hi & welcome back to my new office. woohoo! on monday i showed you the first half of my office reveal, which was the built-in ikea hack bookcases and our work table.
the other side of the room, which i'm showing you today, is my desk area!
the desk corner looked like this when construction was first complete:
it now looks like this:
the magazine files are from ikea. a 5 pack is only about $2 so they were a great way to get a ton of storage for cheap. to label them, i used an old-school dymo from urban girl office. (by the way, i am 99% sure my friend kyla, from house of hipsters, coined the phrase bloggety blog).
i made the bulletin board myself, by stretching duck cloth over a framed corkboard and adding brass nailheads. we originally talked about building a large one into the wall, but space constraints and commitment-phobia changed that plan.
the phrase "special delivery for laura" was on a package from my insta-girl sarah, from chalk full of love, that arrived this week. sidenote, i'd like sarah to address all packages sent to me from now on.
of course the bulletin board wouldn't be complete without my hello notecard from yes ma'am paper goods.
the "be a voice" print was a freebie from kyla's blog that i printed about 2.1 seconds after seeing it. she's also responsible for the anna rifle bond thank you note that i used as the unofficial inspiration for the color scheme in my bookcase styling. so she's basically bombing this bloggety blog post all over the place.
kaitlin parisho designs did the no diggity print. i do tend to love rap lyrics written in gold embossed calligraphy, don't you?
my little gallery wall has a "love you" freebie printable that i made, a prada marfa photograph by andrea ament, a knock off of the "i blog because i'm not a good rapper" print by skoope home (it was sold out so i had to make my own, far inferior version, using this method), and the cutest little pug dog by ryan kapp (which i have named gooby, after my brother's dog. don't tell dyson, but he's like my favorite dog on the planet).
the flowers are totally fake. i don't want them to be- i even planned to get real ones for this shoot. but instead i'm keeping it real. by showing you my flowers are fake.
more kyla-bombing here with the freebie candle labels she made to save ugly candles everywhere. it's getting embarrassing. i must have been at the height of my house of hipsters girl crush when i decorated this office. :) she's even the one who told me about urban girl office, where i ended up getting like half my office supplies. yep, i'm a stalker. please let this be a post she doesn't read.
and that's where i work you guys! well, i actually still usually work on the couch or at the kitchen table next to some taquitos. but this is where i organize all my work stuff, do projects, pile plans, and stash my computer when i'm not writing.
in the end, i think i incorporated most of the major things i loved from my inspiration spaces and my office wishlist, and the result is an inspiring and functional room. it's so crazy different from the little school room it used to be! i also have to laugh at how pretty and put-together it is compared to the chaos happening on the other side of the bookcases! oh well, this house is one step at a time.
in case you missed it, check out part one of the reveal right here.
thanks for taking this (way overly-long) tour with me!