Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thrifty Office Table

I'm settling into my new office quite nicely!  Although I have yet to figure out how to print labels from the copier/printer/scanner on this side of the building!  I love how much sunlight this side of the building gets in the mornings.  It makes for a bright and cheery spot to come into before the day's work begins. 

Besides working, I've been busy adding in some personal touches to my office space.  I wanted a table for the wall across from my desk.  I was going to peruse the thrift stores but remembered we had a small, console table at home that wasn't getting much love.

I gave it a mini-makeover with a fresh coat of paint - from beige to this beautiful, Atlantic Gray (from the Valspar Seaside Retreat collection).  

The glass container (a .25 thrift store find) is filled with branch balls I found at the Dollar Tree in the craft/floral section.  They were 3 for $1 - and dark green, until I spray painted them white.  If the frame looks familiar, it's because as soon as I saw this post at 320 Sycamore, I ran out and literally used my last allowance dollar for the week on the exact same picture frame Melissa found at the Dollar Tree.  I also painted mine with craft paint (green tea color - .25 at Michaels!) and rubbed some of the paint away from the detail for a shabby look.  "Ora et Labora" is Latin for "Pray and Work".  I studied Latin in high school and still have a great affinity for the language.

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  1. Love it!
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  2. Congrats on the new work space. I've been busy settling into my new work space too. My husband and son set up the desk but I've been putting my personal touches on the area.
    Terrific job on the table.