My Home Office Gets Functional And Cozy Using Upcycled Items

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Six months ago I moved my new business, My Patch Of Blue Sky, into my home office. I decided to use mostly items I have had for years to decorate, including these huge old barn doors, the postal cubby and teak desk I painted with Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. My collections also found places where I can enjoy them.
My giant old barn doors worked perfectly as a backdrop to my desk and the rustic cubby I use for my tiny pottery collection. The teak desk I painted Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan with colorful accents on the drawers.
The shiny tote basket I bought in the Marrakech souks stores paperback books. See the white cord on the right of the silvery basket? I leads to the printer and shredder I stored out of sight in the closet.
I found an inexpensive painted cabinet for the little TV and added Pothos, a low-light plant that's easy to ignore and hard to kill. Perfect!
I traded with a neighbor for this rustic narrow cabinet now used to store office supplies. I love working without much clutter.
The cabinet was a great solution to house my pile of African baskets!
My slipcovered loveseat is the perfect place to jump in an study magazines to get inspiration. Yes, too many pillows but so comfy.
The weathered garden angel and laughing Buddha should go back outside now that spring is here but love them here in the office. They don't talk much though.
I should add window treatments but for now I enjoy the view into our long courtyard entry we are filling with plants, flowers and an Italian fountain.

Debbie Dion Hayes Creative
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