I’m finally (very close to being) done with the re-do of the desk area in our living room. Working from home is great & I love not being locked up in the extra bedroom, but that also means all of
mess genius was in the living room for all the world to see. So one of this month’s projects was to get it all under control!
We had a little snafu with the DIY desk top which Andy and I made – each plank bowed to a perfect arc. Lovely. If anyone knows what we did wrong, please let me know! Anywhoo, that’s water under the bridge, so we picked up an inexpensive bright green desktop at Ikea.
We also grabbed this glass-front dresser to store all my papers and other office things! That ways I can pretend to be this super neat person, because I can just pile all my papers into a drawer at the end of the day.
I’ve added some fun accessories to the top of the dresser – partly to pretty things up, and partly to minimize the surface area on which we can stick things!
Overall I think I was pretty successful at incorporating a desk area into our living room. I’ll test this theory during our Superbowl party this weekend – I plan to remove the printer and monitor and setting up either a food or a drink station on the desk.
The next step is to add some bar stools to the desk – to sit on while I’m working (although not ALL day!) and to use for extra seating when we’re having a party. I picked up two of these bar stools yesterday & I plan on recovering them with some fabric that is left over form my living room pillow fabric. Hopefully it works out as planned & I’ll have a post to share with you by Friday!
I was so concerned that my package from Fabric.com would get stuck in the snow. Luckily it didn’t! And to make things even better, the UPS guy came by super early today. I immediately ripped open the package to see if my fabric choices were as pretty in person as they were on my screen.
And they are GORGEOUS! The blues are a perfect match for the blue & green patterned fabric, and although the greens are slightly different, they work really well together. I can’t wait to pull the sewing machine out & make some new cushion covers!
What do you have planned for this weekend?
Here’s a semi-recent picture of our living room.
Yes, yes, I know. Boring. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to add some color.
On Friday, I finally committed to another set of fun fabrics.
I still plan on keeping at least one of my charcoal polka dot pillows, of course!
I think this will do a lot to liven up the room. I also picked up three 20″x20″ down pillow inserts at Ikea this weekend, so the hope is that the couch pillows will look a bit squishier & more inviting!
Do you have a favorite fabric? I’m hoping that I don’t tire of the chevron too quickly! I still love my chevron rug, so I think that’s a good sign.
Some photo evidence of our existence last week.
First up, fancy frittata dinner. (Mushrooms, spinach, feta, green onions & a side salad).
Next up, Penny found a ball at the park. She got possessive. The ball was ejected from the
game park for everyone’s safety.
Final thoughts; Penny loves to snuggle after Andy gets out of bed. Here she’s taken over my side of the bed, including my pillow, & refuses to wake up.
This weekend we made a few updates around the house. It involved a trip to Ikea, spending some quality time with an Allen wrench, and another trip to Pier 1. Here’s the first of the updates. You’ll have to wait to see the others until we get some daylight around here, today’s foggy weather were not optimal for picture taking.
Last week, when I shared our newly rearranged bedroom, I really realized how drab our room was! In an effort to add some color to our bedroom, we picked up these teal and gold knobs at Pier One for, wait for it, 49 cents each! Can you believe that?
I like that the gold ties in with the gold mirror and the teal is a great match for the teal accessories we already have. Plus, they’re fun!
Oh and you might notice in the background that we also picked up some new curtains at Ikea. I had seen these online, but didn’t really care for them. However, I really like them in store & the multiple shades of navy and teal along with green seemed like the perfect punch of color!
What do you think? Did you make any updates to your home this weekend?