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Monday
Mar312008

The Office

BeforeWell it sure has been a long time coming. I’ve been working on this project for over a month.

I had a plan. Then a plan for the plan, ordered furniture, shopped for fabric, made drapes, painted, repainted (saved Tom from baby poop ). Then today I did the fun part.

Accessorized.

The Pottery Barn and their friends in China now have lots of my money. I stopped there after picking up my MacBook danger danger and bought 2 lamps, 2 lamp shades, a clock, couple of picture frames, and a piggy bank.

So here are the results..so far.  We do have a few other things to get - a new desk chair, a new printer, and Tom wants a desktop Mac as we’d dearly love to get rid of the wire mania on the floor.  Someday.  This life preferably.

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The bottom 2 drawers in the credenza are file drawers. Lots of bills requires lots of files. he he

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We’ve had this lamp for over 10 years — the shade was crunched long ago so that’s where one of the new shades went. The glass jar on the desk is the piggy bank.

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Since you cannot see the drapery pattern — here’s a closeup during construction. I decided to use the chunky rings with clips instead of doing pinch pleats… it was faster. he he

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I hate putting up curtain rods, but the drapery gods were smiling down on me yesterday - they went up correctly the first time and they are attached for life! Should the next owner look - they’ll only find 6 holes up there vs 12 or 18. smile

But the drapes are not hemmed yet. Tomorrow.
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So that’s it. I’m pooped and broke.

The end.

Reader Comments (7)

Looks like money well spent! Hope your hubby appreciates all your efforts cuz you did a great job!

April 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

A job well done. I like the way the curtains look. And the wall color is much better since you repainted. You will never get Tom out of there.

April 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTreasa

Looks great. I especially like the furniture.

April 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpat

Very nice, you are good. Now you can come out and do my office slash guest room slash painting room. I know you really want to. :)

April 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRicky

Thanks for the feedback guys/gals -- I appreciate it. Tom is really happy with the results too.

Yep Bro -- I'd be happy to help you -- maybe before/after Blythe's wedding???

April 3, 2008 | Registered CommenterLucy

I'm so glad you joined my blog party! Nice to meet you. :-) Glad I could give you something to read when you couldn't sleep. I've have bouts of insomnia myself, so I know what that's like!

Your office looks good! I've got to do something with my husband's office and I've been looking for furniture like yours for him. I like that.

Oops. I mean "I have" bouts of insomnia. Not "I've have" insomnia. Can you tell I write for a living? Ha.

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