Room Tour: Desk space & new shelves

desk art

I recently finally did a much needed organization overhaul…& I wanted to share what my current space looks like! Here’s my desk area, my favorite spot in the room.

» Stop waiting for things to happen: Daily inspiration smack dab in the middle. Found somewhere on the internet-if anyone knows the source, please let me know.
» You destroy what you think is difference: Art by Barbara Kruger. Fell in love with her work during my time in a Women’s art class.
» Pantone mug: now used as a pen holder because it got a crack in it. Booo.
» Handmade embroidery hoop cork board: Usually holds my sewing sketches, measurements, and random doodles.
» Obnoxious pink sheet of paper: May goal list. [that obviously needs to be updated]
» Hand painted canvas art: Found in a thrift store in Florida. The boy and I were kind of fighting over this, heh.
» Don’t blend in: One of my favorite cards. Given to me by my aunt & uncle a few birthdays ago.

desk painting

vertical desk

art wall

I tried to avoid purchasing anything new while making this space my own. The wooden chair was rescued from the depths of my basement, and was painted with a sample can of paint that was under $3. Thrifted & gifted mason jars + a handmade pillow. Luckily I have a carpenter father who built my desk, complete with a little arm for my sewing machine and serger.

ikea shelf

The big purchase was my newly acquired Ikea shelves. I couldn’t take the mess anymore and wanted some real-people shelves, not cheap plastic cubes that kept falling apart. Piles of fabric were taking over. Here’s the before!


Yes, what a mess.

mason jars

P.S. Thanks everyone for the comments on my last post wishing me luck! I brought my camera with me to the city last Friday so I could take some photos for an update. I’ve had a lot to share lately but not much time at all to blog! In addition to my long weekdays, the last two weekends have been jam packed busy. It’s been a blast, but i’m also missing my time to just relax. This post has been half finished in my drafts since the last day of May, oh boy. I’m getting back into the swing of things and also catching up on my blog reading :]

What’s your favorite spot in your bedroom? ♥


  1. I LOVE your desk!! I need to let my creativity overflow in my room. It’s kind of… blah… in there right now.

    I see you have that book “How to be a graphic designer w/o losing your soul”. I keep meaning to buy that book! It looks like a valuable one.

  2. I love how neat your desk is! My desk is never neat no matter what I do and I think my room is x10 the mess in your photo of the clothes. My favourite spot in my bedroom is… my bed.

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