My home office has been a long labour of love. It started life as a junk room when we moved, as we just had so much stuff. Then when I went freelance 18 months ago, I needed to turn it into a workspace. We managed to squeeze two desks into the tiny room, and put up an IKEA picture shelf above the second smaller desk. I’ve been trying out different arrangements of pictures and bits and bobs on the shelf, but it didn’t ever feel quite right. But I think I *might* have cracked it. What do you think?
My cousin knows I love copper, and gave me the sweet angel cookie cutter. I don’t tend to make shaped cookies, as we have too much fun making freaky shapes from the dough (check out my latest baking post if you want a giggle!) I think she looks perfect on the end of the shelf.
I made the monochrome embroidery from a kit from Tiger, and sprayed the hoop copper.
I found the zebra plate in the Paperchase sale last year, and couldn’t resist as it had a copper rim.
The cute copper lights from New Look’s website, of all places! They were £8.99 when I got them, but they are now on sale for £6.74, what a bargain.
The copper Z lamp is from HowKapow and I created the polkadot pen pot from spray paint and and IKEA glass, you can see the tutorial here, it’s so easy! I also sprayed the tall vase – it was from one of the table setting at our wedding.
The lovely flamingo watercolour card is by AlfieWinn. It was a birthday card from one of my best friends, but it wasn’t until I popped it in a frame that I noticed who it was by – I met the illustrator Maria last year, what a lovely coincidence.
The ‘She believed she could. So she did.’ print is from Team Hen*, with an IKEA frame, and is the latest addition to the shelf. When the lovely ladies from Team Hen got in touch to see if I wanted to review anything from their site, I nearly politely declined. Most of their products are for hen dos and although lovely and peppered with pink, (do take a peek if you’re in the hen do stage of life) I don’t have any hen dos coming up. But then I spotted they sold prints, and changed my mind, realising that it’s what I’d been missing for the shelf.
‘She believed she could. So she did.’ has been been my motto since giving up my job to go freelance – I think you have to have a bit of self belief and guts to get what you want in life, so this is a great reminder if I have a bit of a wobble!
The little print next to it is of my old university’s student accommodation, and reminds me of very happy times in my first year at UEA.
The ‘You’ve Got This’ picture is from Kikki.K. It has copper foil, though you can’t see it very well in the photo.
You can see more about the office and see the other desk in my post about getting ready for a WFH life.
*I was sent the print for free so I could review them for you, and my opinions are my own, as always.