I like to begin the new year with planning, organizing and cleaning (much to my husband's dismay, I have to add!). This year I have started with the office. We recently purchased a new glass top desk and a bookcase to store all of our mailing/promotional/office items along with our art books/resources. The thing is, my taste in home decor runs toward a minimal sort of look, but that doesn't translate very well when all the random-but-will-be-useful-someday stuff I have squirreled away overflows onto every surface in the house!
I have been working on keeping things organized and finding homes for odd, miscellaneous things that crop up. I have purchased large and small boxes for different thingamajigs. At least now when Derek asks for a stamp or envelope, I know exactly where to go! Kind of sad that it has taken me this long to get semi-organized, but there you have it...
Too bad I don't have a before picture (I would be too embarrassed, anyway) but here is the current state of our little office.
Above is my kitten Yuki, snuggling in our other office chair that we keep tucked in the corner, getting it nice and hairy. The chair is handy to have and we like the kitten too :) I haven't mentioned adopting her yet, after what happened with Louis (our kitten who passed away earlier this year). My mom convinced me to adopt another kitten and we are glad we did. She's been wonderful.
The office still needs some work - especially a coat of paint (I'm considering a light grey?). Now I have to decide which room to tackle next!