When my creative brain starts going, it doesn't stop. I don't suppose all the episodes of Fixer Upper that I've watched help the cause, but I'm constantly searching for small ways to update my tiny 923 square foot house in a way that is affordable and not too scary (let's just say I've had a few DIY Pinterest fails).
I'm also a person that is incredibly driven by my environment and how it makes me feel, so I've already done a lot of updates on my house, but it's time to dig in and really make all those final pushes to make each room worthy of at least a good share on Pinterest, and I've decided to start with my office.
Here's the scoop on my office. It's this strange corner room at the end of the hallway that you have to walk through to get to the stairs, which lead to a lofted bedroom.
Currently I have the following items in my office - my desk, along with a small file cabinet, a big bookshelf, and a big DVD cabinet. Ideally I'd like to move the DVD cabinet to the living room, but I'm not sure how that will work out due to space constraints.
I have the original hardwood floors which are in good condition (big money save!), original trim, and pale yellow walls.
As I contemplate how I want this office to look, one thing I know I want is a barn door that can shut off the upstairs lofted bedroom to the office. Because the bedroom is lofted and you go up a winding staircase a door isn't needed, but aesthetically it will make the room look nice (plus the light switch is by the door, making it impossible to install one).
Here is a quick 'before' of the doors showing how they're next to each other, the light switch (and that ugly yellow wall!). The walls and all that trim is going to be white, and I'll be doing a full before and after when my remodel is finished. (OH, and excuse that baby gate. I don't have a baby, but my 9 1/2 year old black lab loves to sneak upstairs and un-make our bed when no one is looking, so I have to block her out when we're not home.)
As I'm looking for that perfect barn door I've been really inspired by everything I've saw, which admittedly makes it tougher to choose that perfect one, but below are a collection of barn doors that are inspiring me for my office remodel:
Right now I'm torn between a white or a black door. The walls and trim are white, and so is my desk and desk chair, but my bookshelf is black and so will my seating area, and I'll be putting in an area rug. I'm thinking the white may be cleaner and help the room look more open, but if you guys have thoughts I'd love to hear them!