Thursday, March 22, 2012

Office Changes

Last September I wrote a post about my office, which you can read here. In it, I said I wanted to invest some of my book money into the space where I would be spending the most time, and that's still true now. Whenever I get a check, I try to use some of it toward my office space.

So, in January, I bought this: 
I cannot even begin to describe how sad my last bookcase was. The bottom shelf broke under the extreme pressure of eight million tons of books. So I had towers and towers of books on the very bottom, and it was absolutely ridiculous trying to get to anything. I wish I would have taken a picture of it before I trashed it. 

It was definitely time for a new one. So I went to a local furniture place that sells furniture made of REAL WOOD and not that pressboard crap you get at places like Walmart. This new bookcase is sturdy, and solid, and I love it so much. 

But in order to get to the final, more organized version, I had to sort through this mess:




I actually quite enjoy organizing my books, but this was definitely a chore, and gah, they were so covered in dust. 
When I was finished, I had a much more clean, more organized version.

As you can see, I still have stacks and stacks next to the bookcase, and I also have stacks behind the rows on each shelf. I am in dire need of one more case, I think, which I plan on getting in a few months. 

And, I made some other, small changes to the office. In my first office post, it looked like this:


So clean! And simple! Except I apparently cannot do clean and simple. My brain is chaotic, and it spills into my surroundings. 

See?



I have a few more things I want to do. Like curtains! So I will probably do one more post in another month or two. When that happens, I'll have to do a close up of some of the things I've taped to my walls. I also plan to (hopefully) add a reading corner back that way --------->

More later! 








2 comments:

  1. Your office looks great! It seems heaps more organized and polished than I could ever make one, even after your chaotic mind takes a hold of yours, haha. Yay you at finally getting a new bookshelf (even if you still need another one)! I'm in desperate need of a new one, too, since I ran out of shelf space a loooooong time ago. Digging out books I need from a stack instead of a shelf can be such a pain!

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    1. Thanks Heather! It's slowing coming together. Can't wait until it's ALL finished!

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