-I also got rid of the metal file cabinet containing misc. junk that I needed to be rid of. Some was kept and put into my handy new desk drawers.
-I also got rid of the magnetic board that was hanging above the desk, it was becoming an eye sore.
-Replaced the lamp, with one we were using in the living room.
-Also I decided rather than fabric under the glass on the desk top, to use some of those pictures I'm probably never going to realistically scrapbook. Here's a shot, Don't mind the glare.
A beautiful after. I love the black. This had been our changing table for the first 3 kids. It served us well. But then we got an actual changing table. So this was converted into a wrapping station/eBay shipping station. I had seen this idea in a magazine and loved the idea of having somewhere to keep all my wrapping supplies. However as you could see from the before picture, I had lost my vision for this. Donovan repaired the broken drawer and painted it. The drawers are now cleaned out and the ribbon is organized in plastic containers, gift bags and tissue paper are also in drawers 2 and 3. I am down right giddy about having a home for things again. I also had seen in a magazine the peg board that was in the before picture. But that really wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The hooks did not serve me well. So we covered that with batting and fabric that together cost about $8. I love the splash of color it adds.
Now hubby has more desk top space with my desk. He also did some re-organizing, cleaning out, and throwing away. Ahhhhh, beautiful. I also found some pictures we were not displaying in the storage room to decorate the once empty wall.
Now the next picture is not a before or after...it just is. It's the only thing I would like to change in the office. In a perfect world I would love to get matching albums & coordinating fabric covered boxes/baskets. However this is not priority right now, & it's not something I want to spend $ on for now. So it just is. Unless one of you has something that would fit into these shelves and I would be helping you with a decluttering situation at your home. :)
Overall I'm still giddy. Just love our new space. Donovan is esp. happy since he works from home, and his office is now a more organized place to be. I just love to walk by this room and see the beautiful glow of organization.
Quote of the day:
Me: "William, I like your new haircut."
William: "Mom, can you see it grow?"
Me: "Not yet."
William: "In a minute will you?"
He must hear "in a minute" often.