Before + After Week: Office
Growing up in Phoenix, I was spoiled by real estate. I grew up in a home with a walk-in closet in my bedroom. Our house had two nicely sized bathrooms and a double garage.
As an adult in the Denver area, I realize how much younger of a city Phoenix is. Homes here in the same socio-economic range often come with one bathroom, zero closets and a nice parking spot on the street. My new home does have a few closets but nothing significant. When organizing my office, I did not like my many tubs of art supplies hanging out for everyone to see:
Hi! We previously lived in a closet where no one could see us, in all our plastic glory.
Nor the green drapes — although they did provide awesome shade. This space needed some organizational love, including sewing up some panels to hide the junk:
Two yards of heavy canvas and 30 minutes of sewing later — voila. Hidden junk.
Also — Sue sent a lovely housewarming gift this week that she embroidered. I couldn’t bring myself to use the dishcloth in the kitchen, but it looks sweet here — along with the African chicken my friend Tina sent.
And my favorite Japanese print curtains in place. It’s starting to feel like home.