Desk Area Update

So a while ago I shared with you that I bought this table from iKea, and that I wanted to turn it into my desk in my bedroom.

I got it a couple months ago and painted the legs gold. You might be able to tell that I haven’t taken the plastic off the top of it yet.

Obvously I haven’t had a chance to move very quickly on this project. However, I’m fairly close to knowing how I want to finish everything up. I love the simplicity of the table. And I think it needs a big piece of art above it. When researching ideas, I kept coming back to abstracts I saw by an artist named Jen Ramos. Jill and I have come across her several times, and most recently her art was featured through the website we bought our new blog theme from – BluChic.

I also kept thinking of Kelly Wearstler because she actually does full abstract walls, like this.

I just love the way abstracts look against a plain white wall.

So that’s the route I’m going. I’m going to sit my 5-year-old artistic son in front of a really large canvas and let him go to town. It’ll be a couple weeks before I get to do this project, but I’ll take pics of the mess for you.

I also think the sitting room in which this table sits needs a rug to add a little life to it. I came across this one on, and I’m thinking it would be fabulous! Not only is the print fun, but it’s an affordable large square rug, which pretty much means I need to buy it.

Can’t wait to see it all come together!


Painted File Cabinets for Home Office

As part of our master bedroom redo, I wanted to update the “home office” part of our sitting room. I used to have a teeny desk in there, but I decided it was time for a change. My in-laws had given us that desk when I worked from home in our tiny St. Louis bungalow. It was the perfect fit at the time, and now it’s ready for a new home. Our neighbors needed a small desk for their daughter’s bedroom, so my in-laws were gracious enough to let it go.

So what do to now? With the new look and feel in our room, I wanted something with clean lines as well as a mix of wood and metal (are you surprised? Probably not). Here’s an inspiration photo I found a long time ago that kick-started my search for a table instead of an actual desk.

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Home Office Inspiration –


After searching for a while, I ordered this table from Ikea, and I’m going to paint the legs gold.

Ikea Table

Ikea Table


We also have some old file cabinets in our garage that my husband used as night stands in college. So I thought it would be fun to spray paint them either coral or mint. They’ll sit right next to each side of the table. Loving the idea of sprucing up traditional file cabinets for this space, kind of like these.

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Painted File Cabinet –


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Painted File Cabinet for Home Office

Painted File Cabinet for Home Office


Can’t to see what it will look like when it’s all done!

So excited for this weekend, hope you are as well! We’re celebrating both my birthday and my husband’s, so it should be jam-packed. Talk with you all Monday!