Friday, January 15, 2010

Work In Progress

This is our back bedroom previous known as Santa's workshop during the holidays. It use to be the office, the first time around that we lived in this particular house. When we upsized we had a bigger office which I never really got around to completely decorating before we decided we had been three kinds of crazy to move from our original home and take on an upsized house payment.

Since returning to the original House of Fowler I've just used it for storing what use to be in the office and my gift closet from the bigger house. In my effort to declutter, my first project is to turn the office back in to the office and clear out the unused stuff. Amazing how many office supplies I have that I never, ever use. During one of my lunch breaks this week I headed to Ikea and happened upon this

Which after 2 hours turned into this

As with most pictures I post - much cuter in real life. If I had had a phillips head screw driver worth a flip I could have easily finished in less than 2 years. I love Ikea and cheap inexpensive furniture. I was lucky to find it on sale for $79.99 and it works perfect with this

The black leather parson's chair I got at Target last year for $35! Lolly and I are headed back to Ikea tomorrow morning for inspiration and possibly some shelves.


Martha said...


Can't wait to see it all put together. I also love the paint color in your office - did you paint it recently?

The Wife said...

Oh how I wish we had an Ikea! Love the desk!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

LOVE ikea, but I never seem to buy much there. We did get our dining room table there, though. Maybe it's the cinnamon rolls and meatballs that draw me back every time!

Sherrie said...

Love the chair! I have so many projects around the house I do not even know where to begin. Must make a list. lol Hope you are inspired. :)

Scientific Housewife said...

Looks great, I love Ikea furniture but my dresser took 5 hours to put together!