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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our Office Renovations..

Hello friends..I came upon these photos of our office while searching old photos and thought I would share with you the before and after. Our two story home was built in 1924 and this little office is on the second floor facing east. As you can guess by the top three photos the room was done in the 40's most likely and was in the need of some TLC!

There were built in red leatherette sofa and chair as well as a small desk and wrap around book shelves. The walls and ceiling were papered in a wood like paper. (YUK)


It even came with a small electric heater..when heated the coals lit up! We lived with this room for about a year as I was not sure what we were going to do with it but knew something needed done..




We stripped the wallpaper off of the ceiling and walls and as you can see had new wallpaper added to look like tin panels on the ceiling..added crown moulding and white wainscotting to the walls..and painted the room a soft butter colour.




I love the way the ceiling turned out!




The oak hardwoods were refinished..a new area rug laid..









two comfy chairs...and lots of Victoria Magazines were added!









Pictures were hung..



An old oak cabinet that houses my smaller television and a vintage typewriter that belonged to my Father In Law was added.










A few lamps..stools..and you guessed it ...more Victoria Magazines!











A small computer desk and chair...and I was set to enjoy the sunrise in the mornings and the view below is our little English Garden! I think I adore this room the most and although it is the smallest room in the home it is wonderful for me to do my Blogging and just daydreaming as I read my Magizines...











I hope you have a room of your own that brings you as much comfort! Thank you for stopping in tonight..


Hugs,

Wanda










20 comments:

  1. Hi: Thank you for sharing lovely pictures from Victoria Magazine. It is always wonderful to see such beauty. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  2. Hi, It's nice to find another fan of Victoria magazine and books. A very nice visit indeed. ♥♥♥♥

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  3. Hi Wanda,
    If you get a chance, please zip over to my blog for a sec, okay? I've got something to show you!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  4. hi Wanda,
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I laughed at your memory of Dove soap. So funny what we remember.
    As for your latest post, I am trying to talk my husband into a sun room which will be my special place. I can read, write, and use it as a greenhouse as well. Wish me luck in getting it.
    Lois

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  5. Hi Wanda... This is an incredable makeover!! It is so happy and sunny just beautiful... a perfect place to daydream:-) I love the wallpapered ceiling... I have always wanted ceiling tiles too! I love that is overlooks your sweet cottage garden... no better view around:-) Although I find when I am looking out at mine I always find something I want to go out and poke at:-)))
    Bella

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  6. Great job! It is a cosy place to enjoy your blogging or a Victoria magazine.I love the wood floors and the wallpapered ceiling too.
    Thank you for kind words on my blog.

    Carolyn

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  7. Oh my! What a transformation! You should show this for Metamorphisis Monday...

    The butter color is so pretty!

    Jillian
    Bella Rosa Antiques

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  8. What a wonderful transformation Wanda. I love how you lightened up the entire space! Hugs, Janet

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  9. Hi Wanda,
    I wanted to share a little announcement with you that's on my blog...
    I'm going to be featured in Crescendoh online magazine and I'm so excited! So, I decided to throw a link party on Whimsical Musings...You're welcome to link up (you can use a posting you already have--no problem! Or something new...It's not until Aug 8...
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xoxox
    P.S. "Oh when the Saints go marchin' in...lol"

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  10. Hello Wanda- That is such a sweet room. I liked the red corner sofa but you've made the room look so cozy and light. Beautifully done, and I absolutely love the view. Your garden look like a painting. Take care.

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  11. Thanks so much for your visit! You certainly do have a beautiful and cozy space with a wonderful view! A great week-end to YOU! Jacqueline

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  12. Wanda this is amazing! you have worked so hard and it is worth every bit of it. it turned out beautifully. I LOVE that view!!!
    Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words about the garden.
    hugs

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  13. I just popped by to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday.
    what a beautiful room to watch the sun rise from. It is soooo very pretty...YOU WORKED SO VERY HARD ON THIS ROOM
    Hugs
    Simply Debbie

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  14. Oh I think the redo is just perfect. Wanda, the furnishings all look beautiful. I would love to come and relax, just take it all in. Happy Pink Saturday to you, Char

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  15. Hi Wanda,
    What a nice and bright change to your room, it will work so inspiring for you.
    Have a happy and creative day!
    Jacoba

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  16. Dear Wanda,
    I am so moved by how you create such beauty in your life and feel that it you using your gifts and it is so inspiring....I am wishing you a beautiful Sunday and sending prayers of joy your way.
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xoxox

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  17. P.S. I just saw your "little sweethearts" on the sidebar--they look so precious! I figured that since we can't take our little dogs to Paris, we could bring Paris to them! (I heard that if they go out of the country that they are quarantined for six months--they'd never make it without us that long!)
    Isn't that unbelievable? So, I'm happy to see them in "ooo-la-la land"--lol
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  18. Can't even believe it's the same place. Beautiful my friend. BEE-U-TI-FUL!

    Thank you for visiting me today and for the kind words you left on my blog. You are so gracious to me and filled with a heart of God.

    Bless you~

    Rebecca

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  19. Hi Wanda,
    I just popped over to say "hi" and hope that you are doing well!
    Who dat..lol
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xoxo

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