Wednesday, November 12
My Office Area Makeover
When we first moved into this house, I was more than pumped about our bedroom. It's large enough to be a multi-functional space for my work, our music gear, and still be a sweet space to sleep. You can see our full bedroom tour from last year right here. As months have passed and I've worked on project after project, this lovely space has turned into a disaster. My desk wasn't super functional, my fabric stash has gotten out of hand, and storage for craft supplies became an issue. I knew I needed to rethink the way I had things set up, or just accept that our sacred space was going to forever be covered in scraps of paper and piles of fabric.
So, first things first: my desk area. My desk was cute, but it was also uncomfortable and I rarely found myself working there. We had this desk we snagged from the Red Velvet estate sale last year on the other side of the room for Johnny, but it was just a station where we parked papers and junk... so I swiped it.
I got this pink paint on clearance (I ALWAYS check the clearance paint-- you never know what you're going to find) and was saving it for the right project. BINGO. I went to town painting the desk pink and sanding the black paint off of those chrome legs. I know it's just a matter of taste, but geez... who paints chrome legs black??? I decided to leave the drawer alone for a little bit of contrast, and I love the way it turned out.
I pulled an old record player out of our basement to use as a printer stand and transferred my favorite desk pieces from my old desk. The Rilo Kiley quote is from this DIY, the dreamcatcher was made by my favorite pal Gowa, Hope made the ceramic pizza in pottery class, I bought the hair print from ChipperThings on Etsy, and the little framed guy is a Laura Berger original. The other stuff is either vintage or crafted.
I love my little functional office space now. It's important to have a space that not only inspires you, but is easy and comfortable to utilize. I'll be showing you my other work areas soon! Sometimes it takes time to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. xo.