Monday, August 22, 2011

i love a great after!

well, it's monday and my weekend was evenly mixed with fun activities and not so fun... my auto cad midterm is due to my professor via email tonight for class tomorrow and i spent a good part of the weekend working on that.  i'm taking a small break to write this post because i am soooo excited to share these after photos of my little closet/office makeover!  i live in an apartment building that was built in the early 1920's and have this tiny dressing room/closet that i decided to start using as a home office when i lost my job....

so, you may remember my mentioning my unfortunate decision to paint this space a blush color that morphed into pepto bismol pink and the daunting task of repainting the space that i was avoiding until recently....

well, my groovy flea market light and my parents recent visit finally spurred me into action! so, here's a little recap of what i did..

a gallon of behr white paint/primer really did the trick of covering all that pink... some groovy brass nail heads from home depot and silver vinyl from my local fabric store worked perfectly to cover the top of the built in dresser (it was not so cute before as it has been painted over a million times by past tenants).  also, i cut and hemmed a dwell for target tablecloth and attached it with brass nail heads in order to hide the shelves holding plastic bins and computer wires and equipment.  dwell studio designs some super cool prints and buying a tablecloth to use for the fabric works well on an intern budget!

and every good designer in training needs an inspiration board!

kooky vintage girly paintings i collected from the local flea markets add color to the walls... i decided to keep the upper part of the wall empty in order to maximize the really cool shadow effect coming from the light!

and my vintage globe rocks!

so, onto the next project now... well, after i finish with auto cad homework anyway...

so, for those of you just tuning in and wanting to know more about me you can by going here... and if you didn't already know... i created a facebook page... check it out and "like" it! and follow me on twitteruntil next time!

the almost 40 year old intern


  1. I love Dwell Studios! It is awesome that you have this little space to call your own - I love having a small space that feels like a cave. And I spy your David Hicks fabric on your inspiration board -- I SO want to get that for my bedroom!!!!

  2. Hi--another lover of Dwell here. Beautiful job transforming your closet. The silver vinyl is so interesting; I would never think of that! It looks great.

  3. thanks for the really nice compliments! yeah, i love dwell! i wish i had the talent to create the amazing prints they do!

  4. I saw your story on Curbly. What a beautiful transformation! I so applaud you going after your heart's desire and trading the old for new. Judging from your redo, you'll have no problem finding interior design jobs. Wish you all the best in your new career.

  5. thanks so much for the sweet comments suzy! i hope you are right about my future!

  6. your transformation! Just checked you out from Before and After. Many kudos!

  7. This is such a cute office space. The fabric you picked is a great choice. And look at that globe over there! Very Cute!

  8. thanks so much for the kind words pamma & milla!

  9. thanks so much for the kind words pamma & milla!

  10. That looks fabulous. So cozy, cute and chic. Saw this on Before and After and wanted to come over and tell you what a great job you did.

  11. thanks stephanie! i appreciate you checking it out! xoxo

  12. Who wouldn't love to create in that? I have a virtual office setup right now, but I would go for something similar to yours if I did have a physical office. Great job!

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