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Office Update/ I'm a Flake

By Danikaherrick @danikaherrick
Office Update/ I'm a Flake   Its only taken almost two years, but my office is done.
I know your thinking "Yeah, yeah... shut your face. You always say that."
Really. I WANT to be done. Its been about 4 different colors, but I kept going back to the pale pink. So pale pink stays. I painted a handprinted chinoiserie mural on my closet/whiteboard wall. (there is a flip down queen size bed inside that closet so this doubles as a guest room) Office Update/ I'm a Flake  The bookcases are all IKEA pieces that have been trimmed out with crown molding.
Lots of storage for all my junk. The base cabinets are IKEA Sektional kitchen cabinets that  I added faux bamboo trim to. (see last post) My I made the giant cork board over my desk from high density 3/4" thick insulation board wrapped with fabric and nailheads. It was a cheap fix, costing me under $25.
Self-contains my visual crazies. Office Update/ I'm a Flake Starburst light tutorial is here.  My white boards are made out of a 4x8' sheet of tile board ($13 a sheet) that I cut down and framed with flat stock molding.  I will do a post on these.. really easy and they clean up great.  The trick is using a rag dampened with Windex.
Look how clean they are! They are usually jammed up with jibberish. Office Update/ I'm a Flake  And I made some more bamboo trim for these babies, and painted a yellow lattice background... Office Update/ I'm a Flake
 I change shit around here so much that I forgot how many looks this room had.
I'm such a flake.
Lets have a little memory lane montage...
Starting back when I starburst the crap out of it and made it the guest room with a tiny desk jammed in it.  It was always a mess- note the laundry basket and printer on the bed! Office Update/ I'm a Flake  Then I got crafty and put my office in the big closet, and painted out the sunbursts with a dark charcoal brown: Office Update/ I'm a Flake
 I really loved this set up, but the bed still hogged the room and collected crap like a magnet... Office Update/ I'm a Flake  I tested out a sofa bed option, it just wasn't comfortable.  I had a vision that I would lounge on it and read mags.  Never happened... Office Update/ I'm a Flake  I also built a work station, but the height was weird and I constantly had back problems from craning at the computer: Office Update/ I'm a Flake The room went coral for about a month: Office Update/ I'm a Flake And finally about a year ago I built a work area using a giant laminate counter and two IKEA Malms:
Office Update/ I'm a Flake  The Malms started to buckle under the weight, not good! So that lead to where I am today. Office Update/ I'm a Flake
I think this situation is going to stick around for a while.  I'm too tired to change it, and I think I have finally found a layout that is functional and fits my aesthetics.  The only thing I still need to do is make a new slipcover for my desk chair. That thing is pretty tired.
Happy weekend peeps!
(First 4 photos by Tabitha Sherrell- thanks lady!)

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