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Creating Your Dream Workspace

October 9, 2014

Hi everyone!

I am teaming up with WeWork, a co-working company that builds communities to empower people to do what they love. They are running a new campaign:
"Show Us Your Dream Space"

When you think of your dream workspace what do you think of?  

For me...I think of my little room in the back of our garage.  It is my little world where I create and blog.  I feel happy and comfortable in this space, surrounded by the things I love.  I filled this space with pictures I adore, a large work table and good lighting.  The space has evolved over a year and a half since I started blogging.   I think it's important your workspace changes as you grow as a company or as an individual.  If you make small adjustments to your space as you evolve, your space will be yours to enjoy.

The fun part of decorating a workspace is letting your imagination go.  I mean you can add things in this room that you wouldn't necessarily put in the rest of your house. Make your space as personal as you can.  In other words, break away from traditional decorating and just go with your gut and have fun.  Also, create different work zones in your space.  If you have a co-worker you can set up two different work areas in the space.  That might mean using two desks on opposite sides of the room. My co-worker happens to be very comfortable on the window sill.


Here are a few pictures of the space before.  
As you can see this room needed a lot of work.  My husband and I transformed this space together.

We even used the entertainment center.  We took the whole thing apart and used every piece of it.  The top became my desk, the drawers became shelves and the glass door became a frame for this picture.

We had a very small budget for this room.  The money was spent on paint and a new floor ONLY.

Here are some pictures after all the grunt work was done.

Come on in I'll show you around

I set up different work zones for my space.  The farmhouse table is my work table. I placed it in the middle of the room so I can easily move around it when working on a project. I have two storage areas and a desk for blogging.  I recently added a comfy chair in the corner of the room. 

I knew this room was going to get messy with paint spills, so I went with a laminate floor.  Laminate is easy to keep clean.  A damp sponge with soap and water does the trick.
My husband put down the new floor...  It turned out great!

We painted the walls white.  It keeps the room light and bright.  I had to get a little creative with the furniture since I had no budget for new purchases.  The farmhouse table was our kitchen table, now it is my work table, the dresser was my nephews and daughters diaper changing table.  It now stores craft supplies.  On top of the dresser is one of the shelves that came from the entertainment center.  I painted them white and added an antique navigational map behind them.  The small drawing in the white frame is my daughter's masterpiece, made when she was a baby.  Oh and that incredible toolbox came from a consignment store.

My dream workspace is flooded with sunshine.  
Sunshine makes me happy and this is why I love this room so much!

The cabinet was a roadside find, it is holding up one side of the desk.
 Two white pillars hold up the other side. The top of the desk was the top of the entertainment center.

I added some personal items to my desk.  An antique decorative piece purchased at a consignment shop.  The caricature drawing in the gold frame is me and was made by a local artist.
 The dancer in the frame is my artwork.

  I love roses.
I dried a few and placed them in this tarnished antique dish. 

  I lined the shelves with jars of buttons, craft supplies, and other personal touches.

Here is my comfy corner.  Created with a black and white color palette.
It is a comfortable corner to take a break from the computer, gather my thoughts and sip a cup of coffee. 

I hung a pin it board next to the work table.  You can read here how I created it.

My co-worker/supervisor is very happy watching me work in my fun creative space...

Thanks for visiting our Dream Workspace.  

If you're looking for a co-working space in your area, please visit WeWork/locations for amazing creative spaces.


  1. Your work space looks great! Looks like a wonderful place to hang out and be creative! I noticed that you have a lot of Mary Englebreit prints on your walls. I do too! I framed a bunch from a calendar one year. I love them! Enjoy your new space! P.S. Your co-worker is adorable. ;-)

  2. Beautiful work space and I love that is drop dead gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful space! There is nothing like having that room for yourself, isn't it? You did a great job transforming the room. Very pretty!


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