Thursday, September 26, 2013

Junkin week end and some small office change ups.

Hi Everyone.  Happy Thursday.  Just a post to show you a change ups in my office area.  I am heading out tomorrow for a little week end away with the hubby and some Junkin so I am excited. 



I did a small change up on my mantel for fall.  I found my Harvest Blessings sign while digging in my storage cabinet.  I dried a few hydrangeas and added them.


It is all about storage when you live in small spaces.  The area in the back of my dining room was a closet at one time and now is my office.  I am not only a door hoarder but a magazine, decor books hoarder too.  I need lots of storage for my magazines.  This chippy bench I got some time ago and added the wire baskets to fill with magazines.
I love to use unique pieces to store things.  I have had this hand painted Love Letters box for many years.  My husband writes me the most beautiful poems and I had those stored in here for awhile but now I have them in a nice book.  So this box is great for storage of my love of magazines!!!

I used a curtain rod and hung vintage door knobs on the ends and then fed these little wire baskets through the curtain rod.  This gives me visible storage of my tags, ribbons etc.
This is one of my all time favorite storage things in my office.  This old dress mannequin which is made from chicken wire and hung on an old dress/butler valet from the Hilton Hotel in Chicago 1932.  Love this piece.  It is a fun visual and a great way to hang important things on.


Dress Mannequins make the best storage.  This one I actually scored at HomeGoods and I use it to hang my handmade flowers etc.





When I had Jane from Blondie's journal over for lunch she brought me this beautiful bird cage memo board.  I love it for storage of my flowers.

I showed you this a few posts ago.  Using wine racks for storage of your magazines.  I am such a magazine hoarder that I have to come up with creative ways to store them.  This works great and you can actually see each magazine and you do not have to dig through a pile to get to the one you want.

This is the old kitchen cabinet I got at the flea market.  It was torn out of an old farmhouse they were taking down.  I love the chippiness to this cabinet and it hold a lot of stuff.

Just a sneak peak of a few doors ( I know shocker that I am showing more doors!!) that are being made into something fun.  I am working on this project now and hope to get it completed soon.  I cannot wait to show you what they will become.

Have a great rest of the week.  I am excited to leave tomorrow afternoon with the hubster to our fun week end away.  I hope to find lots of treasures to show you.
Do not forget to tune in on Saturday for Spotlight.  Susan and I have a couple of really special bloggers to have you meet and learn more about.
Happy Week end.
Kris
:)



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55 comments:

  1. Beautiful.. I too am doing the hydrangea and white pumpkins this year.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. I am loving all the white little pumpkins and fall neutral flowers too. Have a great rest of the week Gee.
      Kris

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  2. Kris, It would be great fun to just hang out in your office. I love the magazine holder and those doors. You just have so many cute adorable things. xoxo, Susie

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  3. Such beautiful rooms and wonderful ideas, as always. Thank you for the tour of your office area. It's gorgeous! I like the little old mailbox on the wall for storage. Great idea! And, I love, love, love that ruffly bag on the dress form. It's so cute!

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  4. Enjoy your weekend away:) I always love seeing your space it is never cluttered or unorganized. Beautiful.

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  5. I am love with your office and all the great display pieces. I had my great grandmother's dress form years ago, but someone stole it from my backyard decades ago.

    I am trying to come up with something as a headboard for our bedroom switch. I still need to have a painting hanging above the bed since our house is an art gallery. But, I got an idea from you just now. I like the curtain rod with baskets hanging. I could have the rod/baskets hanging just above the bed and still have a painting above the rod.

    You would love my new quilt and shams - pure white!

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  6. I can't wait to see what you do to the doors...and now it's time to get out my fall decor.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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  7. Oh, Kris - that looks like a shabby door arbor - am I right??? I need that for the wedding, lol! I've got a primitive bench I'll trade ya. ;) Can't wait for the reveal. Have a great weekend. He junks with you, builds for your, and he writes you poems....{sigh}. <3
    Rita

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  8. Love that dress form! Your office looks really organized! Good for you.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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  9. I absolutely adore this space! I haven't seen a more beautiful place to create, and there are some really pretty creative spaces out there in blog land. I am definitely pinning your dress forms to my page on Pinterest. I love that your husband writes you love poems and goes junkin' with you. I bet he's a sweetie!

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  10. I love this area you have created, it is so fun and you have it decorated so beautifully. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  11. The bird cage, the old mannequin, your handmade flowers, the door...everything is just gorgeous!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  12. Kris- I hope you have a wonderful weekend away with your husband! I know you will. I love your office space and I, too, have soooo many decor books and magazines. I have tried to cut way back on purchasing more though. LOVE your doors-what a surprise to see doors here- hahahahha. Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

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  13. Love the office space. Have a wonderful weekend with your husband and I hope you find lots of treasures.
    Can hardly wait to see what your doing with the doors.
    Mary

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  14. LOVE all your photos especially the first one! I too have tons of magazines...what to do, what to do. lol

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  15. Hmmm...what could it be? A telephone booth? I can't wait to see what it is! Your home looks lovely as always.

    I Pinned your chicken wire dress form when you first started your blog and my oldest daughter commented that she wanted one. I found her a vintage birdcage dressmaker's form last week for, prepare yourself........$25!! On a sad note it was at my favorite shop down the street from me that is closing at the end of the month. :(

    Are you perhaps headed to JB? Unfortunately I can't make it this year. Maybe in the spring. Have a good time!!

    Vickie

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  16. love love love that wonderful door with all the panes, and that Harvest Blessing sign for your mantel, just beautiful!!

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  17. Kris, you know I LOVE your office area!! I love the creative way you store things, like the way you hung those wire baskets! (I have those same baskets-ha! Great minds... ;)
    Have a fun, fantastic time away with Terry and bring back lots of great treasures!
    Susan

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  18. Your office is just FULL of so many goodies... I would never get anything done. I'd just be day dreaming and lolly gagging. It's all adorable!!!!

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  19. So many pretty ways for storage! I love magazines too but have been sorting through and getting rid of some. Do you ever have time to look back through them? Your week-end away sounds like so much fun! Nancy

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    1. To be honest Nancy I do not go back through them very often but I still like to have them. I usually go onto pinterest more so I do not have as many magazines as in the past. For some reason I like to hold onto them and I do on occasion go through old issues for ideas. Have a great Friday and week end.
      Kris

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    2. Wow! I love it! Can you come over and do that to my whole house?! jk! (not really)

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  20. Gorgeous! I LOVE that vintage mailbox!

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  21. Kris, you have the best ideas for storage. I love the mannequins. Especially the chicken wire one. Can't wait to see what you make with the door. Have fun shopping with your husband. So sweet, he writes poetry!

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  22. Love that private office door...I agree that it would be fantastic for use as a bathroom door!

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  23. OMG....you have the most amazing office!!! I love the chicken wire mannequin....well actually I love it all! Have a great weekend away with your sweet hubby :O)
    ~Des

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  24. Kris your office looks fabulous and I love your pretty mantel display!
    Have a great weekend away:)

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  25. I love your mannequins...both are so pretty!! I have one, but I need to recover her...the fabric is not in good shape anymore. I used this mannequin for years in my booth and I think that taking her to shows did her in. Hope to make her all new again after show season is over.
    Have a great weekend get away with your hubby and I hope you find lots of good junk!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. I love the wire dress form its beautiful-love deex

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  27. Kris, Happy Friday! Let's see if your lesson for me has worked! Settings all look good, but....

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  28. Such a gorgeous space - I would be inspired just sitting there, truly !!!
    Have a wonderful " get away " Kris
    XOXO

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  29. Such a gorgeous space - I would be inspired just sitting there, truly !!!
    Have a wonderful " get away " Kris
    XOXO

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  30. you have gathered such pretty storage ideas, kris--love the room:) the door project likes very interesting already! enjoy your fun weekend!!

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  31. Oh I love this! Now I want to go get a door and build a stand for it... lovely inspiration Kris!

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  32. Love the old kitchen cabinet! Have a safe trip and enjoy the get away!

    Goedele

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  33. Kris, you would have loved the doors at the auction I went to on Wednesday and they went for a song too! Have a wonderful, wonderful time with your husband this weekend. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me. I have booked my Chicago flight. Kept waiting for the prices to go down. :) We are actually flying in Thanksgiving Day morning. So looking forward to it.

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  34. I pretty much love everything about this room Kris. You have such great storage solutions... sooo loving the bird cage memo board, and that chicken wire dress form is amazing!! You've given me some great ideas for my craft room reorganizing. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  35. I use a wine rack in my bathrooms to hold hand towels so always ready for guests. Gotta be creative.

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  36. Oh my I love your cottage office Kris. So cute. I would love to work in a space like this on a daily basis. Sure would not feel like working to me:)

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  37. I love that mannequin. It matches your office so well!

    Have fun this weekend,
    Amy Jo

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  38. Thank you Kris for sharing your whimsical and lovely office space! I love the creative ways you have come up with to store and display your goodies. The mannequins are adorable and that cabinet is just perfect! Can't wait to see what you do with the door! You and hubby have a fun time and bring back lots of good stuff for us to drool over :)

    Hugs, Teresa

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  39. You've got some really creative ways to store your things. I love the magazines rolled up in the wine rack and the wire dress form. I hope you have a great time this weekend. It is supposed to be nice here this weekend too.

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  40. Are you at Junk Bonanza?! Love your organization change-up...I know all about having to get creative with where to put stuff in a small home! ;)

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  41. I am looking forward to a day of vintage shopping tomorrow. I think it is the largest market in the Vancouver area. I am so excited.
    Have a great mini vacation with your DH.
    *Smiles*

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  42. Kris, I have to tell you when I see your blog in my inbox I truly get excited. I always know that you will blow me away with your creative side. Your office is so amazing and your door hoarding is just fine with me. They are all so beautiful. Love your fall touches too! Have a great weekend shopping!!!

    Cynthia

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  43. OMG! Drooling heaps of your fabulous gadgets.

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Happy weekend.

    Greetings from D´Box in Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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  44. Love the chicken wire mannequin the best , she is just to wonderful

    all your shabby chic furniture is wonderful also

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  45. Kris, your office is just darn cute. Love, love all of the chippines! Great ideas for storage. I may do something similar with the rod and baskets. Not a lot of space left in my craft room, but maybe something small. The chicken wire mannequin is such a fun piece and like you say, handy. Have a great get away and bring home treasures!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  46. What a charming office and great storage too...looks wonderful! Have a GREAT weekend away...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  47. I hope you had a wonderful time Kris! Just starting to catch up on emails.....only do it once a week now :-)
    Hmmmm I think I know what that is that you are building.
    We need to get together in the next couple of weeks.....maybe come out my way for some shopping :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  48. I love your office! It's so cute and shabby sweet with such neat ways to organize. I think it's neat to display things like your flowers and other supplies so that they can be admired and easily found when you want to create something. What're you up to with those doors, missy? I'm intrigued! Guess I'll just have to wait for the big reveal! Hugs, Leena

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  49. Kris, you already know how much I love your home and this room is beyond gorgeous.... every single element of it!!
    I'm thrilled to be able to feature your creative space at Shabbilicious Friday today.

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  50. Kris, love this door can't wait to see what you do with it ... I am sure it will be great! Love this room!

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