Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dark Secret

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year and enjoyed the holidays. We had 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6....yep SIX Christmases. And Judah was actually healthy during all of this, but I knew there was no way we were escaping the holidays without a cold. And now, lo and behold, everyone in our house is now sick. Fun. This has led to 5 nights in a row of crying, coughing, and runny noses.

To distract myself, I've been trying to concentrate on my New Year's Resolution: Re-do our office. This is the one room in the house that literally has not been touched. We have the same desks we had in college. There are cracks in the plaster walls, and of course the same paint color as when we moved in five years ago. This room gives me stress. It's a catch all for random crap as well as the place where Scott pays our bills and I attempt to paint every once in a while. It's like Monica's secret closet of clutter and crap from "Friends" - remember that episode where Chandler discovers what's behind that locked door in their apartment? Our office is just like that.

I'm about to reveal the "Before" photos - and I do this knowing that absolutely anything I do to this room will make for an impactful "After" shot.

Cue shower scene music from "Psycho"...

Now this room is TINY. But I have a plan. I hope I'm not crazy...but I think I want to go DARK on the walls. Here's what I'm thinking for the re-do:

Office Redo Dark Walls Bright Accents

I've already bought the rug and the pillow (both Target) and that framed art (Etsy). I have a similar chair to the one pictured, but it has a padded seat that I will recover. Also, I scored a freebie office chair from work that I will also recover, because Scott's large, ugly, black leather office chair goes with nothing. Granted, most of the work will involve decluttering and organizing. But I would eventually love for this to be a space that we can all actually gather in and work/play. Right now, Judah is not even allowed in the office because it is the "room of dangerous objects and cords."

What do you think? Any suggestions? Any experiences with going dark on the walls in a smaller space?

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