This room was a "catch all" for a little while but shortly after our wedding we bought this desk from Costco.
It looks beautiful in this open, bright room but is a little overpowering in our home. Don't get me wrong, this desk was used frequently when I was working from home! It is just too big for what we need now.
So next up was paint color... Here is a lovely story for you! I really wanted to paint the walls in this "Granite" paint I found at Lowe's. I was hoping for a masculine, dark, office color. It had a sandy texture to it and you added in this gold "glitter" to help the light play off the paint. The paint was expensive but I thought we would only need 1 MAYBE 2 cans of it.
So I start painting the wall where the door is, make my way over to the closet, and proceed to the next wall to only make it 1/4 of the way. CRAP! We were about to have people over that weekend and I hated leaving a room in shambles so my sweet husband let me go buy another can of paint to at least finish the wall we started. I started cutting and he was rolling and about 20 minutes into the project I realize I bought the wrong freaking color! So now we have a camouflage room of green and brown "granite" paint. We learned that it takes about a gallon of paint per wall at $50 a can of paint... NOT happening. But now what do we do, we can't exactly scrape the sandy paint off the wall. So I pouted, threw a little temper tantrum and pouted some more. We bought about 10 new sample colors of paint which I hated. We ultimately settled on a light green, crossed our fingers, and painted over the mistake. It looks alright but this room has been my least favorite to work on, that's for sure!
Almost forgot the side by sides...