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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #75 on: June 26, 2020, 07:32:00 PM »
Ok, this took forever, but here are the pictures.  The office still isn't finished, but we're on the way.

So you don't have to go to the first post in the thread, here's a recap.

This is what the office looked like in the real estate listing with the owner's gear in it.

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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #76 on: June 26, 2020, 07:42:21 PM »
Here's what the room looked like when I moved in and put up the original post.  You can notice the shop lights still on the ceiling and the electrical boxes sticking up out of the floor for the old shop equipment.







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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #77 on: June 26, 2020, 08:33:18 PM »
This is what it looked like while I was finally starting to renovate the room.  Basically I had taken a carpet the previous owner left behind and put it over a good portion of the plywood floor, and then sort of covered the electrical boxes with the futon couch and desk and such.  Over Christmas the room flooded which ruined the carpet and inspired me to put up the OP and get on with fixing the room up.  You can see the Obutto and couch, and the old crappy bookcases under the plastic covering.

I originally painted the accent wall this "London blue" but it came out looking like blue jeans/Barney purple and looked like absolute shit.  Not like the swatch we took to Sherwin Williams.  So, sadly and with an angry heart, I had to start over with a new color you'll see in the final version, which I like much, much better.





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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #78 on: June 26, 2020, 08:40:17 PM »
And here's the final version as of today.  I'll post up some close-ups of my books in the library thread.

The flooring is the vinyl plank flooring from Home Depot.  My wife picked it out; it's different than what we originally intended to go with and I couldn't be happier with it.  You'll notice the part by the door isn't finished because I don't have the tools to cut the planks properly and I also don't know how to finish it.  It's on the to-do list.

The bookcases are from Ikea, the Hemnes wood ones.  They're pretty nice for the cost.  I had needed one more to get all my books up into the cases and bought the wrong color a few days before Covid shut everything down.  Finally a couple of weeks ago I was able to go back to Ikea and exchange it for the right color.  I built it last weekend and spent the last few days organizing my books by subject.  I'm really pleased with the result.  There are some empty shelves now because I have more bookcase room, and I pulled the boardgames I had stashed in the bookcases out.

I got new sheets for the couch and moved it to where the Obutto was sitting.  The Obutto is broken down in the garage now pending sale or something.

The blue wall is where my big desk was.  Now that the Obutto is gone I moved the desk to where it is now and I have that whole part of the room to use.  I'm thinking of putting an aquarium and maybe an Eames style chair facing it.  That's in the pending pile.

So anyway, thanks for all the help, fellas.  It was a much longer journey than I expected, but now that we're planning on staying in this house indefinitely I figured it was time to settle down.





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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2020, 08:47:33 PM »
Oh, and also, I never did get around to putting in new beams where the shop lights were.  I have the wood in the garage, but I have to break out the paint and paint them before I put them up and I don't know when I'll get around to that.  I also need to put in some lighting.  The electrician left me a junction box that used to run to the shop lights.  I don't really know how to do electrical work, but it can't be that hard to run some wires to some lights.  Once I decide on something I'll also put some lights in and be able to get rid of the standing lamp.

Like I said, this is a bit of a work in progress.  This house has needed a lot of work, and I'm not the handiest of Grogheads.
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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2020, 06:09:58 PM »
That looks like a pretty nice setup, Toonces.  Heck, your bookshelves alone make me a little jealous.  :) 
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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2020, 07:03:54 PM »
I quite literally got rid of half of my books before I moved out here.  What a bummer.  I keep looking for books and thinking, "no way, did I really get rid of that book?"  It sucks. 

Once I get settled into my civilian job, and it seems like it's all working out, I'm going to get rid of all the textbooks I've been hauling around all these years.  I just want to make sure I'm not teaching undergrad oceanography or meteorology before I unload them; I'd hate to have to acquire all of them again LOL.
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Re: Is there an interior designer in the house?
« Reply #82 on: June 27, 2020, 07:09:58 PM »
Great job breh.
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