home office style {part 1}

Moving into a new home has been thrilling.  All those new spaces to spruce up and decorate!  As it could be imagined, I have several home-decor projects going on right now, but have been (trying) to prioritize setting up our home office.  So far it is a room crowded with boxes and files and papers and boxes, but it is getting there…slowly.  My first order of business was  repainting a very inexpensive (read: cheap) filing cabinet we have had for years.  

I actually covered the artificial honey oak with spray paint years ago, to match some of the darker furniture we had in our “office”.  It did the job, I guess.  But it didn’t do much else.  Ok, it was hideous.  With the move into a shiny new house and a shiny new home-office, we talked about getting rid of it and getting something much nicer.  Then my DIY instinct took over.  And this is what that ugly file cabinet turned into:






I am loving the green trend right now so I saw this as a perfect use it.  And although we have polished nickel, chrome, silvery colors everywhere, I like the idea of mixing metals.  So burnished brass it was.


I used tips from Centsational Girl on how to brush paint furniture.  It was so easy, turned out beautifully, and now I am thinking of what else I can rescue with a coat of paint!


I am looking forward to sharing more of this room as it comes together!


Linking it up:

Or So She Says

Under the Table and Dreaming

I heart nap time

Homemaker on a Dime

Skip to my Lou

Sumo’s Sweet Stuff

Between Naps on the Porch

DIY Showoff


Serenity You

Project Inspire

Keeping it Simple

The Shabby Nest

Tatertots & Jello

Oasie Moats

9 thoughts on “home office style {part 1}

  1. Visiting from the Osie Moats Link up! just wanted to say what a great twist on the handles for that. I may just have to try something out for my daughters room in the future to polish up the ones for her desk. I love that kelly green!

  2. Pingback: Best of Etsy: Stylish Desk Accessories | ConfettiStyle

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