Ahhh…remember back in early May when I declared war on our office? I just couldn’t stand it anymore. Somewhere in the re-doing process I decided I was going to make a new desk for the room. As a reminder, here I am making the doors:
Well, that took longer than I thought, but after it was completed we were in business. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and today we have a pretty darn updated room. Obviously, there are things to be done, but, aren’t there always ‘things’? There are always things. So in the spirit of taking stock in how far we’ve come in just about two months, let’s do some good ol’ fashion before and afters. (Note: The angles aren’t identical in the before and after pics mostly because I didn’t even think to mimic what I did the first time until I uploaded everything. Whoops.)
Here is a good before and after desk shot:
Man, I do love that desk. It has been really functional so far, and I just love to sit at it. It feels so fresh and calming (even though those wires underneath drive me batty). In this after pic you can also see the new drop cloth curtains, the color-blocked magazine file and the new planter I made. Yep, that lamp still needs work.
While sitting at the desk, this is behind your back:
The whole look is less messy mostly because we got rid of a ton of stuff. Mike and I really looked hard at what we needed in our lives and what was just clutter. I threw out most of my college notebooks. Ugh, it was hard, but I haven’t looked at them since college. I did keep my mineralogy notes and reference book I made. Couldn’t give that up now could I? I also really tried to take some time to accessorize those shelves. I know I’ve said it before, but accessorizing shelves just does not come easily to me, which is ironic because among my friends I am known as the clothes accessory queen. I love to get my Claire’s on. Don’t pretend like you don’t shop there anymore.
Moving on, here’s another desk view before/after:
I really love this view. Except those wires. They drive me coo coo. The next Steve Jobs will be the one who brings wireless power/charging to the masses. Mark my words. And finally, a few post-do-over glamour shots:
Good stuff. And just because I can never be sated, a list of things I’d still like to tackle in here before summer’s end:
1) That lamp.
3) Wire management.
That’s IT. Not overly ambitious, right?