Thrift store deal hunter, gadget connoisseur, and Etsy store owner of The Vintage Cabin recently overhauled her home office and my, what an amazing change a few coats of paint and some vintage style can do. Mixing and matching an eclectic assortment of old and new, a brand workspace is created - one that functions both as a store front and a place to get things done.
On her blog, she writes:
"There are some familiar elements that I kept or altered and some entirely new ones also. In the end, I think this makeover cost me about $60 including paint, furniture and supplies. I also managed to really pare down some useless stuff, which always makes me happy."
We really dig the repainted old barn light hanging over the work table behind the main office desk area. The direct light makes a perfect area for packing, sketching, and doing other important designer-ly things.
"My husband is a nerd and because of that, he mounted his monitor to the wall to free up more desk space for his 3 computers (2 are thankfully absent for this photo)."
Mounting monitors has always been an easy way to free up space on a desk, but one should always be careful not to strain one's neck; adding an adjustable mount easily solves this problem.
Otherwise, we'd say her overhaul is a gorgeous way to reinvigorate life into a space, especially one that is used nearly every day of the week. You are trying out Maxwell's Cure, now, aren't you? If not, we vote for the office!
[Images courtesy of The Vintage Cabin via CC license]