When putting this room together, I had to work within a pretty tight budget. For the most part, I was able to make use of furniture and accessories I already owned. The only items I had to buy were some file storage pieces (one from HomeGoods for about $20, and one from this local shop, for about $25. Although they were not "needed" as such, I also picked up a little ceramic owl on clearance at Michaels, just because it was cute, and a little fern, to add a little green to the room.
But enough rambling on... I know what you really want to see is pictures!
|The view from my desk. The bench used to be in our old|
daycare playroom, but now is a nice place for the
kids to sit and talk to me while I'm working.
|The artwork over the bench has one of my current|
|Nice, efficient work spaces! The chairs were formerly white|
dining chairs, which we painted blue and pumpkin. The blue
art box on the floor was once my grandfather's. The rug
is from IKEA, and used to be in the old daycare playroom.
|The baskets on this hanging file holder are labeled|
"This month" "This week" and "Today." This helps
me get papers, bills, forms and other things
I need to tend to done on time. (paperwork is my
nemesis, so I need all the help I can get!)
|This cute little file holder/shelf thing is made from an old|
desk drawer. I love new stuff made from old stuff!
|One final, fun detail... this light switch plate|
was in the stairway of my grandparents house
since my dad was a kid. I love having it in here!
Next post: The Big Kid Playroom Reveal!