Sunday, August 22, 2010

Office 360

My students still have two lovely weeks of summer left to enjoy, but I head back to work tomorrow. I decided I did not want to go back with the office project half done, so Brad and I went into full-on project attack mode this weekend. There are still a few things I’d like to tweak, but for the most part this baby is finished! The goal was to create separate crafting and office spaces with lots of storage, make the room more fun and creative, and include some whimsical d├ęcor elements that would feel out of place in a more grown up space like our living room. Care to take a 360 view?

My much loved Vertigo poster had to stay. Orange + Jimmy = LOVE.

I found this picnic basket at Goodwill. It’s the perfect place to stash small, unfinished projects.

Shelf heaven! I knew the only way I’d manage to keep a big, open workspace is if I could stash a lot of crafting supplies off of the table.

These two shelves were 20 bucks each at Target. I love that the pegs provide a fun way to store stuff.

This shelf came from a thrift store. Brad and I modified it by adding cup hooks and a dowel rod to hold my spools of ribbon.

I made sure to have lots of little drawers and baskets to corral sewing and craft supplies.

I love all the open workspace!

Here’s my little pizza pan turned magnet board in action!

On the other side of the window is a thrifted memo board.

And here’s the office side of the room. Much less thrilling, but a family needs a place to store stationary and printer paper and post its too!

I hope you enjoyed the tour! I still want to recover the seat cushions in the room, and I need to figure out what to do with the framed photos/art that used to live where the desk is now.

Somehow, I think the black frames would seem out of place in this new, cheerful space. I’m all for painting them if y’all have any wonderful color suggestions!

Where do you carve out a spot for crafting/sewing/scrapbooking/etc.?



Tracy's mom said...

This is such a warm and inspiring place to craft and create. I especially love the shelf that you embellished with all of your ribbons. Good job on such a fun room and best wishes on starting back to school tomorrow.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

totally beautiful!
maybe paint them a few different bright colors to go with your cheerful work space?

Heather said...

WOW! I am totally inspired/envious of your organized space!! There is a place for everything and it all coordinates so well. The colors are fun and bright, which makes it a space that you actually WANT to be in!! I can't stop checking out the orange file cabinet. It is AWESOME!!

Thanks for sharing!
(And thanks for your sweet comment on the other day!!!)

Tracy said...

Beautimous! :) Love all the space you've created- fantastic job! Hope your first week back to school goes well!