Friday, April 22, 2011

Not a Bad Office on a Shoestring Budget!


I love what my husband has done for me! He's such a good guy. It's not completely done yet, but here are a few of the things we did.

This is what we started with. We originally painted it grey for our daughter - who wanted to go with black, white, red, and grey. Not the color I would have picked - but we just painted!! Then we decided that with the dog cage in her room, there was no way all her furniture & the dog would fit in the smallest room of the house - so we decided it would be the office instead. Now what am I going to do with grey walls??

Lighten it up a little! We painted the north facing wall a light yellow. The desk is my new office desk. Ikea & inexpensive.

Then we added a rug - and this was our biggest expenditure, but well worth it. I LOVE it.

We laid the rug, then added my desk back in with the computer & phone.

Still need to figure out what to do with all the yucky wires - but when just looking in - you don't really notice them.

Then added this 9 cubicle cupboard, which sits on top of my old high school desk - now refinished in a sleek black & white.

On the other side of the room - still to be completed, we took an old pie safe that was painted an antique green, repainted it black. The doors are not back on yet, because that tin punch front needs a make-over. So we're looking for some fabric to cover the tin-punch with - I'll show you that later - when it's done. But this is by far, the most organized my scrapbooking stuff has been:

Well, like I said, we have a ways to go. However, I'm in and working from my nice quiet space. That sure makes phone calls and working on business projects a LOT easier. Again, with great thanks for my hard working hubby.

More to come!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks great Con....I KNOW you are loving it!

Marmee's Pantry said...

What a great work-space!! It's amazing what a little paint can do!

Have a WONDER Easter w/your family.

Easter blessings, Kim<><