The home office/guest room/storage room.
Always a delight to decorate…said no one…
For me it’s a space that has been sorely neglected since moving to the shack. I haven’t found the time, inclination or finances to tweak the room into something more inhabitable than a hairball collecting store room.
I haven’t painted the walls, the window furnishings are IKEA roller blinds that I thought I could DIY with a hacksaw and fabric…this is pre Pinterest mind you! What was I thinking? There is no storage except for a clothes rack and cupboard circa pre historic times and miss matched furniture.
This is what the room looked like on day one.
Nice hard wood floors, plenty of light, except in this photo of course…and a decent size. Please don’t ask the dimensions…I have measured it oh, you know, about 10 times but cannot remember them. Yea DIY is totally my thang...
Otherwise a beige cave.
What spurred me to get off my butt?
I have finally found, payed for and picked up a round dining table with pedestal leg…and non fugly matching dining chairs!
Wahoo, happy dance, cheesy grin, the planets have aligned…
For me anyway, they probably align all the time, who knows…
Why the excitement?
Mmm, well I may have been looking for said table for around two years, finally caved in and ordered one from my local furniture store….and luck would have it, found one for sale for an awesome price. Despite the awkward “don’t want it, found a nice/cheaper one” call to the furniture store, I’m feeling pretty pleased.
Anyhoo, the old door turned dining table had to go to a better place. Due to having NO room anywhere else in the shack, it was manhandled into the spare room (thanks Mum, your always there when the heavy/awkward stuff needs moving! Remember the side board...fun times! ).
The same day, I spotted a coral rug in the $2 store…for $39.95…go figure…
I was up to a triple score. New table, new home for the old table and a great rug!
There is a grey futon in the room already, more on that to come…I know, your thinking futon = functional aka ugly...this one is cute...promise!
Grey and coral, it was meant to be. OK so the table is slightly more pink and the tub chair is taupe…but work with me here.
I had two left over coral prints from the bathroom makeover that matched the rug perfectly. Yes they look slightly crooked in the picture…because they are!
The desk was quickly filled with ‘stuff’…and surprise, surprise, none of it office stuff…except for the b*(&&^y wireless printer that is resting on a plastic tub under the desk.
The Texaco sign is a treasure from The Shed, it’s rusty and chipped but I love it. The stencils, also The Shed…rest assured I havn’t even made a dint on the contents of that yet!
The timber bedside table is from my gran, Happy 91st birthday for tomorrow!!! xxoo I love it’s shape and cannot bring myself to sand or paint it.
The straw basket is from my Great Aunties (grans sister) o/s travels, the leather latch is broken and it totally is not hiding the electrical cord but the greens and teals look great with the coral. I also splurged and bought a coral tea light holder from Target which will never see a candle in it’s life but just helps tie it all in.
Keepin it real!Now I know there is a word between borrowed and stolen…
The tub chair was “lifted from it’s original position in my work place where it totally was not been used and moved into my car boot and brought home”…is how I would describe it.
I get caught out every time I see the back of it…I should paint it…I will paint it!
And still feel like a naughty, naughty thief.
I still need to paint, hang curtains, hang more art and organise some DIY built in storage.
Any ideas are most welcome.
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