I finally carved out a little workspace all for me...................
even if I do have to share it with the hubs. This is his side of the bed. So, my workspace is also his nightstand, and he said, "So long as I have an alarm clock you can do whatever you want." Sounds good to me! I liked his response so much, I got him a new alarm clock (it was part of his birthday present).
It's from Crate and Barrel, and it's on sale right now! Okay, but enough about my desk also being the hubs nightstand. Let's get back to the part where I tell you how hard it was to find a desk that was the right size for this space. I had originally envisioned something thrifted, but alas nothing I found would work. I almost gave up hope after 6 months of looking. And then I was walking though the Ridge of the Garden (Garden Ridge) when I spotted a chair & desk set for $99. I'm not using the chair that came with this desk, instead I'm using one that I made over. I'm not a big fan of matching sets and I really only needed the desk; but I had to buy them as a set. This desk was perfectly sized for this spot, so I had to bring it home. I gave myself the go ahead because I feel like it's 2 pieces of furniture in one - a desk and a nightstand. ;)
It's ummmmmm...........not the best quality piece of furniture I own, but it's the right size - and in this case - size really does matter. ( I had to - I'm sorry.) Anyhow, I sanded the edges to make the desk look a little distressed, and I used a knob I already had instead of the hideous drawer pull that came in the box. All in all, I think sometimes it's okay to put lipstick on a pig (no offense to Garden Ridge but this desk looked better in the picture on the box). Of course, I'll bet now that I have this desk, I'll probably come across tons of old desks that are the right size. Is that not always how it works? No matter, I'm perfectly happy with this perfectly-sized yet not so perfectly-made desk. Mainly, I'm just thrilled to have my very own workspace!
The horse pencil holder was given to me my sweet friend Cassie. It makes me smile every day!
I'm kind of obsessed with the Martha Stewart office supplies at Staples, and this dry erase vinyl cling just had to come home with me. It is so great for planning out my week. I feel all bloggy professional as I attempt to plan out what I'll be blogging about every week. Ha! Unlike, how I usually just fly by the seat of my pants. Maybe this weekly calendar will help me organize the blog - we'll see.
Who's surprised I have red paper clips?! ;) No one.
Inside this little desk drawer, I keep all the essentials.
I made little file folders with some scrapbook paper and MS labels. Can we talk about these thank you cards I found at Target?!
Gratitude with attitude - love it!
So there you go. Good things really do come in small packages. Who needs a whole room when you can have a teeny, tiny corner?
You may remember that having my bedroom painted was part of my Mother's Day gift. I'll give you a little more of a peak into this room tomorrow as well as the specific color deets. I told you I went bold. Me likey. I've always loved a dark master bedroom.
On a random side note, please pray for the life of this plant.
I've never and I mean never kept a house plant alive. This one came from Lowe's and the tag said, "Plants of Steel", so I figured maybe it might have a chance. I don't know. I'm a little doubtful.
I'm sitting here right now..................
feeling thankful. This little blog brings so much joy. I look at my horse pencil holder and I smile. This blog has brought me some very special friends. I hope you know what a treat it is to write, to connect, to be inspired by you, to learn from you, and to dream with you.
One night not that long ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table trying to work up the nerve to hit - publish. Tonight I'm still working up the nerve, but it's from my very own workspace. And that has a lot to do with you.
Big HUGE Thanks,
*Linking up at Home Stories A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia