Happy Friday, friends! I thought I’d sneak in one last, quick office renovation update for you, as we’re nearing the end. Things are really progressing in that space and it’s starting to get exciting! This week we focused our attention on the built-ins and millwork. It’s feeling like we’re on the homestretch in here. Click through for the latest update and to see the progress we’ve made. If you missed any updates or want to revisit previous office renovation & design posts, click here. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Given Emmett has been relying on the shop workspace, the cabinets were assembled there and then we brought them home for the permanent install. It actually made things go much more quickly! It also felt less stressful for me because our house wasn’t totally taken over by construction materials.
Thanks to our careful planning (and double measuring), once they made it home, everything fit perfectly! If you remember, my first rudimentary idea / sketch for the built-ins looked something like this…
Of course it changed a bit based on the actual measurements and scale, but it’s always fun to see something from your brain come to fruition. That’s always such a fun part of the design process for me! Also- forgive my low light images… I quickly snapped them with my phone and it was a drizzly cloudy day yesterday.
We’re not quite finished installing the built-in quite yet… we still have more doors to hang, caulking to complete, and all of the doors needed leveled and hardware will need to be installed. However, this feels like enormous progress!
I’m definitely going to have an insane amount of storage in this room- which is optimal for a home office. Are you starting to see my vision come together? Is it beginning to make sense? Sometimes it’s tough to explain where a room is headed until it’s actually happening.
The air returns turned out beautiful and look really seamless routed into the base of the cabinet. That still feels like the best solution to me, and I’m happy we were able to make it work.
I also had a stain custom mixed to match our herringbone hardwood floors– I wanted the oak counter within the built-in to match exactly, and the finish came together perfectly. Check out the door and glass details, too! I’m feeling happy with my selections.
My art also arrived yesterday in an enormous box. It was fun to unwrap my beloved horses! I think they’re going to look dynamite once they’re installed in the gallery. I also had a lot of source questions about these after sharing on IG yesterday… the entire set (and individual pieces) will be available in the Tuesday Made shop next month! Be sure to keep an eye out over there if you’re interested.
We also began regular millwork this week… baseboard, window, and door casing. We still need to tackle the crown and panel moulding, but we’re making solid progress in this space. It’s starting to actually feel like a room again!
There you have it… that’s the latest! I’ll keep sharing as we make progress. I’m really pleased with how things are coming together, and I feel like our planning & patience is paying off. The last BIG thing we need to complete for this room is restoring and refinishing my antique desk. That’s going to require quite a few hours from Emmett, as it needs reinforcements in addition to sanding and a new finish. I’m still hoping to complete things before Christmas (as we’re having spontaneous holiday guests), but we’ll have to see. We have both been really busy packing orders at the shop (thank you for keeping us busy over there!), so we’ve been putting in some late nights. I’ll keep you updated! Any guesses who our holiday guests are? Here’s a hint- you know them well. Be sure to check back next week… it’s going to be a fun blog week that includes my 2021 holiday home tour, plus a couple good roundups for winter! Have a fantastic weekend.