Before I shut down my computer to head into the Labor Day weekend, I am taking part in the Favorite Room Edition of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours that has been going on all week.
If you are coming from Eleven Gables -Welcome to my blog.
If you are a long time reader then you know what this blogger’s favorite room is. It is my Studioffice. I gave it the name since it is half office and half creative studio where I make many of the projects I post about.
I love this room the most because it is a “room of my own”. As a child, I never had my own room. I shared one with my sisters. In college I always had a roommate and then when Ed and I got married we shared our bedroom. My studioffice is the only room I have ever had which is my very own. It is my personal domain that I can organize and decorate exactly the way I want.
When we moved into our house 20+ years ago, the room on the builder’s plan was labeled “Living Room”. We did not need a formal living room since there was a Family Room right next to it…. so I claimed it! It has gone through many changes in 20 years, but I love the way it has transformed along with my needs.
The room has been featured in a few magazines – most recently in Working Mother Magazine.
One of my absolute favorite parts of the room is my desk drawer. I took out all of the organizers I made to show you how I lined it.
I lined the drawer with book pages from a typesetting book I found at my local thrift store. I made the drawer organizers with small boxes, scrapbook paper, and a label maker.
You can find the tutorial on how I made them in this post.
I found the desk on the side of the road – really I did, a block away from my house. I painted it with a super high gloss white paint.
Before I brought this desk home, the room had a partners desk we made. It was fine for many years, but when I started blogging, I had to rethink how to organize the room.
My old posts dating back a few years show how the room used to look, but the photo above shows how it looks now.
The desk is in the center of the room with my crafts cabinet behind it.
I have an IKEA Billy Bookcase on either side of the crafts cabinet. I added the pattern to the back using sheets and cardboard.
In front of my desk is what I call the “Creative Wall”. It is the place I get quite a lot done.
Since the room is usually in a state of disarray, I created a rolling door for the doorway between the family room to hide the mess. I found the doors at my local Habitat for Humanity store for a few dollars a piece.
On the wall between the windows is the piece that got me into the Better Homes & Garden March Madness Challenge that I won. It is two separate pieces of furniture that I placed together to make into one new piece.
I also have a sewing machine and metal file cabinet in the room. If you would like to see more details of the room with links on how to complete the ideas and projects, check out my Studioffice Tour Posts:
To continue on the tour: Click here to head over to Bliss At Home You can also follow the hashtag: #bloggerstylinhometours
Enjoy the rest of the tour and the Labor Day weekend.
I will be back next week all ready to share many new projects I have been working on. XO