Tuesday, June 9, 2009

That's More Like It

When we added onto our house we put in this office desk. It very quickly became cluttered with mail and kid art on top of the computer and calendar, etc. It seemed a shame so I was determined to clean it up or at least organize it.

And, I feel like I mostly accomplished that. I added a cushion to the chair, a fabric-covered cork board (made just like this one), and a bill organizer for the back wall. It looks cluttered but it's actually much more organized and, well, prettier. I also bought a smaller desk calendar from Ruff House Art on etsy.
Here is the seat cushion. The chair we picked up at a yard sale we adore each and everyone of its nicks and knocks.
Here is a close up of the cork board and organizer, the fabric is all from Sew Mama Sew.
On the bottom of the seat cushion I put the pajama foot fabric to keep it from shifting. It's difficult to sew (because it sticks!) so it came out a bit wonky but that's ok, I don't have to see it and it really works to keep the cushion in place.





4 comments:

mama-pan said...

hi there! I found your blog through your post in the Lotta Jansdotter flickr group--wonderful work! I really love the idea of pajama footing on the bottom of a seat cushion--thanks for sharing!!

A Little Of A Lot said...

Love the mini makeover, the cork board is especially pretty

emilyg123 said...

I love this! It looks so cozy. that chair was a real find.

Mel said...

that's a good idea using the jiffy grip on the bottom of the chair pad.
Your corkboard looks nice too.
I'm in the same boat. We finally built our kitchen desk and it's a mess. Mostly paper, but it's usually a quick clean up. I hate mail.