Well, it's about time I start showing you a bit more of our casa, especially when I plan on switching things around and making things over.
Take a peek into my studio, which actually is my office/craft room/ girl cave/ laundry room. I could have said it was just my studio, but I like to keep it real, and for real, this couch usually has 2 laundry baskets full of clean laundry waiting to be folded on it.
I love this room because it's MINE and I get to girlify it all I want! Only problem is, it's small. Teeny tiny. All my fellow townhouse dwellers, where ya at? Lucky for us, our guest bedroom is actually a really good size compared to most others around us, but this room is about 8ft by 9ft. That's like two NBA players lying at 90 degrees. Or the size of many a walk in closet.
This whole room was done (not that intentionally) on the cheap. Over time, I picked things up, and sometimes without a purpose, and they all kind of ended up in this room, and they ended up working.
Here's a quick breakdown:
White tufted Sofa (which lays flat to be a sofa bed) | Craigslist: $150
White curvy legged Desk | Interior Design Sale: $75
White Eiffel Repro Chair | NOOD Clearance Sale (before going out of bidness): $50
Ikea Hemnes Dresser | Already Owned (and was purchased about 4 years ago when it cost about $100 more than it does now- booo!)
Art | Interior Design Sale: $25
Metallic Chandy | Rona: $50
Mirror | Interior Design Sale: $15
Fabric for Pillows | Fabric.com: $15
Everything Else: On hand
Anyways, you get the idea. Pretty cheap to furnish a whole room (albeit a teeny tiny one).
I collect boxes and packaging, and like to display the ones with meaning. Mr. Mans (random interjection: anyone else out there listen to Cosmo Radio on SiriusXM?) bought me a Juicy wallet in Vegas a few years back and it was such a sweet surprise. He even did a great job selecting one I would like (with a pretty box of course!). On my desk I have some of my Tiffany boxes and a Cartier box. That's a story for another day...
I had these magazine folders tucked away somewhere and decided to put them to use for organizing all of my Paper Society supplies.
To the left is a square white vase that I store my rolls of Silhouette vinyl in.
Now that you've seen the "progress" shots, here is what I still have yet to do:
- Window treatments
- Finish painting canvas
- Reorganize craft drawers
- Reorganize closet
- Figure out where on earth to logically put my printer and Silhouette
- New pillows?
- Paint the tray the magazine folders are in
- Paint the mirror?
- New hardware for dresser drawers
So, still quite a bit to do.
Any space saving solutions you guys have come up with for a small home office?