Our “new” office area is finished – finally. It only took me like three months (and no, there wasn’t that much to do, I just procrastinate a lot). Anyway, check it out.
(Please excuse the child-proofing on the drawers and PC tower – they’re rather a necessity in our house).
I’ll give you a quick recap of how this little nook came to be… we started with this:
It was the messy corner of our living room devoted primarily to the Little Man and his toys. The bookshelf is moving to the other side of the room and getting a makeover, the toys are mostly moving into S’s bedroom, and the rug has a new home elsewhere, all so we could move our desk out of the guest room and in here. And that is where it sat looking miserable for longer than it should have…
I attempted a gallery wall, but I didn’t like the results…
The wall itself was fine – it actually grew on me in the time it was up there – but it didn’t work with the simple, clean lines in the rest of the room.
See? Just not doing it. So I took the whole thing down, patched all the holes, touched up the paint, and started from scratch. I decided on three matching white frames over the desk instead…
This project wasn’t allowed to cost any money. I already had the frames and I filled them with wrapping paper I also had on hand. I might change them out eventually for some pretty prints or something, but they’re fine for the time being.
I also added file folders to make the desk organizer more efficient.
So now the whole space is working much better for us, which makes me happy. 🙂
And it’s much more cohesive with the rest of the room. Which is nice.
Also – side note – check out the ceramic owl candle I found at World Market the other day – isn’t he cute? (Technically, buying him means that I failed on the not-spending-any-money-on-this-project thing, but I don’t think it really counts, right?)
So, to recap, this was the before:
And this is the after:
Not the world’s most dramatic reveal, obviously, but it does make me feel like the room is that much closer to being finished, which is always a good thing.
Update: If you’re interested in a list of sources for this space, check it out here.