Now I’m a decorator!

In previous posts‘ I’ve mention my recently developed addiction to HGTV. Mainly Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop. I love seeing the old outdated homes and how they transform them into new, modern and beautiful spaces.

This addiction and the fact that I find organizing and cleaning relaxing has prompted me to purge, clean and organize. I’ve given about 4 bags to friends and co-workers to which they reply “Seriously MORE?”

As the holidays got closer, I began the process of making my holiday gift list to send off to A and my family. I usually ask for clothes or designer bags, jewelry or shoes… However, this year, realizing I have MORE clothing and shoes than I need (and continue to buy more, despite the fact that I shouldn’t be), I asked for new furniture for my office! Which I felt was a VERY mature decision and realized I might ACTUALLY be turning into an adult! Now, if only I could stop shopping… I’m working on it… Its a process…

We’ve now lived in this apartment 3 full years and are nearly half way through our 4th. I decided it was time to make my home office/ girl from a space that I could be proud of! I spend so much time in here and I wanted to be able to find peace and tranquility when I walked in everyday.

I also wanted a place that I could have my girlfriends over for coffee on the weekends or wine nights, instead of going out to a coffee shop, shopping or to a bar (which inevitably involves spending a lot more money) whenever I want to see a friend!… I realized I could save A LOT of money, if I had a more comfortable space to get together with friends… I refused to invite people over to sit on a mattress and I would never kick A out of our living room!

My current home office / glam girl room, is a hodgepodge of furniture. I am grateful for the furniture as I didn’t have to buy much of it and it served its purpose! I have A’s old desk from his room growing up, target cube furniture, an old Turtle Tank Table that I am using as a make up vanity, a target coffee / side table from my first apartment FIVE years ago and A’s parents old mattress… that I HAD TO HAVE, begging A and his dad to maneuver it into my converted Attic of an upstairs office!

From my HGTV obsession, I’ve gotten all sorts of design ideas for how I want my Glam Room / Office to look! Gray, Chic, Modern, Glass!

After doing an immense amount of research, reading reviews, making listings, finding things I liked better and pinterest searching “Glam Office”, I FINALLY found the pieces I wanted to make my Glam Girl Room! I sent out the list to A & my parents, and about a week ago, I received the first piece to my transformation, Phase 1! My GORGEOUS new desk, courtesy of the mama and the papa!

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This box was 75 lbs and was delivered to my front steps… I live on the second floor. A wasn’t home, and I HAD to get it into the house, I just couldn’t wait. What did I do you ask? I squatted… Bear hug lifted and carried the HUGE box up the stairs to my house. I didn’t injure myself, may or may not have been extremely winded, but hey! I did it! From there I opened the box and took out all the pieces to individually carry them upstairs! Then of course it BUILT THE THING ALL BY MY SELF!!!!  #GirlBoss – I FREAKING LOVE MY NEW DESK!!!!

To really appreciate the new desk, you have to compare it to the old. The new, open, modern look really lightens up the whole room!

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But phase 1 of the transformation didn’t stop there. I needed a way to organize the shelves and cubes to make sure everything looked neat and tidy!

HELLO TARGET!

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Obviously HGTV was on…

I don’t know what it is about bin organization, but it makes me SO happy!

Today to complete phase 1.. I hung pictures that have been sitting in my desk for 5 months!

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My furbabies in BW ❤

Additionally, I’ve cleaned out most of the unnecessary clutter and the next step will be to remove the mattress and put it into the land of clutter (the spare room)…

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I am immensely happy with how this room is coming together and LOVE seeing my vision come to reality!

Here are the next pieces to be added! Plus some furry pillows in red for a POP of color!! Eventually I will add a new vanity to the mix, but that will be down the road!

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