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Navy and Grey Office Makeover Reveal

Usually I have several months or weeks to plan and complete a room makeover. For my mom’s office makeover I only had about 2 weeks due to our move back to Charleston! Despite the limited time frame, I was able to squeeze in several easy but high impact DIY projects. I love how this pretty, navy and grey office makeover turned out!

White desk in a navy and grey home office makeover

And let’s take a look at the before photo of this space.

Office Makeover Before Photos

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Wow what a difference right?! I think the biggest and easiest DIY transformation for this space was a fresh coat of paint. Brandon helped me to knock this part out in one weekend. We used Dolphin Fin by Behr in eggshell.

The next easy and budget friendly transformation I did was reusing the desk and one of the chairs in the space by painting them, adding new hardware (for the desk) and new fabric (for the chair). I talked about the details of the painted desk makeover here. And here is a before and after photo of the chair:

old chair before paint and fabric makeover

White painted chair makeover

Also, I’m obsessed with the cream and navy rug I used to cover up the outdated white carpet. It really helped to bring the space together. The rug was really affordable too!

My favorite DIY project for this space is the IKEA Billy bookcase hack with shiplap! It turned out great and adds a wow factor to the room along with lots of extra storage.

Navy bookcase with styled shelves and decor in a home office

Navy bookcase with styled shelves and decor in a home office

On the bookcase, I added these cute DIY magazine holders. I’m planning to do a tutorial post on them soon!

DIY magazine holders on a bookshelf

Since I didn’t have much time for this home office makeover I was unable to add any wall art. Instead I added my “Create the things you wish existed” calligraphy printable in a cute, wood picture frame. You can get the free printable in the library of free printables!

Create the things you wish existed calligraphy print in a wood frame

Finally, I finished the space off with brass hardware decor, like the the curtain rod and desk lamp, and lots of natural texture decor items, including the bamboo blinds, wicker basket, linen like curtains, greenery and roses.

navy and grey pretty office makeover reveal

It’s such a calm and pretty space, perfect for a home office! My mom loved the finished result! What do you think?

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Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Hi! Where is the desk from?

Angela Marie Made

Friday 4th of December 2020

Hi, it was an old desk and I'm not sure where it's from :(


Thursday 16th of July 2020

Beautiful and inspiring! Do you think a rolling office chair would be able to roll on the rug?

Angela Marie Made

Friday 24th of July 2020

Thank you! Yes the rug is a very flat weave so it should roll fine on it!


Monday 6th of July 2020

What size rug did you purchase? I turning one of our rooms into an office but I’m not sure about rug size! This make over looks great!!

Angela Marie Made

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Thank you! I believe it was the 5x7 size


Friday 1st of May 2020

What color did you use for the bamboo blinds?

Angela Marie Made

Friday 1st of May 2020

I think it was the natural color! Not the darker brown.


Monday 27th of April 2020

Beautiful! How did you plug in the lamp and the laptop? I don’t see the cords but I know they must be there. How did you hide them.

Angela Marie Made

Monday 27th of April 2020

Thank you! We used cable cord clip holders from Amazon and ran the cord down the leg for the lamp and cut a small slit through the carpet to run it through. For the laptop, we just plug it in and remove it as needed. You could also stick a power strip under the desk with command strips and have multiple things plugged into that and hidden.