Well, I can't believe it's day seven on the 31 Days of Cheap & Chic. Check out all the other blogs that are participating here on Nesting Place. I have to admit that it's been a challenge for me to find the time to create a post everyday. It has been a little crazy over here at our house with soccer season starting, kids back in school, work has been crazy busy and we have a few family things going on. I'm proud of myself for keeping up with it.
|My Frenchy holds my headphones I use when I think I'm a DJ making a new playlist. Yeah, Yeah.|
So on to my post... as I told you I am very impulsive when it comes to redecorating my house. Once I get an idea I need to make it happen which usually means I'm going to the paint store.
Last Christmas break I wanted to makeover the side of my kitchen that had an ugly small desk with our computer on it and not much storage. We moved our computer to the kitchen a few years ago when the kids were using it everyday. I have a room that used to be my office but it is at the very back of the house. Since I am usually on the computer (I don't really watch TV except when Modern Family is on) I wanted to be near the family.
I got some money for Christmas and decided to go to IKEA and buy a new desk, file cabinets, shelves, a chair and storage unit. First I painted two walls grey and the other one white. Then I had my hubby put all the IKEA furniture together and roll it into the kitchen. All of this furniture cost less than $400 and now I am more organized with all the storage and file cabinets I have at my reach.
|My office, everything except for the Mac was bought at IKEA. Oh, and my Frenchy!|
Orange cardboard boxes organize our chargers, headphones, notebooks, and my party ideas and recipes.
We pulled a few charging cords through the computer hole in the desk so we can plug in our phones, iPad, kindle, and iPods.
My shelves hold my cookbooks and storage boxes.
|and more cookbooks|
|My inspiration board and some pics of my mom who passed away when I was twenty-three. She always inspires me. On the left is the file box I share with Rob.|
Here is the final project. I love being organized, don't you?