Office Bribery


Posted by Rebecca, February 24th, 2011

Tonight we started to put our office back together. I say started because the process will probably take us most of the weekend. Over the past couple of months, the office as become a dumping ground of sorts for tools, vacuums, holiday decor, gifts, clothes that need to be donated and a million other things. It drove me insane, but I knew the organizing part was a huge undertaking that we would need to plan for. The miscellaneous junk is currently being housed in the entryway…

The office is a no cat zone at night (they like to chew wires, we apparently raised puppies), so anything that needs to be kept away from them gets closed up behind those french doors. It is definitely our most useful room because of those french doors, so nice, neat storage is key.

We moved our desks back in last night, Lucy and Desi also made the move…

Considering they were framed and matted for our previous office, they look quite good in here! I am looking forward to getting them up on the wall soon! (please excuse all of the nighttime pictures, this all literally happened tonight)

We also moved in our Expedit bookcase and put together some storage cubes that we bought way back when we got the bookcase in the fall. The green as an accent will be staying, but the purpley boxes and trays will probably get a makeover since they don’t go with our last minute, more gray than purple paint decision…

Oh, and we bought and mounted a TV while we were at it…

I know, somewhere an interior designer is crying. You see, the painting of the stripes story had a little part I left out. When I asked Mike if he wanted to paint stripes on Friday afternoon, he said he would only agree to it if he could put a TV over the bookcase. Of course I said yes! I like to work with noise in the background and I figured if I could look up and glance at HGTV or How I Met Your Mother reruns every now and then, I wouldn’t feel like I was sitting at my desk at my day job or anything. Plus I really wanted to paint stripes last weekend…

So that was Friday, then we painted stripes and touched up through Sunday. On Monday, Mike was off for President’s Day and I was at work. I got a phone call from him telling me he drove an hour away and bought a TV on sale. Leave it to my husband to not procrastinate a single day when he’s searching for electronics! I trust his judgement and we did talk a little bit about how we didn’t want the TV to be bigger than the bookcase. So we got a 26″ LG TV with a low profile swivel mount.

The location above the bookcase means that a) we can hide all wires and devices within the bookcase and b) it can’t be seen from the entryway when you look into the room. In this picture, the screen is turned to face Mike’s desk…

The wires still need to be concealed since we just mounted this tonight. We’re planning on making an Ikea trip this weekend to buy some doors for two of the bookcase openings to hide the Mac Mini we have in there. Then it’s time to organize and find a home for everything else! I can’t wait to finally have some organization in my life 🙂

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16 Responses to “Office Bribery”

  1. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    I totally echo the “can’t wait to have some organization” sentiment!

    And also, hmmm Mac Minis!

  2. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    Stupid auto correct, that said “mmmm”.

  3. Never come between a man and his electronics. If I got the “OK” to get a new TV, I would be all over that just as soon as I got word.

    One thing you might want to consider with the wires since you’ve got it mounted higher – I have seen people drill a small hole behind the TV, feed their wires through the hole, down the wall, and drill another hole where they want the wires to pop out at to connect to things like cable boxes, DVD players, Home Theater PCs, etc. Might be a decent option if you’re looking to hide the wires snaking up the wall.

  4. Congrats again on your fan-freaking-tastic stripey office! =)

    Omg and where is that super cute green binder from!?

  5. It’s coming together beautifully!

  6. Looks awesome! Still love those stripes.

  7. LD says:

    It looks wonderful! Bravo to my favorite pair 🙂

  8. Rhiannon says:

    I adore your blog and those amazing walls!! So incredibly beautiful 🙂

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