Friday, August 13, 2010

Writing Desk Makeover

The left side of my "dining room" was a little boring. Fueled with delicious espresso I set about rectifying that last night (and early this morning).

  Before: Meh. Bleh. Messy, boring. Not utilized. Imbalanced.

After: With the desk on the opposite wall the room feels more balanced. The desk will actually be used now!

Wall Art: The top piece is a framed South American Mola I found in a pretty thrift store in St. Augustine.The second piece was purchased from The Riverside Arts Market when I had a booth there last year. The third piece down is a collectable "animation cell" from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series (1987 series).

On Monday I wrote about finding cute Harajuku Lover's hair pins, Selena of Apron Thrift Girl let me know Target carried some of the line. I had to pick up a couple of goodies when I picked up milk last night...

The Harajuku Lover's File Organizer pictured holds receipts, electronics manuals, and to-be-scrapbooked-or-made-into-art bits nicely. I'll save the Harajuku Lover's notepad for writing business ideas of all kinds.

This vintage typewriter is from my mom's childhood. I'm still seeking ribbon so I can use it (can anyone provide leads?) Two of the Japanese kokeshi dolls were bough back from Japan by my dad.

The third small, skinny one was purchased from a thrift store for $1.00 (pictured in the store in this blog post I bought it during my epic thrift trip)

 Especially at night when my "star lamp" casts it's beautiful glow.

This Post is Linked to: Frugal Friday / Feature Yourself Friday / Furniture Feature Friday / Finding Fabulous / Tidy Mom / Favorite Things Fridays / Flaunt it Friday / Fun to Craft


  1. Love it! I really love the wall color you have in there too.

    ~The Speckled Dog

  2. I just came across your blog and wanted to tell you, its adorable! And I love your desk! The typewriter is so cool! There has to be somewhere online that sells ribbon. And I agree, the star is too cute too!

  3. Thank you Julia, I hope I find some ribbons so I can use that baby soon. 'Twas my mom's :)

  4. Don't know if this will help you locate the ribbon but: They do carry Royal ribbons.

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