Our little farmhouse has three bedrooms. We have been using the smallest of the three as a temporary bedroom while we completed the renovations on the bedroom. I am so excited to now have my office! This little room originally had grey panneling nailed over the top of the old layers of wallpaper stapled directly to solid wood walls. This room shares a wall with the other bedroom, but was orginally an external wall. For reasons I will never understand, when the addition was added and the old window removed, the hole was filled with plywood. The window trim was never removed, and simply left as a boarded up window inside the room.I
This room also had a later added “closet.” While she isn’t much to look at I made the decision to go ahead and leave it in place so that our house would have at least one closet! In hindsight I wish I would have removed it and replaced it with a large wardrobe. For now, I have painted it, and plan to upgrade the hardware.
One of the things I have enjoyed so much about decorating this house is knowing I could not mess up. It really could not be any worse. Because I know how bad it was before we started, I was not afraid to take chances and make choices based on what I like. After we took down the paneling and ripped off years of old wallpaper I made the decision to leave the wide wood planked walls exposed. I painted them white but really embraced the imperfections. We repaired the window hole, and then covered that wall with this beautiful paper I ordered here. I love the depth and texture the wallpaper added. Tamarack floors add warmth and the original farmhouse feel throughout the house.
I use this beautiful, cozy little space for work, as well as store various sewing, craft, and art supplies. The little school desk has quickly become a favorite spot for the kids to do homework, paint, and draw.