It’s finally done! If you have followed my Instagram stories, you know I have been working on this space for over a month now. Since Curt started his new job and I began blogging we have been in need of an office space for us both. One walk through Target I spotted the prettiest plaid wallpaper and I instantly knew what I wanted for our dual office!
Let me just start out by saying that this was our first time hanging wallpaper and it tested our patience to say the least LOL. When I purchased the wallpaper I failed to notice it said pre-pasted and assumed it was peel and stick – boy, were we in for a surprise! What made this project so difficult was that we found out the wall in the office was actually crooked. When we were trying to line up the plaid perfectly it went smoothly until we tried to hang up the second one. We actually ended up throwing that piece away because it was so bad.
Once we got the hang of things, it went quickly from there (I use that term loosely, we had to stop a million times to tend to the kiddos). If you are a wallpaper newbie, I would definitely do this with someone. I could have never done this project alone and I like to think that I helped Curt with aligning and hanging it up 🙂
Here are a few progress pictures while we put it up.This is what the before of this space looked like when we moved in! BIG CHANGE, HUH?
Creating a dual workspace wasn’t easy. I envisioned matching desks side by side or even a mega desk for us to share but every time I started creating the space it always looked weird. The desk in the middle of the room (my desk) was a birthday present from Curt last year when I needed a workspace for my photography business. This desk cost us $149 a year ago and right now it’s $180 HERE. It was not in the budget, but I alllllmost just splurged and bought another one. Thankfully about a week later I found Curt’s desk or $40 in the Ikea clearance section. The stain was a slightly different color but close enough to match. I’m so happy I got a different desk because it really gives more character to the space in my opinion.
I hope you love this space as much as we do! We have been using it for over 2 weeks now and it feels so nice having an open workspace we can both use at the same time. As far as the rest of the decor items I did my best to find sources – some of the items I’ve had for a while or were purchased second hand.
Desk one – TARGET
Desk two – IKEA
Wallpaper – Hearth and Hand (no longer in stock)
Choose Kindness Sign – HOBBY LOBBY
You can always sit with us sign – SMALLWOOD HOME
Letterboard – LETTERFOLK
Window Shade – AMAZON
Pillow Cover – HOBBY LOBBY
Light Fixture – Homesense
Fiddle Fig tree – Hobby Lobby
Map of Baltimore – Su Casa