Monday 11 April 2011

small space office

for the first time in over 15 years my (big)kids are not on school holidays. my youngest finished school last year.. now i'm the only one on school holidays. even though i only work part time it's nice to have a break from work to enjoy some quiet, relaxing, creative time, home alone.

this is a little office i put together with things i already had around the house..i found the chair on the side of the road a while ago and the desk was a garage sale bargain, both were given the white paint treatment.the louvre doors i picked up on ebay make a great notice board for postcards and inspirational pictures.
great for a small space and is easily moved to any room. mine is in my kitchen, also an idea for a kids room.

i seem to have a lot of luck with furniture finds.. i'd love to hear what you've found.

louvre doors: $10 ebay  
table: $5 garage sale
chair: roadside find 
shell garland: crave homewares
wooden fish: jedo's beach house
cane file & pencil holder: ikea
mini wooden pegs: kikki k
vintage car: sirroco
clock: typo
vintage postcards: my island home

have a great day :)
cheryl x

today i'm linked @
funky junk interiors


  1. i'm always inspired by the sea...I see you too :-) lovely images!

  2. Hi Cheryl, I just love your blog and I love that you have made your own little nook without braking any budget. Your little space looks fantastic. That is one thing I ask our architect to do is make me a little nook next to the kitchen to put my everyday notice stuff and my Mac.

  3. So that was "Breaking" not braking the budget.x

  4. I love what you did. You mentioned all but the
    beautiful turquoise address book. Very nice touch. I found a vintage 1940's original water-color in it's original bamboo frame in a consignment store for $42.00.

  5. I love your office. It's so soothing.

  6. I love your work area and the louver doors are perfect, what a great find! Love the shells and fish. :)

  7. Love all the different textures going on, and love the string of shells...Your so lucky finding things at the side of the road x

  8. Oh, thank you I just noticed I'm on your sidebar. very flattered :) x

  9. So charming and lovely! It's fabulous and very creative. Hope you have a wondrous week :O)

  10. I'm heading over to your side today can't wait. Love the louvres. I saw some on the side of the road the other day. I wonder if they are still there. As usual you have nailed it with your styling.

    I take it you are a teacher. If so, what do you teach? I used to teach at what is now Redham House but it was called something else then. That's why I'm heading over your way, as I am catching up for lunch with some old teacher mates.

    Have a great Day
    Best Carolyn

  11. OOh! Your decorating is so cute!!

  12. beautiful!! such a cute clock too!

  13. You know, I've seen your blog mentioned in Blogland and just read a comment you left at Being Ruby and figured it was about time I dropped in and said hello.

    Your decorating style is fabulous and your love of the sea comes shining through. I'll be back for MORE!

  14. I love your desk, great use of the old louvre doors!

  15. The shutters like that are brilliant!!!

  16. See your shutters here! Have a great weekend!!!

  17. Hi Cheryl,
    I love your desk with its touches of turquoise. What a great use of the shutters. I will be looking at them in a totally different way from now on. Have a good spring break! Jane

  18. Your desk area is fabulous! I love how you've utilized the shutters.:)

  19. Hi There, LOVE your desk!! The colors are great and I love the message board idea. Your ladder with the jars and flowers is beautiful too. I've been peeking around your blog. heehee I love your style! You should stop by and check on my sunroom post. It's kind of got the same beachy cottage vibe. Have a great day! ~ Catie from Catie's Corner

  20. I love this - shows you don't need a lot of space - only creativity and taste - to make a beautiful "room of one's own" - spectacular job!


  21. Hi Cheryl-

    I have seen shutters used in different ways, but seeing how you arranged them above your desk just is the best. I have a few shutters and I am going to do this to corral all the papers that I need nearby, but don't want cluttering up my desk. I added it to my DIY Daily page on my blog. Readers can click the links to see my favs.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    My best- Diane

  22. How you designed that space only shows that you can use any types of materials, whether it is expensive or not, in order to create a beautiful and conducive office space. This also shows how passionate and creative you are to design such an empty space, and convert it into a lively and inspirational one. Nice job!

    Blake Mitchell

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