The thing I like best about summer vacation ( besides not getting up at 5:30 am) is the time for tearing into projects. Here's some before and afters of my home office:
Pretty bland, huh?
I darkened up the walls a little with Valspar Frappe.
I lived with sub flooring( yes, I ripped up the carpet) for a few months until I could get Pergo type flooring put in.
I should have gotten a photo of that. NOT
I didn't realize what a difference the curtains would make. So much warmer!
Country Curtains made these, as I couldn't find any black buffalo check fabric anywhere. ( I didn't look too hard)
This shelf is a leftover of Daughter #1 bedroom. We put it up when we moved in. Plant hanger brackets painted white and a narrow shelf. It is really good for knick knacks without taking up any room space. She had it filled with little china figurines and stuffed animals.
I have little china dogs, photos, and some of MY toys. (they are antiques now, boo hoo!)
My globe is a thrift store find, all metal, one dollar!
I love Raggedy Ann dolls, but have really pared down my collection and only kept a few.
My constant companions in the office are Oscar the wiennie dog
and Oliver, my little Parrot. Oliver is blogging friends with Kiwi and Pearl Angel over at
2 Birdies and a B.
Plastic sheeting is a necessary evil behind Oliver's cage, as the more he likes his food, the more he slings it. ( Think fresh strawberries or blueberries on the walls)
A new table for his cage was a Walmart put together. I did it too! Took me two hours ( A to B, B to Q?)
Underneath the table is a little slotted box I picked up at a garage sale. I added playing cards, poker chips, the old viewmaster and discs for it.
I tore into the closet too. It is
full of tablescape stuff. Tablecloths, napkins in the plastic boxes, and extra table top stuff that won't fit in the hutch or pantry.