Sunday, November 2, 2014

More Office Changes

Happy November, everyone!

Thank you for your well-wishes regarding my back!  It is slowly but surely feeling better.

Last time I showed you some changes that I made to our office, including restyling the top of this dresser, and adding the 2 chairs.  To see more of that post, go here.

Now I'll show you the rest of the room.

Farther down from the seating area are the other built-in bookshelves.

This doorway leads to a little hall with our half bath, then to the kitchen.

I always have fun restyling these shelves!

Some new goodies include the long wooden box that I got at the Country Living Fair (you can read about it here) and the huge nest that I just got on our Chicago trip (which you can read about here.)

I use a burlap coffee sack hung by clips as a curtain over the window seat, and have vintage First Aid boxes across the top shelves.  The big number sign reportedly came from a railroad.

On the opposite wall is a big, old, painted table that we use as our computer desk.  I scored this piece many years ago for $4.00 at an auction!

I added a few things to 'pretty up' the desk, including a fun architectural lamp that I recently got at a garage sale and an enamel pitcher filled with flowers.

 A friend was getting rid of this wicker chair, so I brought it in to replace our more traditional desk chair.

Then I gathered more of my favorite things to arrange on these shelves.

I use baskets and old pharmacy boxes for hidden storage.

I got this old divided wooden box and the cotton stems on my Columbus trip.

Here's the last corner of the office.  Yes, these bookshelves actually hold books!  

This is showing just a portion of my decorating book addiction. :)

I have old locker baskets across the top shelves for interest.

Beside the column in the corner, I stacked 2 wooden boxes under my giant no. 3...

...then added my Santos doll and the shabby lunchbox I got in Chicago.

Here's the view from the office toward the front hall. (Do you spot the little photo bomber?)

Well, now you've seen the whole office, and its changes.  

I hope that you enjoyed it!

Next up, my completely changed, new living room reveal!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day :)


  1. Susan, I think you have done a fabulous job on the shelving displays. I like all of the unique items you have used. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Not only do you have such a knack for styling, Susan, but you have the best treasures to use in your displays! I love this room...what a fabulous desk and your column is awesome!
    Mary Alice

  3. Susan,
    Glad your back is on the mend. You truly rock all your vignettes and I enlarge photos to get a closer look at your uniquely clever collectables that I just know you remember when, where and how much you paid with each creative piece. The Starline box is such a stunner - love it and I so want your column! Hey Susan my >^..^< boys would not reach the plant on that!!! Wonderful office redo, Enjoy it as I know you are.

  4. Susan, your office is great. So comfortable and so many interesting items on the shelves.
    So sorry about your back - take care of it now, or you it will bother you for the rest of your life.
    Hope your mom is doing well.

  5. Looks like your back held up so you could change things around. Isn't it amazing how we push through pain when we want to get something done?!?!! I love your office. It is a perfect place to work and blog. That table for $4. was a REAL find! I also love that big #3 and your new finds.

    Can't wait to see your living room. xo Diana

  6. the changes you've made are great! You are a pro at re~styling your shelves!! And, I LOVE that giant #3, of course, you probably knew that! Have a super week! Blessings, Cindy

  7. I'm really intrigued at how well you incorporate white into your very pretty!! Gosh girl...I'd love to have your truly have an eye for decorating and pulling out the perfect items for any given area.... Now, if you could only come to Texas and do my house for the Christmas Tour!!! My friends would really be wowed!!

  8. It's all wonderful, Susan. I really like your coffee sack window treatment!

  9. It's amazing! I love the way you did the bookshelves. My favorite components are the hydrangeas, the cotton, and the old wood finial. Is that what that's called?'s beautiful and I'm not surprised. :)

  10. It all looks great Susan. Wish mine was that tidy.

  11. Hi Susan, your office is amazing. Love it all and the special touches on your shelves. Love the wicker chair with your desk. Love the big #3 too.
    Great space!!

  12. This is such a lovely office, Susan...although it's so restful looking I think I might get more naps than work done! Glad your back is getting better!

  13. Looks beautiful! I think that your decor lends to a quiet, relaxing space. So sorry about your back! I probably shouldn't jinx myself but I'm so happy my back has been ok lately. :)

    Enjoy your week!

  14. What a great balance you have in this room! I love that you can show so much of your wonderful collections. Glad you're getting better!

  15. Oh Susan! Everything is so pretty. All of your shelves look beautiful. And the books, I love the pop of color! I love your curtain! I just love it all!

  16. This is so pretty, as always it say's YOU! I love the detail and the way you put things together. I bet you spend a lot of time in here.

    So sorry I missed your visit here...we are 25 minutes from downtown. Maybe next time!

    Jane xx

  17. Love your office pretty!! I loved seeing all of your books. I have a big collection of decorating books and tons of magazines too. Cute kitty photo bomber!! Hope your back feels back to normal real soon.

  18. Just fabulous, Susan!!! I love each and every piece in your book cases and as always I'd love to shop your home :). I'm sorry to hear about your back and hope it will be fully recovered soon.
    I can't believe how many decorating books you have. You should write one yourself though.
    It's wonderful that you had such a great time with Kris. You both are such sweeties.
    Have a great week!

  19. I love all of your items and changes. I adore the soothing atmosphere of your home too.

  20. Beautiful Susan. I just love the way you style things. Love that lamp on your desk. The shelves look awesome. Have a great start to the new week ahead.

  21. Your office is adorable (along with your photo bomb). I love your shelves with all your special "finds". Great desk and price and I love the tall column by your book shelf. Nicely arranged room Susan!

  22. I love the way you use beautiful vintage items to organize your your must be a dream to work in that gorgeous space!!!

  23. Adorable. I bet you do have fun styling those shelves. I'd love some built ins.

  24. danke für die schönen bilder und inspirationen!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

  25. Your office is full of so many pretty vintage pieces! It's very cozy too. It's nice that you have a lot of shelving for your books.

  26. Evening Susan, Your room is so entertaining to look at.....great items, detail and uniqueness! I smiled at the burlap sack hanging at the window...I have one hanging in hubbys bathroom window...trying to decide how to permanently use/hang it!! The x-tra large RR number is awesome and I think the touch of romance (the wicker chair) is too pretty! Great room~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

  27. It's beautiful, Susan. And so peaceful. I love the soft browns and woods and that wonderful cotton! What a haven for your work day!

  28. Oh, my, how I love it ALL!!! So much eye candy - I can't take it all in at one visit! My favorite part was seeing where you sit at your computer!!! Makes you so much more REAL to me - if that makes sense! I'm going back to browse some more now......

  29. Susan, you have the most beautiful office! I think I would get distracted trying to work around all those gorgeous vintage items ... LOL! I love all the changes you have made.

  30. Susan, your office is always a favorite of mine. Love the new chippy box and that table is fabulous find for $4. It's so fun to be surrounded by the things you love.
    p.s. I am working on getting the 'Creating Christmas' link party going for this year. Are you interested in joining again? Kris said something about you taking a blog break. I would love to have you join, but totally understand if you're not able to!

  31. Your office looks so darn good...if you seen my office you'd know how bad mine looks. Plan on tackling it after the holiday! 'Wow you scored big time on the table! Such a serene to place to create! Lovely!

  32. I need you to came help me add some touches to my new place <3


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