Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our New Nest - Desk Edition

I was greatly inspired to re-make my desk area when I saw the beautiful office of Karen Russell - which I wrote about here. This desk area housed a year's worth of garage sale type items just a few days ago. Within 12 hours I transformed the eye-sore of our house into one of my new favorite places! Here's the scoop...

I made curtains out of some organic cotton dish towels that I found at Target last year. They are perfect for hiding the items that are stored under the table.

I decoupaged the top of an old cigar box that I got from my great-grandpa years ago. It holds some of my jewelry making tools.

My Inspiration Board! I made it by hot-gluing burlap to the back of a frame.

Used candle jars hold some of my favorite gemstones and beads. The little basket holds beading wire and a few beading odds and ends.

Pink jewelry display holds a few of my early jewelry creations.

I painted used coffee tins and they now serve as storage tins for some of my beads and jewelry making supplies.

Silver cup holds some earrings that I want to re-make. The cute red/white lamp shade was purchased for $3 at Big Lots! I painted a lamp that I thought was ugly and that I almost threw away...I almost forgot that I could paint it! The little birdie holds paper clips and the jute twine is just because...I love the way it looks!

I made a $2 plate and a candle holder into this cute tray. Silver basket holds some post-its and note cards. Vintage pill jar holds some antique white buttons. Old metal-lid jar holds I can light my candle when I want to feel inspired!

Candle in the center of the desk is Paris by Tyler Candle Company---and I know I've said it before, but I just adore these candles!

Sepia Version of my Jewelry Display.

I love my sand dollar! I found this at the beach on my 26th birthday!

The metal tray used to be a perfume display tray---Ralph Lauren to be exact!

My place of creative inspiration!

Design, Love, Joy, Inspire, Create, Work, Make, Nest, Home, Life!

I love my desk!!!

Brushes aren't exactly jewelry-making supplies, but they just looked too cute in the jar here!


Aldape family said...

I guess you got a new camera!yay! I loved seeing the pics and I love your new desk area! It is so creative and beautiful. I may have to steal the painted coffee can idea.
Yes, a day of junking would together would be fun!

Grace said...

Thanks! We should plan a junking weekend sometime, that would be fun! Maybe when Aaron is on nights again I can make a trip up with Johnathan.

Gail said...

Love your desk, Gracie! All the little touches are grrreat! I bet it makes you want to just sit down and get to work, eh? I just recently organized my craft closet and it is so fun to go in there and find things to craft with. Organization is a preamble to productivity, don't ya think?