Monday, March 21, 2011

My Office

When we moved 4 weeks ago, I knew that the most important areas to set up first had to be the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms.  So, I quickly got those rooms done and began decorating all the other rooms - that's the FUN part!  I decided to put my office off until last because I knew it was going to take the longest.  I was using my office as the "catch all" room for things that didn't have a place yet, so it was FULL!

I finally got the room done and am very happy with it!  It's my DREAM ROOM!!!  I now have my very own room where I can blog, sew, craft, and CREATE!!!  And there's plenty of extra space for the kids to do projects, too.  It's such a blessing!!

Here are some pictures of MY CREATIVE space!  :-)

As you walk into the room, you'll see my "new" rocking chair and my project table between the two windows.  I love the natural light these windows provide!  You can also get a pretty good idea how much floor space I have from the picture.

I have a collection of silver crosses that I hung above the table. I am working on a quilt and plan to display it on the arm of the rocking chair as soon as it's done.
On the left side of the room, I have a sewing workstation and a computer workstation.  Remember how I told you about my love of dumpster trash?  Well, the desk where the computer is was actually sitting beside the dumpster at my Nanny's apartment several years ago.  It was in excellent condition and even has a glass top!!!!

This is my sewing area.  I hung my scissors and measuring tape from the Blessings sign and used all black and silver accessories to decorate the black shelf.

This cross-topped jar goes along with the other silver crosses in the room and holds a few spools of ribbon.

Here's a close up of the accessories on the black shelf.  My sister-in-law, Amy, made the frame on the left!  I love it!!!

I have a small bulletin board and another small black shelf above the computer desk.  And the treadmill is off to the left in the corner of the room.  It's still holding some papers that need to be filed and things that need a home.  ;-)  Obviously it hasn't been used since we moved in, but I hope to get it cleared of this week and get back on it!

The project table or what I call my "cutting table" is between the windows.  It's been in my family for many years!  My daddy made it for my mom to use in her sewing room for a cutting table about 25 years ago.  My Nanny also used it in her apartment and now I'm getting to use it, too.  The drop down sides both come up to give more table-top space and it has a cute little drawer on one end.  I especially love the spindles that go around the lower shelf.  And, since my daddy made it, it's extra special to me!

Immediately as you enter the office, I have this lawyer's bookcase filled with most of my Disney collection.  In our last house, I decorated my office area with all of my Disney stuff and had the entire room with the Disney theme.  This time I decided to put my collection in this bookcase and not have a specific theme to my office.  I kind of like this better for this house.

Would you believe this is only PART of my collection?!?!

Believe it or not, my FAVORITE part of the office is the walk-in closet!!!!!  With this closet I have the ability to organize everything, but keep it out-of-sight!!

I even have space on the side for my central vacuum and all it's parts!

These plastic drawers hold all my ribbon and bow making supplies, sewing stuff, pens, pencils, markers, glue, gift wrap sacks, tissue paper, and MORE!!  It's been SUCH a blessing to have this space and have it so organized!!!  I just love things neat and nice.
Gotta go make some dinner.  My family is getting hungry!  I hope you have a wonderful week and have a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather we're having!!!


Gretta said...

Love, love, love it!! Especially the crosses you have. I collect crosses so it is always fun to see other people's collections too. I have to admit I'm pretty jealous of your walk-in closet for storage space. That is a crafter's dream come true for sure! Thanks for sharing your "hideaway" with us.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on such a spacious office.
I love all the crosses!

Faye said...

I love your Disney collection! It adds a fun aura in your office. It is really important to have something that inspires us in our working space, so that we can work happily and energetically. Hey, I'm just curious, what's the real color of your office? 'Coz in the images it looks either red, pink or old rose. =)

Faye Acklin

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