I work at home full-time, so it is important for me to have a space where I can have all of my office equipment, and keep it neat an organized. Also, I like for it to be pretty to look at, since I spend A LOT of time there. Over the last year, here is what I have come up with. I wish I had some "before" pictures, but all this was done before I knew I would be starting a blog.
I found the desk at a thrift store for.....wait for it.....$7.00!!! Wow!Imagine my excitement! It was old and pretty beat up, but nothing that some wood putty and a couple coats of paint couldn't fix. I painted it with Zinzers Oil based primer, and then used a couple coats of glossy white. I sealed it with a coat of polycrete to protect it from wear and tear. The chandy was a thrift store find that I spray painted from ugly brass to white. The lamp shade is from IKEA.
I got the pegboard from a thriftstore about a year ago, not knowing what I was going to do with it. Then I was inspired pictures like these:
I painted it white, and was planning on building a frame or cutting it down to fit one I already had. I was not looking forward to this part. Well, lo and behold, I was at a garage sale one day and spotted this beautiful frame.
I had no idea if the frame would fit my pegboard, but at $2.00, it was worth a shot.
I got it home, took the ugly picture out of it, set it on top of the pegboard, and it fit like a glove. Can you believe my luck???
Don't you just love it when things work out just right?