You know that saying, better late than never, well I finally got my office cleaned up and things pulled together so I could show you my small but powerful workspace, the space where all the creativity happens.
I’ve got a space in my garage where I tackle big projects that involve paint and crafting but my little red desk is where I spend most of my days working on design projects, writing blog post and fueling my creativity. My work area shares space with a guest bedroom but allows me just enough space to do what I need to do. In addition to my work area, I have a large walk-in closet in the room where all my supplies, fabrics, crafting tools and Etsy shop items are stored. I like keeping my desk area clean and organized so the closet is the perfect storage option for the items I use on a daily basis.
A few months ago my desk looked like this.
And then I got a wild hair to paint it red and it was transformed into this.
Red is my favorite color so having a red desk was long overdue. To give the desk even more of a facelift I replaced the metal pulls with beautiful horn pulls and a piece of glass for the top.
Once the desk was painted all the other elements fell into place.
Above the desk hangs a large cork board that I made using a frame that was given to me by a client. Given that my mom taught English for 27 years, I’ve come to love the power of words so my inspiration board is filled with quotes that lift me up everyday.
Most of the accessories I use to hold pencils (I’m a fancy No.2 girl), scissors and such are vintage milk glass pieces I thrifted. The vintage glass lamp was a .25 cent purchase at the Longest Yard Sale two years ago. I covered the shade in a black and white print.
I bought my desk chair at a local thrift store for $7.00. It didn’t have a seat when I got it and the wood was stained an oak color but the frame was in good shape. I painted the chair black, had a piece of wood cut for the seat and upholstered it in a fun print.
The door you see in the background is the closet where all the goods are stored.
The mouse pad was a diy project you can read about here and the basket under the desk holds a few binders that I access frequently.
Between the closet door and bathroom door is a file cabinet I covered in a black and white stripe skirt. The TV sit on top and above that is a handmade piece of hand-painted fabric art my mom purchased in Africa when you took a trip years ago.
Framed prints I downloaded from Sarah M. Dorsey hang on a side wall.
One wall of the room has a gallery wall which I’m in the process of completing. And you’ve seen in previous post that I am a basket fiend so here are a few that hold crafting supplies and add visual interest to the room.
My work space is a definite reflection of my love of color and an eclectic design style.
So there you have it, my little red desk and where I work!
Thanks for stopping by today. Make it a great week!