BUT. common sense and a $1000 price tag for the bones of our new work room (not including the delicious fabric and lighting and on and on....) was just not in the budget, considering we've got a lot of big ticket items on the horizon.
So...off to Goodwill I went, (a little snarkily because quite frankly, second hand stuff gives me the heebs) looking for inspiration. AND...lo and behold....I FOUND IT!
$10 bucks, for the coolest vintage lamp....and just like that....Goodwill, made it into my good graces. I'm in love with this lamp. So much so, that I kept shopping...and even went to a second Goodwill store! I found the best treasures. Most of them need some tlc, and a whole lot of cool scrapbook paper and mod podge, but I have a vision.
I even found a GORGEOUS new, old desk.
It's so huge it almost had to live in the doorframe between the kitchen and office, but a little cursing and prodding later, and it found it's new home. It's almost perfect. Just a couple marks from being well loved (and perhaps from getting wedged in the door frame). And the best part is, it was 40 bucks. The bread box in the upper left corner is going to be painted and de-breaded, and is going to be a new home for my bills that I don't want to look at. And...it was $2.
I added my childhood dresser for storage, and took the mirror of the matching vanity and made it the perfect spot for my sewing machine. I'm loving this room! It's not quite done yet. All of honeys books and other assorted crap I don't want to deal with are in boxes behind me...but from this angle, it's even prettier than the Ikea room I created in my head. More pictures to come as a I finish organizing...and mod podging!