Hazel Mae Home Office

A lot of you have asked where I paint.  I am lucky to have a spare bedroom that I call my Hazel Mae Home office! It is just enough space to paint most furniture pieces. And since Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is water based, has low VOCs and has no odor – I can paint inside.

This little corner of the spare bedroom is my HMH home office.  I put it together with some vintage finds and free items and wanted to share my ideas with you.


My farmhouse table was bought a few weeks after meeting my husband. I remember asking him to ask his friend if we could borrow his truck to bring it to my then apartment from the church tag sale where I had found it. Little did my husband know how many more pieces of dusty old furniture I would be asking him to bring home for me over the years!

Farmhouse Table Before

I loved it for many years in it’s original red paint, but recently painted it Annie Sloan Provence when we moved to our current house and I started HMH. I left the original wood top and freshened it up with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.

I found this oak filing cabinet for free on craigslist. All it needed was some Annie Sloan Pure White paint and the hardware spray painted with Rustoleum Old Bronze Metallic Spray Paint.

Free Filing Cabinet

The burlap pin board started as an empty frame someone had left on the curb. I painted that many years ago and don’t recall what paint I used. But this free find has been a favorite of mine!


The storage on my shelves is pieced together from garage and estate sale finds. Spice jars washed and clean now serve as storage for pins, clips, tacks, etc. Three random glasses were painted with Annie Sloan Old White and now hold my pens and paint brushes. And a small vintage muffin tin holds restaurant jelly jars with more little knick knacks. I love vintage muffin tins and have a collection in my kitchen.


As I have said… I love finding treasure in others’ trash. Some junk just isn’t really junk! And I think vintage finds add personality and character to any space. If you agree with me … you should check out etsy shop Splendid Junk Vintage. Anne and I run into each other at local estate sales and she has an eye for finding splendid junk!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my workspace. And maybe you can take a few ideas for your home office!


After photos courtesy of Abigail Thomas Photography.

2 thoughts on “Hazel Mae Home Office

  1. I am blown away by the file cabinet. Consider the hunt officially started! I find so much inspiration on your site. Thanks!

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