Over the past six weeks, I’ve drastically changed my design plan, half-painted the walls in my office/craft room, dropped the ball on one of the weekly update posts, and FINALLY, the day has come… It’s time for Sweet Tea’s Home Office Reveal.
I have to be honest with you. I kind of got tired of having my dining room a mess, covered knee-deep in craft supplies and artwork, so I skipped a few of my to-do’s and put my office back together about a week ago.
Six weeks is just entirely too long for me to wait to finish a room, especially when it’s not a massive overhaul like I originally planned.
I’m truly happy that I changed my plans, though. The bright and cheery room that I now have to work in inspires me and makes me happy. I don’t know that a black & white room would have the same effect.
After half-painting my walls, I pulled out that super cute mason jar wood cutout that I ordered months ago, and painted it using sample paints that I was given in my Haven Conference swag bag in July.
I’m telling ya – I went budget-friendly with this makeover and used a lot of supplies that have been collecting dust.
By the way, you might recognize that yellow cart from my dining room makeover. I built it to use as a buffet/bar thing in my dining room, but it serves a better purpose here in my craft room.
This humongous storage shelving unit is my saving grace. (HaHa – no pun intended.) I got it at IKEA, and love that I can configure the shelves for whatever I need.
Before this makeover, they were kind of scattered and uneven, and I had a big space at the bottom for large items.
I decided this time to even up the shelves and organize my supplies in a manner that makes sense for my brain.
At the top, I’ve put my Silhouette machine and laminator, both of which I rarely use. I also have a couple of bins with miscellaneous craft supplies that don’t fit anywhere else.
On the next shelf, I have my design books, journals, and home files, as well as extra school supplies.
I put all of my Project Life albums back on the shelving unit, along with a plastic bin that holds miscellaneous scrapbooking supplies.
Below all of that, just below eye-level, are all of my craft supplies – adhesives, paper, jewelry supplies, paint, markers, ribbon, etc.
It all makes sense! I needed a few things this week and it was so wonderful not to have to dig through myriad boxes and bins to find one thing. I knew exactly where to go.
Now here’s my favorite part:
In addition to stealing my yellow rolling cart from my dining room, I also stole one of my table runners. The yellow matches, y’all. I can’t help it.
I have all this stuff that I don’t use frequently, but I can’t get rid of it. Most of it has something to do with Project Life albums that I have yet to finish. (Three years behind. Don’t judge.)
I covered it all up by using white push pins to attach a table runner along the bottom of my shelving unit. Pretty genius, if you ask me!
Finally, we have my work table. My mom gave this table to me a few years ago and I love it. Both sides fold in, so I can make it big and square, like it used to be, or I can make it long and rectangular, or somewhere in the middle.
Since I’m usually the only person sitting here, and it fits nicely between the windows this way, I folded one side of the table in, and left the other with the overhang.
Remember what I said about using stuff I had on hand? Well, I bought those three galvanized buckets about two years ago, and they’ve been sitting in a box.
I’m so glad they have a home! Any time I’m crafting at my table, I can fill them with whatever supplies I need to have close at hand while I work. When I’m finished, everything goes back to it’s home on the shelf.
Since I decided to change my design plans, it allowed me to be creative with the items I had on hand. I was able to incorporate my monogrammed art – the “K” over the table and the “T” in the mason jar cutout. I was also able to incorporate my love of sunflowers, and that pretty yellow that I love so much.
It also happens to coordinate perfectly with the upcoming redesign of this website. I got a new logo and the layout will be changing soon, so stay tuned for all that!
Sneak peek at the new logo:
I dig it.
Thanks for following along on my first-ever attempt at the One Room Challenge! Despite the fact that I veered off course a time or two, I think it went well. I’m thrilled with my home office space!
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