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Our Office Dining Area

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com I hope you had a great weekend! We worked both Saturday & Sunday, but it was nice to get a lot done. Little by little, we’ve been turning the office space we’ve been renting into a place that feels more like us. I painted the bathroom, we renovated the kitchenette, and now I just finished the dining space on the opposite side of the break area. We’ve been spending a lot of time here lately, and we even have a new team member helping us with the shop. I’ll have to properly introduce you to Jordan soon! Anyway, it has kind of been our home away from home lately, and I’m feeling happy with how things are slowly coming together. Click through to check it out, and I’m also sharing 10 of my favorite home finds from Joss & Main’s Spring Edit!

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Let me preface this post by saying, I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to photography under fluorescent lighting. Oof. I struggled! In person it looks really nice (despite the standard office lighting), so you’ll have to take my word for it. Hopefully you can still get a good visual for how the space looks!

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com We’ve slowly been updating the office building on a tight budget. The previous tenants (a concrete company), left the dining table behind, and I actually really liked the shape and modern pedestal base. I gave the top a fresh coat of paint because it had seen better days, but nothing beats a free table! I think it cleaned up nicely. The chairs were a lucky vintage find, and I think they’re a nice contrast to the modern table.

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com Given this space feels pretty cold & clinical with the LVP flooring, white drywall, and cinderblock wall, I wanted to add a lot of texture to this area within the furniture and art. I also added a pair of table lamps that hopefully make it feel a bit more inviting.

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com We installed two cabinets, side-by-side, to create a budget-friendly sideboard for storage. I feel like it rivals some of the high end designer ones, but cost less. It’s actually the same cabinet we have in the office bathroom, except in black.

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com The cabinets came from Joss & Main’s Spring Edit. They just launched this season’s selections, which features trends, materials, colors, and items that are forecasted to be popular in the coming season. I noticed lots of woven materials, casual upholstery, organic ceramics, florals, and their lighting section was really good in this one! I’m going to share my 10 favorites from the edit below.

Click directly on my finds to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…

01: chandelier // 02: cane chair // 03: ceramic vase // 04: accent cabinet // 05: terracotta vase // 06: coffee table // 07: floor lamp // 08: woven chair // 09: cone pendant // 10: swing arm sconce

The cane chairs (#2) look really close to my vintage ones! Those were a fun find. From furniture to decor, everything ships fast & free. The items within their Spring Edit are also designed to be mixed and matched, for easy styling. They share a trend edit every season and I’ve really enjoyed reading their predictions and browsing the new seasonal products. I’m glad I was able to snag a couple cabinets for our office.

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com On the opposing side of the dining area, is our little kitchenette. I’m calling this room good. Between the dining space and the kitchen area, I’m really happy with how things came together… and we did it on a mega budget!

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com Next, I need to paint and style our workspaces (the main office area), a little seating spot, and the hallway. We’re on the home stretch over here! I just want to make sure it’s a happy environment for us and our team, as we can hopefully grow a little in the year ahead. It has been fun.

Our Office Dining Area - roomfortuesday.com I’ll be sure to share my gel stain tutorial (for the artwork frame) soon. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know about! Questions about this space, our office building, the shop, or even my spring selections? I’d love to hear them in the comments below. Have a fantastic week, my friends!

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    March 15, 2021 at 5:31 am

    Everything is looking so cute! It’s amazing that you can make LVP and concrete block feel this warm and inviting. That’s definitely important if you’re spending all of your “free” time there! I loved that little cabinet in the bathroom, and they’re super together as a credenza. I always admire the different textures of caning, especially in black. Why don’t I own any? For vintage chairs, yours appear in remarkable condition! (Maybe that’s why I don’t own any…) Laurie Anne’s print is the perfect touch to bring everything together. Here’s hoping my week is as productive as your weekend!😉🤣💜

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      Sarah
      March 15, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks, Peggi! I wish I would’ve thought to take before images- you’d think I’ve been doing this long enough to remember that crucial step, haha. The walls were yellowed and the floor was pretty disgusting. After lots of cleaning and fresh paint, it still felt cold. I think styling furniture and installing art was the remedy. I don’t mind spending time in there now. We ordered pizza the other night and stocked our little fridge with beer & wine for late nights (or office parties, haha). I’m so surprised you don’t have anything cane or woven! I know you love texture, vintage, and organic materials- so I just assumed you had some really amazing cane pieces. I’m pretty sure I have a vision of your house in my head (since we talk about it!) and it’s probably 95% inaccurate. Lol! The vintage chairs are in AMAZING condition. They used to live at a local restaurant here in Salt Lake City, and they were covered with heavy chair covers their entire life. Laurie Anne’s paintings make me so happy. I just love her use of color and brushwork. She’s so good! We’re headed to Joshua Tree next week together and I think we’re going to do some plein air painting. I can’t wait to take a stab at it myself! Have an amazing week :) xo

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        Peggi
        March 16, 2021 at 6:12 am

        Joshua Tree! That was our cancelled Spring Break trip from last March. Sad face. Have the most amazing time!

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          Sarah
          March 16, 2021 at 9:14 am

          I know :( I hate that for you! The airbnb we found is in the middle of the desert, and it seems really beautiful. I’m going to try to post a tour on the blog when I get back! I’ll be sure to share details if it’s nice and works out well. Maybe you can replan your trip?! It’s dog friendly, too.

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        Lauren
        March 16, 2021 at 8:14 am

        Joshua Tree!! That’s only an hour or so from me! How awesome- I’ve never been there (except driving through), and actually was planning to take the kids to the living desert next week! Have a great time!

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          Sarah
          March 16, 2021 at 9:00 am

          Really?! I’m excited to get away. We rented a really cool airbnb in the middle of the desert. I’ll have to share if it turns out to be good! :)

          • Lauren
            March 16, 2021 at 10:18 am

            Please tell me it’s the Joshua Tree house! I’m dying to rent that one! Sounds like you’re goi g to have a much needed nature break!

          • Sarah
            March 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

            It’s not, but we looked at that one! It’s gorgeous! We had to find a dog friendly options because we’ll have our two, and our friends are bringing their dog.

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    Lauren
    March 15, 2021 at 8:10 am

    It turned out quite lovely Sarah! I love the dining table, and you’re right, the vintage chairs contrast well with the modern shape of the table. Those lamps are adorable! Laurie Anne’s artwork in the space just takes it to a whole new level of cozy cool! Watching your stories with the gel stain was a happy surprise and I’m looking forward to your tutorial. I’ve never used gel stain before, but I’m so intrigued! Your office space is shaping up and you are doing a wonderful job of turning it into a home away from home-it really looks incredible Sarah! Happy Monday!

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      Sarah
      March 15, 2021 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, Lauren! I am really glad the previous tenants left that dining table behind. With some cleaning and paint, it turned out to be a cute little table! The lamps came from HomeGoods a couple years ago (they’re Ralph Lauren Home) and have been taking up space in my prop closet. I’m happy to have finally found a place for them! Laurie Anne is so talented. I can’t get over how amazing her paintings and prints are. It’s fun to have a BIG one in the office dining space. We carry lots of her little ones in our shop, so it felt fitting- especially in our office. Yes!! I’m definitely going to share a gel stain tutorial. I actually prefer it to regular stain for lots of projects because it’s much less messy, and I feel like it’s easier to get consistent. Thanks again for your sweet words about the office- it’s feeling better to me :) We had charcuterie there over the weekend and I had that “this is a really nice moment” feeling. Haha! Have a great week, Lauren! xox

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    Danna F
    March 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

    What a score…those vintage chairs! The dining table has a laminate (faux wood) top, correct? You spray painted it and it looks so good! Credenzas seem to be on my radar lately. I see them and want so many but don’t have a place for them. You have made what could have been a very sterile room into cozy and beautiful!
    Glad Emmett was able to fix your stove. Hope your Monday is good!

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      Sarah
      March 15, 2021 at 1:24 pm

      Aren’t those amazing?! I love them. The dining table had a veneer top, and I ended up just rolling it with a high density foam cabinet roller. It turned out pretty great though… especially given it was free and not in the greatest shape. I liked the idea of using the two cabinets as a credenza or sideboard, that way if we ever move or change offices, they can be broken up if they need to. I feel like it’s a good versatile piece we can easily take with us! Thanks so much for your kind words, Danna. Our dingy little office has certainly come a LONG way since we moved in. I’m really happy with how it’s coming together. Hope you had a productive and exciting weekend searching for land. Have a fantastic week!! xo

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    Colleen
    March 15, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful! So warm and inviting, great score on the table free is always an awesome deal. Lol. And the chairs are fabulous. Also loving the black consoles paired together, what a great idea, and the artwork is lovely too. Is it art or the Frame TV? Everything is styled perfectly, I love it.
    You have created such a wonderful work environment and I’m sure as the Tuesday Made family expands others will appreciate it too.
    I’ve worked in some very bland ugly workspaces over the years ( some terrible cubicles) and it really affects how you feel about your job. I wish companies would focus on the importance of a warm and inviting work environments for employees. And don’t even start me on the bad lighting 🙄 Especially when you have to sit at a desk 8-10 hours a day, I think productivity and job satisfaction would soar if companies would be more creative and thoughtful.
    Great job Sarah, as always, and enjoy the fabulous kitchen/ dinette area! It’s amazing!
    Happy Monday, it’s a sunny day here 😎

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      Sarah
      March 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you, Colleen! Free is always the best deal. Haha! The artwork is exactly that- art. My best friend, Laurie Anne, painted it (it’s this one). We carry lots of her pieces in our shop! Olive Hills, that you just gifted your friend… that’s also Laurie Anne’s stunning work. I’ve also worked in a cubicle, and that felt so uninspired- especially as a creative person. I sure hope that Jordan, and future team members feel happier in our office then I did in some of the bland ones I used to work in. Haha! It’s a big deal to me. I want to work in a beautiful space- even if it’s a rental and there isn’t much we can do to change it. I totally agree with you though- I think creativity and productivity would be better if people focused more on office design & culture. I’m so happy you’re having a bright, sunny day! We are too :) It’s almost 60 and I’m going to tackle a couple paint projects outside today. Happy Monday, Colleen! xo

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    Ann
    March 15, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Beautiful Sarah! Where is the art from?

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    Angela
    March 15, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Hi! Beautiful. Who did the painting?

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    elizabeth
    March 21, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    love the lamps you have shown here on the buffet/chest. Can you share source.

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      Sarah
      March 22, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Those are Ralph Lauren Home, but I snagged them at HomeGoods a few years ago.

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