Office ~ The Rest of the Story

We have a room off of our Living Room, we usually call it “The Man Room” (I’ll show you why later). It has become my office. For several weeks, I let it go unattended, thinking I would get to the organization. Well, I finally got it done and am very happy with it. Last week I shared with you the Supply Canisters that I made. And now, as they say, here is the rest of the story…

I’m embarrassed to show you, but this is where it started

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I wanted to have a long work area, so that the boys could be at one end doing homework or a project and I could be working at the other end. I wanted to have space for the Laptop and the Desktop, and space to do my couponing.

I started with 2 saw horses and a small table in the center for stability. We had some old doors that we had picked up along side the road, and I made a desk. Then, I covered them with some old lace curtains that I had.

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That is my Household Organizer in the picture. I have found this week, that it’s so much easier to have it in my work area. I was always running back and forth to the Kitchen when I was writing a post to get the details that I needed.

When we moved into our home last Fall, we found this awesome organizer in the garage.  I think it came from one of our old local hotels. It really adds a bit of charm and of course, organization to the Office.

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This is where you will see why we called it the Man Room, stenciled around the top of the wall is “A Man Has To Do What A Man Has To Do.” And in the corner, the woman that painted it, put “Maybe.”

Several years ago I bought this organizer to keep track of school papers and schedules for the boys, I just put it up last week when I did the Office, and I can say I’m surprised at how much I missed it. The drawing in the middle is one that my oldest son, Andrew did. Yes, it’s free hand!

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And last of all, I have a shelf in the corner that is organizing my work supplies and coupons.

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Re-modeling the Office cost me -0-, nothing, nodda!  The Canisters did cost me about $2. I think alot of bang for my 2 bucks!

I’m editing this post to link up to:

~Top Projects of 2009 hosted by Southern Hospitality

Comments

  1. Tracey says:

    Wow – some really great, frugal ideas for decorating. Love the bulletin board/organizer you hung on the wall; your son is obviously a very talented artist! I think I would be inspired to do lots of work if I was in that space!!

  2. Amy says:

    I’m shocked at how little you spent! I’m doing my kitchen and I’m trying to keep it under $200. Great job.

  3. Christy says:

    Beautiful. I love your long surface for everyone to have project space! Great job.

  4. Org Junkie says:

    Hey guess what? You are one of the winners of the Throw out 50 Things book! Please email me with your address :)

    I love love love that organizer you have for the school papers and schedules.

    Thanks for joining in!!

    Laura

  5. Ally says:

    You did a great job! Congratulations on winning and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Ally

  6. Kammy says:

    Wonderful projects and super thrifty !
    Kammy
    .-= Kammy´s last blog ..2009 Before and Afters =-.

  7. jeanette says:

    Great thrifty makeover. You did an incredible job.

  8. Hey, Liz, thanks for joining the party. What a great office makeover. I love that big cubby thing.

  9. I love your before picture, that is what real houses look like! But you did a great job organizing your room. Have fun with it.
    .-= Marianne@songbird´s last blog ..Top 10 Makeover Projects of 2009 =-.

  10. rue says:

    What a great space to get work done! The most amazing part is the total cost :)

    rue
    .-= rue´s last blog ..Top Projects of 2009 (and the giveaway winner!) =-.

  11. Laurel says:

    I really really love that organizer and have been on the lookout for one! Great room.

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