My New Office: Stage Two

My Dad-in-law and I went up to my office today to work. Upon arriving, I noticed some changes had been made to my office. I’d been robbed! I feel so violated! Okay, so maybe that’s a bit dramatic. My once furnished office was bear, with the exception of the desk, two filing cabinets, two chairs, and a small table and chairs. Now, that may sound like a lot, but here’s what I was missing: leather love seat (with cute damask pillows!), leather chair, cute damask photo board, all the adorable wall decor, books, stuffed animals, and a lot of resources. And here’s the worst part: my crate of cherished, hard cover children’s books and some organizational stuff was missing, too. I found a pile of it in the hallway and quickly reclaimed my organizational stuff, but my books were no where to be found. I talked to my principal (love her!), and she figured out that it was the previous counselor. After getting in contact with her, she and I are meeting tomorrow, and she is returning my books!

(UPDATE 8/9: She was so sweet! Her family had helped her move and accidentally grabbed my stuff! She had a welcome gift for me and said I could call her with questions! She moved the furniture and decor back to her house and took the stuff she bought, which is understandable!)

Dad-in-law moved my desk and made it sturdier than it was before! Then he went to work, and I got to decorating, organizing, and cleaning like a mad woman. Here is what I accomplished. You may recognize many of the items on my desk and walls from my previous How To post: .

Desk and chalkboard dollar store platters hanging on the wall.

This brilliant idea is courtesy of Jouleen via Allyson, my incredibly crafty friends! I didn’t include these in my previous How To post, because the pics came out crappy. The are Dollar Tree silver serving platters that I spray painted with chalkboard paint. Then I tied bows (I googled how to tie a bow and learned off of Martha Stewart’s website, because mine were deformed)and hot glued the ribbon to the back to hang them on the wall! So easy!

Dollar Tree mirrors stenciled and hung by my desk.

The chandelier painting I made. (So proud of it!)

Space to put pens, pencils, etc.

Office decor courtesy of Dollar Tree and Target’s dollar bin.

Old cork board that I spray painted black and trimmed with ribbon.

It looks much better, but still pretty sparse. My wonderful principal said I can get a couch, rug, and decor when the new budget kicks in on September 1st! Stay tuned for updated pics after that!