Saturday, May 1, 2010

Office Calendar Update...

I received a few emails about our family office/computer room that I spoke of in the window calendars in the previous post.
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Thought I would share a few pictures of the room. This room was originally our dining room, but we always have holidays with both my side of the family and my husband's side, so the room was not big enough as a dining room. To be honest we're not the fancy dining room family any way. We're very casual and have too many little ones around to worry about anything breaking or getting messy. Very relaxed here!!
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The corner cabinets were original to the house and we did have them white at one point, but painted them black not too long ago. They hold all the books and dictionaries. There are the calendars on the left.

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Here's the view coming in from the kitchen hallway. Two recliner chairs face the desk. This room is usually filled with my daughters and their friends...always lots of laughing coming from that room!
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Here's one of the corner recliners. Great for reading. I found that little table at a yard sale for $2.00. I started to sand the paint off and realized I liked the different shades of off white and then found the green that matched the chair on the last layer of paint. So I left it in the sanding stage.
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Kind of shows where it's been in it's long life.
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This view is from the desk into what is now our dining room, but not really a dining room, just our kitchen table.



Our kitchen is through the arch way on the right. No table in there just an island and all the cabinets and such.




Also wanted to share a couple thrifting deals that are on the table.



This cylinder and black base thingy was only $4.00. I think the real apples cost more to fill it up, but they were worth it, because they've been in there since before Easter.



This is the after of the topiaries .



This is the sad before picture...an after Christmas deal at $2.00.



The greenery was so thin you could see the foam base.



I removed the silver decorations, added more ivy and re glued the stick.



I painted the silver base black and added moss...



then changed that to a better moss that I bought at the dollar store. I love the dollar store!!



Hope you enjoyed the little office tour. I have another dollar store redo, so I'll be back tomorrow.
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Take care,
~Karen~

16 comments:

  1. Can I come live with you??!!

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  2. Karen, I love your redo's and what treasures. Your house is beautiful. Can't wait to see what else you have in the works.

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  3. Your house is beautiful and that office is one of the most inviting I have ever seen. I love how you've put it together. It epitomises true style and didnt cost you a fortune!

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  4. Love it - Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your house is gorgeous! I knew your sewing room was fantastic, but the office and dining area are just as lovely. Now I can't wait to see the kitchen as I love to see kitchens and just know yours has to be a work of art. Thanks for sharing your home and your thrifting with all of us in blog world. xo,

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  6. Just beautiful! Thank you for the tour! Love to see inexpensive redos they are always fun. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  7. You have a talent for seeing "possibility" in everything! And to think, you got something of better quality at the dollar store is amazing. Very pretty home!

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  8. Karen your home is so very inviting! Thanks for taking us othe tour.

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  9. Lovely just lovely..so warm and welcoming. I love it.

    Pat

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  10. You have such a knack for making wonderful things out of old (and often ugly!!!) things!!! I so enjoy seeing your re-do's!!!

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  11. You're simply my kind of woman - always in for a bargain.

    Thank you for the tour of the room - as well as your table setting.

    Fit for a party!!

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  12. Love your organization and style, and your neat thumbtacks! I'm gonna have to do that one! Now, where is that hot glue gun...

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  13. Hi,
    I wanted to let you know that I have chosen you as one of my top ten blogs via The Trendy Treehouse! http://robertapm28.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-seems-im-trendy-thank-you-so-much.html

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  14. What a beautiful house you have! I really like the corner cabinets!

    Thanks for the topiary re-do.

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  15. You are my recycling hero! I've done my own repainting... more brown/black than black, but you have me looking around at what I could be painting today! Love the dollar store too!

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