My blog isn’t the only aspect of my life to get a little update lately. This past weekend I finally got around to giving our office/playroom space a little makeover. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while may remember that this was on my get-done-before-baby-arrives list when I was pregnant with Landon! Yep, perfect example of my battle with procrastination.
So, our office is not pretty. It is a wood paneled room that has this crazy colorful stripped carpet tile flooring. While I would LOVE to ditch the wood and get some new carpet, that just hasn’t made the cut in our budget. So, instead I just bought some new curtains, a new lamp, a white fluffy rug, a mirror, and a new white shelving unit – all things to brighten the space up a little. Still to do: a new desk (white!) and a new chair (I’m thinking a bright color, like yellow).
Our office/playroom BEFORE (yikes!):
Our office/playroom AFTER:
Still need to get some photos up in that frame on the wall!
Suttle changes, but such a huge difference in the overall feel of the space – I actually enjoy being in there now! I also came up with a clever curtain solution that I’d like to share with you. The windows in our office are 36″ wide, so one standard 54″ curtain panel would cover them perfectly. BUT, I wanted a panel to hang on either side of the window for a balanced look. When I went to Target, I purchased two 54″ panels instead of four and just cut them in half. Here’s what I did…
- Fold curtain in half hot dog style (Ha!) and cut along the fold.
- Fold the raw edge of each panel under about 1/2″ and iron it flat.
- Glue down your folded edge with the ever-amazing Liquid Stitch fabric glue.
- Enjoy your new beautiful curtain-framed windows.
So, in the end I saved myself $40 by buying two panels instead of four. Love it!
The best part about my little office update is what’s going on behind the scenes. I took everything out of our drawers and file cabinet and re-organized. I shreaded documents and created new folders (like one for Landon, who still didn’t have his own file). You don’t even know how good this feels. It seems like I’m on a little bit of a makeover roll… I’m thinking I’ll do my hair next and then maybe tackle the basement mess.
Have any of you taken on any organizational projects in this new year?