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A few months back, one of my favorite shopping sites, 
Everything But The House, reached out to me about working together.  
I have been buying from this online estate sale site for a couple of years now.  
So naturally, I jumped at the chance to partner with them.
They generously offered me a credit toward any item that was currently listed. 

I finally settled on these four Visual Comfort sconces. 
You can buy brand new ones here
I ended up paying less for all four than the price of one new sconce.
I do wish they were the Hand Rubbed Antique Brass finish.
Dare I break out the rub n' buff?  Maybe I'll do a little  test spot on the back to see how it looks.

As soon as I saw them, I began scheming an office/den makeover. 

Ever since I came across this image on Pinterest, I have become obsessed with this look. 
The gorgeous den designed by Meredith Heron is perfect in every way, 
right down to the sweet little dog pictured. 

This is the current state of the office/den.
(Well, sort of, it's not nearly this neat right now and I have switched out the desk chair)

An electrician is coming tomorrow to take out the recessed lights and install three of the visual comfort sconces at the top of the built-ins, just below where the recessed lights are now.

Just for fun, here is what the office looked like just before we closed on the house. 

The cabinets are getting a coat of hi-gloss BM Lead Gray 
(the same color used in Merideth Heron's den).
The crown molding, baseboards, and window moldings are also getting a coat of lead gray.
The walls will get a flat finish of the same color. 
I am hoping to get rid of the "shutter doors" on the base cabinets 
and have something more simple made.

I have been on the hunt for a new rug for this space. 
Right now, I have a 5x8 rug in here.  I am looking for something a little larger.

The paint should be here tomorrow and I'll be getting started this weekend. 
I am looking forward to having some progress shots to show you next week. 
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fun giveaway from Everything But The House.   


  1. Wow! What a great find and a fun plan! I can't wait to see how it all comes together! I spotted this beauty yesterday, and while I have nowhere to put it, I still want it!


    1. I saw that today. It is gorgeous, but then you'd have to find things to fill it up. Have you bought anything from EBTH yet?

    2. Yes! I bought a gift for my husband for Christmas last year - a framed photo of Jack Nicklaus. A great surprise, and he has it in his office at work. :-)


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