Remember when I found the shop with my office inspiration? Well, I went back and paid them a little visit. I pondered that cute little desk in a big way, but when it came right down to it I couldn't trade in the one I already have. I love it... it's solid wood, an old science classroom table from the 20's (or earlier). I'm keeping it.
So, my eye began to rove elsewhere and I spied this adorable side table.
I marched straight to the front of the store, where the owner was reclining outside on a vintage rocker while watching shoppers walk by in the dappled afternoon sunlight (I had to struggle hard not to hate him for having my dream job) and said, "I'll take it."
It was a good bargain, but as I stuffed it into the back of my itty bitty car, I began to think, "Um, what did you just do? Where are you going to put this? What in the world does this have to do with an office re-do?"
But as I eyed its cute farmhouse table legs, its yellow and aqua flecked paint, I realized I didn't care. I'd put it in middle of the living room and walk around it every day if I had to.
So my office got another rearrange, and surprisingly this little table is working great as a plant stand. Plus, it's directly next to my desk, so I can gaze at some lovely greenery in the winter when I'm longing for the sun to come out again.
Not only that, but the aqua paint on it has inspired a possible paint color for the office walls. If you cant tell, I'm a little giddy.