After inheriting two red IKEA chairs and this awesome lamp from a coworker, my red and pear green color scheme was born! Usually I write off red and green as Christmas colors, but these particular shades really agree with me.
Next I brought in an unused IKEA Poang chair from home and bought some new red cushions.
My boss gave me an old wooden bookshelf to paint...and paint...and paint. I think it took about 5 coats of white! And that's including a primer coat! I love how it turned out.
I decorated it with some plants and my tiny plastic animal collection.
For years I've had my sights on owning a bar cart. During an antique hunt several years ago my mom and I stumbled across a mirrored bar cabinet that opened up to be a magnificent serving piece. I have ALWAYS regretted leaving that bar cabinet. This year at an antique fair I found this beauty for $15! The potential was screaming in my face. While she's not the gorgeous 1970s mirrored bar cart of my dreams, she's a close second. Oh yeah, and she's a she too. How could something so cute not be? I took the cart apart, and painted each piece. A nice employee at Lowe's helped me "MacGuyver" a plan to add wheels and new screws. My husband and I painstakingly screwed the cart back together (WAY harder than it looked), and VOILA! I have an adorable tea cart in my office.
These iPhone pics are super blurry but you get the gist. I got some antique decanters, added my tea pots, honey, and lemons. Yet to be added: colorful IZZE soda, Perrier, and of course some wine! There are still several final touches to add to the office, and I plan to bring my nice camera for some grand finale shots. It finally feels like "me" in here!