After rearranging the office this morning, this is how it looks:
Isn't my desk so pretty? She looks so pretty with the marble floors. I also moved one of the formal living room benches into the office to see if I liked how it would look. The bench is a little wide for the desk. I DIY the two benches in our formal dining room a while ago and have had a lot of people ask where I bought them or how I made them. I might take this opportunity to do a tutorial on a simple DIY bench with pleats and nail head trim. I also plan to buy black metallic acrylic paint to paint the mirror. I feel like it blends in too much with the walls and desk. Its not bad but just a little too girly for Binh. Black will make anything more manly for him. LOL
Once I paint the mirror black and hang it higher, things will look better and make more sense. See the corner next to the window? I am getting ready to pick up an armoire/cabinet to store my vacuum and random supplies.
The mirror was $40 and the orchid was $13. Both purchased at Burlington Coat factory.
Here is the comparison of the before and after at the same angle:
And here's the other side:
Total budget breakdown so far:
Large entertainment center and paint: $60
Accessories for desk: $63
So far it looks like day and night with the <$150 upgrade.