I work in a tiny corner of my kitchen all day every day.
It is not a particularly inspiring place.
It isn’t even really a desk, just a little old MDF table. I face a wall too. Sigh. I try and write wonderful things about living creatively on a budget. Sitting somewhere so drab and untidy does not fill me with inspiration however.
Here’s how it looked last week …
Yep it was dark, dull, messy, uninspiring and cluttered. Not conducive to writing my brilliant bestseller.
Well then I spied a great competition over at Love Chic Living for a desk makeover (with an amazing prize of £500 Made.com vouchers up for grabs.) Ooh all I needed was a little inspiration and there I was tidying that desk up quicker than I ate my Easter eggs.
What was I after?
I wanted the area to be pretty, uncluttered, fresh and motivational.
I had no spare cash for the makeover so I grabbed some lilac from the garden. I had a big old tidy up and transferred everything on my noticeboard into my diary. I moved wires , sorted my book case and popped up some photos of the kids that had been hanging around doing nothing.
I simply purchased an office sign for about £7 and that was all I spent.
I now feel I have a lovely, inspiring, pretty, fragrant office. And all it took was a little prompt and a little effort.
Are you ready to see it….
To say I am delighted with it is an understatement. It smells gorgeous, I love looking at my children and seeing them motivates me to get my work done before schools out each day. I feel so much more organized and calm.
A little makeover goes a long way.