Since I've talked so much about organization and the importance of having aesthetically pleasing surroundings, I thought it might be interesting to show you where I work and ask to see where you do your best work! I thought it would be a new spin on "Motivation Mondays" where we can get inspired by eachother.
Although I have to admit that I do not spend all of my time here, one of my favorite spaces is my own office. In my opinion, that's the way it should be! Afterall I designed it to be a space I would work well in, with all of the conveniences necessary for me to be productive and engaged in my projects.
My office was a bunch of little projects, and I love every single one of them.
Return Desk: My skirted desk used to be an old vanity that I had when I was a kid. I added the skirt, made a knob to look like a rose and painted it a soft ballerina pink.
Filing Cabinet: The filing cabinet was painted with a slightly darker pink, kind of a 1950s mamie pink, then I used this fun vintage inspired fabric print to cover the drawers attaching it with Mod Podge. I painted the hardware because mine was in really rough shape.
Chair: The chair was this super comfy vintage piece I picked up for $2 at Goodwill. I stripped all the old gross fabric off and recovered it with fabric to match my filing cabinet. I also polished all of the chrome colored metal with goo gone and painted the armrests to match the return desk.
White Boards: I love to keep track of my schedule and daily to-do items, and rather than having hundreds of lists everywhere, it is way better to keep one and keep it current somewhere that I won't lose it. I took some old photo frames that I have had forever and some pretty scrapbook paper that matched my fabric. I spend some time deciding what kind of layout would work best for me and then cut the scrapbook paper and glued it to white tag board cut to fit my frames. I used some pretty scrapbook details like sparkly letter stickers and some flourishes to add some detail.
Curtains: These were a little bit of an after thought, mostly I had some left over fabric and wanted a way to blend the two different patterns a little more. It wasn't quite enough to make traditional curtains, so I used some ribbon tied into bows around the top to hang them.
I've added some other little details here and there, a little organization caddy with some binders to sort my current projects with all the supplies that I need to keep up with them. A rug and some plants to warm the space up a little bit more. It is a space I love to spend my time, which makes getting my work done a whole lot easier.
Where do you work? I want to know! Show or tell me about your space in the comments!