I know at first glance, you might think I already shared this room. But I didn’t share the real thing – only a super realistic Photoshop mockup. I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t done that now, because it’s really the same thing, only in real life. Which proves I have crazy awesome Photoshop skills, huh?
Let’s review, since I’m excited that it’s done and want to talk all about it. So forget that I told you some of this already, ok?
When I started designing spaces in the office building, it was all just white walls and concrete floors. This waiting area was just a little space inside the front doors, which I didn’t even notice was big enough to be a “room” until the owner pointed it out.
The makeover was really a basic design, I realize. Symmetrical, and without many accessories, unlike some of the other spaces in the office.
The frames are filled with scrapbook paper, most of which was designed by my husband who works there. Have I mentioned that this office is for a scrapbook company? I thought that featuring some of their papers was a good way to kind of introduce the place to visitors.
Hanging 18 square frames in straight, even rows and columns was anything but simple! I started on the left wall, since the wall on that side ended part of the way up. I used a laser level that suctioned to the wall, but unfortunately only worked for horizontal leveling. I measured, leveled, and taped off the horizontal lines with painter’s tape. Then, I meticulously measured to create vertical lines, and I taped those too. Sounds easy enough, but I kept on messing up and having to start over. It was a good thing I was using tape and not nails! Once I got it all worked out and nailed, transferring the same measurements to the right wall was much easier.
If you want the sources for any of the pieces in this room, see my earlier post with the Photoshop mockup.
I spent much of this weekend at the office, working on transforming boring cubicles into fun spaces for each of the employees. I’ll be back to share some of those spaces soon!