My Office, finally.again.

Thanks for your patience. I was so sure I would have this done on Monday, but instead I had a ton of "real" work do, so they makeover had to wait.  I am really so excited to have this done, and I gotta say I'm way more productive in a pretty space.  Here it is, the office (and guest room), where I spend about 16 hours of my day. I probably should just sleep in it too...

The inside of the closet office with its geometric faceted paint job.



 my motto...
I can close the doors and it turns into a guest room.  I painted thin gold lines on the doors to dress them up...

 I have a second desk where I blog from, or if Cheryle or an intern is here they can sit.
 I revamped an old bamboo bar cart to keep my crap on...
and the guest bed, aka where I can lounge and read mags in all my spare time.
 I made the painting by cleaning my brush off everytime I changes colors on the facet wall...
 
I can't decide if I like the yellow Trina Turk pillow or the lilac Quadrille on the bed.
I needed new shams, so I used white cottom twill fabric and dabbed it with paint thinned with water...
I seriously want sheets like them now.

 Can't be an O'verlay office with some O'verlays...
My other motto...
 Slipcovered my desk chair.



It is so much better having my office upstairs. I still have the downstairs one, but that is now for painting, sewing and building crap. Also an exercise room. ha.
SO here is how you paint the wall all pink and magical...

You will need to do several shades of one color if you want to make it monochromatic, so I painted the walls a mid tone to make coverage easier.  My base here is C2 "Mod", a pink lilac tone.  I then chose the rest of the colors and lightened and darkened my mid-tone with either white or my darkest color, a magenta.
So I started laying in the design by just drawing a line. Duh, I know.
But all you do is have an axis point and have several lines come off it, and then each line ends at a new axis point. Kind of like "sun rays". See how each line connects to an axis?  Just draw your first "sun"  and have all the lines have different lengths, than make those end points be a new axis. Repeat, and as you go your connections will make lots of triangles.

When I was finally done I decided I was going to do 9 colors. This was largely because my largest "sun" had 8 lines and I didn't want to deal with a bitting colors so I went one over.   I then numbered the sections 1-8 and "W" for white. ( sorry it is hard to see in this picture) It is kind of like playing dominos, you don't want the same number to touch. This gets confusing, so no drinking for this part!
 I taped out all the #8's first. They were the darkest and would require 2 coats...
 then I let dry and repeated and repeated...

 A little tip, I was able to reuse a lot of the tape. (This process uses a lot!) 
 Finally, 6 hours later. My son was getting really P.O.'d. He kept coming in hourly with reminders of how long I was painting and comments like "are you ever going to be done?"  or "why do you like to paint everything Mom?" He did at one point tell me it looked cool though.

57 comments:

Lily said...

That looks incredible !!! LOVE it !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

classic • casual • home said...

you are AMAZING!!! Love the colors.

Samara {The Dressing Room} said...

Wow! That is really impressive; it looks great.

Samara

Laurie said...

just gorgeous! I'll have to give this some serious thought for my own home -- love the Sol Lewitt influence!

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bluehydrangea said...

Where do you come up with this stuff?? so amazing!! Very Kelly W.

Snippi Tippi said...

Love it- I'd love to try that on canvas for a less labor intensive project!

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Annie said...

Dannika! Love this! The LIME pillow definitely... brings out the lime in your amazing painting! You had me fooled... don't know if this is what you had in mind or not, but when i was looking at the pillows, I thought it was premier prints "togo" in lavender on white ground (which i don't believe is even made in that colorway!)... but of course you MADE that fabric! kudos!

Angeline said...

You're such a force! Wowzers!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Cool indeed! And the painting above the bed, made from "scraps"? Fantastic.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kim@ofallthefish.com said...

WOW above and beyond stunning and truly inspiring! You are so unbelievably talented Danika- I love everything you come up with!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

Wow, so good! I knew that faceted wall would be time consuming. So worth it though. Great idea to do a painting to go with it. I really love what you did on the closet doors. I might have to steal that for my own office. Did you tape to make the straight line or just sketch it out first? Amazing Danika, you amaze me with every project!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

That looks AMAZING!!! What patience that wall must have taken! But wow...definitely worth the effort. The whole room looks beautiful.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

"why do you paint everything mom?" Oh man that cracked me up!!!

Seriously, it looks great. You are inspiring me to re-do my office. I hate it, it's so ugly.

My Interior Life said...

Wow!! You amaze me and make me tired!!

Heather Peterson said...

As always, this makes me wonder what the heck I've been doing with my time! It looks AMAZING. This might even inspire me to tackle the mess that it my office! Funny the number of hours I have spent on the guest room (where I never ever spend time) versus NO time spent designing the office I use most of the day and night.

Heather
loveyourspace.blogspot.com

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Damn gurl you put in work. How much coffee did you down for this job? Love it all. And I like the pink pilloware in the firsts pic better.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

*pillow in the first

Sorry I can't spell, has sushi in one hand and phone in other.

Marissa Waddell said...

Every time you post a new home project I am amazed. LIKE you end up with such a beautiful painting from just wiping your brushes! This room is SO cool. I love all of it!

Marissa
www.roost-home.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Oh wow! I think I say that every time I comment on one of your posts! This looks so good and you make it look so easy, too!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I can't believe your son referred to that wall as just "cool"...it's more like fantastical, amazing, bad-a...(c: But I guess one really can't be picky with compliments from offspring...Bravo, it really is *stunning*!

MaviDeniz said...

Your space is gorgeous! I love how creative it is.

Xo

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

You are incredible. I am so freaking impressed (as always). That painting was made by cleaning off your brushes??? It looks incredible!!!! Is there anything you can't do?!

Ashley said...

Danika, you are so, so creative. I think Kelly Wearstler is going to start taking her cues from you!

Brand New and Beautiful said...

Wow! So awesome! I'm inspired to jazz up my closet doors with some gold trim. Was that simply a sparkly sharpie?

LindsB said...

Seriously, how do you have kids, run a business AND find time to do amazing things like this? You amaze me, and continue to amaze me everytime you post! HOLY SHIT is all I can say- I am in love with this and with you a little. Maybe a little girl crush haha :)

Hellohello baby said...

WOW! I am speachless! That is just... you are clever and impressivly handy! Can I repost and link up to you from my blog? Want to show my readers!

Lindsey Suggs said...

This room is fabulous! I love everything about it- can I order some pink painted shams, please?? The fact that your office-in-a-closet is that chic makes me want to go fix up my laundry-room-in-a-closet space right now. Very well done!!!!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Positively gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and the colours are just amazing! Send this to the Nate show stat! Happy New Year! Angie xo

Raiana S said...

Ahhh-MAZING!! What fun and different reveal, which has become a norm when I visit your blog - I always find something fun and crazy! I also come here and immediately think 'what in gods name am i doing with my time? I can't find the time to spray paint a box, and this woman who runs a successful business and family has time to krylon pen thousands of lines onto a wall, paint a geometric faceted wall, a painting, pillow shams AND sew a friggin slipcover' but seriously you have me awestruck, and a tad depressed & discouraged but yet SO inspired all at the same time(those two can work hand in hand, right? LOL)
LOVE what you have done with your whole house - HUGELY rethinking my black and white decor scheme for our living room. This girls now thinking COLOUR.

Rai xo
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heyhomeslice said...

Well, your son is right. It definitely looks cool! What a unique and amazing wall treatment. I love it- way to stick with it!

Jenna

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

That wall is amazing! I would swear it was wallpaper. DYING over those pink dalmatian spot pillows - genius!

Michelle Montgomery@Chic Little Things said...

Looks really awesome! Inspires me to do the same if I ever run out of space or we move.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

The room looks fabulous! Love everything you did...

Stacy Curran said...

Holy crap. Totally speechless. This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen!
Stacy

jonalynn said...

Shut the fuck up. Yeah, it deserves the full-on swear word because the room and you are that good.

Wow. I'm so happy you decided to take the leap and change it up.

What a beautiful way to start 2012.

turn up the rad blog
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Carol@TheDesignPages said...

This is one of my favourites of all the amazing walls you've painted. I so want to try this but I have read the instructions a couple of times and it's hurting my brain!! So awesome.

Sue De Chiara said...

swoon....faint!
wow!!!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow - love it! :)

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Are you kidding? You got a compliment from your son ;). Totally awesome. The Overlays rock it! That chandelier...beautiful! Way to go.

the Queen City Style said...

wow. you are insanely talented! i am a new blogger on the block, based on Charlotte, nc. please come visit sometime. i have saved all your pictures for inspiration. amazing.
regards, whitley adkins hamlin
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Libby Gourley said...

This looks absolutely fantastic!! You are so talented!

kayce hughes said...

beyond fabulous!

Mitch and Serretta Barlow said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!!!!!! It came out amazing!!!! I love the little details like the gold paint, the white lamp base and the color scheme! And how brilliant is that geometric pattern on the wall?! I feel so inspired! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Ashley Gillett said...

YOU PAINTED THAT!?! WOW! I am so impressed and intimidated and inspired all at the same time. I so love it! The whole space. Just LOVE it!

Houndstooth and Nail said...

Freakin Amazing!!! As usual...

Bromeliad said...

Your facets are totally awesome. But so is your abstract painting and your generic office chair slipcovered all pretty.

elembee.com said...

So, so beautiful! Love everything about the room.

Meredith said...

AMAZING!!! my bedroom could use your help!

Clementine & Olive said...

This room is stunning. Wow, just incredible!!!!!

Lekalia Interiors said...

Love your new work space! I just featured it in my blog! www.lekaliainteriors.blogspot.com
Have a great day!

Blake said...

Wow, I love what you did to your closet office! It is so bright and colorful you will surely forget you are in a closet. What made it even more amazing was that you only need to close the closet door to 'shut out' the office feel in the room.

Blake Mitchell

Landi {Lou Lou's Life Lessons} said...

Wow... just found your blog through googling for a post I'm doing on bar carts (and using them for other reasons besides just alcohol!). I saw your blog and fell in love! Your room/closet office is incredible and that painting is to die for! I'm excited to be your newest follower :) Happy Sunday!

Geraldine Mills said...

Just love your blog. Its so creative of yours! Now i do have an idea on my room.

Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I have been wanting to do a triangular mosaic pattern on a wall for a year and a half now, but haven't bitten the bullet to do it! I'm a symmetric girl, so I'll probably do lots of math and measuring, but your wall gives me encouragement. Love it!

Aidan Swift said...

Thank you for giving readers a peek of your home office. Glad to know you are more productive in that space.

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