Thursday, June 4, 2009

Show us where you live Friday: Offices!!!

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner hosts "show us where you live Friday" every week. This week the room is offices. So here goes!

Ok, this is the view from the door. We love our office but don't use it nearly as much as we should. However, you can see the edge of the ironing board in this gets utilized for ironing every morning!!! We also refer to this as our travel room. All the stuff we pick up on our trips usually gets displayed in this room. The loveseat was a cheapy from Big Lots. But since it hardly gets used it serves the purpose well!
The ugly corner...ha! This is the computer desk that is usually covered with junk as well as cords. It also houses our travel books/guides collection.I love this shelf! I bought it from a bookstore going out of business for $11!!! I painted it apple green and put a glaze over it and added the trim around the edges.
Lower half of the shelf.

Upper half. My favorite pic of us from our wedding is on top. And see the robins egg blue candlestick? I randomly found it in Germany somewhere and absolutely love it. Don't ask me why. But I have considered designing a whole room in our house around it!!!

I occasionally get creative ideas and this was one of them. We were constantly saving plane ticket stubs, museum entrance tickets, etc, etc from our trips but not knowing what to do with them. So I bought a cheapo frame and started glueing them to the mat and put a sealer over it. I love it b/c I can look and remember all of the places we have visited.

Awesome lamp I found at Trees n Trends! I loved it and mom surprised me with it at Christmas.

I bought this map for Shawn before we ever got married. Sadly enough we couldn't afford to get it framed until like 3 years ago! And even at Hobby Lobby's 50% off custom framing it was still expensive! By the way....the color on the wall is Faded Clay from Lowes and the picture doesn't do it justice. I had it in my old house and I still love it!


  1. Love your office and also love your blog favorite colors....Enjoyed reading your blog tonight. I am still finding my way around blogland....I always love making new friends..I am posting about Disney so hope you will stop by. Commenting automatically puts you in the drawing for the June giveaway.

  2. I love your ticket stub idea! I may have to use that one! I really like your use of color.... very nice!

  3. The lamp as you know is one of my fav things in your house! I want one just like it! ;)
    Love the tid bit about the ironing board - thank you Shawn for all the ironing! Lol!

  4. Beautiful, warm rich color. I love it. I also love your ticket stub art and map...great details! :)

  5. You're so cute! I love your little projects. The bookcase is amazing that the ticket collage is brilliant!

  6. What a great office! I love the ticket stub idea! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Love your office! You shouldn't tell that leather love seat is from Big Lots.....I swear it looks totally expensive. And I LOVE the pillows on the love seat. Where did you find those?? Don't tell me those are BIG LOTS too???

    You are very creative with the picture framing of all your tickets, etc, I love that idea!!

    Enjoyed your tour very much!
    Kelly's Mom

  8. love the color of the walls and your shelf you decorate looks great. What a clever idea with the ticket stubs. I will have to tell my teen age daughter to start collecting her stubs.

  9. Great office. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love your office and the scary part is, it's super similar to ours! So, not only do we have similar tastes in life, i.e. travelling all over the world, but we also have similar decoration tastes. Our office is red with a Rand McNally (old world style) map, also framed, and I've collected postcards from our travels and have framed them along with some ticket stubs:). We'll have to compare other rooms to see what else we have in common! Ta