Sunday, August 15, 2010

Leaning tower of organization

I am continuing to make progress on my sweet house each week. Sometimes I get discouraged when I walk around the neighborhood and see homes that are so put together and "finished." 

Tonight when I was on a walk with the pup and future Mr. we met some neighborhoods who just got their house painted and new shutters put on their house. They said the have been spending the last 6 years on the interior and year 7 is the exterior. That made me feel so much better and realized that I have really accomplished a lot in the past 3 months. Given that my new house (or my old house) didn't have a money tree growing in the front or backyard, I realize that a lot of my projects that will just take some time and some serious deposits into the piggy bank!

But in the meantime.. I have been finding some awesome deals that I couldn't pass up. I tend to have expensive taste, but the not the wallet that should go with that. So when I fell in love with Crate & Barrel's leaning desk I was on a mission.

So after a couple of days searching on Craigslist, I found the side two shelves listed and in excellent condition! I ended up getting a wonderful gift card for my birthday to Crate & Barrel to purchase the center desk piece. So the 3-piece unit that retails for $400 ended up in my office for less than $200!! Please keep in mind, I have organized the actual shelves yet.. but it allows me to put my computer, printer, magazines someplace other than in the closet!

Now I just need to figure out what color to paint this room. Here are a few colors I am thinking about a nice orange color (not too bright) but more of a terracotta color. Any suggestions?

P.S. This is a PERFECT time to stock up on office supplies and organizational tools since it is back to school time!

1 comment:

  1. I like terracotta! haha but it takes you forever to pick a paint color :)