And a Mini DIY. BOOM.

Our shit is finally looking something resembling GOOD.

And since it’s my nature to make things all zig-zaggy and as hard to follow as possible, we’re back in my office this week, checking in on the make-under progress.  I have gotten rid of a LOT of black mesh office supplies… I was just so inspired with the decluttered work space of my fellow purge-er Karen, and so far, considering my chronic pack-rattery, I think I’m doing pretty darn well…except now taking these pictures my board-wall-thing looks totally cluttered and overwhelming so I may have to reconsider that.

Since the mere act of opening my file cabinet can send me into a full-blown panic, I wanted it to at least LOOK cheerful in there.  I went for yellow low hanging sorters, and added a little punch with pink tape in my labeler.  I also treated myself to a box of recycled [%100 recycled] filing folders, and followedSUPER BETH‘s recommendation of straight-tab filing.   I love how it turned out.

Taxes!  Happy!  Fun!

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And now for my simple, totally manageable, and made a huge difference in my office aesthetic DIY.  Custom Wall pockets!

Your materials:

Pretty, right?!  At least, exactly what I wanted.  Non-corporate-looking non-expensive Wall Pockets.

And, as you I’m sure have already realized, my lurky loves, Con-tact paper comes in like TEN BILLION patterns so you can literally customize them to match ANY DECOR.  (From heretofore, when I write in all caps, it should be read in Oprah’s UGG BOOTS voice.)

Some of my fave options?:  Faux Leather, Walnut, Chalkboard, or for a more feminine spin, Water Dance to name a few…because there are many.


So…did you purge? Let’s do this:

[So what if I back dated this post to Thursday?  I’ll do what I want!]

And also?  This:

I mean really.

Feed Me Seymour

  6 comments for “PurgedayThursday:
And a Mini DIY. BOOM.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    what cute wall pockets! leave it to you to make a office blah pocket into something cute!

  2. May 2, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    OK, the FIRST thing I noticed was the wall pockets. I’m thinking Conran Shop? MOMA? And they I saw the DIY – you are awesome. Contact paper is better than sliced bread, don’t you think?

    As for the wall, I like all the visuals. It takes inspiration to be inspired!

  3. May 3, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Can D’Lady come do the grocery shopping for us too? :) Um, adorable. Also …fantastic DIY!! love it!

  4. May 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Oh it looks so good! I have been thinking of your purgeday Thursday project as I nest all over my house (I’m SO close to having a baby). Anyway, i wish I would have taken before photos so i could join but alas I wasn’t organized enough for before shots. Maybe on my next project. Keep up the great work.

  5. May 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Okay, I just have to say I love your house. I know this post is about purging and organization but I have a freakish love of houses and home design so that’s what my eye is always drawn to. I live in the south and am a full-blown user of antique-painted furniture, toile fabrics and monogrammed pillows BUT I have this crazy What If dream. WHAT IF I had to move to California for some reason? I would absolutely go all chic California, streamlined and cool…and your house is all of that. I love your style. And your daughter is, yes, unbelievably adorable with her shopping cart. I have a 4 yr old son so I’m surrounded by swords and Legos which I love, but I can’t wait until my 10 month old daughter is wearing her jelly sandals pushing around her babies in her play stroller. Can’t. Wait.

  6. May 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    shut the front door on that pic of Dee

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