Friday, January 25, 2013

Office In Order

Happy Friday Girls!

My to-do list this week has been extensive.
Let me tell ya, it has taken diligence to work on my office space.
My attention span is that of a flea these days.

The pictures may be hard to understand.
This is really a small space just around the corner from the kitchen.

If you look here at Tuesday's post you can remember the before.

Here it is today.

I had to:
shred papers
file papers (ugh!!)
find homes for several items
and we installed under the counter lighting.


The bulletin board is covered with pages torn from an old Mary Engelbreit calendar.

There are also a few photos and poems that I love.


On the wall, a monogram for us.


On another wall, pictures of my boys when they were little.

These will always hang on my wall.
From here to eternity.


I also gave my chair a new coat of spray paint, padded the seat, and recovered it.

Let me just say that if I keel over tomorrow, my family members will not fight over this chair. 
Miss Mustard Seed would not be proud of my work.
And if you sit wrong, the chair just might crash to the ground. True.



I'm happy with it all for now.

I'd love to tell you that it will stay this way. 
But let's be honest,
every house has a place where things are piled. 
You're looking at it and I'm the worst offender.

What are you working on right now?

I'll be by to check and see. :)

Linking today with Jennifer Rizzo @
Fabulously Creative Friday.

36 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, it looks so nice! You did really well getting everything in it's place. At the moment, I'm working on getting rid of a sinus headache! :(
Be a weetie,
Shelia ;)

debi said...

Stacy it looks awesome! I love the photos and hand prints of the boys...treasures!!

Hugs!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

LOL! Well the chair looks pretty! Love the shiny red. The whole area looks great!

Carol said...

Nice job, Stacey! I love your Mary Engelbreit bulletin board & red chair.

Smiles,
Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a perfect little nook and nice to have some of your favorite things to enjoy. I cut out some Valentines tonight. That was fun!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm working on about 6 different things and not finishing anything. Whew! You did a great job. I adore your red chair too. :o)

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,
Love your new office space! Great idea to use the calendar and I so love the cork as your "backsplash".
The chair is so cheerful! Your home is coming along so nicely! Enjoy!!

Miss Bloomers

Always Nesting said...

I really like the chair! Just finished working on our entertainment unit and finally it was post worthy.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your office area is too cute. I love Mary Engelbreit! :D I love your chair because red is my favorite color.

I'm working on organizing our kitchen, and it's a constant battle keeping my desk are in our kitchen straight and clutter-free.

xo,
RJ

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I just love that feeling of being organized. It's never long-lasting but still nice while it lasts. Your bulletin board is so creative now with the ME artwork. Great idea!

Donna said...

You did a great job on everything. I just love those pics of your boys. What happy smiles. I totally agree you should leave those pics right where they are. I have one of my two that I just love, also.
D

April said...

What a great idea to put up a bulletin board behind your desk area! I never would have thought to do anything like that! The pictures and handprints of your boys...priceless! Keep up the great work! ;)

Southern Lady said...

Very nice, Stacey ... I love the pictures and hand prints of your boys and your bright and cheerful chair. What a pretty little "nest" you've created for yourself!

Donna said...

Your chair turned out great! And the hand prints of your sons are so cute! I'm working on getting organized!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great space. I don't haved a dedicated space at all, so it is always the table or the kitchen counter. This is fabulous. Love the pics and hand prints of the boys. Hugs, marty

Kristi said...

I adore the handprints and pictures of your boys! And your desk is awesome! I'm so glad that you posted the way it looked a few days ago because that is how mine looks MOST of the time these days, LOL! And I LOVE your red chair, but you already knew that didn't you? ;)
Kristi

Deserae said...

Looks great! The little pic of your boys and the handprints is so adorable too! Love the red chair of course :o)
~Des

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh Stacey....how did you get the large monogram???? I love that!!

Kelly said...

I love your desk area! Looks like you've got a lot of space to work in. Your calendar art looks great on the backsplash too.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love that sweet red seat! The bulletin board is darling too.

pam {simple details} said...

Well I'd take that fun red chair in a minute ~ great job!

JG said...

Great area, Stacey! I really like your "Wall of Fame"! My younger son gave this special name to our photo wall. :) Today I need to hem slacks, but there is no rush.
~Judy

chateau chic said...

Love the bulletin board above your desk area. And that red chair is a great pop of color.
Mary Alice

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

You've got a great spot there! The chair has a real pretty shape :) !!
Happy Sunday!
Cindy

Finding Home said...

Oh my goodness, that chair is stunning! Take care, Laura

Shelia said...

Thanks for popping in, Stacey. Hope your week is wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Stacey, I absolutely LOVE it! What a great area. The built-in bulletin board is really nice, and you'll be so happy with the under cabinet lighting. I do love the chair. It looks nice in red, and the carved details are beautiful. Best of all, if you decide later that you aren't in the mood for red anymore, you can just paint it again, right? It all looks great. Well done!

Debbie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the Mary Englebreit...I have a couple of her limited edition prints...and the red chair is very cute!...Projects...I have too many going on at once!!...From re-doing a craft area and guest room to many painting projects...It never ends!

Have a wonderful week!!

Salmagundi said...

I love your red chair - it's bound to brighten your day when dealing with piles of stuff (we all have a space like that to deal with!!!!) Sally

Poppy said...

Beautiful work, Stacey! Love the chair colour; anyone would be proud of that!

Poppy

The Refeathered Roost said...

I adore your red chair...so pretty!
melinda

Happy@Home said...

A job well done. It looks great and must feel great to have everything organized so nicely.
I have a desk similar to yours and know how easily it can become a dumping ground. A constant battle in my house :).

Shelia said...

Morning, Stacey! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Andrea said...

I think the chair looks great! I love the vibrant red colour.

Robin said...

Your office space is looking oh so pretty. I love the pin board. It's such a nice size! And I adore your snazzy red chair!

Nancy said...

Oh how ADORABLE!! Love all the RED! Your pictures of your sons with the hand prints are just perfect! Your desk area looks so great! You have inspired me to clean mine up tmrw...that is....lol ;) Nancy