Sunday, October 24, 2010

Office Makeover

Well ... I finally took the time and really dug in. My office/sewing room had gotten completely out of control! I don't know about you but once a room starts to get a little messy I seem to just keep dumping things there thinking eventually I will get it cleaned up. This one has been a long time coming!! It had gotten so bad I had stopped sewing and basically had a little space to sit at my computer. Now, I'm a bit embarrassed to show the before photos but in this case, I think I should. I was inspired by office photos Joyce of Make Mine Pink shared and how beautiful it all looked. I searched for some functional yet pretty display pieces and am happy to say I really like how it all came together. (of course, I still have stuff that was moved to another room awaiting a home but it will happen!!). The most exciting thing is that I can see the floor and pretty rug again!

So let's leave the old mess and move on to the new space:

Wow, there really was a sewing machine in there!

One new shelf and one I had.

New piece I picked up that was already white and distressed and only $40!!

I love to actually see my fabrics

Got rid of the dark desk and put the white one in it's place

Found this awesome hand painted and vintage wallpaper screen in Brimfield. It was supposed to go to the shop but it never made it!

Love this hand made slipcover ...
Thanks for visiting ...


Nancy said...

Jennifer, It looks just Beautiful, and so Inspiring!! It must feel so refreshing to walk into work!!
Huggs, Nancy

Brushed By An Angel said...

Great job, Jennifer. I can't work when my studio gets too cluttered. I have to take the time to put everything back in its place but not long afterwards I am right back where I started. I wonder if there are others like that!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer ~

It's gorgeous, I would never want to leave.

You did a great job.

Mary Patterson said...

Oh, Jennifer, what an inspiration your new room must be! I have been working on mine for quite a while and cannot seem to finish. Having seen all your 'beauties' might just inspire me to work some there tonight! Thanks for sharing.
Mary Patterson

Vera said...


What a great job you did! Isn't it amazing how cleaning up your workspace also clears out the cobwebs in your head?

Love the new piece you picked up. Works perfectly in your space!

Olivia Paige

gail said...

Jennifer, Its gorgeous! You have giving my hope. LOL I have been switching rooms in my house for a larger studio and its been a HUGE mess. Its so nice to see the AFTER photos. Its such a pretty room. I know you will have lots of creative hours in there now!
Happy Creating, (()) gail

Lisa said...

What a beautiful place to be creative! I, too, am like you. When it starts to junk up, I just keep piling! It's a bad habit I have never been able to break....maybe one day! Enjoy your 'new room' and have a great week! :)

Carolee Crafts said...

I love the new look, now the secret is how to keep it looking like this. I know the problem, have to tidy up frequently satisfying when done.

Happy Sewing

Miss Magpie said...

Very nice! What a lovely studio you now have, it was worth the work wasn't it? Well done, I am happy for you, pink sister.

Char5 said...

BEA-U-TIFUL! I love the new shelves! You have inspired me to get my room re-organized. We use ours for a combination homeschool learning room, home office and craft room (you can just imagine how much STUFF is packed in here). Looking at your newly organized craft room gives me much hope. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Claudia said...

Oh, it was worth the effort - it looks lovely!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Wow Jennifer it looks gorgeous! You did a beautiful job. Love it.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the new look!
Have a fun week,
Janet's Creative Pillows

Tres Belle Boutique said...

Love it! Okay now I am really getting inspired to get moving on my daughter's old room which is going to be made over into my space.


Shabby Shan said...

Wow Jennifer...It is beautiful!!! You did a great job! Have fun creating in your pretty office!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Anonymous said...

Well done Jennifer! Don't you love it when you tackle what seems to be a monstrous task and finish it? Love how it all looks so girly now. Good job. Tammy

Tina said...

It looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

Elyse said...

way to go! everything is lovely and the room looks beautiful!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Youre braver than I am! my sewing room needs a lot of work. I did clean it out last summer but I still have a lot of odds & ends that I dont know what to do with.

Olivia said...

Please I am begging you to come help me with mine! It looks gorgeous!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Don't you just LOVE completing a project? It's so rewarding....and your project is soooo cute!

Warm blessings,

Jillian said...

Very inspiring! I really need to work on my office space ... but I share it with my Dear Hubs so this could be difficult to turn it all pink/white/aqua. But I would love those colors! Yours looks great!

Bella Rosa Antiques

L said...

Love what you did. Nice decorating taste too.

Anonymous said...

Oh I SEW love your organized set up!

So pretty and refreshing.
Good job.

Ciao Bella

Creative Carmelina

Mrs. Linen Rose said...

What a pretty sewing room. I love your choice of colors and fabrics. The shelf with fabric and baskets is so pretty, I am going to copy you in my sewing room. Thank you for sharing.