A clean slate // My freshly painted office

my freshly painted office // a thousand threads
This week I’ve been talking all about my experience at Alt, but one of the most exciting things in my life that week was actually happening at home, inside our sad little office that’s been waiting to be pulled together for, oh… about a year.

My sweet husband was working his butt off to surprise me with a fresh coat of paint — and for this, he wins the year.

my freshly painted office // a thousand threadsmy freshly painted office // a thousand threads
As you know, our house is still sort of in a state of flux, and the office has been the last to come around. We picked up this gorgeous desk something like six months ago and had big plans, but then we decided to paint downstairs, which led to painting the hallway upstairs, the trim, and damn near everything else (oh, the horror I feel at the sight of a paintbrush these days) and with all of that work, the office was pushed down the list.

my freshly painted office // a thousand threads
But I’ve been crying about it… because I really, really want this pretty workspace to happen. Especially since we have the major bones of it all taken care of. We just needed the paint and the decor!

my freshly painted office // a thousand threadsmy freshly painted office // a thousand threads
So now we have at least one of those, and I can’t even tell you how excited I am. Finally, it’s starting to feel like a useable space, somewhere we can both be inspired. And finally we can use those darn walls for our white backgrounds instead of taping paper to the wall!


  1. Posted February 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    beautiful. it looks so open and bright! also, loving that table.

  2. Posted February 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Haha painting the house can definitely be a bit of a down-the-rabbit-hole experience 🙂 Love how bright and airy the office looks now!

  3. Posted February 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    What a stunning space!

  4. Mom
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    You really did win the lottery with that husband of yours. Cooks, cleans, paints, fixes… and hes so damn nice and cute , and Im his mother in law??? The room looks awesome!!
    I love the desk.

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