I actually finished the home office the week of Christmas but am just getting around to blogging about it....oops! Our office also started as a blank slate and the first item we purchased was our old school teacher's desk on craigslist for $40! We (okay Jason) sanded, primed, sanded, painted, stained, sanded some more and then applied two coats of poly. It was a lot of work! I decided to do the top black and I love the way it turned out.
It went from looking like this:
to this: (please excuse the cords...I am working on those!)
Other wall in the office
And one other view that includes the chevron rug that I love!!
I did a lot of shopping around and googling coupons to try and find the best deals I could. I love the way it turned out and now that I work from home, it's great to be able to work in a "fun" office!
Ikea: Red Desk Chair
HomeGoods: Desk accessories, printer table and basket
Container Store: Leaning bookshelf
Target: Armless chair
Overstock: Green garden stool