New Work Space With A Built In Desk

 
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I am excited to share my new work/craft space! My space was down in the basement and although I had a huge room to myself and lots of storage I decided it would be better to have a space up here on the main floor. This way I can get work done ( sometimes ) while Harper and Weston are close by playing with there toys or watching a movie.

It’s not ideal for some to have this in the living room but it works for us. It could all be easily taken apart if we ever need to.

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The desk top is my favorite part of this space. It was actually a nice kitchen table made in england. My hubby cut it down to size to fit and mounted it to the wall and to the cabinet. It was nice to use it for something since it was collecting dust in the basement.

I used daddy vans natural beeswax to coat the top for protection. I did not stain it.

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The couch and shelf behind the sofa are a bit in the way for a picture.

The cabinet is a computer cabinet that we got for free years ago.

To the right you can see the kid craft area. Basically Harpers area to make a mess. I will share more about that area and the inside of the and before and after of the cabinet in another post.

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Here is a before of the area…how cute is Weston playing with the airplane? We had the play kitchen in this corner when the Christmas tree was up but other then that I never had anything permeant in the space.

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The most expensive item I bought for my workspace was the chair. I think I paid $90 for it on sale at our local Staples. I liked the color and I normally do not care for computer/office chairs but I did not mind this this one. I like that you can adjust for height and its pretty comfortable for working long periods of time.

The shelving is from Home Depot, the gold metal shelf to the right I found a year ago at Michales. The desk lamp was a freebie and I’m not sure were the scissor hanger is from. The wall organizer under the shelf was from Ikea ( they don’t carry this one anymore unfortunately ) but the white plastic bins they do have. The cart underneath is another Ikea find and I do not have anything in it yet because of Weston.

 
 
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I have so much craft, sewing…etc stuff that I have not organized let. So far I am only keeping the items I use the most up here and still have to go through so much. I’m trying to keep everything neat and went with white bins to store items.

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This wood organizer was a free find from maybe 4 years ago and I painted it in chalkboard paint. They have something similar at Ikea.

I need to get another square bin to put up top and I bought those at Target. They are also my favorite for storing toys because they are easy to clean. The other bins are from Ikea.

I am happy to blog more now and to start my etsy shop back up with new adventures. Although this new work area is not perfect or completely organized its my personal space for me.

Thank you for seeing my new space and stay tuned for the inside of the cabinet and the kid craft area.

 
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Harper & Weston's Room Updates

 
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Over the past year I have changed Harper’s room and decor around because Weston is now her roommate! For a little while anyway.

Please excuse the Christmas decor, some of these were taken a while back.

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The biggest change was replacing the rug.

I have wanted to do this for a while. I happen to come across this opalhouse rug on clearance for $89 at Target one day. I did not buy it when I first saw it. I went home and thought about it and went back to get it later that day. It was $189.

They do not carry this rug anymore but they do have a huge collection of the pretty rugs here.

Before new rug and curtains

Before new rug and curtains

I changed out the butterfly curtains for light neutral ones. It has made a huge difference in the room. I also picked these up from Target, I really like the material. These are the line of curtains here.

The only thing is in store they were called white something, I’m not sure if they are the same as sour cream online.

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Here is Weston before he could walk. Harper and Weston love playing in their room. I only keep a few toys in here and lots of books.

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We found this adorable lamp at..you guessed it Target on clearance for under $9. It still sells for $30 online. Target is truly my favorite place for decor. Especially when it’s on clearance.

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This nightstand is also new to the space. It use to belong to me when I was a teen. It needs a fresh coat of paint and I’ve been waiting on nice weather to do that and change the hardware.

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This cute wolf wall decor ( that Weston loves ) was also a Target find and only under $6. Its no longer available but they have a few adorable ones available. I had to take the print off the wall, Weston was able to reach it.

Also Harpers bedding is new. She had a black and white cat print and I found this blush pink opal house set on clearance.

You can see the post I did few years back on the wall art by Pixers Here.

In February of 2016 I shared this room after we completed it for Harper, you can read that here.

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