I’ve shared glimpses of my “home office” on Instagram (such as here), but I’ve yet to give y’all a closer look at what it actually is … … a kitchen nook!
When my boyfriend and I first moved in, our landlord explained that he originally intended for the little alcove in the kitchen to be a dining nook with a built-in table and bench.
This never happened, however. I’m assuming the reason was a dwindling budget (he had taken a daunting task of renovating his house into a duplex with the downstairs level for renters, and that’s where we came in).
We soon realized that the alcove is a smidgen too small to comfortably fit our dining room table and four accompanying chairs. Also: Pass on the ensuing claustrophobia.
I occasionally work from home for my full-time job, and then I also have my freelance work for The Everygirl and this neglected blog. After the epiphany of possibly pushing the table horizontally to face the window as a desk, I sweetly asked my darling roommate if I could claim the territory. :)
As if he had a choice. (Just kidding!)
It needed serious pizzazz in order for me to, again, avoid feeling like the walls were closing in from both sides.
First, I ordered some copper contact paper. I initially planned on doing polka dots, but I quickly discovered that I’m the worst and most impatient DIY-er in the entire blogosphere. The polka dots resembled weird, misshapen squashed objects.
So I cheated and cut out triangles in various sizes, and lots of confetti burst into the scene!
Now my office is in the midst of one never-ending wild party and thus, wine is always permitted.
In case you were wondering, here are some other sources:
Sheepskin, Ikea (similar); mint storage boxes, Ikea; lucite/acrylic tray; lucite/acrylic pencil holder, Amazon; volcano candle, Anthropologie (most addicting candle smell ever); chevron rug, Urban Outfitters; free printable calendar, Jasmine Dowling; giant gem speaker, Ban.do; vintage elephant hooks, Rosebowl Flea Market; hanging rope planter, Renegade Craft Fair; vintage woven tapestry, Shopclass LA; wooden filing box, Target/Nate Berkus (sold out); twig color pencils, World Market; assorted glass bottles, yard sale; French bulldog print, gift; palm leaf painting, by me; Beyonce, God’s gift to the world