Friday, June 3, 2011

An Office Make-Over?

And so I have decided to do a make-over on my tiny office.

This sounds really easy, right?  Paint the walls.  Maybe get a new carpet remnant.  And add a few shelves.  Oh, and did I mention there's a slight money shortage?

The truth is I've been looking at yard sales for two years now, trying to find some bookshelves that will fit.  So far no good.  I did visit a thrift store the other day and there sat the perfect sized shelf. It had two very big problems.  Price ($20) and condition.  The thing was peeling paint like crazy.  I would bet that the shelf was built before 1969, which means it's probably got lead paint on it.  It would need a lot of sanding, and I really don't want to deal with lead dust.

I'm looking for something along these lines:

I don't want to buy a cheap chipboard shelf, either.  So ... my search will go on.

What's on your yard sale wish list?