Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Office Redo - Finally Finished!!!

I have been working hard the past week and I am finally finished!!!!  I painted and spruced up my office/craftroom.  I've been wanting to paint it for a long time and finally did it.  Did I tell you how much I love summer break???!!!  It's so nice to have the time to take things like this on!

I took a lot of photos:


I love the color!  When I started painting I was worried the color was too dark, but I starting really liking it after I got more on the walls.

I use this room for my office and my craftroom.  I have an L-shaped desk (counter). The computer side is where I do more of my "office" things and the other side is where I do more crafting.  I just wheel my chair over to whichever side I want to use.


This is my "cutting area".  I have my Cricut machine and laminators in the cabinets.  I just pull them out and use this counter when I use them.  I also have my paper cutter on this counter.  When I laminiate stuff for school, I do it on this counter and have my paper cutter right there to cut things up after they are laminated (center activities...and all the stuff I buy on TPT :).  I am tall and I LOVE having my tall table (it's a pub table) right next to this area when I am standing here laminating and cutting. I stand at this table to put everything together and it is the perfect height for me.  I used to have two bar stools with backs on them at the table but the chairs always got in the way so I got a stool that I can keep under the table and out of the way when I don't want to sit.



I got the cart/shelving in the back at Sams Club a few years ago.  I keep craft stuff here.  I also have a very large walk-in closet (where that door leads) with shelving for more craft stuff and school supplies.  I used to be on several scrapbook design teams and probably have enough craft supplies to open a store.  



A few more photos....





Another photo of the cart from Sams.



I picked up this bookcase from Target along with a lot of these chevron storage boxes.   I used to have a big cabinet here but like this open storage better.  (More craft stuff in the boxes on top of the bookcase). 

Now, on to my next project......decluttering my bedroom (I'm a little scared of my closet....it is amazing how much stuff you can put in a closet!).

Do you have any fun home projects going on this summer?

22 comments:

  1. I love the colors and everything about it!!! I need an office like that!

    Linda
    Down The Learning Road

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  2. I love this room! This is my dream work space. So sunny and bright. Thank you so much for sharing!
    ~Andi

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  3. This looks great. You have given me some inspiration to get mine done.

    Swimming into Second

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  4. Love Love Love IT!!!! It is inspiring me to create a space at home - it would sure be nice to have it at home, instead of trying to accomplish some of those tasks in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!
    Patsi K in MN
    www.abc123kindergarten.com

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  5. Your office looks like it belongs in a magazine! I'd never be able to keep mine this clean and neat looking. Kudos!

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  6. Wow! This space is great! Do you mind sharing where your desk and rug are from?

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    1. Thanks so much! The desk is a mix: countertops from Lowes and I used pieces under to hold up the countertops - a metal shelving unit from Target that my computer is on and next to that is a drawer unit from Ikea. I have scrapbook cubes in the corner and other side holding it up. I got those at Target a few years ago but Michaels sells them now. I got the rug at Target - http://www.target.com/p/xhilaration-floral-rug/-/A-14000245 .

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  7. I just love your room and the color is amazing!! Certainly inspiring!! Can't wait until Target opens here in Canada!! :)

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  8. I dropped by to check out your blog and I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award! Your room is awesome! I just posted pictures of my office/craft space a couple days ago on my new blog! Drop by and check it out and be sure to pick up your award! www.keepcalmandimagine.blogspot.com Don't forget the rules:) ~Vicky

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  9. WOW! That is my favorite color :) I want that rug RIGHT now! Great job on your room!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  10. Oh my gosh!!! I just painted my kids playroom the same color and use the Cevron striped baskets from Target too!! I love the bright color!! So fun!! We also tried to paint a Chevron stripped border to match the baskets!! It was a lot of measuring and hard work!! We are still not finished!! I am not sold on the Chevron stripped boarder?? It kind of looks like a Charlie Brown stipe to me!! Thank goodness we can paint over it if we decide we really don't like it!! Thanks for Sharing!! Your room looks amazing!!

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  11. Beyond fabulous, your room is just incredibly gorgeous.I ♥ it! It's bright yet so serene. I would love to craft in there all day long. Well done! It wasn't fun, but I did paint my kitchen cabinets this year, I think next year I'll go with a color. By then, the memory of painting them and that difficulty will have faded. :)

    Your newest follower,
    Catherine
    Kinder Cuties

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  12. I'm nominating you for the Lovely Blog Award. Come by and check it out.


    Sharon
    Dogdaysofkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful. It looks like something you'd only find on Pinterest or in a Martha Stewart crafty magazine. I love the walls.

    Brenda
    You Might Be a First Grader...

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  14. Can you post a tutorial on how to create this wonderful office? I want to create one for my son's room. He needs a L shaped desk with storage.

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  15. Can you tell me the color and brand of paint you used? It's such a beautiful color want to use it for my kids room

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    1. Oh my, I cannot! It has been awhile and I no longer have the can to know what brand. It was also a custom color. I took a swatch in and had them custom mix the color for me at Lowes.

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  16. I just ran across this. It is just so cute and bright! You gave me a lot of ideas for my sewing room.

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