decorating, office

Shop the House Pt II

I’m so excited for this month’s Shop the House post. If you haven’t heard, myself and a handful of very talented bloggers have chosen one space in our home to redecorate each month using items we already have in fun and creative ways. Let me first start by making a huge confession – I’ve got a new office chair. To be fair, it was purchased before we started the challenge but was on back order from Wayfair. Um, I am OBSESSED with it! It was worth the wait in every way, it completes the space and makes me feel like a grown up with a fancy office (even if it’s technically in the hallway).


modern farmhouse office


 diy shelving


shelf styling


Inspired by my book art prints from Canvas HQ, I decided to continue the book theme and create small collections of books. All of my other decor items, I have had and used in different parts of the house. My demijohn was used during the Fall filled with cotton stems and a DIY crate. My lamp is from our master bedroom and the galvanized pitcher was used during the Fall on the front porch.


diy book bundles


diy book bundles


book decor


I also took a page out of my friend Shannon’s book (see what I did there? haha) and created book bundles with some of my older paperbacks. It was a simple DIY project that only took a few minutes. I ripped off the covers and wrapped them with twine. I used my favorite hard cover books mixed with my chalk painted text books and added my existing calendar from Joss and Main.


diy office

This was such an easy update and only took me a few minutes. I can’t wait for next month because I have some big plans for Spring and using lots of greenery!


Check out how the other bloggers updated their spaces:

Courtney at The Hamby Home

Annie at Zevy Joy

Kendra at Momtique

Iris at Iris Nacole

Brooke at Start at Home


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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Start at Home
    February 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    That chair and that desk….I just LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Reply
    Jill ~ Jillify It
    February 17, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Love this space! Great job!

  3. Reply
    claudia drexel
    April 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Allison, I love what you have done. What is the name of the chair?

    1. Reply
      Allison • A House and A Dog
      April 3, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Claudia! It's linked in the post and its from Wayfair 🙂

  4. Reply
    March 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Where did you get the desk and shelves??

    1. Reply
      March 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      The shelves are DIY and the desk is from Target 🙂

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