And by "finished" study, I really mean "no-longer-the-armpit-of-the-house" study.
Remember these lovely BEFORE shots from THIS post about our new house, the decor, and the projects?
|Embarrassing. This is what you see as soon as you step in the front door!|
Well, thanks to my new ultra- 90s armoire I purchased from Craigslist, I can proudly post a picture of the cleaned up war zone!
|Sighs with relief.|
I love it! Thankfully it was already white, so I didn't have to lift a finger to deal with it.
Well... Casey, Steve, and Drew had to lift fingers to move it; but I personally lifted no fingers.
The armoire in all its glory! Although I can totally picture this piece in a room decorated with pastel seashells and pink and green water color paintings in 1992- I still LOVE it!
It is exactly what I was looking for.
Casey had to REALLY bite his tongue when he found out how what I'd bought- but he just couldn't visualize it in our house. But (of course), I was totally right. It's perfect.
|Notice the hidden shelf to the left- perfect place to stash computer paper, cardstock, and laminating sheets. |
That's right, laminating sheets. All I asked for for my birthday was a laminating machine, and CHA-CHING! My mommy got me one! :)
I will one day become a Pinterest sensation when I
formulate the perfect solution to organizing this junk.
But for now, I am patting myself on the back for being able to shove it all in there without breaking it.
I blogged about our old study organization HERE a few years ago- although I love and miss that peg board, I am going for something a little more grown up now.
I am 30 after all. :)
Hey, I know where everything is. That's all that matters.
Oh yeah, here are those fabric covered canvases I briefly discussed!
Again, get on your phone and pull up the Hobby Lobby 40% coupon.
Purchase the most massive canvas you can find.
Return 2 more days and purchase more canvases. (You can only use the coupon once per trip)
Find some fabric you like (These were all clearance outdoor fabrics at Joanne's, but I also like the "duck" fabric at Hobby Lobby- which is typically pretty inexpensive)-
and get yourself at least 2 yards of each.
CAREFULLY align and cover- I used a staple gun.
Perfectionism is not in my nature, so this was difficult for me.
A beautiful view of the Northwest corner of the house :)
And here I sit, blogging about it all!
Oh, and I lied a few posts ago when I said I was done crafting for at least a month.
We are going to Lowe's after nap time today for foam insulation board
to paste these Staples engineer prints to-
and make a massive black and white wall for the staircase.
I'll post AFTER pictures soon!
UPDATE: it's finished! See it HERE.