Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Office Updates

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Since my last update about my office/guest room updates a lot has happened! As a teacher we get a two week break from school and it was excellent because my parents came to visit for a whole week! Which means that this lady put on five pounds due to Mama's cooking. Good thing my parents got me a new TV that I can put my yoga DVDs in and work off the deliciousness.

When my parents were here they definitely enjoyed the accommodations much more than last time they were here:

Mattress on the floor, remodeling on the side of the room... really sexy! It wasn't so amazing. I finally found my parents a bed frame, just a metal old school one from Salvation Army. I'm hoping to find a nice headboard to replace the one in my room and move the old one into here. But at this point, no one is too upset about it.

First though! I want to show you my amazing (and free!) gallery wall!

All of the artwork and photos in the gallery wall were ones that I hunted for all over the house. Most of them coming from my room. The "A" is for my sister Ally. I spent zero dollars on this. Though my favorite thing is the coffee sign and the vintage postcards I collected on family trips in 2002. They look awesome!

 Check out these awesome vintage paintings of Raggedy Ann and Andy:

I put them on either side of the window. I think I found them at a thrift store when I was in high school and have been storing them in a box ever since and just found them again when I was going through the Christmas decorations (notice how pretty those look? Wanted it to be totally Christmasy for my parents when they came.)

Plus, Sebastian is down with the bed being higher off the ground.

I loaded the bed up with a quilt set that I already had  for the room, pillows that used to be on my couch forever ago, and some brand new sleeping pillows. I like the little sweater pillow with the buttons. I think it looks cool!

Here's a larger scale view of the room fully decorated:

And of course the other side of the room... Super fabulous.

I only spent a total of $156 on this entire room. All I bought was the mattress set, frame, and new pillows. There is more I'd like to do with the office area but at this point it's going to be just fine. 

The Guest Room/Office To-Do List:
  • paint the door
  • replace the handle
  • finish painting the trim
  • get a bed frame 
  • buy more pillows 
  • move/build desk for computer and grading
  • organize random crap
  • hang some desperately needed wall art. 

I still have a couple things left to do in there but for the most part its just about done. What do you think? Does it still look like a beat up roommate trailer room? 

Oh and by the way. Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. I posted a gallery wall update today too! This is why we are BBFF!

    I spy a London postcard in the top corner! The room looks so much more put together with the bed frame, artwork and pillows.And I've always loved that campaign desk!


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