Happy freezing cold Monday!
I swear I had planned to do this black and white before Andy's post last week. :)
I finished my wall! This was so fun to do! I didn't take a before picture of the things on the wall, but it's just all stuff from the thrift store....a bulletin/cork board ($3), a white board($2), a clipboard($.50), a little metal sign ($1), and a file shelf thingy($1). Then I just used some paint and scrapbook paper and some fabric for the cork board to transform them into what I was looking for. I bought the shelf at hobby lobby in the unfinished wood area and painted it. Here's what it looked like before....semi cute, but not at all functional.
And here it is now.....
VOILA! I painted the wall a pretty green color that I have elsewhere in my kitchen (this office area is right at the edge of my kitchen). Then, I just took all of those dressed up thrift store items and arranged them on the wall. I have a whiteboard for notes, a cork board to hold my calendar and any other fliers or invitations, a clipboard which will hold mainly our phone lists, and a file thingy for misc papers and mail. The shelf holds some books that we need and use frequently and end up on the counter most of the time. Also, the basket has our important cords in it (ie:camera cord to upload pictures) that seem to be lost half the time. I also have this little metal board and bought these super useful magnetic items at IKEA to put on it....one to hold pens and pencils and the other 2 to hold paperclips and extra staples. I'm going to glue a magnet on the bottom of my small stapler too and stick it on this board....another thing I'm constantly looking for!
And, just for fun, I made these silhouettes of my boys to go down the little side wall. I LOVE these! I've never done a silhouette before and it was SO fun!! Aren't they adorable?
Whadd'ya think? I'm loving it. 2010 is feeling more organized already.