Men and their coffee: an essay (a helpful guide to men according to a barista)
Well, the pieces of my office are coming together… sort of.
I’ve sewn the drapes, collected and framed the artwork, bought a fun green lamp, have the fabric and board to make a huge bulletin board, my drawing desk has arrived, as well as my IKEA Alex cabinet, and all of it… is in boxes. Boo.
My office is just one small part of a huge building project the church has undertaken. And as church building projects go, this one has been pretty amazing - relatively on time (as far as we can control) and on budget. But one of the areas we’re using volunteers for, as opposed to hiring a contractor, is the ductwork. And somehow all the ductwork connects back to the mechanical closet. Which is in my office. Awesome. So while others are moving into their new offices, mine is covered in dust and has a giant furnace in the middle of it.
Right now I’m technically only working 6 hours a week, so I understand that it’s not a huge rush to get my office ready… but I’m getting antsy, because now I have all these pieces ready to go and it’s going to be so pretty!! Ah well, this gives me a bit more time to plan it and pull it together, right?
One thing I haven’t done, but would like to, is create a cool hanging light. In my old office I had the IKEA Knappa light, and really liked it. But now it’s in my son’s room and I like it there because it fits with his woodsy theme (I think it looks like a pine cone.)
I’m considering an IKEA “hack” this time around. Maybe taking the el-cheapo Regolit shade and transforming it a bit.
However, I also found these amazing ideas via Eleni’s beautiful blog My Paradissi (<check it out!). All of these are lights constructed from garbage! Maybe I’ll have to start sorting through my recycling bin…
Plastic coat hangers
New favourite blog: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/
Kate’s tag line is “fabulous for less”… my kinda’ girl! I have so many DIY projects rolling around in my brain (painting our front door, drapes for my office, a headboard for our bed…) and she offers many great tutorials and ideas for easy ways to fix up your home.
Check it out!
Her laundry room makeover
Her daughter’s beautiful bedroom!
P.S. I hope you’re still into cabin inspiration pictures… because my tumblr queue is chugging away, and there’s a whole lot more pictures comin’!
Justine used to play sports. Then she realized you can buy trophies. Now she’s good at everything.