• My Home Office

    March 4, 2012

    Welcome to my new and improved home office! My not-so-relaxing work space has finally been transformed. It’s been a long-time coming, but it was worth every ounce of time, money, and effort.

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    Pick paint colors.

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    Buy the paint.

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    Clear out office.

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    Spackle and sand.

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    Remove faceplates.

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    Tape off accent wall.





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    Meanwhile, establish a temporary office.


    Buy new furniture.


    Get back up and running.


    And, finally, hang piece-of-crap shelf.






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    I’m in love.

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    { 104 comments… read them below or add one }

    Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    You did a great job! I love the color


    Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter March 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    The office looks great Tina! :)


    Deb @ wiseupslimdown March 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Nice office Tina. Good job. And I am definitely going to try those muffins. I’ve never cooked with almond flour before


    Lynda @ healthy Hoboken girl March 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    My favorite part…..the Keurig station! Nicely done Tina. You so deserve a beautiful work space!

    May it bring you peace, joy and productivity!
    Love the picture of the old desk!

    Have a wonderful week.


    Allie March 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I looove that poster This is your LIFE! Inspired me right this very moment!


    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Love, love, love the color of the wall! It’s so relaxing! Your office looks nice. I’m waiting and waiting for my step-daughter to move out so I can turn her room into an office or a workout room! Sigh… I’ll be waiting forever!


    Ashley Kara March 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Love the note “from Murphy” hanging up on the board stating he is “chasing tail”.. very cute.


    Sarah March 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Love the paint colors! I’m obsessed recently with the blueish grays lately! Great job


    Laura @ First Class Great Outdoors March 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I love all the little pug accents, including the little pug by your Keurig :) The office looks great!


    Missy March 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Your office looks great! I love the color, very relaxing! Nicely done!


    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio March 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I love, love, love it!! So cute Tina!! I hope you love your new space.


    Lily March 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Oh my gosh. Your office is beautiful. Hard work pays off!


    Ara March 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Love your new home office. What exactly do you do for a living? I love that framed picture that says “This is your life…”


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I’m a blogger, author, and writer, so I spend an insane amount of time in my office each week. http://carrotsncake.com/about


    Elizabeth March 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    The office turned out great! I love posts like this. :)


    Amy March 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    The renovated office looks great; your hard work really paid off :) Thanks for the step by step!

    So, how much are you missing iced coffee right now, on a scale of 1 to 10? From having one everyday to going cold turkey must be hard; I remember you every time I drink coffee, iced or not.


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I was missing it a TON, but I’m back to drinking it. Coffee has never upset my stomach, so now that I’m feeling better, it’s back in my life! :)


    Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl March 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I absolutely despise painting because we did tan on our walls…. ya, you can’t match that color even if you do bring a paint sample. It still varied. So if the sun is shining in our hallway, you will see a slight shad difference. Same with the kitchen to the living room. sucks. don’t paint one room tan. and then get the itch to do the rest of the rooms that way… if you want them to match. haha.

    I absolutely love the wall colors in your office. And the office itself. I think you need to go get some brushed nickel outlet covers. Would look tres chic!


    Bjork March 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Wow! I love it :)

    Its so important to work in a nice environment.


    Holly March 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Looking for a desk similar to that. Where did you get your furniture?


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 7:19 am

    The Mill Store in Canton, MA.


    Elisabeth March 4, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I’m in love, too! 😉


    Ali March 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Looks beautiful. What a change. So funny, I just finished major reorganization of my desk this weekend too. I’m a little more behind on the post than you… ;).


    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I love your little coffee station. Even though my kitchen is maybe 10 steps away from my home office, I would LOVE that!


    Khushboo Thadani March 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Loving all the framed pictures- the office looks great!


    Cyndi March 5, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Looks great! Love the color. I also love office supplies!


    CampingGirl March 5, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Your office looks so serene and bright.


    char eats greens March 5, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Love the facelift and that Keurig is so essential. I don’t even HAVE an office (if you can’t the spare bedroom as that!), but first request, would be for the Keurig!!!


    Sydney March 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I love the “this is your life…” poster, where did you get it?


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 9:08 am
    kerry March 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

    ohh it looks AMAZING!!


    rob fiasco March 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    i love the “this is your life” picture. where did you find that?


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 10:00 am
    rob fiasco March 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

    that was fast! thanks Tina!! glad you’re feeling better btw. :)


    Beth March 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Looks great! Where did the customized eyechart – “I love you like a fat pug loves cake” print come from??


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 10:28 am



    Wendy Irene March 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Tina you did such a great job! It could be in a design magazine. Love the vibe!


    Colleen March 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Love it! Now I’m inspired to do some home improvement of my own…


    Katie @ Plates and Paste March 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Looks so much better! You must be getting a lot more work done now…I know I feel more motivated after cleaning my office up :)


    Kate @ get up and flow March 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    The blue is really nice! Young House Love would be proud :) Can I ask a nosy question — what’s in the big cabinet? Looks like tons of storage!


    Tina March 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    @Kate @ get up and flow: Office supplies and other stuff! :)


    Mandi @ Miles and Mascara March 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Looks great! Let me know when you can fit my office/spare bedroom into your schedule! 😉


    Duchess of Fork March 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Looks wonderful, Tina! And I especially love the coffee maker. Smart girl.


    Latarsha Flowers March 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I absolutely love your new office. This has given me the ideas as I am in the process of creating my office.Thanks!


    Lexi March 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I love the re-do! I know it must have taken a lot of thought but you make it look so easy!


    page March 31, 2012 at 8:35 am

    SUPER cute office. Well done!


    Lena H. March 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    What a gorgeous transformation! I can imagine how much more inspired you must feel being able to work in your new space — enjoy!


    Abigail August 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Tina,

    Where did you get that “life is short” print? I have been looking for one.


    Abigail August 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Never mind. I see that you have already answered that question. Guess I should have read a few comments up first! @Abigail:


    Dana June 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    adorable space! Love your style!


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