Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Office Decorated

After the paint and the rocker were completed, I had to fill the empty room with some personality.

First, I started with a lamp makeover.  I had this lamp for about 10 years from PB Teens.  I decided instead of photographs, I would use tissue paper to decorate the shade.

Here is all I needed.

And here is how it turned out!

The painting above the dresser was a great find at a local art show.

It is actually of the Scott Memorial Foutain on Belle Isle in Detroit.

Once the rocker was completed, it looked a little lonely.

I found this stool at a garage sale years ago for about $7.00.  It had such character.  Clint thinks I paid too much.  But it just looks so perfect next to the rocker!

While browsing through West Elm's site, I could not resist this Mirror Wreath.

The bookshelf even received a face lift!

While at a recent trip to Homegoods, I found these adorable book ends of rain boots.

~Sigh~My Parson's Desk has to be the best assest in the room.

Now the Office finally feels warm and fuzzy.  Still need to add a couple more things like a rug and more wall hangings.  I am thinking a mirror to bounce more light around the room. 

Do you see anything I could add?


Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oh my gosh, that dresser is amazing! I do think you need a bigger piece of art above it though, perhaps that wonderful painting can find a home on a smaller wall?

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Love the local artwork - such a cool & personal touch! It's looking great! That stool is too cute (and I totally don't think you paid too much! :) ).

the cape on the corner said...

so many good things! that dresser, the lamp (so versatile!) the stool is perfect with the rocker. the mirror wreath. looks great over there!

Scientific Housewife said...

I love what you did with the lamp! The room looks great :)

Kristin said...

I love the piece of art work, though I think I might add a few more coordinating prints/photos. It will help it to pop and fill more of the wall.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I love that piece of art. I think something bigger could go over the dresser too, but the painting is pretty cool.

And I love those bookends. I saw those at Homegoods over the weekend too and thought about picking them up. They're super cute!

The Brick Cottage said...

I agree with Sara, a bigger piece of art above that dresser would look fantastic! The painting you found is fabulous, I love the colors in it. And the rain boot bookends are adorable!

Danielle and Clint said...

Thanks so much for the helpful comments! I totally agree. I have a few other pieces of art I am going to try in that place also. I do love that painting in there, though, plus it reminds me of when Clint and I got married. We were married on Belle Isle. So we will have to find a better spot for it.

MeredithDuck said...

That's the Scott Fountain, silly, not the bridge. ;)

Love the rain boot bookends, I need to shop at HomeGoods more often.

LizzieBeth said...

Oh wow! this room really came together!

Favorite part: tissue paper in the lamp. Totally takes it from teen, to adult!


elizabeth said...

loving it
and i love the old stool
thats so me!!!!!
and the lamp is perfect!!
I think a warm rug would be great in there -

Jenny said...

Oooh, love the lamp with the tissue paper! It's all coming together so nicely! And the mirror wreath is AWESOME!

Oonafey said...

Love the stool, love the mirror wreath! I agree that the art could be bigger... Maybe you could just stick it on a big canvas, so it looks all dramatic. Small pieces look really special when they have a lot of mat surrounding them.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

You've got lots of fun pieces in this room. The lamp is totally sophisticated now with that tissue paper! And I think Oonafey had a good idea about putting the art on a canvas or something to make it more substantial. It can be tricky to find a good spot for narrow paintings like that.

Meg said...

Awww, I love this room!!! Every beautiful little detail you added is so perfect. And I am JEALOUS of those adorable rain boot bookends! Can I be a copy cat??

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

So cute! My favorite are the rain boots. Too darn cute.