Office Nook

I don’t know about you but I have a TOUGH time working in a disorderly area. 

I need it to be cleared before I can start even thinking about being productive. 

When the space is neat and orderly, my thoughts tend to follow suit and I am much more focused.

AND I THEN ENJOY THE WORK PROCESS SO MUCH MORE.

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Here is my little office nook BEFORE.
YIKES!
 
I kinda let this get a little scattered, didn’t I?
 
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The ‘wimpy kid’ books below are not my reading choice so why are they on MY DESK?

oh yeah, I forgot, I have kids so their stuff is found in various locations throughout the house –
sound
familiar?

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oh goodness –
the cords stretching across the wall are making me a little nauseous. 

Too much color going on too!
 
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my nightstand was right next to my desk…

so my reading material was spilling over into my ‘office’ area. 
I can’t actually physically read more than one book at a time so I ask myself why are they all sitting there at the ready and just bugging me?
 
NEED. TO. CLEAR!!
 
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ok…here we go…

I love this little screen with a little vintage metal fencing built on where I can tuck notes and pictures.

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ahhhhhh…
 
separated commonly used items in little drawers at my fingertips….post its, clips, etc
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my trusty vintage muffin tin to hold the small supplies – YUM

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I’ve also incorporated an OLD METAL drawer…
check out that cute little handle on the top!

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The drawer has little built in divider that when the drawer is upended become shelves with some baskets added to contain the little cluttery bits of an office.
 
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A cleared space…
 
SO MUCH BETTER
 
SO MUCH CALMER
 
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notice no plugs showing and the little skirt under the desk hides all the wires and modems, etc, etc.
 
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Across the room I have a shelving unit that holds files and the bigger equipment as well as some old metal filing drawers that hold the surplus supplies. 

LOVE the industrial edge this gives to the storage of these items. 
Next on the to do list is to further organize and rearrange this area
 
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mmmmm…ahhhh…
 
All of this done FOR FREE!  just be rearranging and purging
now off to work I go!
 

Chat soon –

NORTHERN COTTAGE 
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13 comments:

  1. I love the idea of repurposing a drawer as a shelf. Great idea! I also had to get my office back together after the Holidays and now I feel like working.

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  2. It looks like everything has a place in your office. I love all your unique storage ideas!

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  3. Wow, looks great. Want to come and organize my desk??? :)

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  4. Wow--the muffin tin organizer is blowing my mind-brilliant!

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  5. You can come over to my craft room with your reorganizing skills! Super cute! I love the metal drawers! Have a great Thursday!!

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  6. Great storage ideas! Lovely & calm work area!

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  7. Looks fantastic! Wish I had such a space to work it. Especially love the muffin tin storage...very ingenious. Just stopping by from Modern Cottage and now a follower.

    If you get a chance, I would love for you to link up to my brand new linky at Stuff and Nonsense: http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/01/my-new-friday-anything-goes-link-up.html

    Blessings,

    Alison

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  8. Oh my goodness it looks amazing! Could you come over and do mine??

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  9. Ahhh...what a great, calming space for you to work! Totally jealous. I love the "vintage" feel of your space as well. All those little things you do to organize is truly unique! Love it.

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  10. Love the metal drawer turned on it's side- great idea to repurpose something! This looks like a great space to work-

    -Jami
    www.AnOregonCottage.com

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  11. Totally digging all the vintage items! The collection of vintage drawers is fabulous!! Thanks for linking up at the Workspace Showcase at WWC. :)

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