My New Office… Now in Technicolor!

Posted in Main, Sharing the Handmade Love at 3:57 pm by carrie

I asked myself… if I could do anything in my new office… what would it be? Answer: Wallpaper every inch… every stripe a different design and cover the ceiling, too. Make it as chaotic and inspiring, yet as calming as possible.

Ya, sure… that’s practical.

Instead, I took a brush to one wall and covered it in flowers… and I covered a few pieces of furniture in flowers, too. It’s sort of a compromise, but there are still 3 walls ;) hehe!

As you can see, Meg’s new sniffing spot is to my left when I’m sitting at the computer. She loves to perch here and watch the neighbors come and go.

This is my favorite stripe of wallpaper (it took the longest to paint)… we even did a time lapse animation of me painting it… (it’ll be online soon!) The inspiration for this design came from an old pillowcase I found at SunThrift in Sunland, CA. :)

I took the old awning from the Violets are Blue candy section and put it over my drafting table. A chandelier, some tissue pouf balls and ribbon… voila… a creating cave!

And… my cupcake, etc collection. Some “My Little Ponies” have been added to bring back the I-am-seven-years-old vibe. Remember when you would play for hours with a bright piece of plastic with a tail… and talk to them like they were real? Good times. (Secret… I still do that, you know, talking to myself thing… but only when I’m painting…)

There’s still more nooks and crannies to share… but they all need another coat of paint… or twelve :)


  1. Graycee said,

    October 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    LOVE the walls (the pinks are my fav)! LOVE the creating cave! LOVE the office in general! Looks great! And hey, what a cute framed pic of puppy-Meg hanging down from your chandelier! ;) ;) (that’s a double wink)

  2. Daisy Cottage said,

    October 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Oh my heavens! Girl, YOU have been busy!! I LOVE your office!
    Fabulous – absolutely fabulous!


  3. deb said,

    October 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    How fabulous Carrie!! The wallpaper is incredible. And I love how you added the awning. I’m so glad you’re blogging again.

  4. Maya@Completely-Coastal said,

    October 22, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    The painted flowers are just stunning!

  5. Tara said,

    October 23, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Wow, what an amazing creative space! That wallpaper is gorgeous.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog too! (Aquamarine.)

  6. Felicia said,

    October 23, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I adore your wall! What wonderful inspiration :) And we have low to the ground windows too. We call them doggy TV :)

  7. beth foster said,

    October 23, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I LOVE your office and the time lapse video of the painting is fantastic, looks like it took forever but was well worth it!

  8. Teddy said,

    October 23, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Methinks it’s no co-inky-dinky that the prettiest section of the wall is also the prettiest picture!

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