Saturday, September 8, 2012

Waiting Room Before and After Pictures...

Hello to all...hope you're having a great day! I wanted to share some pictures of a waiting room remodel I did a few months ago. I am a dental hygienist and work in a wonderful office with great people and the best boss who let me redo the waiting room.

Here are some before and after pictures for you. I know what you're saying...I don't live in a waiting room, how would these help me in my own home. The answer....paint. Well, paint and all new furniture, but paint is big.

Here's the before...forgot to take a picture of it with all the old furniture, but it was just tired.



Here's the after...looking in the same corner


Before...


After!!

These are some of the specifics. FYI...you have to put all this furniture together yourself!

  • 2 club chairs from Target...2 pack for $300. Color espresso
  • dining room chairs...2 pack for $160. Color espresso
  • rug form Ikea...$149
  • coffee table from Target...$140. Color dark espresso
  • round side table...TJ Maxx for $80



2 Kids ottomans...Target $100. I know, but so cute!! and I just love it when I see a little one sitting on them.


Kid's Toy Corner...

Small shelf...Target for $70.



  • Wire baskets form Marshall's and TJ Maxx for $8.00 each, but they were all different colors, so I spray painted them silver to match the lamps. Added electrical light covers as name plates for what toys are in the baskets.
  • sewed the fabric basket liners to match the lampshades (also from Target)



Found the matching fabric in the kitchen section as a table cloth!!


Here's a before of the red trim :(


Painting tip...PRIME, PRIME, PRIME.

The gray paint is Benjamin Moore called Nimbus Gray. LOVE IT!!


This is the door after.


The valance was an easy project...tutorial to follow soon.


Just fabric sewn with a lining and then stapled to a 1" x 2" board.


then mounted above the window with "L" bracket.


Old pillows covered with more tablecloth fabric.


Lamp from Walmart...shade from Target.


Hope you enjoyed the little tour.


Maybe some of these tips can be used in your home too.

I also did a second waiting room in our other office. I'll post that next week.

Coming soon...2 tutorials on how to make the valance and also how to sew long, lined drapes.

Thanks for stopping by,
~Karen~

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48 comments:

  1. That looks great. It looks very comfortable and homey, something that is always lacking at a doctor/dentist office!

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  2. Karen, the new room looks so good. You did such a beautiful job.

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  3. I could sit in there for hours! Love it!

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  4. Looks fabulous and so inviting!!! You did a great job!!! I too work at a dental office as an assistant (dental and office). We are building a new office and should be moving in next month. I am the one who gets "stuck" (ohh darn...lol) with all the creative~ness projects at work and I love it.

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  5. It's wonderful. And you're right, it does give me some ideas for my home. I love Target furniture. My BF has a lot of big heavy furniture that will last long after he's gone but I find I like smaller, cheaper pieces and then when the dog nibbles a corner or a pillow I don't have to feel like the world is coming to an end. Love the toy corner. I see that as the new table next to my rocking chair.

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  6. Wow...it's so wonderul and very HGTV worthy!!!! Great job, and what a calm beautiful place to wait in.

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  7. WOW, beautiful! Are you sure you're in the right profession?

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  8. Great job, Karen. The new design is so fresh and makes a simple statement - love it!
    Rhiannon

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  9. I'll bet your boss thinks you're a wizard, Karen! A lovely, fresh new look.

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  10. Great redo Karen!!! I just love the gray on the walls. Very soothing and peaceful. And the yellow just pops! You are one amazing lady :*)

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  11. What a transformation!! Gorgeous x

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  12. Love the redo! Never thought I'd really like gray but I've gotten to like it a lot!

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  13. This is great! I was eyeing those tablecloths thinking of them for tote bag fabrics - but they would be wonderful as pillow covers, too! Hmm... I think I need a solo trip to Target one day soon.

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  14. What an inviting waiting room you have created. Look Awesome, as well as modern.

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  15. Totally love it. I can't wait for the valance tutorial. It looks exactly like what I need for my sewing room.........and sew easy!

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  16. What a great transformation. Looks more like a living room, not a dental office. I think the ottomans are a fantastic idea. Just right, kid size!

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  17. It looks classy, calm and fresh! Great job!

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  18. This is so great. You did such a good job and on a budget! I'm impressed.

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  19. It looks so fresh and beautiful! It's amazing at what can be done on a low budget too. Cheap doesn't have to look cheap. We bought a little side table today at Ikea for our couch and it was around $25, but I keep looking at it because it is so cute!

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  20. Great redo. Love that you did such a great job on a budget.

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  21. Absolutely delightful! Bound to lower the blood pressure of people with a little anxiety while waiting for their appointments. I'm looking forward to seeing Room 2, but this is just beautiful. (I've been looking for tablecloths for cutting up too, but haven't been at all fortunate!)

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  22. You totally brought it up to date! Great job :)

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  23. Way cool. I think you need your own "Office Makeover" reality tv show. Great job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! They could hire you as their new interior decorator! What fun you must have had getting to spend someone else's $$$~that would be the icing on the cake! I bet you get lots of compliments from your patients!
    Great job!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  25. Wow! What a difference! You may have missed your true calling! Beautiful job!

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  26. I just love it. Your boss was really sensible letting you do it. I love your blog and your linking parties, thanks so much.

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  27. Lovely new waiting room and on a budget, great job, so up to date looking now.

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  28. Great job! Can't wait for your sewing long lined drapes! I need some ideas for my livingroom and dining room windows.

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  29. Karen, it's lovely! You did such a great job, thanks for sharing!!

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  30. The room looks so inviting. Great job!

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  31. I love what you did - simply amazing. I wish I had your color sense! blessings, marlene

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  32. Wow.. simple but such effective changes. I think the valence made the biggest impact and change but were so simple!

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  33. Gorgeous! I love every detail. You've got real decorating talent! Wish you could spruce up my front room! :)
    Shannon

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  34. I hope your boss gives you a raise AND a bonus because if he does not, he will lose you to a decorating firm--or even better your own business. Not only that a smart, looking waiting room brings more patients because the DR looks impressive from start to finish. Well done!!!

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  35. OMG Karen you are the Best...Your Boss should be so Pleased with what you have done and the Patients would Love sitting in this waiting room...Love the Yellow touches...You have the Best Style.
    cheers

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  36. Nice make over! I think my daughter brought that same shelf Friday nite for her new apartment.

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  37. Wow, you did a fabulous job! It's so fresh and modern looking. Great choice on colors. Well done - you might have a new career. :)

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  38. Karen, what a lucky boss. Not only does he have a dental hygienist but a decorator as well, all in one.

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  39. Karen, u are so talented! I am jealous! You should be an interior decorator! Charge big bucks as you are so worth it!

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  40. Beautiful update. I would love to hang out in your waiting room!

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