Sunday, January 20, 2013

Home "Office" Makeover

A few months ago, I treated myself (aka spent my life savings, eek) to a new computer, and since then I've been wanting to create a special place for it. Since we don't exactly have room for an "office" here in our little cottage, I decided to make one. And by make one, I mean take over a section of our  counter/bar area that separates the kitchen and dining room. It has actually worked out quite well, but I wanted to do a few special things to make it more of "my" space (that Alex can use on occasion with permission, just kidding-kinda). Here's what I came up with:

The items are a collection of many different places, which makes it more special to me. Here's a run down of where I picked up these favorite knick-nacks, if you will:

-Jewel Case Calendar: This I purchased on our Girls Weekend 2012 trip in Cape Cod in a cute little boutique store, but the brand is Snow & Graham, and can be purchased many other places (like Pottery Barn)

-Chevron Mouse Pad: from an Etsy store (from Laa766 shop, found here)

-Bulletin Board: from Target

-Flag Banner on Bulletin Board: handmade, step-by-step instructions to come soon on this project :)

-Desk Organizer: Martha Stewart line at Staples...I could have purchased many more items but I controlled myself. The line is SO cute, I highly recommend going to check it out!

I'm very happy with how my home office space turned out, and plan to add/change things semi-often (i'm sure i'll get bored of a few of the items in a few months or so!)

Here's a quick snap shot of the before/after look:


  1. I love your office area and I'm jealous of that beautiful computer :)
    Cute banner <3

  2. I LOVE what you have done with your office! I need to make my flag banner stat!

  3. I love this!!! So clean and neat!! Thanks for featuring our mouse pad!

  4. Thanks everyone! and yes LAA766 - my mouse pad is amazing. Thanks for making such a great product!

  5. Ummm, can you come fix my office?! Love it

  6. What I like the most with your office is that you have less paper clutter. You’re pretty good in organizing your small office space. Can you give us some tips on how to make your office clean and less cluttered? +Clayton Steadham