Once again I’ve been a little quiet lately. First of all, my office was stripped of all furniture. I went on a major “big stuff” purge last month and all the office furniture went off to be recycled or reused by someone else. It wasn’t working in our oddly-shaped room. Secondly, as always, my migraines interfere with my life. Honestly, I could JUST blog about migraines. Le sigh! I try not to mention them too much, but since it’s a daily, and chronic, issue…it does come up from time to time! Just a few dayss ago I had my first Botox treatment.
It was 31 injections in my forehead, around the ears, back of the head, neck, and shoulders. It HURT. I’m very hopeful that I will have fabulous results. So far so good. I mean…no good results yet, but no bad side effects or anything, so that’s a big relief! As you can see, I can still move my forehead. It wasn’t used cosmetically. I can honestly say after feeling how painful those *&%$ing shots are, there is no way I would choose to get those just for vanity sake anyway! Oh my gosh! Ouch! I took that picture the day after. The day of…was rough (but I also had a migraine and LOTS of pain killers)!
Our office started with me pulling pictures, from everywhere I could find, of anything I would/will need for the space: desk(s), chairs, lamp, boxes, file storage, etc. I was able to keep all my office ideas neatly organized on Pinterest. Because of the oddly-shaped ceilings that we have in our office (much like the first picture in this post), I decided it would be better to have one joint desk instead of two. It would save space, and it would also save us from bonking our heads on the low ceilings at least once a week, and we could spend a little more quality time together even when we’re working since we won’t be in separate corners anymore.
My future lamp from Target. There’s a very similar one at Ikea for almost the same price.
Love this carousel caddy for holding pens and pencils and such!
I love the colors of this memo board.
We did choose a giant desk for the both of us to use, and it was delivered last week. We LOVE it. We haven’t chosen chairs/stools yet, but we’ll take our time since the ones we’re borrowing from our kitchen are working just fine for now! Why are stools so expensive anyway? Good grief! Right now I have my eyes on these cuties from PB…
Once the desk was set up and some things were put away, I began to see more of what we would need as far as organization goes. The first priority was to find a place for our printer. I wanted a piece of furniture that was cute and multifunctional. That’s a major rule of mine. I think I found the perfect filing cabinet to use as a table for my printer! Since I’ve condensed my files down, I will probably only need one drawer for actual files. The other I will be using to store printer paper, ink, etc. I ordered it this past weekend, so it hasn’t come in just yet! Best part-it was on sale AND free shipping! YAY!!
I also would love to have these little doo dads to keep my cords in place:
Here’s a rundown of my office redo:
-figure out what was NOT working
-reuse what works
-research and plan new products/puchases
-group “like” items together, i.e. books with books, work files with work files, and so on
I’ll be sure to post a big reveal of my home office once it’s completely done!