Monday, June 29, 2009

Close-up of my desk

For now, permanent markers will do as labels. Not the look I am going for but I will find it sometime!

Oops...didn't realize how blurry this was but you get the picture. I love...LoVe....LOVE distressed furniture!!!
Instead of keeping all those magazines, I tear out the page I like and keep it in a file for future reference. I found these wooden pant hangers at Target for 2/$1. Just added ribbon to jazz them up a little.
My trash can is an old water pail. And there is my awesome Target bag!!!! The frame on the wall is made of buttons. I used a hanger to hold register tape for notes/ideas/ lists/etc.
The top of the desk was so blah I had to add something using a paint pen. The black thingy on the wall is a vintage matchbox holder. Since I don't use matches regularly, I put my pencils in it! It is HeAvY...cast iron I guess!
This lazy susan ($.25) was ugly brown until it met a friend of mine. I call him SprayPaint Master. Now I can turn the the ribbon as I search for the perfect color. I found the mailbox at GW for $1. It has my scented candles in there. The flower pot has been painted with chalkboard paint and I have put...well...chalk in it! :-0)

This basket was in my daughters' bathroom but I switched with theem bc this matches my comforter! Those magazines are AWESOME!!! I can't tear out my favorite pages because every page is awesome! I had the metal basket in my classroom but decided I could use it better at home.

I am sure I will change things around. I am always tweaking stuff!!!!
Thanks for looking! Happy decorating!


Tammy of Yarborough House said...

How about on your canister you use some of your chalkboard paint and put a stripe on it that way you can write on the stripe what is inside and if you change the stuff you can change what it says...I love it all and your lazy susan basket set up is awesome.

I use pants holders to hang in my kitchen and change out my kids artwork everyweek..haha reuse for different purposes is so much fun.


The Tattered Cottage said...

I wish my work area was as organized as your desk :) You have great storage ideas and you have inspired me to get my space organized. I think I will borrow some of your ideas :)

Diana said...

You are so sweet! Thank you Tammy. That is a great idea to use chalkboard paint!!

Kammy said...

You have some wonderful ideas !
Hugs ! Kammy

Really Rainey said...

I love all your cute little ideas! Especially the chalk board paint on the clay pot! LOVE it! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

Jamie said...

Wow that is such a great space! I love the lazy susan idea!

mbrown128 said...

Great Ideas!!! I am in the process of redoing my desk area right now as we speak and I am going to "steal" some of your ideas!!!!