The Teacher’s Office.

My last BIG project of the summer was to redo my office.

My list of must haves included~ zero primary colors. organization. comfy~ness. pretty~ness.

This was the before {shame, shame, I know, a complete dumping ground}

The first step was to


Everything was cleaned and put back one piece at a time.

Some things that work well now are…

I grabbed my wrought iron easel thingy from the kitchen, for my lesson plan books and clipboard. Great way to hold the things I use daily and it doesn’t take up a ton of desk space like those bulky office boxes.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul is a daily occurrence around here.

My space isn’t super huge so most of my decorations need  to double duty as a holder of some sort.

For example, I find ribbon boxes impractical because who only has 5 kinds of ribbon? I hot glued 6 inch strips of ribbon inside the ribbon holes and took out the pole. This way it looks cute and I store ALL my ribbon in the nice big box inside.

I brought in an extra chair that can be dragged up to my desk for all my parent teacher conferences and/or confused students.

I have my cute inboxes {thanks to Ikea} above my globe on the other side of the room.

I have a little bit of “this makes me laugh”

and “isn’t this so true”

My favorite part of the room  redo is my updated desk. We have a stainless steel table from the bargain spot at Ikea. It works great as a desk except I do have a couple things that I want to hide underneath. So I bought 3 tension rods and 6 yards of burlap and within an hour I have my new and improved happy place.

The Ikea Expedit is about the best piece of furniture on the planet. It holds a ridiculous amount of stuff.

Now the room is complete {and clean}. I can breathe, teach, scrapbook, craft, and blog…all the live long day.

Bring in the students… my office and I are ready.


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20 Responses to The Teacher’s Office.
  1. Mallory @ Classy Clutter
    August 28, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    This is gorgeous! I LOVE IT! I am redoing my home office/craft space in Black and White with PINK walls so I love all the inspiration you’ve shared! Found you at I heart Naptime’s Sundae Scoop!

    xoxo, Mallory

  2. Laura
    August 28, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, your office looks amazing!! I adore that desk.

  3. Missy
    August 28, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    I think your office looks great. Love the colors.

  4. Randee
    August 28, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    I love your new office!

  5. Randee
    August 28, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    I love your office!

  6. Ellise@CharlesWhyte
    August 29, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    Love all the black and white you have going on – such a sophisticated space now!

  7. Cara Yeh
    August 31, 2011 | 10:22 pm

    Wow — it looks incredible! Blessings to you on this new school year. You totally inspire me! I am just beginning homeschooling, and wish I could be a fly on your wall. 🙂

  8. Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors
    September 6, 2011 | 7:33 am

    I l.o.v.e. everything about your office re-do. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

    Visiting from Under the Table & Dreaming.

  9. Patty Martinez
    September 6, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    I love it. That desk looks amazing. I want those wall shelves! Coming over from sunday showcase!

  10. cheryl @ nefotlak
    September 9, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    great space!!
    love it.
    cheryl xox.

  11. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    September 10, 2011 | 9:32 am

    I just love this space. As a former teacher I can so appreciate having an organized and amazing space. Long live the Expedit for sure. I think I could justify using one in every room!

  12. June @ I will craft.....
    September 10, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    Great space. I’m sure it is a much more peaceful and creative place to work and play.

  13. caroline
    September 12, 2011 | 9:17 pm

    Your space is beautiful. I am redoing my craft/ catchall space too. I love your inbox from ikea. Is it a recent purchase? I would love to get one and have been looking on ikea and can’t find it. Do you have any more info on that certain product? It would be perfect for kids school papers and my crafting folders. I think I need 2 now? Funny

    • Darcy
      September 12, 2011 | 10:42 pm

      Thank you! I bought it a couple years ago, but when I was there a couple months ago I noticed they still had them. They are by the office stuff. I hope that helps! I don’t remember the name of it.

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  15. Heidi (Dearlylovedmist)
    May 16, 2012 | 6:03 pm

    Your office is SUPER cute. Let me say that again. SUPER cute! 🙂

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  18. Amy
    September 8, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    Super cute office! What color are the walls? Can you tell me the name and brand of paint? Thanks!

  19. Tiffany
    November 5, 2014 | 12:53 pm

    what is the paint color of your office? thank you 🙂

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