Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Where I hang out with y'all...

Sooo...this is where I sit and catch up with all of y'all. I love the happiness going on here. That is my foyer window straight ahead. I love all the natural light in this space.

Here we are just up the stairs. I used the table I got for $15 at an antique shop. It was originally marked $135 or something crazy like that. The tall red shutters were originally bifold doors on my brother's laundry closet. He was getting rid of them, so like the scavenger I am, I asked for them. Just painted them red and am in love. We used the doors in our old house to hide my husband's gun case. Here I have used them to disguise all the ugly cords and whatnot from the foyer. Under the table I used a smaller set of interior shutters that I painted green to hide more cords. I love the charm they add also. Above the desk I have my framed chicken wire tag holder. I found the huge frame at a yard sale about five years ago and finally just added the chicken wire. Love it!!

An ugly mousepad would never do in this space, so I just covered mine. Its easy...all I did was lay down the mousepad on top of the fabric, trace around, cut it out and mod podged it on. Now it adds a little more charm to the space.


Here is the tag I made for June. I had a different idea in mind, but after reading some blog or another and seeing her summer banner, I thought that is just what I would do. So my June banner tag...

For those of you who guessed that I made the strawberry tag, you were right!! This was the tag I made for May. For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about...My Cali BF, Jenny, hosts a tag swap and we each make tags to send and one to keep.





12 comments:

Jamie said...

Such a great space! I love the table. I have a set of louvered bifold doors sitting in the basement and now I know what to do with them!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Super cute! I love your cozy cubicle... The tag hanger is AWESOME... the mousepad GRAND, the desk DELIGHTFUL, the shutters STUNNING!!

Jill said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (WANT!) that space!!!!- sooo super cute- off to cover my mouse pad! :)
Blessings!

Joanna said...

I just love the little chicken wire bulletin board and the red doors!

What a great use for that spot that might have otherwise go unused.

Rambling Girl said...

How cute Elise! Love your tag holder...I love all the cute tags you made and have been buying tags so I can try to make some also. So many wonderful ideas from many great talents on and around here. Your so one of them!

Oh I love your mouse pad...Mine is a genie carpet...I must share with my bog friends...so many people who come in the office always ask where I got it. I love it! guess it really is a magic carpet since It brought me to you all.

Wow those shutters are adorable. Never thought about doing that...I have some myself that are sitting in my old trailer that I need to get out and do something with.

Thanks for sharing a little bit more of your world!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I was tickled to see your little work place, Elise! I LOVE it! It is so "you".:) I adore the little tag display... Lori

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

You need more tags! I know what I am going to make you for your "pay it forward" prize now :) Love the chicken wire in the frame, I need to make one because I have TOO MANY tags on mine! Everything is beautiful, my desk area is NOT inviting, cozy or charming at all!

Leigh Ann said...

Great space,
I love the chair. I have a table very similar to yours on my small porch!Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~
Leigh Ann

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVE The board..too cool.

DairyQueen said...

Elise!! I love it! It's very cozy. You've really been busy around the house...you go girl!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hi there! I love your desk area with that awesome chicken wire frame!!! I would so steal that idea from you. You have been busy moving around the kitchen and all. It looks nice with the hutch moved over. Looks more open, and crisp!

Thanks for stopping by today so that I could find you. I am in Canton by the way...

~Misti

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Love your little computer nook! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier in the week. I love the look of yours - I need to spend some more time on here "getting to know you"!