New-to-Me Office

If you’ll remember last month I got mad at Jerimiah for not telling me that he secretly wanted a home office and I maybe overreacted and immediately bought him a giant office suite and moved my shit into an extra bedroom upstairs? Yes? Remember I shared pictures of his office, which was my old office, but was totally made for him. Okay, anyway, it has taken a month, but my new-to-me office is finally done and I have the pictures to prove it. Now before I show them to you, just know that this was an extra bedroom upstairs that basically acted as a storage room/closet, it was stupid and it needed a purpose. Also know that I haven’t written anything of substance since I have been in my new-to-me office, but I have high hopes. Okay, that is all enjoy.

The thing that took the longest was getting my vintage Rand McNally map back up on the wall. You have to find two studs, you need certain screws, it’s heavy as shit, it was a whole thing. But he did it.
You’ll also recall I said my desk had a chandelier over it, did you think I was lying?
This bookcase, while it doesn’t match my others, was already up here. Which means I had more room to organize my books how I wanted to. This one has “classics” on it, along with some of my childhood toys, and all my man dolls. I put Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain so people would stop thinking he’s Colonel Sanders…
My cheap IKEA bookcases got a facelift with some llama wrapping paper! This is my “Ladies and Llamas” corner. Books are categorized by genre. Non-fiction on one side, poetry in the middle, and only female authors on the last one. To be fair, most of my books are edited and/or written by females.
Trying to keep my desk organized. It won’t last.
Sir Duke Barkington of Charlotte is looking for the pet beds. There aren’t any. They are in Daddy’s office for a reason, asshole. (They still lay on the rug under my feet.)

So there you have it. I have tons more room on my shelves now, since I had those extra bookcases, which means MORE BOOKS! I had to get rid of so many when we downsized a couple years ago. A common question I get about the map is “WHERE DID YOU GET IT?!” I bought it off a woman on Craigslist back in Charlotte. You can buy them on the Rand McNally website, but they are hundreds of dollars. I paid $10, so check Craigslist first, then the yard sale sites, then the thrift stores! There are also some really cute ways to make hanging maps yourself from cheaper maps you can also buy on their website. Google it, I don’t have time to tell you about it because I need to go eat some Cheetos.

Thanks for looking!

M.

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