Who knew when Jonathan Tilley (personal brand strategist) asked me to join him on his podcast to talk about creating a great home office space a year ago that it’d be released during COVID19?! So many people are now working from home, which has its ups and downs. One of the “downs” is that it can feel uninspiring, chaotic and cluttered.
Check out my episode with Jonathan HERE to learn a simple way to transform your home office space from just functional (maybe it’s not even that) to inspirational.
In this episode, I talk about a crazy “weekend” project I tackled at our home.
I did not like the tile in our guest bathroom. Part of our long-term renovation plan is to re-do that bathroom but that won’t be for a little while, so I decided to PAINT our tile…oh yeah and stencil it. This picture is our BEFORE…
This little project quickly snowballed because once I realized what color I was going to paint the tile, I knew I’d need to do something else with the sink area, then I realized I’d need to get a new faucet if I did that and the mirror may work but only if I get another light fixture.
Can you see my husband ROLLING his eyes accompanied by a dramatic face palm?? That’s what was happening…and continued to happen for 2 months after.
When I started this project, I had a free weekend. Free weekends aren’t easy to come by, so it took me awhile to finish this.
But it all came together finally. I will NEVER attempt to stencil tile again…at least not with this small of a stencil. It was just impossible to do it without messing up.
It was one thing after another. Once I got another countertop, I realized there’d be a gap between that and the mirror. So I ended up doing my own peel and stick backsplash. Then the area between the sink and toilet felt so empty, so I got a shelf. And I had to get a different trash can.
Stenciling the tile in the shower was the worst. That’s where I thought I’d write out “Relax” with the hex stencil but I was so over stenciling that area that I just couldn’t do it.
You can see how wonky the stencil job is here. I gave up on the sides and painted them straight white, which is what I should’ve done for the back as well. I tried everything to hold that stencil in place.
Thankfully it’s our guest shower, so I don’t have to be reminded of my bad decision every day. ;p
The rest of the bathroom did turn out nice. I love the new hardware for the bathroom cabinet. Oh yeah…that was another thing I realized I needed to get.
Here are some more pics of all the updates…
Enough of my HOME projects. In the podcast episode with Jonathan, we talk about ways to create an inspirational space. I wanted to show you pictures of the ways I do that in my HOME voiceover studio and my space at Atlanta Voiceover Studio.
My husband and I both use the home studio, so he had say in the design as well. I tried to make it manly but also fun.
And this is my office space at Atlanta Voiceover Studio. Much different! ;p I have a neon sign that says, “Don’t Stop Get It Get It” on one wall and then quotes and pictures of my past Heidi Rew Show guests. It’s super motivating and inspiring.
You think this will get through to me??? ;p
I know that it can be tough creating a great home office space but lean into the fun of it reflecting you – what brings you joy, inspiration and motivation.
Now…Don’t Stop, Get It, Get It!