Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Reveal

This post was supposed to happen last week, but sometimes even small projects take me longer than they should. Anyway, here I am with the reveal: I painted one wall of my office space and swapped the large desk with hutch for the smaller desk that was in my bedroom. Oh, and I got a new lamp.



Color choice is really hard for me, probably because I know I'm bad at it. After lots of thought, I decided on yellow, because my writing space is in the basement and doesn't get a lot of sunlight. I wanted something that would pop--you know, that whole energy/joy thing. In the end, I chose a color called Geographic Yellow. I assume it's a reference to National Geographic, which brought thoughts of travel and adventure to mind. When I got it on the wall, however, it reminded me more of macaroni and cheese. (The perfect color for a Kraft room, ha ha.) 

I didn't love it at first, but it's been almost two weeks now, and I think the color is growing on me. It certainly does liven up the wall! And the big desk looks much better in its new home, so I guess this project is an overall improvement. Whether the change jump-starts my creativity is yet to be determined. Fingers crossed!

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  1. That's an office fit for a queen...or a wonderful writer. You can be both, of course. :D

    1. That's very kind of you, Pat! But I'm not sure I'd want to be queen of anything. Too much responsibility :-)

  2. That is nice and bright and perfect for a basement room. From the photo it looks more spacious without the hutch and big desk - I prefer uncluttered (which you wouldn't know from my office which I share with my 2 Barbarians, lol).