Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Changes in my Office Area

I thought I would share some of the changes I did in my office.  I have been spring cleaning and while doing that I changed up some things.
I think some of you remember these old chippy french doors and porch posts I had and Terry made into a wall divider for my office.  We made the back half of the dining room into an office for me.  It was a closet at one time but makes for a better office.


This is the old door cut up and made into a window header.  I put the words Live Love Junk up there.  One of my favorite motto's.  I even saved the old chippy door knob and repurposed that on the header too.  The columns are old porch posts.
Entry to my office


I have a pretty chandelier hanging over my desk.

Remember this old door from a 1940's Chicago Private Investigators office I got at the antique mall.  It hangs on the wall over my desk area.

Here is a side shot of my office.  I have the old chippy cabinet from a 100 year old house tear down.  It was one of the kitchen cabinets in the home.  I could not see them throwing this chippy piece of history out so it came home and I am using it for storage in my office.


I got this tiered shelf lamp recently and use it in my office to store all my handmade items and some ribbon.

This is a sweet Junk banner I recently got in a small shop I frequent.

I love that it says Junk and that each letter is unique and has a lot of old vintage jewels for some bling.

Below the Junk banner I have the old curtain rod that I used old door knobs for the end pieces and then put these numbered baskets on the rod for storage.  I store all the little stuff like tags, buttons, flowers, ribbon etc.

Here is a close up of the U and you can see the pretty lace and old vintage brooch used on this one.

Here is the K too with old vintage buttons and bling.  I added some of my flowers and ribbon to the end pieces of this banner.



 I was taking pictures I realized something about myself.  I am a magazine and decor book hoarder!  Yep! besides using these wine bottle holders for magazines I also have that trunk filled to the rim with magazines and books.  Even with pinterest at our finger tips I still like to collect and save magazines and decor books.
This is that old cedar chest I scored at the flea market last year for $25 and I left it outside all winter and it now it is so chippy and weathered I love it.
I love that my office gets a lot of light during the day and I have plenty of storage options in this room.  I spend a lot of time on my computer so I like that this space reflects me and the things I love.
How's your spring cleaning going? I am taking it one room at a time.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Kris
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62 comments:

  1. unbelievable! oh wow...speechless here. that terry should does know how to work those tools. lovely...simply..lovely!

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    1. Gotta love a man that has great tools and knows how to use them LOL! Have a great day my friend. Hope all is well.
      Kris

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  2. You just amaze me! Everything you do is beautiful and so creative. :)

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  3. I WANT THOSE DOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How gorgeous! and once again, you've put everything together so beautifully. I have to start work on refinishing the doors I found... Oh please let it stop raining every weekend!!!

    xoxox

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  4. Kris, I love all the wonderful things you have done with the old doors. You have that sweet little office looking like a dream. I would like one myself. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  5. Wow, your office is AMAZING.....I love everything!!! Your queen sign is so cute too :o)
    ~Des

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  6. As beautiful as your office is in pictures I can only imagine how lovely it is in person!!!

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  7. Such a pretty space, Kris! It is totally you, too!

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  8. This is the cutest office ever!!! And I LOVE those doors!! You and Terry the Tool Man sure do good work!!
    Debbie
    xo

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  9. Drop dead gorgeous! What a wonderful spot to create! You are surrounded by the most wonderful inspiration. Love it!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thanks so much Gigi. You are so sweet to leave such a nice comment. I would email you but you are a no reply blogger so I hope you get my thanks for your sweet comment here.
      Kris

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  10. Great office! I love the whole room and I was stopped in my tracks by... the queen sign! That is a riot!!!

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  11. OMG girl you are tooooo creative, I want you to come to my house have a look around and create something new.

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  12. Probably one of the cutest/fun offices I've ever seen. Love your unique methods of storing your magazines. Fun Fun!!

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  13. I could while away quite a bit of time in your office! There are so many wonderful things to look at. I really like your private investigators door.

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  14. Hello Kris,

    What a crispy heaven your home is. Love your style and chippy treasures, they are adorable.

    Happy Tuesday.
    /CC girl

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  15. Sooooooo pretty Kris!! I LOVE that old chippy cabinet!

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  16. Kris, love the space that you have to work in that is so like you. I'm still thinking about those wine racks for magazine holders. Used to see them at yard sales all the time, haven't seen one for awhile. It's all so special and so you..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  17. I'm also a hoarder of books. I recently built a wall bookcase in my apartment to keep them, but i still have 50 boxes of them stacked in my living room now waiting to be unpacked, and there is after I also filled my trunks to the rim also. I'm running out of ideas of how to store them, and now may be I should just give them to the library.

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  18. Wow you are organized! That is a dream of mine LOL. It looks beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  19. Just gorgeous! Your office is fairy. I love everything, the old doors, the chandelier, the cabinet. Everything looks so shabby and romantic.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  20. Your office is definitely "you"..filled with so many fabulous things that have been repurposed to a more beautiful state!...Glad to hear that you are also a magazine hoarder....I love to pick up an old one from years back and see what trends survived...Just an "enchanting office"...

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  21. Kris, you never cease to amaze me at how talented you are. Your office is spectacular, I love it! Don't feel bad I think most of us bloggers are magazine hoarders also. I finally gave up some of mine and now I am sorry, but I kept all the Romantic Homes, Southern Lady and French Country Style - the rest I give to a friend.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  22. Beautiful, Kris! I love your office.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  23. I love, love, LOVE your office! I love that it reflects you and the things you love. Oh my gosh, I am so going to steal that idea of using wine racks for magazine storage! I'm a magazine hoarder too.
    xo Jonni xo

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  24. Kris your office is a little bit of Heaven! It suits you to a T, you are soooooooooo creative, I know I've told you that a gazillion times but dang girl, you're amazing! COME DO MY HOUSE!!!!!

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  25. Oh yeah.....that door.....it might come up missing at some point, just sayin'.

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  26. Love your office, what a wonderful place to work. I especially love all the architectural pieces.
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  27. Your office looks so inviting! I think I would spend my time just looking around at it instead of working! Do you sleep or does your brain think all night of new decorating ideas! Sure wish I had some of that energy and talent! Spring cleaning is nil here right now! Enjoy your new space! Nancy

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  28. I just love your office area...it is so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  29. Shabby Heaven Kris - I saw you linked up everywhere and have only now realized it was yours - ( and I really should have known - because no one does this as well as you )
    Just gorgeous - those doors separating the space are stunning !
    LOVE
    XOXO

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  30. I absolutely love your office, it is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. love.love.love this room.....your photos just make me go "ahhh"....new follower--aimee

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  32. What a beautiful light filled office! Love the way you've stored the magazines, and all your "junk" touches.
    Blessings, Deborah

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  33. Your office is beautiful, Kris! It's such a great space to work and to play :).
    Julia

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  34. Lovely office! Where ever did you get that sign The Queen will no...? I would love to have one.

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  35. Kris, only you would've ever thought to be able to make a piece of furniture 'perfect' you'd need to leave it buried under more than 100" of snowfall over winter, lol! What I want to know is where were all those magazines and books before the chest?? Your office is amazing - I love how you have all the little things organized in the baskets on the hanging pole with doorknob trim - only one of many clever solutions you create.

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  36. Kris, your office has always been one of my favorite areas in your home! It looks SO fun-loads of white,chippy goodness! :)
    And I love that 'Junk' banner!!
    Susan

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  37. Such a fun and creative space!! LOVE that "Private" door...you find the best stuff!!

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  38. I can only imagine how you must love to sit in that sweet office! xo

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  39. You are definitely the Queen of Cottage décor. You're the best, Kris. Thanks for another lovely post.
    *Smiles*

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  40. LOVE the sign that the Queen will not be accepting an audience.

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  41. Kris,
    I absolutely adore your office. Such an inspirational room that reflects the essence of your decorating/designing/collecting heart. Your Terry is such a wonderful hubby who shows you his love with creating your visions to make a lovely and beautiful home.
    XO,
    Vera

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  42. Oh Kris,
    Such a beautiful, simply shabby and very chic office space...jealous! :-)

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  43. Love your office space, Kris. Thanks for showing us. I have never seen a desk with those kind of legs - love them! They are like my dining room table legs. Love the cedar chest. Maybe I ought to start leaving things outside!

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  44. You have such a charming office! I have the same problem with saving too many magazines. I have them in different places wherever I can find a place to store them.

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  45. I love your JUNK chic-ness :)
    Love your divider and window header so uniquely you. I noticed you are the winner of the bathroom book over at Vera's, and to receive a favorite bar of Vera's soap makes it that much more special.
    Let us all know how the book was, and if it inspired a bathroom junk make over :)

    Love your kind of Junk Kris.

    Beautiful May flower to you and all that may inspires.

    Back to my bending of my wire crown makings.
    See you soon and all your inspiring beauty.

    Xox
    Dore

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  46. I love your office--you do such a great job with your decorating. You have so many awesome things and you put them together beautifully :)

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  47. When surrounded by all of your beautiful chippy, white lacey lovliness one doesn't mind so much the day to day of the office now do you? Wow, What beautiful place to work in!

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  48. Oh MY...I adore everything about this space!! I am ready to move in and set up shop! Great inspiration pieces...I am kicking myself now b/c there was an old, old house in town that was about to be demolished and I was going to call and ask about windows/doors, etc. and never did...now it's gone...waaaaa {little pity party here}

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  49. Wow, your room looks just like a little boutique! What a fun place to create!

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  50. it's so full of junk chicness, kris:) i esp. love you combine bits and pieces(like the curtain rod and door knobs) to make a special display piece! but the fabulous french doors are my favorite of all! darling room to create in! have a great day!

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  51. I LOVE this charming, bright, cheerful space with all the custom pieces you've made. :)

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  52. Your office is just gorgeous, Kris! I love that it's so bright and white and is full of so many treasures. The architectural pieces you've added make it extra special!

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  53. I always love seeing pictures of your home, Kris, and your office is such a cheery place! Great little details everywhere! That new tiered lamp is really cool and the JUNK banner is so cute! If I ever get there in person, I'll probably wander around with my mouth open, in a home décor coma LOL! Working on some spring cleaning here too but I may have to kick some people out so they'll stop undoing things as I do them! :) Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

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  54. Hi Kris, playing catch up, I just adore your office and what you did with that piece of door and then putting the other one over your desk is so cool. Your brain must never shut down, LOL. That is the coolest banner I have ever seen, not kidding and love the little touches of bling.

    Cynthia

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  55. Oh, Kris! It's beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link to the party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/05/make-it-pretty-monday-week-100.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  56. Just stopping back to let you know that I will be featuring this at tonight's What We Accomplished Wednesday! Have an awesome day :)

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  57. Hi Kris, Love your office space and every little detail of it. Great feature for WWAW.
    Everything is beautiful and inspiring!!
    Hugs

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  58. I love everything about your gorgeous office!! I think my favorite things are the French doors and the JUNK banner! :)

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  59. I love how much you are able to re-purpose "junk" as you call it! Such creative and beautiful ideas. I love that you have found antiques, added the white to give them a new breath of life, and retrofitted them for a new purpose. I want the "Private" door above your desk!

    Derrick George @ ZZONE 31

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