Tomorrow is the day I start writing my comprehensive exams, so I thought it fitting to show you the room to which I will be chained for the next six weeks: my office. Although in need of some brightening up and more artwork, I’ve tried to make my office un-office-y by using more furniture and items you’d see in “living spaces”. We still have work to do, but I have some great ideas in mind.
Yes, my monitor and printer are HUGE. I can’t hide that and it is way too inconvenient to cover them up or move them elsewhere. What is funny is I actually need a new desk lamp because the monitor totally eclipses it. I’ve been searching for a great vintage floor lamp. To compensate for that “office-y-ness,” instead of using a traditional office desk, my hubby and I made a desk for me using an old treadle sewing machine base. My friend Ashley and her hubby created a similar one!
|I use this hand painted Bulgarian vase for my pens
(It was $1, at a yard sale. Sweet)
|Vintage chair and table
My own artwork
The area below needs some work. We’re going to turn it into an extension of the room, instead of a closet. I’m going to change out the handles on the filing cabinet and plan to create a huge magnetic chalk board with a colourful, vintage frame.
So, it is a work in progress, but it sure isn’t the dumping ground it was for the old home owners.
Wish me luck on my exams!