The office makeover is still in progress but here is a quick update. We first painted all the paneling in Behr Red Pepper.
This took two coats and a ton of edge work. I also cleaned and painted the windows in Benjamin Moore Cloud White (to match the rest of our home interior trim).
The next step was removing the old flooring. This was a laminate Pergo (seen above) but it had seen its day. First of all it didn’t match our new floor in the hallway but also it was faded in places. It was surprisingly easy to pop up and we were thankful they had not glued it down. We were able to reuse the underlay for the new floor, which was a big help and savings.
When we went to line up the new floorboards to our new existing hallway floorboards, there was an issue. The office did not have baseboards (like the hallway does), which meant that we would need to either add a baseboard or cut a tiny sliver of flooring for along the side of the wall where the baseboard was missing in the office. We obviously decided on the baseboard. Funny how you don’t realize little details until you actually start working on a project. Then everything you never noticed before comes up to bite you!
So, back to Home Depot we went and purchased the primed baseboard. My husband cut the pieces into the correct size and mitered the corners and got them installed pretty quickly. We were ready to continue until I decided for sure that I did not want a transition piece between the rooms. That meant that we had to very carefully glue down the first board to meet up with the hallway board and go from there. This sounds easy but it literally took us hours. I superglued my fingers which wasn’t pleasant!
Afterwards, I realized we should have just cut a piece of flooring and placed it in the opposite direction to make a level transition and there were other ideas I had but they all came too late! It actually looks fine and I filled the slight gap with matching wood filler. Honestly, we may go back and cut out a piece for my transition idea but not at this time.
I then painted all the new baseboards in BM Cloud White semi-gloss and filled where the cuts met. My husband added the shoe molding and the floors are done!
And, here we go! It was a ton of effort to get to this place.
We are now waiting to purchase a standing desk for my husband and a new wall shelving unit to go behind the desk. We both like the desk facing out towards the room. Plus, we will add a long shelf along the wall for his collection of sports memorabilia and mount a tv on a wall. Big plans 🙂 I know, it looks terrible now!
Whew! The next plan is to add the new flooring through into our foyer.
Does it ever end? Have a great weekend!