By Stacy Johnson
|I need some cute shelves above my desk.|
Warning: Picture overload.
I did it! I got my office cleaned up and cleared out. I know so many of you were dying for the "after" picture, ha ha. To see the "before" picture, click here.
I still want to do more but those things cost money so for the time being, this will do. And, since it was cleaned up over a week ago, it has remained or less in this state. We only have one computer in our home (gasp) so there have been times when others have left their stuff there and I have had to get on them but it was spring break so that was expected.
|I'd like to make a cover for the tall shelves.|
|re-purposed night stand|
I finished these two projects. They were both that 80's brown finish so I painted them black then distressed them, added some walnut stain to the shelves then lacquered them both up super shiny. I added a patterned fabric to the top of my printer table and sealed it with the lacquer as well. It has a beautiful finish and will compliment the fabric I have picked out to sew a cover for the large shelves next to it.
|shabby book shelf|
My pretty shelves hold all my assorted binders: recipe binder, mom binder, general conference binders, pinterest binder, scout binder, welfare specialist binder, etc. The books are ones I am currently using for reading, working or journaling.
I keep my family history collections in bags (my conference bags are great for this) inside my re-purposed wardrobe next to my desk. One bag for Grandaddy and one for Grams, it holds their journals, scrapbooks, pictures and notes from their personal history stories I am working on.
|In January I turned all hangers the wrong way|
I have thoroughly enjoyed my organized space and am almost overwhelmed at how the creative juices have been flowing for a short story class I've been taking. I was super motivated after Heather Moore's class at the conference to give it a try and like magic a friend offered a free eight week short story class not far from home. I knew I couldn't deny the blessing so I jumped on the offer. So far, I'm loving the experience! I can't wait to see what comes next! Happy Organizing and Spring Cleaning and Creative Writing!!