So it’s about time for a new project. Spring is coming and I’m feeling the urge to pull out my painting clothes…. So the first thing on the agenda is another room redo at Jefe’s parents place. It’s a cute little Spanish bungalow in a great neighborhood in LA and is where my Jefe grew up. But after a few earthquakes and raising two boys, their guest room and office could use a little TLC.
To start, I’m going to focus on the office as they both do work from home and Jefe’s dad could also really use a space of his own. Right now the space is a little cluttered, dark and could really use a paint job. A few challenges:
- They’re in desperate need of more storage. As I mentioned in our redo of their living room, Jefe’s dad is an AVID reader. And even thanks to the new Kindle he got for Christmas, he’s still got quite a book collection.
- A paneled wall. But with some helpful tips from the king and queen of DIY, John & Sherry Petersik, Jefe and I plan to turn some ugly in to a great accent wall.
- Sports memorabilia. Jefe’s love of the Red Sox had to come from somewhere. So we’re hoping to integrate it as much as possible.
So here’s what we’ve got to work with:
Seeing as the space is primarily for Poppa Jefe, I’m aiming for an end result of old-school study. It’s still a work in progress, but maybe a little something like this:
The whole thing will be done in stages, using as much as they already have as possible and the remainder on a VERY small budget. I’ll keep you updated with the progress as well as plans for the guest room soon!