Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Computer Nook Makeover

A Quick Computer Nook Makeover

Apparently every home should have one.  A computer nook in a public space, so screen weary kids can't get up to too much mischief in private.  Sadly ours had become a repository for stuff I can't find anywhere else to put in a hurry and there was not a screen in sight.

There is nothing like a little declutter to lift one's spirits.  I often wonder how it comes to this, but I seem to have a problem in dealing with stuff straight away.

Most of that junk is magazines I needed  to cut recipes from, cook books I needed to find room for and just general junk, which I could not fit into the cupboard.

Living like this does my head in and I could stand it no longer. I finally got around to purchasing a glue stick and resolved to spend a day cutting out the relevant recipes from the mags and either chucking out, or better stowing all the junk here.  I just kept going until it was done and this was the happy result.

Strangely I never miss anything I ever chuck out once it's gone, so I wish I could get around to doing it sooner, rather than later.

It's so nice to be able to use this computer nook for the purpose for which it was intended.  One day I might install some shelving and paint the wall in chalk board, but for now it is a great spot for an impressionist's version of Clareville Beach, gifted to us from a few friends upon our engagement.

The trophy is there to remind me that I was taken to a sailing regatta for our honeymoon.  The upside of it was , Mr Beach House won his division of the regatta and I really love that trophy for it's artistic merit.  I was deliriously happy and too blind to see much at the time, but it is a good reminder that he still owes me a honeymoon.  After 13 years I don't hold out much hope that situation will ever be rectified.

Speaking of romance.

The shot on the desk is of my mum and dad at one of the first ever Bilgola Surf Club Balls.  Love it.  See that twinkle in their eyes?  Well that's me, as a work in progress.

Aaahhhh now with a bit of organisation, I feel like I can breath again in this space.

Now just to tackle the other areas of the house, in desperate need of a major declutter.

I think Spring may have come early to the Beach House.  Yesterday I had a red hot go at cleaning up some of the other more serious grot around here and that felt great.  Still a long way to go, but you have to start somewhere.

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  1. This is about as much space as I have for my computer. What I really love about your space is the painting (or print of a painting) that you have hanging over your computer.

  2. It looks much more tidier now, I just wonder where all that paper work went .... into the shredder?!
    I have a big filing cabinet that I stack my papers on top of and do filing about once very 2 months when the pile gets so big I cant bear it anymore :)

    1. I chucked most of the mags out. It's amazing how much paper we waste in this world.

  3. Looks like a great spot for working. I'm working on keeping my work desk tidy and always find it hard!

  4. Looks fabulous Carolyn. What a great little spot to have and be central to everything. I love that photo of your mum and dad. x

  5. What a difference a few hours work can make and we do feel so much better after the declutter. Love your site by the way. Such beautiful style. :-)


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