Today I wanted to share my little inspirational office space. It’s in the corner of our dining room because that’s the only spot I can fit it here in our rental but I hope to have a real office one day.
I’ve changed around this space so many times. At one point I didn’t have the desk, but a giant chalkboard and cork board.
Here’s what that looked like:
It was helpful for organization but not very inspirational. I’ve since moved the chalkboard that I made into a weekly calendar and cork board, where I stick things I need to remember, like my son’s school stuff, into the back hallway.
I took this enamel top table from the middle of our kitchen and painted it white with Country Chic Paint in Simplicity.
Here’s what the table looked like before:
I do kind of miss the green but I plan on distressing the white just a bit to show hints of the green. (Don’t worry, that wasn’t the table’s original colour. The previous owner painted over the original yellow.)
I wanted to keep it light and airy and fill it with things that inspire me and photos of the people I love.
I love this shelf that I made from an old window frame. I simply measured, cut and painted two pieces of wood to be the shelves and drilled them to the window frame. I even tried my hand at cutting little decorative pieces to go under the top shelf. They aren’t fancy, but I did it on my own, so that is inspirational in itself.
I found and painted some frames white to match. Of course if a pop of colour is your thing, paint away! I’ve included a few pink details as I just love how light and pretty it is.
This is where I blog, and work my Scentsy business.
I of course have one of my favourite Scentsy warmers on my desk. This one is called Antique Cross. It’s got beautiful crackles in the finish.
I like to have elements of faith in my space to remind me that Jesus has got my back!
This beautiful Saved by Grace canvas sign was made by Davaahs Canvas Creations. Maritato Love’s creations are so lovely. I absolutely adore my sign so much. It is such a great reminder for me and why I knew I needed to include it in my inspirational space.
My Mama made that cross jar lantern for me, so it’s also super important. And I’ve got my favourite pen from my church, Lakemount Worship Centre and some of my favourite notebooks. One is for organization and one is my Jesus Journal. Of course a touch of Rae Dunn clay always makes me happy, so I decided to use one of my mugs as a pen holder until I find an actual one by her.
I think having an inspirational space to work in is so important. It helps keep us motivated to focus and get stuff done. Having a space where you can sit down, and focus, even in the middle of a busy household.
Some things you can do to create a space that’s perfectly fitting to you:
- Have things that are visually appealing to you. Create a space that has all of your favourite things.
- Think of the things that motivate you. Family, children, etc. And find things to include in your space.
- Include things that you or your family have made or created or built.
- Print inspirational quotes or look for free printables. Frame and incorporate them.
- If clutter makes your brain crazy, like it does mine, keep it simple.
- Add plants, or candles to make it cozy (or better yet, a Scentsy warmer.)
- Add small trinkets that remind you of why you’re working hard at your goals.
- Keep a calendar or chalkboard to keep track of what you’re working on.
- Have a pretty notebook handy with your favourite pen.
- Use a favourite piece of furniture as your desk.
- Update your furniture with some paint in your favourite colours.
- If music keeps you focused have a great playlist ready for when you sit down to work.
- A comfy chair makes life even better, especially if you spend a lot of time at your desk. I need to find a new one.
What else would you add to the list?