Thursday, July 29, 2010

"makeover"

the before:


unorganized. messy. wasted space. and NO WHERE TO STUDY. (even if the sewing machine was not in the way)

AFTER:


calm. white. small lamp. stack of books (that will soon be replaced with school books. more space to spread out study materials (as you can see the stats book & calculator) and yes. a mountain dew.

so the desk: its the old desk, i just removed the top piece (which opened up a lot more room) and covered it in plain white contact paper. it works PERFECTLY. there are a few bumpies here and there, but i dont mind. the white is SO MUCH BETTER than the nasty fake DARK wood.



a shadow box is where i have my fun stuff. instead of taped to the wall- i put it all in here. its still fun and has lots of good things in it, its just a bit more grown up. :) ps it was 10 bucks at TJ max!




next up the lamp. it was a salvation army find. it was HIDEOUS gold and was missing a shade- so for a dollar i bought it, painted it blue for another dollar, then bought a 10$ silvery/gray shade. i like the smaller lamp instead of the big overhead light. especially on the nights that i'll be staying up late studying and writing! of course a candle is a must. and the pencil holder was a fun color and 2$ at TJ maxx.


lastly the overhead shelf. I can't put much weight up there, but its perfect for holding my MASON jars full of my colored pencils & highlighters. My corner study nook has a beachy theme- so i have the beach picture and a mason jar filled with sea glass. the shelf we had. mason jars were 10cents each at a secondhand shop.


underneath the desk i redid the 3 drawer container that you can see in the first picture. it was full of crap... really. so i emptied it out and put only essentials for bills, and school.

this was a simple weekend project that i did a few weeks ago and i LOVE.
it makes my lil study nook so much better-- and more inviting!
hopefully i'll feel this way in a couple of months when school is in full swing!!

next house project is this weekend: we are repainting our kitchen table & four chairs!
they were a hand-me-down from some friends- in great shape, just a bit on the blue side. so we are hoping with a lil TLC we can make them even better!

1 comment:

Laura Ann. said...

Love this! I wish I had an awesome study spot! I just live on one half of our living room couch with 2 TV trays as a desk (and a messy one at that). Our house is too small.

You're going to do great! Keep me updated on how things are going!