Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Office Makeover is Complete

Einstein once said "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign of?"

When I began Lakehouselyn two years ago, I took over my son's desk and file cabinets he used while in school years ago.  Last January I shopped a big sale a theContainerstore and selectively picked out storage boxes,  and accessories as part of my new office plan.  I wanted to create a "quiet" area so I choose gray chalkboard paint for my main wall, with accent colors of teal, orange, red and gray.  
I searched for months for a new wood desk with trestle legs and one day my husband came home from samsclub and showed me a picture of the exact desk I had been looking for.  
He put it all together for me last week and I am so thrilled!   I never imagined paint, shelves, desk and file boxes could make such a big difference!  We found the Sears typewriter in my son and daughter in laws crawlspace.  It is in great condition and my mother in law used to type notes on this typewriter when she was President of the P.T.A. when my husband was a young boy.  I feel it's a privilege to be able to own this small part of family history.  Now to track down ribbon which may be a challenge.  

Do you have a special place where you go to create?





My retro typewriter that's been in my husbands family for years


  1. Thank you Lou:) It was exactly what I was looking for. I love your blog! Have a great weekend and I appreciate you reading Lakehouse.