Today is the final day for The Howard Home Tour! I am so grateful to each and every one of you who has read through this series!! If you're just tuning in now, you can see Part 1 HERE (Bedroom & Family Room) and Part 2 HERE (Office & Studio). Today is aaaaaaaaaaaaaall about my cute hubby & his awesome office makeover! Enjoy! :)
Ben's office is the smallest of the three bedrooms, so when we started brainstorming the perfect makeover - we knew we wanted it to have the least amount of STUFF.
It took a lot of weeding through old art & furniture, a lot of blue and white paint and some gold decorations to get it here:
This may be the first bad review I've ever written about a product but I feel it's necessary - Sherwin-Williams, I'm sorry to say this - but your navy blue paint was not nice to us. Let me just say, paint is expensive. Believe me, I know. I've bought all of it. When you splurge a hunk of cash on a gallon of paint that everyone highly recommends, you expect it to do it's job and cover the wall in 1-2, MAYBE 3 coats if you're covering a harsh color. Well when Ben and I painted his office, we did NOT expect it to take 6-8 coats! It was bizarre. The paint covered like watercolor! It was really frustrating, and as a result we got pretty discouraged and the makeover for this room took us way longer than it should have.
But enough with the bad - let's talk about the good! As always DecoArt paint was wonderful and I used their Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint and wax to refinish this large end table turned coffee table :) Ben thought it would be cool if I painted a gold mural on his wall over the blue. I was so excited!! I used Ralph Lauren's gold paint and fell in love! I ended up using the same paint to cover a mirror that you'll see in the next photo:
Here's a close up of part of the mural!
Ben is a super talented guitarist and woodworker - he has created cigar box guitars (one of which is on display in the Gallery at UNOS, and another you can see hanging on the wall !) and he had the cool idea to create his own guitar stand. He cut the wood and I stained it before he attached the wall stands for the guitars to hang from.
I snagged the gold tray and small plant from Home Goods, and the frames below holding my art prints were from Target. Recently I've become really obsessed with Target's gallery frames - they're surprisingly high quality for how inexpensive they are, and while the glare is a little annoying, I think it showcases art very nicely!
I hope you enjoyed checking out the latest makeover in #thehowardhome :) I am so grateful for your support! If you have any questions about sources or would like to purchase any of the artwork or refinished furniture, please click HERE!
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