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Working from home - in style!


Resene Paints Anji works from home and spent the first 18 months after they bought their home working from a desk in the middle of the living area - not easy to concentrate when the kids are home from school and the general buzz of family life surrounds you!

As they didn't have a spare room for her to move in to, she decided that the laundry would have to give way and be repurposed as a compact but functional home office. The bath was sold on Trade Me and the washing machine and dryer took its place in the bathroom. Next was the job of converting what was the darkest and most uninspiring room in the house into a space that she could work happily from with all files easily found and accessible.

Most of the house is painted with Resene Sea Fog as they live on the South Coast in Wellington and the soft grey tones of Resene Sea Fog mirror their daily view.

Anji wanted a wall that could double up as a note writing space and an area to keep articles, pictures and other items she needs at hand. They decided the Resene Magnetic Magic paint (two coats) followed by Resene Blackboard Paint would provide a fully functional wall and Anji loves the impact of the dark colour against the Resene Sea Fog. Finally, the ugly vinyl floor was letting the space down. They had quotes to replace it, but the helpful salesperson at Resene Kilbirnie took Anji out to their staff area to show how they had painted their vinyl floor with Resene Lumbersider after a coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer - and I was inspired! Taking the brilliant blues of the ocean in front of their home, Resene Hullabaloo seemed the obvious choice. The only remaining issue was the lack of storage space in the remodelled laundry - so a purchase of a Queen Anne Style Display cabinet on Trade Me and a couple of coats of Resene Hullabaloo (after Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer), plus some stylish file boxes and the storage issue was sorted!

Anji loves her new office and feels inspired when she heads to work each day!

Home office painted in Resene Sea Fog with Resene Hullabaloo cabinet

Her new office isn't the only area of their home to be refreshed with Resene colour. A dresser is bold in Resene Waterborne Smooth Sealer followed by Resene Cabaret, the hallway features Resene Jaguar and Resene Sea Fog and the master bedroom is finished in Resene Scarpa Flow. The bathroom has been rejuvenated with Resene Scarpa Flow on the walls with feature tiles updated with Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer followed by Resene Nero. Outside the planter boxes and stone wall have been finished in Resene Nero.

Home office painted in Resene Sea Fog with Resene Hullabaloo cabinetand hall in

Bedroom painted in Resene Scarpa Flow

Walls Display cabinet Dresser Hallway
Resene Sea Fog
Resene Sea Fog
Resene Hullabaloo
Resene Hullabaloo
Resene Cabaret
Resene Cabaret
Resene Jaguar
Resene Jaguar
Bedroom and bathroom Bathroom tiles, planter boxes
and stone wall
   
Resene Scarpa Flow
Resene Scarpa Flow
Resene Nero
Resene Nero
   

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Thanks to to Anji.

 

 

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