My goal this year is to start carving out little areas of peace and quiet in my home. To, this means a lot of cleaning and organizing. Our apartment is small and I'm "the creative type" with a part-time Etsy business, which, you can imagine, has led to a very crowded and messy living space. I purchased The Magic of Tidying Up last year, and it still resides in a pile of books on my bedside table. I feel like some progress has been made and I just had an "a ha!" moment in regards to our clothing situation (Trevor and I both LOVE clothes). That'll take some time and money, but for now, I'm very happy with my brighter, tidier desk.
Before: Messy and blah. After: Brighter and cleaner.
I've had this piece of metal grating for a few years and was getting pretty tired of the dark brown. A couple coats of gold spray paint and it looks new and modern! I did the same for the black wire racks I keep my folders in.
The marble texture is just contact paper I found at a thrift store! I used it to customize my laptop and the magnet board is just a cookie sheet covered with contact paper and edged with copper tape. Pretty crafty, huh?
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