Thursday, June 10, 2010

My New Office

Our LIFE and our entire upstairs
have gone through fruit basket turnover since school was out.
WHAT a HUGE mess parts of it still remain.
Brook decided that she would really like to have
my upstairs studio as her bedroom for her Senior year.
I have always hated working that big room
(for some odd reason I do so much better in small spaces)
so I thought
that would be a great idea.
But.... It required that everyone switch rooms
in order to make that happen.
My office went from about 850 sq. feet.
to one bedroom....
and I have to say... I can not be more excited.
Here's a little peek into my new world.
Glenda the GOOD witch rides along side me daily.
I bought her last year at a garage sale for 2 dollars.
Here is my sewing corner where Glenda hangs.
Found the brackets to the shelves at a flea market.
Bought the whole box for 1.50
painted them with dots... and now my shelves are fun!
Here is the whole sewing table
and fabric corner..

I bought this scarf thing at Goodwill for a quarter.

The picture above my shelves is a copy of the original

that Brent drew when he was 5 years old.

My table is filled with both the things I need to sew and the things I need to smile.

I LOVE the idea of the frog prince... and have lots of them in here.

This room also has to double as a guest room.

If you remember my garage sale adventure..

This is the headboard I bought last year for $1.75.

Now that was a deal...

I painted some quickey stripes on the wall.
and my favorite picture of my "big kids" a fun shade of pink.

It made that fancy gold frame so much more fun !!!

Brad and I bought this cabinet several years ago with a tv in it for $40.

A fast coat of white paint and some dots later... I have storage with energy !

I adore flying pigs..

They remind me that dreams are possible!!!

I made this lamp years ago and remembered it in the attic.

It is covered with dollar general cheap flowers... but it makes me smile.

I have now have the most functional desk in the world.

I just have 1 more drawer to paint.

The top I found on the side of the road.

I remember getting out of the car to stand by it because I thought someone else would get it before Brad got there to put it in his truck.

I filled it with everything I need, and a few things I like to look at.

I painted the entire desk with BLACK paint

so it would sorta look like it all went together.

Then I bumped my painted dresser up behind it

so it would give me extra counter space.

On top of that dresser is one of my ALL time favorite things.
A pig from the yard section of Wal-mart I painted,
and another Good Witch I bought at a garage sale for $3.
She makes me smile from the front and the back.

One of my other all time best smile getters is this elephant.
I bought it for Brady when he was a baby.
He never really liked it, but for some reason I always did.
I put Brook's old tutu on her and man I can't get the grin off of my face.
The last wall of my office is eventually going to be filled with
all of my kids old art and some of mine as well.
Things that I always loved, but didn't have a place for.
I somehow thought that my old studio was supposed to look grown up.
But... Now I've decided that in this one I am filling it with things
that I LOVE and things that give me energy to WORK and create.
May we realize that sometimes smaller can be WAY better!


Darla said...

oh i am soo with you when it comes to smaller. i have always loved small spaces and stay more focused in them. you think we have ADD or something??? lol! i love what you've done. you have been busy busy busy. wow!!! that looks so fun now.

Leslie said...'re blog and the way you look at things always makes me smile!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what great progress since I was there - -and the computer works too. Yea!!! Your office looks great and I can't wait to see Brooks room too.

sara's art house said...

Love it. love it, love it! I don't even know what to start! The walls are gorgeous- the shelves, lamps, cute little knick knacks- everything is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lea said...

well, IF anyone ever doubted that you
are an artist, all they have to do is take
a peak at your artistic haven.

adorable and creative.

LauraLoo said...

Geezer...HOW FUN! I get a boost of energy to work and be merry just from your blog! So do you use a certain kind of paint to paint your furniture? I've been wanting to paint one of my dressers in fun spunky colors but didn't know if I needed to use a certain type! So please help a girl out? :) Keep up the fun and beautiful work!

Debbie said...

Wait. That headboard was $1.75? Could you be my personal shopper?

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I also love smaller spaces! So much cozier.
Your space is so fun and colorful. Perfect! Just perfect!

Michelle said...

I love how whimsical and fun your new office space is.

lori vliegen said...

well, your space might be smaller, but your level of creativity is waaaay big, girl!!! your room is fabulous, colorful, cheery, and inspiring.....and it looks just like YOU!!! xox, :))))

deb did it said...

it's precious! Happy, fun, functional, and INVITING...I wanna come play!

Kathy said...

What an absolutely great room, and it so YOU! I can see your optimistic, loving spirit in every single corner of the room, Staci, and that flower covered lampshade is to die for.

Beth said...

come to the lou and help me put some color in my house. i need some spice or pizazz or whatever. please?!?!?