Where the magic happens...
I finally finished my office desk redo.
I think I started this last September when I decided I couldn't work at this desk any more:
This cluttered mess did not happen over night!
I can barely see my laptop in all the clutter!
It started with a free desk my brother gave me when I moved into this cottage.
While I appreciated the free desk, it never fit my cottage style.
And I had no room in which to work or think or breathe!
What is all this stuff?
So I cleared the clutter, pitched stuff from the shelves above and
gave the desk to my neighbor whose college son was working on a card table -
a much worse situation than my clutter!
While I was at the Worlds Longest Yard Sale I saw a chippy
painted table that I loved(!).
But the $50 price was too much for me and I knew I could find
a similar table at my local flea market.
Except that I did not find a chippy table at my flea.
Out of desperation I picked up an ugly $5 table and tried to make it work.
But it was just too ugly.
So ugly I did not even photo it.
Then I had a brainstorm!
I switched the ugly table with my photo studio table!
Chippy white paint...✓
Old Formica top...✓
Vintage cottage style...✓
But something was still not right.
I didn't like having my printer on my desk and the lamp was too small.
Plus all that little stuff was now in boxes on the floor.
I needed a better plan.
Where did the clutter go?
Its neatly stashed and organized!
Organized plastic drawers on the right were on sale for half price at Staples.
The clock and chair were finds from the Worlds Longest Yard Sale.
Assorted bowls, basket and wall organizer were from the Goodwill.
Ipod from the local pawn store (yep they have bargains too!) and
the hot pink speakers are from Big Lots.
Bird frame was free from work but you can find it here.
Globe hanging light I made...another post for another day!
This new desk set up is more me, more cottage inspired!
Most importantly, I feel that perhaps magic really could happen here!
Welcome to this weeks
Cottage Style Party!
This weeks party entries were so fabulous from
little touches to whole cottages,
even some redneck pickers!
I really love this little bit of detail from an armoire painted with Country Living Paint!
Stop by to see the whole armoire with chandelier inside(!) on From
The pink polka dot dress on this handmade card is so sweet!
I love the little matching handbag!
Stop by for a closer look at this charming
handmade card on Janelle's blog Yellow Origami Bird!
I just want to plop down in this chair with a cup of tea
and look out the window at the snowy landscape beyond!
I love the clean white romantic cottage style of this room
from Deb at Vintage on a Dime!
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