This party link is just up my alley right now, as I too, am trying to organize my creative space. I think the new calming space is great! (although I have to admit I like the bright before as well! Am I the only one that likes both spaces?) Here is the Big Reveal from Persnickety Peacock.
If you follow my blog, you’ve heard about my office for a while. When I first moved into my house (about six years ago), I was much more interested in bright and vibrant colors. So, when I decorated…I went for crazy, lively, and busy.
Now that I’ve progressed past my 20s (don’t you like that wording), I’ve decided I like calming colors and lots of organization. Here is the new look and a narrative of what has changed.
This is my work station…I love it.
Previously, I had a curtain that hid shelves. When I redecorated the office, I added a wall with double folding doors. It looks much more organized and really finishes off the room (although I’m not showing what is behind them).
I wish I had a picture of the terrible light fixture that was in my office previously. I picked a chandelier from a fabulous antique shop in my area (Dupree’s
I added a cutting table which also provides additional counter space.
Best part of the cutting table…it folds down too. Oh, and I sewed new curtains (which need to be fixed on one side, so I’m not going to show you a wider picture).
I added these built-ins when I first moved in to my house, but I did purchase new drawer knobs during the redecoration. I like this glitzy look, and I think they go well with the new chandelier.
A close-up of the new knobs.
This fabric was the inspiration for the wall color. I found it at Fabric and Fringe
, and brought it in with the chair cushions and this idea board. **The idea board will be Tuesday’s tutorial.
I kept the white photo storage boxes. They hold crafting supplies and not photos.
I purchased these glass jars at Bed, Bath, and Beyond
and used them to organize my ribbon. They bring in a tiny punch of color.
I used a magnetic knife organizer from The Container Store
for my collection of sewing scissors.
This might be my favorite functional item…I attached serge protectors under each side of my desk. Now I can plug in my sewing machine, serger, iron, lamp, phone, stamp embosser, etc., all at once.
I spray painted these thread organizers, and hung them behind my sewing machines.
These came from a local thrift store, and I spray painted them for a clean look.
I love these tiles. I purchased them at A Classy Flea
, and I updated them with some glossy white spray paint. Oh, and I moved my white file cabinet out from the closet to use as more counter space.
This is my least favorite area…it is a little crowded and messy. However, everything I have out is something I use on a regular basis.
What do you think? I love it! It is definitely my personality, and every time I walk by…I smile!
The space is absolutely wonderful,
it makes me want to sew something right now!
What do you all think?