It’s been about 2 months but I’ve finally completed my new home office. Remember way back when … when I literally just had a room. No furniture. No desk. No lamp. No file cabinet. Just some boxes and a bunch of books and papers that were in complete disarray. What? A cardboard box isn’t a file cabinet?
Well … not anymore! Check it all out!
As you’ll recall, I made a trip to IKEA and purchased my desk ($49.99), rug ($139), and desk lamp ($19.99). I voyaged out one more time to purchase a Vittsjo double shelf ($79.99) and pulled off a pretty spectacular IKEA hack. After spray painting the shelf the same color as the desk legs, I added some drawer pulls (also purchased at IKEA) to the top, making the shelf look well … like it hadn’t been purchased at IKEA. In fact, one of my friends thought it came from a pricey local furniture store. Nope!
Here’s a detail on the top …
But saving money on some things allowed me to spend more on others. I bought this cool boho chair from a local designer’s showroom—I begged her to sell it to me after spying it in her window while waiting to pick up a pizza—true story.
This lamp was purchased locally.
And these vintage file cabinets were literally dug out from under layers and layers of furniture at a shop near my house.
I’m really excited to have such a great work space. And … I have a lot to do in 2018! Check out my new business idea One Life Foods Market here.
I hope everyone has a fabulous New Year’s. Let’s make 2018 a year of action and a year of success!