This is gonna be picture heavy, so...you've been warned.
Here's what I started with.
This was the living room This was the dining room.
As a family we always eat dinner together, but we have an eat in kitchen and for us a dining room would go to waste. Soooo...
We convereted the dining room into my writing office.
We pulled up the rug. Closed off the wall to the living room. Put up primer and 3 coats of paint (to cover the darker color). Added a durable faux wood floor. Changed out the overhead light and poof!
Here's a better look at the door and overhead light.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now if all you needed was a nice office to hit the New York Times Bestsellers list...I'd be set!!