Mini Blog Studio Tour11:06 AM
I am seriously kicking myself for not taking a Before pic of this space, it was basically that chair, with a bunch of junk pilled all over it. Whenever I cleaned our room, I would pile more and more stuff onto it, and it became the black hole of the bedroom. I am so glad that I was super motivated a few weeks ago and decided to do something about it. You also get a little peak of our room, which isn't much, but has improved greatly since this post three years ago (as has the rest of the house).
Anyway, I tried to wait until the brightest part of the day to take these pics as it is super dark in our room. I even had all of the lights on, and this was as bright as it was going to get, apparently. I always said that I was never going to give in to the hipster-white walls, but I am caving when it comes to this room. It needs to be lighter in here, but alas, it is brown-for now.
What I basically did, was steal a small desk from another room in the house, throw a tablecloth over it, organized all of the random papers and mail that I have accumulated from blogger friends over the years, and finally go through all of the junk. I stole another shelf from the basement, and it now holds a box of letters from bloggers, a bag of misc sewing supplies, and a framed pic of our group from the Weezer cruise.
On the actual desk is my laptop! Old Reliable finally has a place other than wherever I feel like leaving it. I bought some post-its for notes, and I couldn't find a pencil holder so I bought a cheap toothbrush holder from the clearance rack and done! I stole the speakers from our old desktop so that I can listen to music while I blog, there are some really good playlists on Spotify right now (I am actually quite shocked by this). Of course I am never without my phone, and coffee.
I used some cup hooks and a piece of ribbon to display some pics and cards from friends and bloggers, and clipped them with cute paper clips we got as gifts for our wedding. I never knew what to use those clips for, but I held onto them. See? Being a pack-rat pays off sometimes (Kyle just shat himself reading that).
The top shelf I bought from Target for pretty cheap, it was a pain in the ass to hang though. I like it because I can stick all of my post-its on it, as well as display some of my favorite items. I finally framed some of our pics from the Weezer cruise, as well as a pic I have had of since forever ago. I also have my 2013 blogger of the year award from Shybiker ,a cute jug that actually belongs to Kyle, and a tiny notebook that reminds me of Hobbits.
We also have my chair that we thifted years ago, and I just took one of the 12 pillows from the bed for my bum. There is Kyle's old man sweater that I have been living in lately, and below the desk is my sewing machine that I hope to eventually use. We hung a little hook for my old Urban Outfitter bags, because they hold yarn, and miscellaneous scrap materials for fabric projects. I even organised the "to be repaired" pile of clothes to fit all in one basket. Go me.
So there you have it, my little blogging space! I guess this was a sort of blog anniversary present to myself. I have had this blog for about five years now, and although it never really took off, it is something that I have surprisingly stuck with. It is an outlet for my shitty writing, and a scrapbook of sorts of our lives for the past five years. Not to mention all of the amazing friends that I have made, and friends that have felt inspired to start their own blogs.
I am so happy that I have made this little space, it has helped me stay more organized, and I even have room to do my workouts up here now. Up next we have to finish the hallway, paint the living room, and start organizing the library. I do however, want to make a space in the basement for exercising since the treadmill is down there. I think that we are doing okay though, slow-pokes that we are. One day it will all be finished, and then it will be time to buy a new home. I vote for a Hobbit Hole.