I have been officially working from home since July. Luckily, I get a lot of help from my staff.
Working wears a kitty out.
(this was before we moved the desk and before I crackled the entertainment center that is in the background.)
Since July, I have gone through 3 desks. All have been arranged randomly about the room. We finally found THE desk at a yard sale randomly driving to the bank in October (two weeks after I started blogging). All have been free, minus the one that I have now. It was still a good deal on a huge, antique desk though. I am cheap, but we are are willing to shell it out if it is a good deal.
We have also been on the hunt for a file cabinet. Between tax paperwork, military paperwork, work paperwork, important paperwork.... we have accumulated a lot of paperwork. Three cheers for graigslist..... no? Well, we love it.
A few weeks ago, I found this gem on there for $30.
Isn't she a beauty in all her random colors and bad paint jobs?
We thought so too. Dustin attacked it with his air tools. I think that he just used a buffer to smooth it out, clean off the hardware and give me a good surface to paint.
Look at that bad photo SHINE! You can also see one of the buffed drawers behind.
Then it was time to paint. Yes, I painted this in the bonus room/office/room above the garage....we need to figure out what to call this room... I had some paint left over from 3 years ago when I painted the living room so Canyon Tan it was. I planned to paint the hardware black, but it cleaned up so nicely that painting it is still under debate. One coat of Kilz and 2 coats of Canyon Tan later, making her blog debut....
...Our new old file cabinet! No, it isn't a drastic make over, but it is so cleaned up now! (and all one color!)
I have a neat story about the picture above the cabinet, but I'll post it when I post my "Office Completion!" post. I know, I know.. the suspense is eating away at you.
I just made the little numbers.I found a font I liked and just printed them on computer paper. They are my 'good enough for right now' numbers. They will be printed on cardstock at some point, but I wasn't sure if they needed anything else first. And, I might still do letters.... decisions, decisions...
A $30 purchase and some left over paint....
Now all that paperwork has a home! (and Margot has another object to sleep on)