I finally got to the point where I desperately needed a filing cabinet in my office. It had started to get cluttered looking and frankly, not very attractive. It has been kind of ignored in the whole decorating scheme and I realized that since I spend more time in this room than any other in my home, it was time for a makeover. I knew I did not want one of those ugly metal cabinets and I just did not have the energy to paint one and make it all cute. I also knew I couldn't afford one of the lovely wood ones from Pottery Barn, Ballard or Restoration Hardware. I did some research on line and found a very affordable one from HomeDecorators.com. I ordered it, and it arrived a week later. I had to put it together, but it was worth it, to get what I wanted. I had a roll of anaglipta (is that how you spell it?) wallpaper that I snapped up at a garage sale last year and I knew instantly that it would become the the face of the drawers. Didn't it come out spiffy???
So with that task accomplished I took to organizing my desk. One of the things I can't stand is all those cords around the computer! I took one of those great shoebox style storage boxes that you can get from Michaels and I cut 3 circles on 3 sides with my exacto knife. Then I just threaded the cords through the holes and Presto! No more messy cords!
The next thing I wanted to tackle was my desk chair. Because I am using an old dining table as my desk, I can't use the desk chairs that have arms, so a regular chair has to work. I wanted to use a pillow for my back but the pillow kept falling off the chair. Then I got the bright idea of tying a runner around the pillow and chair to keep it from falling off. It even stays up high right where I want it! I think it looks pretty cute too. :)
So here is my newly decorated and much more functional office space. I added a few pretties from my studio, because let's face it... the studio was pretty packed and could afford to lose a few things. :)
There is even a reclining chair to take breaks in or watch Netflix from my computer.
I'm a happy camper!!!