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Remember the room that I turned into my office at the top of the stairs?
We lightened it and brightened it and painted the walls and found a thrift store table and a couple of chairs from the attic and repurposed a vintage fabric holder from the 1940’s.
And it became my office.
A functional bright cheery office is a very important thing when you are working from home and you need a space that makes you happy. Please raise your hand if you understand.
So to start 2021 off right, I decided to organize my office (which also triples as a studio and a craft room).
I came up with creative ways and ideas and unusual storage solutions for all that stuff.
Want to see the room now?
Here it is along with my best tips for organizing an office or any space that needs to live large.
Here’s an overview of the room from this side.
There’s a large table in the center of the space, that we just painted the top of to give it a little more personality. The color is SW Interesting Aqua.
This is where I blog and write my posts.
We installed a charging center in the bookshelves where I can charge my phone and my ipad and my computer.
There are two rolling baskets in this space.
The one under the table stores all my studio equipment.
There’s a ring light and microphones and also a table pad that helps absorb sound.
The basket back in the corner stores extra throws and pillows for when I’m cold or need extra cozy.
I loved the old curtains at the window (and I kept them). They are stored in the window seat right now.
I just needed something a little brighter and lighter at the windows that didn’t give off a yellow cast when I was filming.
So I came up with the perfect solution.
I showed in my Instagram stories how I used these sheets and made a no-sew curtain project.
If you have Instagram you can follow along with me and get all the behind-the-scenes projects like this one here. I just clipped them onto curtain clips and hung them on the rod. They are the perfect pattern to use as a backdrop for filming.
In the center of the table, I added a vintage toolbox that I found at a vintage sale.
There’s a compartment on one side that I added craft supplies to and on the other side, I added these little lidded boxes and a container for scissors.
These boxes hold tape and clips and other office supplies I need for the space.
On the other wall of the room, there’s a closet.
Next to the closet, I added this chair from BHG Live Better to give me another option for filming.
I LOVE THIS CHAIR.
It’s super affordable and lightweight and looks high-end.
The closet has a roll-out vintage shelving unit where I keep all my photography styling props and some additional props and a few craft supplies in these organizers and these baskets. I just purged all my craft supplies, so my stash has shrunk considerably.
I’ll have to re-photograph this closet at the end of 2021 and those bins will be full again.
Extra microphones and photography supplies are also stored in this hanging unit in the closet.
On the other wall is this giant vintage sewing cabinet from the 1940’s.
I repurposed it to store craft supplies.
There are books and magazines in the bottom and paint and brushes on the top.
And then I added these tiny seagrass baskets to the center shelf to store extra painting and faux finish supplies.
I was also thinking about adding these baskets that I used in my laundry room makeover.
This is my seat.
This is where I sit and dream and plan and hope and giggle.
This space makes me so happy.
And the only thing that’s better than a happy space?
A happy space that’s organized. 🙂
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