the evening. It’s fun to have him close by so I can get his opinion or show him things.
I turned this film projector into a lamp here and the painted doily nesting tables.
As you turn to the left…
…there’s the desk I refinished here for my sewing area. My father-in-law had this awesome chair in his basement and he let me have it. I love it. I thought about painting it, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it because it was in such great condition.
Here’s an old-window-turned-picture-frame.
My mother-in-law gave me these apothecary jars a while ago and I thought they looked pretty with thread in them. I picked up the wooden box at an antique shop and the lamp is from Hobby Lobby.
The curtains were my sister’s but she wasn’t using them. Score. I added a stripe of black and taupe to the bottom to make them long enough for the room. I love the fabric. (If you’re going to ask, she bought it for around $4 a yard over a year ago at a local shop here that doesn’t carry it anymore. Sorry!)
And that’s the new office/craft room! It’s so nice to be on the main floor close to where all the action is. It’s also been helpful to have everything in one room (computer and crafting). I’m really glad we switched it all up. It makes it really functional.
Thanks for having me!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful room, Cheri! Loved it! I think my favorite parts are the apothecary jars holding thread and your fabulous curtains! Make sure to stop by Cheri’s blog, I am Momma Hear me Roar and say hi!