Now that I look back on prior blog posts about my office, its actually embarrassing to admit Ive been mentally working on my office for 9 whole months with little to show for it. 9 months for this tiny room? Where does the time go? Oh well, time well wasted I guess.
I am happy to report that some progress was made on my office this weekend. Its by no means finished: I need help with getting it done so I'd love suggestions. Specifically, I need input on a window treatment, a rug and all the other little things that finish a room off.
As you can see, I managed to get the Ikea Trollsta Sideboard. What an incredible PAIN IN THE ASS! Why is it that I completely forget the hell of Ikea until its too late? Just getting it in the car resulted in multiple bruises. Sure, thats more my clumsiness than Ikeas fault but Im putting this on them nonetheless. Then we had to lug all 161 pounds of it up two flights of stairs. It then took 4+ hours to put together. And after all that, the doors didn't quite close properly. So I decided to nix them. The open shelving is probably more functional anyway but if I had known this was going to be an all day event, I might have opted to keep all my crap in cardboard boxes. Ok, vent over.
I think empty frames might be becoming my trademark :)
Actually, I have a plan of what to put in the upper right gold frame (stay tuned for an update) and I have lots of inspiration bits and pieces to tack up to the corkboard. I just don't know what to do with the bottom gold one. I'd like to make it some sort of functional display of tools but Im not quite sure how. And for those extra attentive blog readers, these gold frames are the same ones I scored for gratis on a New York City sidewalk in May.
I haven't quite decided if I want to push my desk up against the wall as you see here or to position it short side to the wall as seen here. I think just from a cord management perspective, I may need to leave it push up against. What do you think? As you can see, this wall is very bare...not sure what to put up here.
Ok thats pretty much it. Its a tiny room so it really shouldn't be taking me this long but alas, it is. Also note that the view from my window is something really unsightly but I get beautiful southern light from the window...so i'd like to be able to cover the bottom half of the pane while leaving the top one open. (Which is why Im having such a hard time with this treatment). I think I need some fabric in here to soften things up but nothing has jumped out as me.
PS: In case you think Im some sort of freak who throws everything away and is forever neat, have no fear. My closet full of messy supplies is in the guest room and is a complete mess.