Welcome to Decorating From a Dumpster Redoux Office Tour!
Finally!!! My Decorating from a Dumpster Redoux Office Tour is ready for its close up. Quick, check out the post before it gets all messed up again! Manny my dumpster found mannequin with the splatter paint job stands sentinel to my office o’ junk.
Step inside. That’s a French Door I am using as a room divider! It gives a little separation from the outside world (my kids) and defines my office space. By the way, Manny is sporting CeCe Caldwell’s Paints in California Gold,and Destin Gulf Green. Art work courtesy of Mr. Red.
If you look up, you will see I have a semi curtain hanging from the ceiling. This further defines what is called “Mom’s space”. The curtain is made from part of an old drop cloth and edged with fabric scraps leftover from other sewing projects of long ago. I so can sew! However, the desire to sew comes in fits and bursts. I haven’t had one in a few months..
This is my ode to the book page wreathes that were all the rage in the blogosphere a couple of years ago. Of course I had to be different and make mine from a road atlas. It hangs over my head as inspiration for creativity and reminding me to travel out of my office every once in a while.
Coming round the corner and entering the official office space, is my creative wall. On the far left top, is my vision board, started about a month ago. The bulletin boards have flowers made from old magazine pages, (more on this in a coming soon post). My idea board sits below. Included on this wall is a favorite picture of my children and Rosie the Riveter reminding me that, “We Can Do It!” I know what my “IT” is, hope you do too, it makes life so much more fulfilling.
Are you having fun on The Redoux Office Tour yet? Are you jealous you don’t live here in my altar to junk?
More dumpster books shelves. Why pay for shelving when you can just find it in a nearby dumpster? My bookshelf holds my favorite decorating books, kids books I treasure, a few more travel books, personal stuff, and a colorful basket. On top is my collection of lamps. Most of them garage sale and thrift store finds, but the two small white ones, yep, DUMPSTER FOUND! I painted them. Those lamps need shades, I think I might have some…
Shades! More decorating from a Dumpster! Is that a garage door panel? If you answered yes, you would be correct. That is a garage door panel made into shelving. I used shelving brackets and sheer will to hang this up high ALL BY MYSELF. Not recommended, but the top of my head and a broom stick were helpful in holding up the panel while I screwed it into place. Check out my outdoor wall to see how I have used other Garage Door Panels.
Don’t you love wire shelving? DIY, Crafters, Junk hoarders. Wire shelving is the way to go. You can see all of your craft supplies (aka good intentions for projects) .
I love my Vintage Dress Form. Purchased from a good friend, and now used as a 3 dimensional bulletin board. My DF is wearing a lovely fabric banner made by a sweet friend at Paris Flea Market. It was inspired by the new CeCe Caldwell’s colors that came out last Spring. Kailua Coral and Minnesota Lady Slipper Pink.
Everyone needs a place to lounge in their office. I strongly believe in the principle of decorating from a dumpster. This chaise lounge was a piece of junk. I repaired a couple of the legs and threw a drop cloth over it, called it good. Really it is for my spoiled dog to lay on and keep me company.
Every personal space, especially an office needs mementos that are meaningful. The little French bowl holds sea glass from a special trip with Suffering Husband, and found sea shells and rocks from other beach trips. The faded picture in the background is a baby picture of Suffering Husband.
I bet you didn’t know I am also an art collector. Don’t gawk, that is actually a Last Supper depiction painted on Black Velvet. It is one of my most prized possessions and I will leave it in my will to one of my lucky children. Must make sure this kind of thing stays in the family. I know my mother is shrieking as she reads this post. I did a little investigating as to the value. I was thrilled to see that at $7.99 I paid below the market value for such work. Similar works go for $15 on Etsy!!
This is where the magic writing and photo editing takes place. My chair is in line with my Decorating from a dumpster philosophy. Several years ago, I literally pulled it from a dumpster with the thought of reupholstering it. I like the vinyl distressed and flaking off look better. I made that little pillow. And might I add, LONGGGG before Toile was everywhere. Hmph.
Oh how I love this little old chippy brush. Purchased at a cool store in Nashville when I was there tagging along for a CeCe Caldwell’s marketing meeting.
That’s my gorgeous mom and amazing step father. Aren’t they cute? A few other mementos from friends and favorite French Chocolate Vintage Ad on a post card.
Speaking of cute, I have to brag. These were my kids when Mr. Red and his twin sister were 4 and my oldest (a Senior in High School now, sniff, sniff) was 8. If only they were that joyful all the time, especially while they were doing their home work!
My children are well versed in the philosophy of decorating from a dumpster. Rachel, (one of my twins) made this pencil/pen/scissor holder for me several years ago for Easter. I happen to love Peeps and I love the comic she glued to the can.
This concludes the Decorating from a Dumpster Redoux Office Tour. By the way, that music stand, Mr. Red’s Bass Trombone and the tower of CD’s are what we call the Conservatory. See? We are classy people.
Hope you enjoyed my Decorating from a dumpster Redoux Office Tour. If you would like to read more about how to decorate your home from a dumpster, check out my three part Dumpster Diving Series, and stay tuned…..Decorating from a Dumpster, the BOOK is coming soon.
Leave me a comment letting me know what piece of junk you liked the most and what you might like to see in my upcoming book. Merci!!
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