Is it just me or are you also finding you have so much to do and Less and Less Time to get it done?
I remember back to when my office work day consisted of at least 8 hours, more like 9 or even 10 hours and yet I managed to work full time, come home do laundry, clean house and still have time for family and friends.
Now that I have retired…there does not seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything I would like to do ….done or finished.
As you know, I am working on the Master bedroom project…painting over stained furniture…almost ready to post pics and progress on that project.
And now I have started a new project board and I am doing research on desks, work spaces, burlap and cork boards for the walls as I am turning an extra guest room into my new office.
I really like the Pottery Barn Bedford Office furniture in the pic above….love the storage baskets and files below the desk area.
When we first moved to Florida, I was able to work remote for Boeing and had the large office near the Master bedroom. When I retired, I gave that office to the Captain and I used the small office desk in my kitchen, which has worked out pretty well.
But…..I am needing a bit more space, and since this is one of two extra guest bedrooms….it makes perfect sense to use one of them for my new office project.
If by chance we will need extra guest accommodations…I will somehow work a Murphy Bed into the equation.
One of my inspirations is the above pic of a Martha Stewart Collection. Simple and clean.
Anther inspiration is the desk set from Pottery Barn which is sorta what I have in mind….with variations of course, as I am liking the idea of a corner desk.
And the Martha Stewart collection has a neat looking craft wrapping station, although it is much too large for my office project space.
I have already determined that I definitely need a place for wrapping paper and rolls of ribbon. However, I don’t want the rolls of ribbon to go on a rod….because if I use all the ribbon on a spool in the center of the rod…I will have to remove all the ribbon on the side just to get to the spool of ribbon in the middle.
I love the planning stages of a new project…don’t you?
And speaking of projects, I promised you a DIY on the coastal napkin rings that I made.
My inspiration came from yet another Pottery Barn hack, see above pink starfish napkin ring from PB.
I love hacking IKEA items and Pottery Barn items.
I knew I could come up with a least expensive napkin ring and I looked no further than my bathroom.
Yep! I used empty toilet paper rolls that I cut in half, and then I wrapped them in jute yarn…stuck a bit of glue on the ends and glued shells and starfish on the tops.
You can use a glue gun, but I used a product called Fabri-Tac that works great and no messing with hot glue.
Eeeww…my nails need a manicure and my fingers look fat. LOL
Sorry I digress…..
Works perfectly and didn’t cost me a thing as I had all the materials on hand. You can cut the toilet paper roll in half or in thirds. I did both.
Trim the edges and slip them on a napkin for a pretty coastal napkin ring.
That is all for today, and I will keep you posted on the progress of my office project and I may ask for your help in design!
Have a great and blessed day.