My Favourite Way to Freshen up Any Space…


It’s been nearly three years since we moved into this house.

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Our very first fixer-upper.

Slowly but surely, we’ve been working our way through it…

Room-by-room.

Turning this old house from the 70’s into the farmhouse of our dreams.

We’ve pulled together some pretty amazing spaces (if I do say so myself).

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But there’s one space in our home that’s been totally and completely neglected. It’s not that we’ve been ignoring it. In fact, it’s been just the opposite actually…

Farmhouse Office - BEFORE
 

Our poor guest room has become a dumping ground for everything I can’t bear to get rid of from all of those other spaces we’ve already fixed up. It was SO full of “stuff” that we could barely make our way through it (let alone fit any actual guests in it). Now obviously, things couldn’t go on forever like this. And so, I got to work – cleaning, organizing and purging all the things.

But, even with all the “stuff” clearing out, I was quickly realizing that this space just was always going to feel crowded with this big old bed in here.

What’s a girl to do with a tiny bedroom and too much stuff to fit into it? Why move it of course! Honestly, I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this until now. Honestly, why I chose the smallest bedroom in our house to shove a big old queen size bed in is beyond me.

And so, I switched rooms with the only space that really made sense…

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My office space.

Here’s the thing though…

I really, like REALLY love my office space. It’s the one room in our home that’s truly all my own.

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So, if I was going to make this whole room switcharoo work for me, there was no doubt I was going to have to create an office space to move into that I loved just as much as my old one. The more I thought about it, the more I fell in love with the idea of a fresh new start. A fresh new space to decorate any way I wish.

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And what better way to start fresh than with a fresh coat of paint!

I knew I wanted my new office to be a calming, inspiring and beautiful space, which meant I needed to start with a soft paint colour. So, when I stumbled across the new 2018 BEHR® – Colour Trends Palette, I knew I’d found the perfect colour to help me create the tranquil space I was looking for!

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I couldn’t help myself, the next day I was on my way to Home Depot to pick up a can of BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® – Interior Paint & Primer in One in Wabi-Sabi T18-10. By that evening, I’d completely cleared out the space (spilling into every other room upstairs, much to my husband’s dismay) and was painting my second coat of the prettiest green paint you ever did see.

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And the very next morning I was already moving into my brand new office space!

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Which, as it turns out, was even prettier than my old office.

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I LOVE the way all of my white furniture pops against that gorgeous green!

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You know, it’s so crazy, but no matter how many times I pull out my paintbrush, I’m still blown away by the difference a fresh coat of paint can make – each and every time!

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Not only is it the easiest and most budget friendly way to freshen up pretty much anything, but it truly has the ability to completely change the feel of an entire room.

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I thought I’d miss my pretty old office space, but it turns out, I’ve created a soothing + tranquil space I love even more!

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This post is sponsored by BEHR®. As always, all project ideas, statements and opinions are my own.

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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16 thoughts on “My Favourite Way to Freshen up Any Space…

  1. I agree with everyone else here, that this Wabi-Sabi paint color is beautiful and very peaceful for your office. I’m glad to hear you are so happy with it. Cheers, Ardith

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