Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our home: the office and our bedroom

Loose papers everywhere. Cell phone always in use. Books covering the bed and floor. Not a quiet moment ever.

This is what I envisioned having the office in our bedroom would entail... but I actually like it. The chrome and black make the corner feel distinct from the rest of the room while still blending in. And though papers and books may abound, it's kind of fun.

I love the way Joshua used a cheap white board (less than half the cost of black for some reason!) and a scrap from the grow boxes to make the shelf and monitor stand. Amazing what a 99 cent can of spray paint can do!

And now for a peek at "the bedroom part". A bit of tulle left from our wedding inspired me to make a sheer drape for the head of the bed.

Though not a very busy street outside, the major gaps between shade and window casing required curtains desperately-- which I finally got around to making from an old sheet. Feels much more like a real bedroom now! :)

Check out what works for others here. :)


Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

cute. Great use of materials.

Anonymous said...

I like your house very much. I love that you blog so we can keep up with you. :)
~Joanna Uq

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that q on the end of my name :)
~Joanna U

Anonymous said...

Hey Anna!

I love your house so much!!!! What a transformation since I was there. :)

Look forward to seeing you!

Marcia said...

WOW - you are so talented. Those sheet/ curtains look GREAT!

Marcia from Organising queen

a'yi said...

Anna, it looks really pretty. You are very creative.:) Thanks for sharing more pictures. Now it's getting easier to picture you in your "new" house.:)

Anna Christensen said...

I can only say that I'm glad my dear mother can't look too closely. ;) Definitely not a perfectionist!

Hey Joanna, glad you're enjoying it! We miss you all so much.

Heidi-thanks for helping us get settled in. We'd probably still be in boxes otherwise! ;)

Thank you A'yi for the lovely wreath! :) It goes so perfectly. Can hardly wait to see you!

Audra Krell said...

I admire your creativity and love how you use what you have! It all looks so great.