My Cozy Corner

Posted February 12, 2019 by tambarr1 in Busy at Home / 2 Comments

Today, I am excited to be sharing with you my cute and cozy creative corner.  For years, I have been trying to create a space that would allow me to be productive, get organized, and to create.  Back in 2007, I bought a desk, a book case, and a chair, all with the intent of creating a home office.  Needless to say, the office never materialized.  With my recent move, the idea has been revived, and with a renewed sense of motivation, I have, after years of procrastination, finally created a quaint little corner to call my own. Check it out!

The space before I showed it some love

I actually thought about making this a space for the kids, but nah! Lol!

 

This is the chair I bought from TJ Maxx years ago (circa 2007).

 


After I poured some love into the space

The inspiration for the space all started with this gold polka-dotted vase, an after-Christmas clearance find, from Target.  I got the slipcover from Target as well (here). The solid-gold T and the Peonies, I got from Michael’s.

 

I am absolutely obsessed with the peel and stick wallpaper (here). It completely transformed the space.

 

 

 

My quotes of affirmation are from Pinterest, and you can find my pins (here).  I sent the images to Aaron Brothers (A Michaels’ Store), and they came out perfectly. I had planned on framing them, but placed them under the glass on my desk instead.

 

To cozify my corner, I added this Opalhouse throw (here), another Target clearance find, and this velvet mermaid pillow (here) from Kirklands.

 

To complete the look, I placed little pieces around to accentuate the space. I added shelves (here) and some photos of my babes, Tamia and Tyson alongside my gold T. I love this wall.

 

 

Gold-faceted lamp (here)

I love how it all came together.  But what I am most proud about is that I set a goal to be finished with it by the end of January, and I smashed it.  I can’t tell you how good it feels to be able to stop procrastinating and to commit to something. Before I go on, I want you to know that you can also do “the thing” you have been wanting to do but have been putting off forever. It is absolutely possible!  All you have to do is make up your mind to get it done, and then make the necessary moves to make it happen. No matter what “it” is.  It’s just like my main man Thoreau said,  “if [you] advance confidently in the direction of [your] dreams, and endeavors to live the life which [you] have imagined, [you] will meet success in common hours.”  What all that means, is that you simply have to get up, get out, and get busy manifesting your dreams.  I am sure you will find that it was within your grasp all along.

For me, it all started with a desk, a chair, and an idea.  I love that I was able to shop my own items, and re-purpose them. It not only made this project affordable, but much more manageable as well. Luckily, quite a few of the items I used were clearance finds, which also kept my cost to a minimum. I am entering a new phase in my life.  One where I have to be cost conscious and purposeful with my money. In a word, responsible.  I am amazed at how well it turned out.  I have been much more productive, organized, and creative.  My little cozy corner is charming and magical, and it’s just what I needed.

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