Here we are 10+ months into my home office renovation (catch all of my update posts here), and I feel like we’re really starting to gain some traction. This month has been the month that our custom items have come to fruition. From my daybed to our built-ins and my custom credenza, things are taking shape in a physical form. Click through for the latest office renovation update, as I catch you up to speed on where we’re at. Things are really going to begin moving fast from this point forward, and I couldn’t be more excited!
Ignore the dirty glass on my pocket door, and focus on that beautiful light fixture! My chandelier is finally up, complete with a gorgeous ceiling medallion. Emmett even installed a dimmer for me, since I usually work late office hours. It’s difficult to believe this room didn’t have any existing lighting before we began renovating… not a single overhead light, sconce, or recessed can. It always felt like a cave and I relied on lamps, but not anymore! Gone are the days of zero lighting.
My custom credenza is also taking shape. Emmett is building it at his work (they have the best resources), and he has been sending me progress updates each week. The doors are stained, the body is assembled and stained, and now he’s working on the custom wood hardware I sketched for him.
The wood I selected is rift cut white oak with a clear protective finish. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s durable and the grain still shows through nicely. It’s warm, but not too warm, and it will look perfect with our herringbone floors.
Our built-ins are also getting painted! We’re also taking advantage of the spray booth at Emmett’s workshop and they’re looking perfectly glossy. If you’re curious about the paint color, I linked the entire palette in this post.
Below is a peek at the face frame for the built-in. Tilt your head to the left and imagine the thick piece being at the bottom with base moulding attached. Is it making sense now? All of the pieces are like one giant puzzle that will fit together seamlessly once we get it home.
I am most excited about the built-in doors. Check them out below. Those X details were tricky, tricky, tricky! They are currently unfinished, but will be painted the same color of white as the rest of the built-in. They’re also pretty giant in person. I cannot wait to see them in the space. They’ll also have glass in between the panels, which we are still waiting on. We ordered it custom from a local company.
Last but not least, my daybed arrived! After the drama surrounding this piece, I’m thrilled we were able to take the local route, support a small business, and I’m super pleased with the end result! It’s customized to my liking, I selected a performance fabric to withstand our dogs, and added charming bolsters. I even color matched the plinth base to my credenza. It’s all coming together, friends! I’m going to work on a separate blog post on designing and ordering completely custom furniture, once the office is finished and I can photograph it properly. It’s easier than most people think!
I know these process posts might be boring to some of you, but they’re all an integral part of how we get from point A to point B. I’ve actually really enjoyed taking our time, and stopping to share every little detail with you. It’s a TON of work to renovate a space and focus on all the little details, like I enjoy doing. It’s not a quick flip, and I’m proud of the time and energy that goes into our projects. I hope these renovation updates are at least somewhat educational and little bit entertaining. Here’s to hoping I have a big reveal for you soon! Before Christmas is our goal- we’d love to finish before the year’s end. I think we can do it, but we’ll see! As always, thanks for sticking it out with us and cheering us on. I appreciate it more than you know!