Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What I was doing instead of blogging

I was redoing my office. I inherited an office with walls that looked like this:

Needless to say, this was not acceptable. So, I repainted, got new office furniture, and hung up some pictures, and here we are:

This is the view as you enter my office. I will be replacing the office chair sometime soon.

This is my grandfather's desk, which now belongs to my brother and he is graciously letting me use. A lot of the pictures are his as well.

This is the peace lily that I got from my dad's funeral last May--it's sitting on a walnut chair my brother got from Jordan High School.

You can see here what I did with that hideous wallpaper--I left the portion below the chair rail as a faux-wainscoting.

I bought this desk for $150 at a used furniture store. It matches the roll top desk perfectly and it's solid walnut. A little polishing and a glass cover and it looks great. I am changing the knobs to something a little less target-like, but the new knobs are on back order and won't be here for a week.

Finally, here is my view. It will be supplemented by a large antique framed map as soon as the map gets out of the frame shop. I will also be getting new chairs as soon as I have the money to do so.

Anyway, I just got done with this yesterday, so let me know what you think.

UPDATE: Just got this from the framing shop:

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5 comments:

Randy Row said...

So is that your Utah Code Annotated?
I'm jealous!

Anonymous said...

I think you need a picture of Jules and Vincent "I'm sorry, I didn't get your name. I got yours, Vincent, right? But I didn't get yours...My name's Pitt. And your ass ain't talkin' your way out of this shit" I think that would go perfectly.....hopefully I can quote that....right? ah pulp fiction what a movie huh!

Nate W. said...

Randy,

You should be. That two-volume set is a godsend. Well worth buying from West just on its own. Luckily, they sent an extra copy on accident and just told us to keep it. Being the firm's librarian, I decided it should live in my office.

Anonymous,

Ha Ha. :)

Gilberts' Fridge said...

Ooooohhh, that is a beautiful office. Well done, you. Fully anticipating design and decorating tips from you when we move back!

LA VIDA said...

Very nice Nato. Food work son!