just over a year ago i broke down. i gave up on my PC… my worthless, broken, crushing, heartbreaking, terrible PC. she was never good to me. as an online web-based designer, a bad computer makes it impossible to be successful.
i opened the MacBook Pro that had been sitting in it’s sleek white box under my bed for at least 6 months collecting dust. battery charged, i powered up this computer specimen that has literally been my lifeline for the past year.
i am thankful.
as a year-end gift to myself [aka: tax write-off, job necessity, i could not live without 1 more day], i purchased this beauty…
a 27″ retina 5k display apple amazingness. i haven’t opened the box yet. the big brown packing box sits in my hallway collecting bumps & wear as the family & puppies pass by. she sits there, begging for attention.
she needs a home. a pretty home. a beautiful desk that sits on a lovely carpet to keep my toes cozy in the winter. wall art that inspires me.
the flu hit our home the past few weeks making me quite useless to anything beyond doling out meds to the kids, letting the pups out the backdoor and pouring juice. so, she sat and so did my new office space in our quaint little cottage.
this weekend, as i began to get some traction, i decided it was time i gather some ideas and motivate what little energy i have right now into building my office space so i can unpack this beauty.
here’s my inspiration…
home built desk in my daddy’s woodshop. i will use my new coral cece caldwell chalk paint furnished by my lovely client, Redoux
custom DIY stenciled floors. aren’t they lovely? i am truly beyond inspired… i’m ready to rip out some barnwood and lay it over my hardwood floors just so i can have this lovely finish. my dad & brother (contractor’s) would likely disagree with my ideas.. oh well!
a roll of brown paper hung high on the wall so i can mark down my ideas, our work projects, my lists…
[i seriously did not know that Minted is more than just cards… i know, the shock is real!]
anthro rug, of course. DIY vintage door bookcase [i will be scavenging my dad’s barn this week!]
i have serious & strict work hours… this barn door would be the perfect shut down to my work day as the kids prepare to arrive home from school. keeps it classy while i’m away…
what do you think? what am i missing?