Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FINALLY!! THE COMPUTER ROOM IS BACK TOGETHER.



You may remember that about a month ago, we were taking the computer room apart to install crown molding and to give everything a paint job. Well, it is finally done! Why do these projects always take longer than we planned?


This room is small measuring only 10 feet by 11 feet and has wall to wall furniture. It is purely functional requiring a place for the computer, printer, etc., storage for books, a desk for the household paper work. It also houses a lot a memorabilia from my husband's career as a civil engineer. In addition, it seems to be a gathering spot requiring some seating. Bob will sit in here occasionally with coffee while I blog. When the grand kids are here and on the computer, I like to sit in here to read and keep an eye on their surfing.


That's a lot of work for such a little room!!



The bookcases previously had a pickled stain on them, but we were in the mood for something different. So they have been painted black with a light blue for the backs.



The walls have been painted what looks like coffee with cream in it, Sherwin Williams Familiar Beige, SW 6093, and the ceiling is a shade lighter.





The new crown molding and other trim is Sherwin Williams Pure White, SW 7005.





This drop-front desk belonged to my great grandmother, and we use it for our household paperwork.



It is so nice to have the room completed, all fresh and clean!


Thanks for stopping by,


Sally

21 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

You did a fabulous job!
It's gorgeous. What a great idea to paint the back of the bookcases blue.
Love it with the deep black. It pops!

onlymehere said...

I love the colors you chose and the black bookcases with the blue backs are perfect. It looks like a very cozy inviting room! Cindy

Shelia said...

It looks great!! Now how did you get everything so neat!? I need you to come help me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

imjacobsmom said...

This turned out fantastic! The crown looks great and the bookshelves turned out super! (Your wall color would be a perfect choice for Jacob's game room.) Your room looks so comfy. What a great place to blog! ~ Robyn

Southern Lady said...

Sally, I love your new office. It looks like there is a place for everything and everything is in its place!

I know you're going to enjoy it.

Sincerely,

Janie

Smilingsal said...

Clean, organized, and functional--the perfect office.

Bo said...

Everything looks so well thought out! and neat...and functional...
perfect for blogging! ;-) Bo

Picket said...

The room turned out great girl..I love a room packed with furniture and so many different work stations...plus having your special treasures in there makes it like a cocoon filled with love and memories....I painted my book cases black also...I need to to something with the inside of them....I like the way it makes things stand out! I have always loved crown molding in a room ..it just finishes it off so pretty...y'all did a great job in this beautiful room!

Happy To Be said...

BRAVO!!! you did a wonderful job with this room I really love all your colors and the crown molding is great..Sally we did this to my office about 6 months ago and I did't think Len was ever going to get done with it..he ones of those that will go to paint and next thing you know he's doing sheet mudding. adding new base boards, etc..so every project he started becomes a big project for me!!everything looks so neat here..I love visiting your blog Sally..Oh before I forget thanks for taking the TIME to come see some of my clocks girl..hope you have a blessed day...hugs and smiles Gloria

Jill said...

Looks beautiful! I like the look of painted black furniture, too. I have all these blogger gals to thank for that!

~Jill

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

Oh...I just know that you feel great getting your office finished...you and your honey did a wonderful job!!! That new crown moulding is fabulous! Our office is the next room on my "To Do" list...thanks for the inspiration!!! I just have to tell you that your great-grandmother's desk is fabulous...what a treasure!!! Hope you have a great day, my friend!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

Carrie said...

It's great that you have the room all re-done well before the holidays.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sally, it looks wonderful. I love the wall color and the bookcases look great, too!

laurie said...

Sally, the room looks wonderful! How nice to have everything so organized! I love the shelves painted black with blue background. I know your entire family is going to enjoy this room. laurie

Ma'dame French said...

Looks lovely in here...one of these days I will get mine organized;) French

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That came together beautifully! I love the black bookcases with the blue backing and that serene wall color. Good job!

Manuela

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love the blue backs on teh bookcases!

I've been working on my office for 6 mos. I'm jealous! ;o)

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Thanks for the visit this morning. When I get it down how to eat all the goodies we love and not gain a pound, I'll let you in on it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet said...

It looks great...and you accomplished one of the hardest tasks of all....making a full bookcase look organized and not cluttery! That is really hard to do!

pookie said...

hi...saw that you painted the room familiar beige by sherwin williams. i was thinking of using that color for my entire downstairs in my home...but was concerned it might look pinkish. did you find that...or is it a true beige. thanks. any help would be greatly appreciated.

pookie said...

oops...i don't know if you have my email address from the last post. it's irene.leslie@gmail.com thanks