I have been a bit “Ã§Ã et lÃ ” (here and there) in the blogosphere as of late!Â Between completely redouxing my kitchen, (I promise pics next week, it is getting a thorough cleaning today….) and now my office, kids all busy in school, early morning religion classes for the teen, and the 5 million different activities that everyone is involved in, I am bit worn out!Â
Getting everyone where they need to be, homwework, sports, class elections and long working husband, I would like to think I am Super, but I am more like this:
Why would I tackle my office in the midst of all this other chaos you ask?Â Well, I am embarking on exciting new business venture.Â I will be a consignor once a month at this fun sale:
Paris Flea Market
It is a once a month sale, if you live by me, click on the link, or email for details.Â
All kinds of talented ladies bring their hand crafted things to sell, such as these items:
I needed an organized space where I could see what I have on hand, and a paperwork system that was actually a “system”.Â I am almost finished with the major things, and will be adding the last layers in the next months.Â
The chest will be painted andÂ (eventually) the chair will be reupholstered….The book shelf was moved from the other side and cleaned out.Â Â I highly recommend cleaning out your book shelvesÂ every few months. YouÂ forget what you have in there!
Suffering husband has some vintage RockÂ Concert PostersÂ thatÂ will go up later today.Â
I moved the small couch from my front room into the office.Â It makes the space less clinical and much more cozy and inviting (to work….).Â I am taking the advice of a reader and putting the door over the desk and will put chalkboard, maybe a mirror and other odds and ends on it.Â ï»¿
This could be the worst “before” picture ever.Â I scored this desk for $15.Â It is solid.Â I got this thing out my car, through my house and into the office (which is in the very back of my house) ALL BY MYSELF!!!Â Believe me, there was much sweat, much grunting, and much groaning.Â I finally realized that if I removed the legs, I could slide the beast through the door way.Â Getting it upright again, well, visualize all the strength youÂ gave when having a baby.Â Yeah, it was close. Let’s just say, I am a strong girl.Â I wouldn’t attempt this if I weren’t.
The coolest thing about this desk is the history.Â I bought it from a retired Painting Contractor.Â It sat in his Paint Warehouse as his “business” desk for many years.Â I love that it is now serving a purpose in the painting industry but with a new twist.Â
Hopefully there will be a lovely finished product to share with you soon!
DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK TOMORROW AND LINK UP YOUR FABULOUS “REDOUXS”!Â
au revoir – GTC