If I cannot see it, it is not there. Right? Dust on top of refrigerators, messy closets, junk drawers. You see, I am a slob. It is the truth. HOWEVER. I hate clutter. I am not a collector. I am a purger. To a fault. Keeping it real. No reason not to.

All that to say, when I purchased a desk with NO drawers, and a console with no storage space, the pressure was on to manage all the “stuff” necessary for a good, functional work space.

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 I have done ok over the last year. Just ok. Started looking at console/credenza pieces. Never looked back.

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I have always loved the modern functionality of mid century consoles. Sleek. Simple. Sexy. Really. I think they fit in most design schemes.  They are pricey, hard to find in Nashville, so much of my search was online.  Over the last few months, the search was on.  Found what I was looking for.

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Arrived yesterday. So began the dismantling of this big old chunk of wood.

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 I am pretty strong (minded) Determined. And by myself during the day. So how to move this giant piece of archaic wood? These fuzzy furniture thingys.

Brilliant.

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 Decided to try it here.

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We shall see.

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Greyhound is the way to ship. Cost effective. For a small fee they will deliver to your door.

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 Just need to be willing to deal with the packaging.

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 Not so bad.

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 Yep. This is gonna be good.

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Great filing drawers.

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 I. HATE> Peanuts.  Love Native Son.

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  Legs.

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Drawer details.

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 There she is. Not in mint condition, but that is fine by me. Needs a little polishing. May get to it, may not.

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 Cannot wait to get all things paper off my desk.

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 Honestly this is gonna be good.

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 Question: Do I keep this tray of desk stuff out? Pretty. But. ?

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I like it…

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 Better in here.

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I am one who likes to have lots of space when I work. Loved the tray of goods, stylish, but felt kinda cramped. This is much better for the way I work

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Side note: My mom just sent me this beautiful book of poetry written by the amazing KP Yohannan. Missionary. Lover of God. Slays my heart.

Thanks mom.

 

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 AND. I found the perfect place for these glass orbs. I think these may be one of my top finds of all time.

Lifers. Found the giraffe while shopping for a client. Makes me smile.

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Edited space. All things have a place, there is a place for all things. That’s a saying, right?. Unless it is behind closed doors/drawers, of course. For now the inside of the console is nice and organized. Ask me how they are looking in a few weeks. Still, behind closed doors…

Things to consider when investing in key pieces for any space: 1.Can it be used in more than one place? 2. Is it a trend? If yes, spend little. If no, then 3. Be willing to invest in a piece that has longevity. i.e. well made, multi purpose capacity. 4. Look around your home and determine what pieces (I call them lifers)  you have had and enjoyed for a long time. How does this new piece fit with those? 5. Take a bit of time to study, peruse shelter magazines, blogs, Pinterest, Instagram. Buying on a whim has been costly for me. 6.Buy what you love. This has been my feeling for a long time.

Will let you know if my big chunk o wood will stay put…Happy Saturday!

3 responses to “Clutter free.”

  1. This speaks to me. I am what I like to call a minimalist with and “thingist” eye. When I clear a space, a drawer, a countertop or a little shelf in my bathroom I breathe easier. I am a chronic seeker of change, change of my home, my garden the spaces my family see and use daily. Your credenza is stunning. Your office space is drool worthy. Thank you for your inspiration. This afternoon is my master closet de-stash. This post has spurred me on!
    That big ol’ chunk of wood has me shivering in my boots with delight. So beautifully organic. I want it! Our home backs up to Florida preserve, otherwise I might have my hubby out with a chain saw this very afternoon! And those globes, as I commented on your IG, I have globe envy!
    I am a poetry geek. Do you read Wendell Berry? My son introduced me to him about 10 years ago. He speaks to my heart. I will be checking out KP Yohannan.
    Your post as always, speak to my heart, my “thingist” desires, and my constant need for beautiful eye candy. So happy you are blogging. I wish I could do the same. Maybe someday.

    • Thanks for taking the time to share, Barb! Love hearing from you! It would seem we truly share the same disorder, yes?! Again, really appreciate how positive and encouraging you are. Makes what I am hoping to do worth every minute!
      I am new to poetry, love the man that KP Y. is, his poetry is very very simple, which I like. I will need to check out Mr. Berry.

      Have a great week!!

      xoxo
      Colleen

  2. Ordered the KP Y book! I look forward to spending some time with it. I hope you like W Berry. His peaceful nature, his love of God’s creation and his stirring words they grab my heart with every turn of the page. It is all good stuff. Now off to clear yet another space. I am on a roll, project being checked off daily. Feels so good. Enjoy that wonderful office space. Create, breathe, read, pray and just be.
    Barb

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