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Turning a second bedroom into a home office
Our home's second bedroom story wasn't one of the happiest ones. When we first moved in a couple of years ago, we placed the book cases there in order to turn it into a home office. Day to day routine, lead to the room being anything but! It had to change and with a fresh coat of paint, a bit of gold and quite some elbow grease, I think we managed quite alright!

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  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the sad before. Only the bookcases were a hint to the plans we had for the space.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 2
    Step 2

    After removing most of the furniture, we gave the walls 2 coats of white paint and then...

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 3
    Step 3

    the fun began! With painter's tape we created crossing lines on the wall behind were the desk would go.

    We used two different tapes: first we placed the blue one in whatever direction we wanted, then the off-white, which represented the space to be painted and again, parallel at the other side, the blue one. The reason to use the tape in the middle was to make sure that the line was even all the way. Trust me there is no way to do it just by hand! Not at this scale!

    After placing all three tapes, we removed the middle one and were left with a straight line waiting to be painted.

    Having an engineer at the house, makes the job is much easier, believe me! ;)

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 4
    Step 4

    A large piece of string attached to something heavy (here a small rock) was very useful for achieving straight lines

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 5
    Step 5

    while a cutting knife and ruler were used wherever two lines crossed each other and taped needed to be removed.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 6
    Step 6

    As you can understand, painting the lines gold was the easy part.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 7
    Step 7

    We didn't create all lines at one go. At first we painted some, steped back and observed were the wall seemed unbalanced and needed a line.

    Of course, there is no right or wrong in this. It's just what looked nice to us.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 8
    Step 8

    After the walls were done, next in line was the desk. The same gold paint was used to paint a pair of desk legs from IKEA, that we later paired with a simple white surface.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 9
    Step 9

    New curtains and curtain rods, a new chair, few diy accessories and some decorating later, the home office was complete.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 10
    Step 10

    Surely not a project to undertake just to pass your time,

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Gold Lines On The Wall - Step 11
    Step 11

    but surely a project well worth all the work.

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