yellow office, revisited
Last time I mentioned our office, it was because we painted the dark oak-paneled walls a lighter and brighter yellow. Remember?
I wasn’t thrilled with it, though, and thanks to a great suggestion by a few of you, I tried painting the trim white, and it looks so much better. So, thank you! Thanks for reading my blog and for having good taste in trim paint suggestions! Yay!
We finally moved furniture, books, etc, in over the weekend, and now I have a functional and (mostly) pretty space to work and blog.
If there’s one thing to be noted here, it’s that we have a super-ridiculous amount of books. We gave away 3 medium-sized boxes before we left Minneapolis, so there has been some effort to purge this collection, but we’re both avid readers and just couldn’t get rid of any more. I organized it by color, and then alphabetically by author’s last name, and I tried to mix up the direction that the books are stacked – mostly because I didn’t want to reorganize every time we came home with a new book (although, upon viewing of our entire collection, we’ve banned ourselves from bookstores until further notice). I have yet to finish the old banker’s chair that I started work on in Minneapolis, but I’m sure it will be done sooner or later.
In the above picture, you’ll notice that I’m not actually done painting the windows. Oops. Hopefully, you were too busy staring at the super-duper-ridiculously-awesome card catalog to the left of the window. I picked it up for $22.50, and someday, I will figure out what can fit in those tiny little drawers. I’m thinking pens, pencils, and other small office-related dealies. Jason wants to make our own Dewey Decimal system for our little library (because he’s super-nerdy hillarious like that). In any case, this is a piece of history, baby, love it! Love it!
Hopefully, you did not notice that my degree is only a quarter of the size of Jason’s (why is that?), or that there are only 3 degrees on the wall (there should be 4, 5 if you count Barley’s graduation from obedience class). I don’t think the University ever sent my second degree, so I guess I’ll be tracking that down in my spare time. I’m also going to have to check around here for Barley’s degree. He’s quite proud of himself, and would like to admire his work from his kennel (which is that big thing in the corner that I’ve attempted to hide with a blue sheet – it’s not very pretty, but he likes it anyways).
And, here’s the other side of the room. Check out the dorm-chic plastic drawers and more painting to be completed at a later date, as well as the ceiling tile that I impatiently pulled down (to see what was up there, of course!) and now won’t go back up. Oops.
Someday, I hope to get a bigger desk with big file drawers for my bill-paying enjoyment. Until I find the perfect desk at a reasonable price, though, we’ll have to stick with this Ikea model and the plastic drawers. Above the desk, I hung the window frame chalkboard that I made in Minneapolis (yay for a reminder of our previous home!). Also? It may be the dorky ex-chemistry major in me finally making an appearance on the blog, but isn’t the plant in the volumetric flask rad? I managed to score several volumetric flasks of different sizes for free a few months ago, and I am pleased to finally find a reason to use them!