Dining Room/Home Office {Styled Bookshelves}

By Pinktoesandpowertools | Popular Projects

I am loving this DIY home office built-in bookshelves and desk, AND I am also loving that I finally got some stuff in them to decorate the space up a little.  I have a bad habit of getting so excited to finally share my finished projects with you that most of the time the paint has literally just dried to the touch and I’m taking photographs and writing up the blog post.  The paint is generally not even dry enough to put anything on it yet!  That was definitely the case with this project–it took so long to complete, and I was so happy with it, that I shared it on the blog pretty much immediately once it was done.  Well now it’s done and decorated.

DIY Home office built-in bookshelves full room view

The desk chair is obviously going to have a replacement.  The plan is that a new table will be set up with 6-8 wooden chairs for everyday, and there will be an upholstered dining room chair at this desk and another one at the desk in the family room that will both get pulled in here to the ends of the table when we have company.

DIY Home office built-in bookshelves left side view

You can see that the bottom right shelf is all my teacher stuff–the files are things I need to go through in the very near future and then they go back to school again, so I don’t really put those away anywhere.  Just keeping it real–or being too lazy to pull them off for these pictures, you choose!

DIY Home office built-in bookshelves right side viewI haven’t decided yet on whether to paint the wall behind the computer white to match the cabinets.  What do you think?  I had a friend suggest possibly stenciling a design back there, which is what I am favoring right now.  The wall is going to change color though, once I have a rug picked out for in here, so that is all on the back burner until I move forward on the table and rug.

I absolutely love this built-in desk.  It was a ton of work, but so worth it in the end!

Want to read more about this DIY home office built-in bookshelves and desk project?

Dining Room Built Ins {The Before Pictures}

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Dining Room/Home Office {The Reveal}

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Dining Room/ Home Office {Styled Bookshelves}

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