Gray painted office study

The House Tour: The Study

Ok, so I have “favorites” is that so bad? Right now one of my favorites is our study, which is really my office now, but I still call it the study…

Museum Piece Grey painted office study

We just finished painting it, Benjamin Moore Museum Piece, and hanging the picture rail. This is the second room we’ve added a picture rail to and I just love it! You buy these special hooks that sit on the rail and you can move and hang pictures all over the space, plus I like the added architectural feel that it brings to the room.

Hanging pictures on a picture rail

I recently bought a HUGE collection of vintage frames, I was totally excited! I cleaned a few of them up, added glass and mat board and some close up pictures of furniture I have refinished. I just love having these up as inspiration photos and as a bonus it ads a little “art” to the space without being over personal… remember I’m selling the house so they needed to be neutral pieces. I used black velvet ribbon to hang the frames with, just tying it to the back hooks.

Framed artwork for picture rail

This room can either be a bedroom or an office as there are nice deep closets in the room as well. I use the closets to store my crafting supplies, sewing machine, printer and Silhouette machine… it keeps the room nice and tidy looking and my “goodies’” away from the kids.

Painted grey study office

The room has a beautiful bay window that is a perfect spot for my vintage desk and chair. Lots of morning light and a pretty view of the woods out one of the windows.

Gray painted study office

I just adore my vintage desk and chair, the finishes are original all I did was clean them up, super easy!

Vintage office desk and chair

I’m using my antique basket to hold all of my ribbons, I don’t use ribbon that much but I love buying it… so many pretty patterns! I did seal the basket with poly before I used it, that way it will continue to have this great patina but be safe for my carpet and ribbons.

Vintage basket for ribbon storage

This is my “command” center area with lots of space for home files and my business “stuff”. I’m working on the post for the credenza, you won’t believe the transformation!Credenza command center for office

I had this vintage wood shutter leftover from Lucketts so I asked my SAH to remove every other slat so I could use it for book and magazine storage. I just spray painted it white, because it was fast and easy, but I hot glued 1” cork “feet” to the top and bottom of the shutter so that it would sit off the wall and allow the magazines to slip over the rungs.

Office shutter magazine storage

The cabinet with all of my fabric is another one of my favorite Craig’s List purchases. It is a vintage china cabinet from Portugal that was in the owners family for quite a long time. While I didn’t understand why they wanted to part with it, I was more than happy to take it off of their hands…

Yes, I could have staged the contents better, but if I ever wanted to get this post done that was not happening Laughing out loud

Vintage china cabinet fabric storage

I hope you like my study! Now that it looks fabulous I hate to have to leave it… but I hope someone else will love this room as much as I do.

Until next time…

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi Susan, This really gives me inspiration as I am trying to stage and sell my house. My craft room is a total disaster, but my excuse is that, “I’m in the process”???? Seeing your nice, clean work station, has dissolved my procrastination. Kathy


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