Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Study Part Deux

The Queen
I've been tweaking the Study off and on since Christopher got married over two years ago.  It will continue until he moves the large bookshelf to his home (when their home office no longer is full of boxes!).

But I knew changes needed to be made soon to make it more user friendly.  There was not enough light for one thing.  It needed more color for another.  Just some minor changes here and there.

This past episode of moving things around and adding to them began in my usual If You Give a Mouse a Cookie sort of way when I found the perfect tea table at Goodwill for about $6.00.  It was just the type of table I've wanted for years, in very good shape, and most of all... cheap.

The $6.00-ish tea table that started it all...
The lamp was on the desk before the tweaking.
So it was placed under the window between the green chair (also from Goodwill) and the dresser that had been Christopher's since he was a little guy.  I gave him the large bookshelf but I kept the dresser.

I inherited this table from my mother so it is a favorite.
The gang doesn't seem to mind their temporary home.
The table that was once located where the tea table is now was moved to the place the Butler's shelves once held teddy bears and such.  Did you get all that?  The Butler's shelf has been temporarily abandoned to the garage while the occupants found a temporary home in another part of the Study.

Now a joy to work at this "desk".
I found the desk lamp for $1.99 at the Salvation Army store.
The votive candle holder is also from the Salvation Army store and just the reminder I need each day!
Some items over the desk and on the desk were switched out and around.  Like I said... much like the mouse being given a cookie in the book resulting in much larger ramifications... so was the addition of one small table to the Study.

The rug was brought in from my bedroom.  The cat was already there.
But I am very pleased with the results.  Once the bookshelf, which takes up a lot of room to the right of the desk, is out of here then I'm hoping to replace that area with more storage space for creative endeavors.

Not a great photo but you get the idea...
So these are the photos, some taken without a flash and others with it (those not showing the true colors or shades or anything about their objects).  But it was necessary on gloomy days.


suzanne said...

6 dollars??!! great find. i love small round tables! your desk looks just lovely....and so organized. what a cozy, peaceful room, miss brenda. i still think you need a soft rug under and around the comfy chair. i guess you could always use miss victoria as a foot warmer. :)

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Love that table! Great find!

I love moving things around to suit me, and the current living arrangements, etc, to get the best usage of the furniture and the space. It's fun, too.

I like seeing how you have your desk set up! Very nice!


Cheryl said...

What a find for $6.00!! Your table is charming! (And I so get the "if you give a mouse a cookie" process. That sort of thing has been happening at my house lately, too.) :)

Anonymous said...

Love the table--you always find the best bargains. Isn't it fun to rearrange and come up with a better idea? Blessings, Sharon D.

Vee said...

I was shopping in thrift stores yesterday and, believe me, there were no $6 ish tables! I wish. That was a great find. Somehow, shuffling things about helps us to sort through ideas and ways to improve our cozy homes. I did something this week that seemed so simple, yet makes me smile every time I see it. I think that's what your special room does for you, too. I suppose such things will always be a work in progress.

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I love that table! What a great deal. :)

Unknown said...

Your study looks great! Orderly, warm, inviting and inspiring. Me thinks I need a cookie to get me started in my office:)

Anonymous said...

I love how your study is looking! When shall I come for a visit? I love the hunt for things that are what you want at the right price.

Anonymous said...

Just stopped by for a quick visit and what a nice surprise to see all the pics of your study. I like it! It looks like a very cozy place. You find such good stuff at your Goodwill. So happy for you! Pam (SD)