Need a piece of paper? It's inside the closet in the paper organizer, of course. Some staples? In the middle drawer of the 3 drawer bird house, right where they belong. *Sigh* I love being tidy, but it doesn't come naturally for me.
Step right up, and welcome to the ten cent tour of my almost totally done, (for now) newly re-invented, completely organized and charmingly decorated workroom slash home office; AKA Command Central.(Hey!Look and you can see that I even got Jed the amazing handyman to hang my fabulous chandelier that I bought 8 months ago in sweet little Camas Washington!!!) It's where all my creative messes begin.
**edited at 7:00 pm Saturday night to add: I accidentally posted this post this morning and quite a few of you were wondering where in the heck the photos were!I wrote the post, but it was before I took my pictures. That was when I thought I'd get the window covering project completed today,as well as a little something on the far left wall. Well, I was busy, busy all day long, and time got away from me, so the tour is of everything except the window treatment, which you can see from the mini blinds, hasn't been updated yet, and the last wall...you'll see it soon though, I promise!**
When I first moved into my sweet little fixer upper cottage a year ago on December first, my home office was not a priority. It was enough to focus on getting through today and tomorrow, and still coming to grips with my suddenly single life. Time passed. Slowly at first, then faster. I survived. I made a real home for myself and the puppies. Life came back.
Now, a bit more than a year later, I am down to the last room in the cottage to personalize, just for me. (I know I will never be really all the way finished, as nesting is such a passion with me...a therapy of sorts...but this is the last room in the cottage for me to put my personal mark on)
I have a three bedroom cottage, and this is one of the bedrooms, nice and sunny, with a closet and a big cheery window. It's a pretty generic bedroom.
As I've already mentioned in other posts, I've decided the best way to start of 2008 is by being 100% organized with my computer, my crafts, my bank statements and bills, and my supplies. (2008 is gonna be my year baby, and I had better be well prepared!)
You know, it doesn't matter at all how big or small your creative space is. If things are orderly, things run more smoothly. Simple as that. There's a peacefulness to order; a sense of calm that can only be found (no pun intended) when things are in their proper places, don't you agree?
I began by emptying the room of everything except the large furniture pieces and my computer. (I put everything in the many empty rubber made tubs that previously held Christmas decorations. Thanks to cleaning out, handing things down to the kids, and donating some things, I ended up with several empty tubs.) The tubs were moved to my guest room and brought back into the workroom one at a time, cleaning and organizing as I went along.
Once the contents were out of the room, I painted.(after I deliberated for far too long on if the new gallon of paint was really the same color as the kitchen and my bedroom) Oh, I can't get enough of that soothing soft Robin's egg blue-green-gray. Yummy.
Finally, it was time to figure the layout of the furniture.Wow, less is more. The room feels twice the size it was a few weeks ago. Really.
Lastly, (and this was the long tedious part) I began dragging in all my supplies and tools and such, a box at a time, making a donation pile (oh, my teacher friends were thrilled with these craft supplies!) a trash pile and a "this-doesn't-even-belong-in-this-room" pile. Oh yes! That's when the real fun began. The arranging, the tweaking, the discovering long lost craft tools...the organizing. Yes!