My Workspace, The Reveal

After turning our bonus room into a school room last summer it didn’t take me too long to realize I forgot one thing, a place for me. The space was perfect and functional in every way but I seriously underestimated the amount of time I would spend sitting in there. After one year of getting by I knew things needed to change. So I did what any girl would do, I turned to Pinterest. My goal was to find a cheap desk option that didn’t look too cheap. After I thought I had a good plan I drew some sketches and went to Russ. First he laughed at my sketches, clearly I am not a carpenter, then he built me a desk that was 10 times better than anything I had envisioned and he did it for less than $50!

After talking about my work space and dropping hints for a few weeks now, I am finally going to share my space with you today!

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There it is. It isn’t super big, fancy, and it doesn’t have an amazing view, but it is mine. I can’t even tell you how nice it is to finally have my very own corner of the home to play, teach, and work from. 

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The desk was made from a filing cabinet we already had, a sheet of wood, and some 2×2’s that Russ picked up. He built a pedestal for the filing cabinet, a frame for the top, legs, and added some support that also happens to look pretty too. 

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The wall decor came from Hobby Lobby. All of it was bought with coupons and/ or on clearanced really cheap.

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I wanted the mirror for one reason, to keep an eye on the girls. After finding the perfect place we hung it up and I can easily glance up to make sure they are working without having to turn around. Genius? I think so. 

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When you can’t find the lamp you want on the budget you have, you make one. I bought a simple lamp from Wal-Mart and used acrylic paint to turn it into what I was looking for.

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Add in some simple office supplies that I picked up from Wal-Mart and Target and tada, my space is all done.

Since my desk being finished about a month ago, not a single day has gone by that I haven’t use and loved this space. I have a feeling that won’t be changing any time soon. 

Where do you work?
Do you have a space to call your own?

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  • Jessica

    I love it!! Russ did such a nice job and the mirror is genius. Such a pretty space.

    • Thanks Jess. His talent always amazes me!

  • Amy Smith

    This is the perfect little space! I’m embarrassed to say that I work from the floor or the couch. We have an office / play room, but it is the last on our list to get worked on, so I hang in the living room. haha!

    • Bahaha! Don’t be embarrassed at all. We have ALL been there girl.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    I love that desk! Great job by your hubby! It is the perfect little space!

  • That’s a nice, simple, yet lovely and empowering space! 🙂

  • Love it!! I was worried I had missed the big reveal. 😉 It looks great! My desk is the kitchen table. Which I hate since it gets allllll cluttered up. It’s always were I do my sewing, and getting out my machine and then putting it away can be a pain. I dream of having an office or a craft room.

    • Oh friend that sounds SO familiar. I have been there too. Some day. Hopefully your girls won’t be as old as mine though :P.

  • What a perfect little space! Love the pops of teal!

    • Me too! It is the best color to accent with.

  • The desk is my favourite part!

  • I love it! So cool that Russ MADE that for you! What a handy guy. The mirror is pretty perfect too, great idea!

    • Thank you! He is SO handy. I can’t even believe it sometimes.

  • What a perfect, lovely little space!

  • Russ BUILT that desk?! You are a lucky, lucky lady. What I wouldn’t do to have a carpenter in the house!! And girl, the mirror? Seriously brilliant. I applaud you!

    • He did! Isn’t that fantastic?! Thank you, thank you. I will now take my bow.

  • I am still in awe of Russ’ talent. I’ll put together my handyman wish list for him 🙂

    • Hehe he! Do it! Then when he delivers the projects I can tag along :P.

  • That is amazing! Chris is mister fix it but not mister build it lol. I’m like psh I bet you could do it if you put your mind to it! Haven’t talked him into anything yet though, I have high hopes though. haha the mirror, that is what I thought it was for when I saw it. Gotta make sure those girls are getting their work done. It looks great, I’m glad you have a space all your own now!

    • I think he could TOTALLY pull off building things. Start with something simple with good plans to build confidence and before you know it he’ll just make random whatever work :D! Me too friend, me too!

  • That is so cool. I wish I had a husband who could build me the desk that I might want!

    • Baha ha! Your wording there was hilarious.

  • I love it! Simple but nice. I really liked the lamp & the color you choose for it. Very nice work! 🙂

  • That Russ is one handy dude! That may be the big difference between him and Brian 😉 Bless his heart, Brian just doesn’t do tools.

    • We KNEW there had to be something. I guess we finally figured it out.

  • Nice! I have to wait for my dog to pass before I get my own….she is taking up my space! I like your pictures on the wall and the way you grouped it all together.

    • Thank you so much Michelle. I am LOVING having a place to leave whatever I want laying out.

  • What an adorable little spot! I love it!

  • Your space looks great! I love the artwork above your desk.

    • Oh me too. I just love having a space of my own.

  • I love your “mom cave” and it’s even more special that it was made by your sweetie! The mirror was a genius idea, too!

    • It is totally a mom cave. Thank you, than you. I impressed myself but thinking that idea up.

  • Meghan Flinn

    That is so cool he built you that desk! I wish I knew handy people! And the placement of the mirror is genius!!

    • So cool. He has amazed me over the years with his carpenter skills. I didn’t even know he was this handy when I married him. I thought that was pretty clever of me.

  • Whitney Jordan

    I love it!! My desk is one of my favorite spots in the house. And I’m impressed that you found a way to have eyes in the back of your head… every teacher’s dream 🙂

    • Isn’t it?! This quickly became my favorite spot in the house too!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    It’s adorable! Every little detail (the mirror – genius) is perfect.
    And, how great that you’ve found a spot to call your own. I’m a wee bit envious, as I’d love a little nook to call mine!

    • It wasn’t until the girls had a space to do their work that I realized I seriously shafted myself. Hopefully you’ll find a little corner just for you soon!

  • Wow what a great space! I am jealous. Mine is a hot mess and needs some TLC. I love the picture of you in the mirror cute lady 🙂

  • chall1018

    Your space is beautiful and perfect! Friend! I’ve been working from home almost three years now and my work space is so blah! I think I kept holding out hope that this would only be a temporary office and then a nursery so I didn’t really do much with it. But, now I want to spruce it up a bit. I think it would make me more productive!

    • Oh goodness does it ever! Having a space that you love means you don’t dread spending time in there. You should totally give it a little makeover!

  • It’s PERFECT. Not only is it beautiful and unique but it’s super functional also! I love your mirror trick! Russ did an amazing job on it and I love all your decor!

    • Thank you so much! I have been working here for a month now and I still adore the space.

  • Love how your lamp turned out!