Office Progress, Part 2

We’re coming in to the final stretch with the dining room turned office. Last weekend I painted and put together an inexpensive desk. This weekend it was all about adding some personal touches and my favorite–FABRICS.

Here’s a pic of where we are today.

office picture

One of the biggest impacts of the room is the large black and white picture on the wall. It was a fun and inexpensive addition to the room. More on that soon. My budget for the room was the money we had from the dining room set we sold on Craigslist. I spent it all so the finishing touches will have to wait. I like a room that evolves over time. I’ll keep my eye out for a floor lamp near the chair, a fun end table for the same area, and will add some more photos above the desk. Here’s the breakdown of pricing so far:


The chair was a Black Friday find at World Market. It was $299, regularly priced $599. The hubby really likes it. I was pushing hard for this one. I’m still holding out hope that we can add it at some point in the opposite corner of the room. The 8×10 rug is from Home Goods.


I took advantage of some other big sales this weekend and picked up the Java Print Ikat fabric for the drapes at Hancock Fabrics. All fabrics were 50% off, making this $10/yard. They add such a nice softness to the room which was starting to feel a bit too masculine (sorry hon). I reused the same drapery hardware and simply bought some clips from Lowe’s to hang them.

Here are some more details from the room. Everything else we already had. Nothing new–just shopped the house.


It feels as if we added an addition to the house. The room will be used much more as an office than it was as a formal dining room.

2 thoughts on “Office Progress, Part 2

  1. I love your entire office (dinning room) remodel. Thank you for sharing and giving me ideas on what I can do. Can you elaborate on how you made the picture as well as the curtains.
    Thank you for your time in advance.

    • Tracy on

      Hi Nancy, I printed out the large picture at Kinko’s. They have a black and white printer that prints out onto a roll that is (I think) 36″ wide. I simply spray mounted to paper print on to a hollow core door I purchased at Lowe’s. The whole project cost $75. max. My husband had taken the photo–unfortunately he didn’t take a high resolution image so the quality of the output is not perfect. But he loves it since it reminds him of a special trip to France with friends.

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