I'm going to try to wrap up my cloffice project today! I have an awful lot of pictures and cool details to show you, and an office that is sooo begging me to bead, so I'm hoping I can get through this post in a reasonably small number of sittings ;-)
First things, first: we went shopping. Among our purchases were some particle board screws, which Ethan used to secure the melamine slab to the cubby-thingies:
To cover the relative ugliness of screws and hole in my pristine white desktop, I had already decided I was going to use the pictures I have been clipping from magazines and such... and some triple-thick glaze. Right now, there is only one picture on it, but I expect that adding to it will be a project that lasts as long as the desk does! (And I already have a stack of images waiting to be added)
Next, I needed light! Not just any light... lanterns. Woo! I have fishing line holding these beauties in place:
They're cute, but not super-bright. I did, however, have an old lamp from my dorm days laying around... the shade was broken in one of my moves, so I made a new one. I'm not entirely thrilled, but it's a start! I got the idea for the ruffles here...
We also got some organizers for mailing supplies, receipts, orders, and components that don't fit in tiny tubs...
|I suspect that this one will be spray painted yellow in the near future!|
I need somewhere to keep custom order notes, idea cards, coupons/codes and other miscellaneous stuff that I am apt to lose :-) So, I got a bunch of little 6"x6" cork tiles, and hot glued fun ribbon borders to them, and mounted them to the wall using the two-sided tape included in the packages.
|The green ones are my favorites!|
Now, I have lots of space to keep my bead organizers...
|The 624 crystals that came in Thursday's mail!|
|Grab bags! Claim yours now!|
... pieces waiting to be photographed, or that just make me smile :-)...
|Purple version of my chandelier set... better close-ups later!|
... and some cute, happy items!
|Isn't he PRECIOUS?!?!|
|Happy yellow watering can... holds pens, scissors and jewelry tools.|
|These flowers are leftovers from a flower headband I made my niece FOREVER ago... then they graced random surfaces of my dorm room for two years... then they lived in a plastic tub for two more...|
Now... are you ready for the "after" pictures? I can hardly believe this is the same closet!
|Oops. It's better lighting than that, I promise...|
Well... there you have it. I don't have all of my supplies moved in yet, but since they are sooo scattered, I figure that will happen gradually over the next week or two. :-)
And, now, I'm going to nap for a few days!