Monday, March 2, 2015

Upgrade Desk Space

updated desk space

You know when you look at a wall or space and think 'This Needs To Change' or 'Ugh' that means you are in the beginning process of a new update or well a change. I would know because whenever I looked at my desk area I made the same remarks. Yet, life happened and I continued to ignore the section in the bed way I could. No, I did not close my eyes but thought about it. What I did though was kept busy fixing and organizing other sections of the apartment such as my son's closet area, my TV section, and my sister's top bunk.

I didn't know what I wanted to do with my desk space (which is strange for me to admit) but I knew that something had to change because it is the focal point when you enter. Walking into my room and being greeted with it over and over and over was starting to drive me a tad crazy... okay a tad crazy once a week and really crazy five times out of the month. It was easy to throw things on the desk and let it collect and then be upset that it was a mess later. Hey, even this organized person can get into a bad habit.

Here is what I had to stare at on one of my bad desk space days: 


*Insert Scream Here* Every organizer and perfectionist worst nightmare isn't it? But that was a long time ago. I have kept my desk clear for months now but there is still times that I see smaller versions of this. Those were the days when I shared this sections with my makeup and jewelry. Since then I made a new home for those things, in case you haven't seen it already you can check it out here - Small Space Makeup/ Mirror Section.

Drum roll, please. Here is the after shots. 



Completely night and day from the before picture. I bought the white shadow boxes for $3.00 each from Dollarama. Imagine my surprised when I saw it, I don't normally see these there or things that you need a screwdriver to put together. I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for at first. When I got home, I tried out different arrangements to see what looks nice. 


I also bought the bulletin board from Dollarama for $3.00. I gave away my original bulletin board to my sister and gave it a complete makeover. I was storing too much on it and wanted to simply things in my room so this small on with a cute design suited what I needed.




I bought this word canvas (is that what they are called?) from my favourite Value Village for around $5.00-6.00. I like that I enter my room and I am greeted by motivational words every time. I know for sure I need this reminder every minute of the day.


 

For the actual desk (the one I never sit at) things did not change too drastically. I moved my pencil holder to the opposite side. I also moved some of the stuff that was on the desk inside or on tops of the shadow boxes like the red small storage box, the high heel, perfume and little red circle storage that I used to hold my son's things.


I wasn't a huge fan of the mirror that is apart of the desk but I choose to use it in a new way by hanging my sunglasses on the rails of the mirror's frame. 



Even the smallest changes make a huge difference, like moving my LOVE sign over. Instead of having everything so close to each other, I have things more spread out. It looks less cluttered now!


Clutches are my new go to wallet so it needed a spot to hold the ones I use the most for easy access.



I love my city lamp and mask. I tried buying another lamp but they sent me the wrong one. 





I am so happy with the reveal of my desk space. It was something that did not have a plan mapped at first but worked somehow something popped into my head and I got designing and the result turned out fantastic!


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14 comments:

  1. Great job, kiddo! (I can call you kiddo cuz I'm a grandma...er....great-grandma!) I'm really intrigued by your desk....with the mirror attached? I can't tell...is it metal or glass on top? I've never seen anything like it!

    I read your 'about me' page. You should be an inspiration to other girls your age! I'm going to add you to my prayers every day! Keep up the good work in your life and on your blog! Dona

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    1. Thank you Dona, your comments always make my day. I don't mind at all being called kiddo :) You are too sweet! Yes, the mirror is attached to the desk and the top of the desk is glass resting on the metal frame. I bought it off a family friend who was giving it away. I couldn't leave without it!

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  2. I loved all the pictures and detailed explanation... and honesty! Many women act like their space is perfect and they make it perfect-er! I know my home is a work in progress and it is refreshing to see others write from the real side :-) Thank you for sharing your process! I pray blessings for you :-)

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    1. Aww thank you so much. I was defiantly a little nervous to show that side since your right there are tons of blogs that always showcase being perfect all the time and well lets face it no one is perfect and neither are our spaces.

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  3. Shanice what a transformation!! Making me think that I should do something with my own work area . . .eeekk!

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    1. Thank you Laurie, glad I could inspire you to tackle your work area :)

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  4. visiting from Pin Me linky...I love organizing my desk and crafe areas. I can got alot into a small space and it still look nice. I love your ideas...care if I steal some? I like our high heel shoe...can't quite tell what it is for, but...I have been meaning to get one that is a tape dispenser! I love high heels and always need tape! But I keep forgetting to get one! I am an "out of sight out of mind" person, so calendars are a must for me and everything visable! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Cheri, steal away :) The heel is just for decor, it doesn't do anything really but I use it for holding my bluetooth lol A high heel tape dispenser is so cool!

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  5. You've created a beautiful organized space. I'm sure you enjoy using it every single time now. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

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    1. Thank you Susan, I defiantly try using it as much as I can :)

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  6. Great job, Shanice! I love all the pretty girly touches!
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  7. So many fascinating little details here, I imagine that every time someone comes into your office they ask about all the cool things on your desk!

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    1. Thank you :) Traffic towards my desk is not to huge these day but when someone does stop by I get good comments.

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