Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Before and After Home Office

Perfect time to share your home office along with this month's linky party. Lucky Little Learners and  co-host Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd are arranging this month's fun!

The Before:
My home office has been disguised as a big hot mess! But this summer I have been in a decluttering state of mind. The office was so bad that I usually did all my work either in the recliner or at the dining room table. 

My previous office was dark and dreary--not so good to encourage working of any kind. You can read all about my before office here.  

I have been searching and pinning lots of ideas for a transformation from black to white furniture. It started innocently when I tried to paint my black bookcase in the manner I usually do either with chalk paint or by using Kilz primer and then paint. However--the Kilz would not go on! It looked like a snake skin. My dear husband just said "why don't you just buy a white one"? OK!

I began looking on Target's website and the ones I wanted were not available in the stores and were sold out on-line. I impatiently checked several times a day until they were available. If you know about the Target Redcard it includes free shipping. I dreaded waiting when I saw that one of the bookcases would be coming from California to Tennessee. I figured weeks! Not so--that bookcase made it across the country in three days!  Three days.

And the After:

So this is what I have accomplished so far. It has been just since this weekend I moved the furniture in and I haven't decorated yet. But I am enjoying the uncluttered view!
This is the desk that went from black to white! I put away my desktop computer and will use the Apple Macbook instead=less clutter. The printer is on the little table beside the desk. It is wireless so that eliminated bunches of wires from the desktop, monitor, speakers, etc. Ah!!!

The curtains are a navy blue and the chevron rug is navy and an off white. The rug is from Target and is actually an outdoor rug.
I know--it is bare! I will decorate later. I keep my laminator in the closet and just bring it out when I use it.
I am loving this tall 5 shelf bookcase. Do you see the extra room? I haven't put any of my books on it yet. 

I really like this long bookcase. My DH loves planes and wishes he was a pilot. (I am not showing you his side of the office --I still have to work on it!)
I love this metal container/basket I found at HomeGoods. It is large enough to slide my IPad in the back section.
Now...on to work...in my home office!
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