Danny’s Office Part 1
- Apr, 25 2012
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As a surprise gift to Danny for our 6 year anniversary I wanted to do a full-on, covert mission, 1 day makeover of his office while he was at work. His office was decently functional, but not at all inspiring. Danny has really enjoyed starting his own collections and enjoys being surrounded by them, so I wanted his office to reflect that. I wanted it to be a place where he could work on the computer, or work on projects and feel motivated to do it all. It was funny though….the day that I had prepared to do all this for him, I guess he had a similar idea, because he was planning his own covert ambush surprise LOL! He took the day off to whisk me away to the beach. I guess the office could wait until Monday, hehe.
So I painted, moved furniture, accessorized and styled all in one day…and boy was I wiped after! I think I was down for about a week after that! But it was so worth it to see the surprise on his face. I am so glad he has an office that he can’t wait to go into…sometimes I have to drag him out of there..and somehow even though I crammed it with his camera collection, there always seems to be another one when I go in to his office. I guess he’s got the bug too. We found this amazing picture at an estate sale…
And guess what….we actually bought the desk from that photo at the same sale. We love having the piece and the story that goes with it. Check out the Edison bulbs strung up from the ceilings. Doesn’t everyone look so busy and dapper?
So here is that very desk and the rest of Danny’s newly updated office:
Love the antique paint-splattered rolling cart. Can you believe my husband let me put fresh yellow ranunculus in his office?? Woohoo!
There’s the pillows I previewed last week.
I used antique pulleys as wall decor to give the industrial feeling my hubby loves.
Can you believe we found another desk, the same as the one from the picture?? It was headed for it’s demise…we rescued him and gave him a fresh coat of semi-gloss black paint to accentuate the black fans and cameras in my husband’s office.
Paul Folwick, if you are seeing this, thanks for the suh-weeeet rusty name plate!
Vintage suitcases add to the mystery and drama of this room. I hear the train a comin’, its rollin’ round the bend…
This is an amazing photo about a “French beauty, Andree LaFayette, brought from Paris to play the title role in Richard Walton Tully’s production of “Trilby” in Los Angeles.” They are using the same cameras my husband likes, to capture her first steps off the train.
The first “nice” item my husband allowed himself to keep was this brass-plated standing floor fan.
I hope I have shown you some ways that you can display your collections in a savvy way, and possibly even get your man to hit the antique stores with you! Stay tuned, on Friday I am going to do some more close up pictures of the items in Danny’s office and get his take on things. Hope you guys enjoyed this! Until next time…