Friday, March 11, 2011

Project Brighten Desk

Did I mention I wanta Pottery Barn desk?  Well that is not going to happen until I find a job or win the lottery so I did what I could with the desk I have. 

Painting my desk was out of the question right now.  I have school work to finish and don't have the time to sand, prime, and paint all the little nooks and crannies on my desk.  So I decided that with some accessories, some new lighting and a little love I could make my desk a better place to be. 

This is what my desk looked like last week:
See how dark and messy my desk became?  This is even after I tried to organize.  It was not good.

For Project Brighten Desk I had a bunch of crafts: there was the bulletin board (which I love), the desk accessories, and some store bought additions I got for (what else?), my birthday.  I even included my failed bottle project to fill up a corner.

Are you dieing to see the big reveal? 
Better right? 
I took out the old monitor, and added the bulletin board and new space for little desk things.  I even added a ribbon holder (now I want more ribbon).

See my little bottles?  I even changed the background in my post-it dispencer.
Here is a closeup of the ribbons, I don't know why I only have pink and brown ribbons, but it works for the color schemem of the desk.

I made each of the little buckets hold a different tool.  These are holding pencils.  How do you like my pig?  I like porcelain pigs for some reason (one day I will show you my pig that lives in the kitchen too).

On the other side of the desk I have a bin for scissors and another for rulters and paintbrushes.  The little apple was a gift from my hubby when we were dating. 

The notebook here holds craft ideas and blog post concepts, held in my last desk accessory.

How do you like my light?  I brought this back from India years ago and it is amazing every place I put it.  I just love it over my desk, as I have great light in the right spot without taking up more space on my desk.  I should really start importing these lights, they are better than anything I have seen here because it has so many shells (yup those are slivers of shells all hanging together)


OK one last before and after:


Before

After
Project Brighten Desk was a sucess.  I may never get the PB desk I dream of, but like so much of life, I can enjoy what I have.  I love my desk now, and it is good timing because I will be sitting at this desk all day for the next five weeks writing my Graduate Thesis.

(I may be around blog-land less during this time as I have to write my thesis and it requires much work.  Please understand and be patient with me.  I will miss you all!)

6 comments:

  1. you are right! it's amazing. i love the light, very cool, the whole desk looks brighter. love it.

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  2. Good job on clearing and brightening. Doesn't it make you appreciate the things you have more, when you can display them to better advantage. Good luck on your thesis; I can't even imagine how much work that takes.

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  3. I love your attitude, you did a great job making everything work together. Good luck on your paper, so glad it is you and not me. :)

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  4. Look's so calm! Definitely a workable space now!

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  5. FABULOUS!!!!!! what a great fix! <3

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  6. Love your new bright desk. You inspired me to clear my desk and brighten it up now.

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