Visiting Orphans moved offices! I was so excited to get my own space to decorate. Now that I have a cozy space I feel like I can focus so much better! Although transition and change can be really tough, a fresh start is just as rewarding. I have definitely learned to be patient trying to figure out new phone, printer and email systems and my old computer completely died in the middle of a work day. But after 3 weeks of transition and more change than I thought I could handle, I am embracing and enjoying the this new season. It is starting to feel like the perfect "office home"!
Here are some pictures:
Before: Grey walls and carpet
After: So much warmer with beige walls and brown carpet
I made the cushion out of thrift store pillows and fabric I got while in Rwanda.
I went to Goodwill, Ikea and Home Depot and got everything for $60.
-3 curtains that I made into 2 massive curtains: $10
-5 frames that I spray painted black: $10
-4 pillows: $8
-Grey Rug from Ikea: $20
-Stain for the bench: $10
I filled my frames with some art that I made and 2 beautiful photographs that Alison (from my December Africa trip) took.
Paint chip art! But seriously, if you want a cheap (free) and interesting medium for art, go to Home Depot, Lowes or Walmart and grab some paint chips. I am working on an entire post dedicated to paint chip art. I love using them!
Some more of my pen and ink drawings (I am a little obsessed with trees).
Side note: Happy early National Arbor Day! Every state celebrates it on different days, but the national day is tomorrow, April 27th! Michael and I will be celebrating this weekend :) I love that there is holiday dedicated to trees!
That vase will soon hold red fabric poppy flowers.
Thanks Urban Outfitters for my office motto :)
I really like it here.