Office Makeover: the “before” pictures ~ Colorado Springs baby photographer

July 21, 2010

This was my office.  I love my work but I HATED working in there.  All the colors were dull and depressing.  The clutter became chaotic.  How can a girl be creative in a workspace like this?  Although I ATTEMPTED to make it organized, I felt like the “stuff” was taking over the room and that the walls were coming in on me. You wouldn’t think your surroundings have that much affect on you but this room did. It totally effected every aspect of my life, including my creativity (or lack thereof) and my sense of control  (or lack thereof).  It was stressful just being in there.  I wanted to make it a better but I felt it was silly to invest money in a room that hardly anyone else sees. But I see it.  That’s the important thing. And so I changed it….drastically.  I can’t tell you how much more HAPPY & PEACEFUL the *new and improved* office makes me feel.  It is by far THE best investment I’ve made in 2010.  The “after” pictures are coming tomorrow. You know that the “after” pictures have to be good if I am posting these fugly photos ;0)

View from the door:

My crap-tastic workspace:

My desk clutter:

The gargantuan file cabinet & random packaging items:

The packaging-framing-place-for-random-clutter-table:

My pathetic attempt to be organized. All my packaging supplies:

The closet:

My husband’s desk:

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  1. Karyn Collins

    July 21st, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Oh what a tease! Can’t wait to see the “after” pics. You are SO right. Our outer surroundings definitely impact what’s going on inside and affect our creativity and harmony. It’s wonderful to hear that you value yourself to make your work space a place that nurtures you. Blessings!

  2. Marissa Nicole

    July 22nd, 2010 at 3:07 am

    oh my goodness….that is really bad! Well at least you recognized enough to make a change.

  3. Angela Little

    July 24th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Lol! Oh my word… this is cracking me up because my workspace looks very similar to this as I am transitioning our study into my new business office. Every time I walk in the room I can’t help thinking that it looks like a cyclone hit it and I immediately want to turn back around and work on something else… like laundry. =) ~ I was lucky enough to see your beautiful ‘after’ pictures prior to these. Viewing these really adds some impact to what an outstanding job you did creating your signature workspace. Beautifully done!

  4. edie dejong

    July 26th, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Brillant! Love it and has definitely a calming effect even in the images of before and after. Love your packaging/framing station! We were discussing tackling that very idea this month – So practical and cute!Congrats on a job well done and as always thank you for sharing ; )

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