Ok I cannot leave "well enough alone"!!! I wasn't sure about this old chippy shelf finding its home in my office so I hung it and was trying to see if I liked it.  Then I was out in the shed looking for something else and I found this old chippy cabinet that I got some time ago and had no place to hang it.  I knew I needed it when I saw it but was not sure where to put it.  Well I think I found a new home for it.

Here it is.  This little chippy treasure came out of a 100 year old farmhouse kitchen and I got it at the flea market for almost nothing.  Now I have more storage in my office area.  Now on to filling this chippy little cabinet with stuff!!!!

It is amazing what you can do with some old chippy side lights I picked up in Geneva, Illinois from a shop I just love Denise's Adornments.  She has beautiful chippy old things as well as new so if you live in this area please visit her shop. I hung these in my pass through to the family room. I think they kind of framed out that opening pretty nicely.
http://www.denisesadornments.com/

Don't you just love the character of the old mail slot.

I also had a couple of pieces of old door left from another project so I did not want to throw them out so I just painted them and "chipped" them and hung some old vintage sconces on them.


I just cannot stand to throw away anything with history and character so I was glad I could use these next to my shabby mirror over the mantel.

I made some changes to my office area and thought I would share this.  It is amazing what just switching things around and adding a few new things can make it feel like a whole new room.  It did not cost a cent to make these changes and I feel like my office is brand new.

This basket holder is made out of an curtain rod and I added old door knobs to the end to give it some character



This is that old gate I found in Mark's shop in Naperville. I decided to hang it over my desk and use it like a bulletin board for my Junk/stuff!!!!!



I used an old wine bottle holder for some of my magazines. It organizes them and also I can see them better than when they are stacked. I can change them out as I get new favs!!


I love using old in box mail holders for some of my book and magzines too.  I found this little love letters in box at an estate sale years ago and fell in love with it

I love using this mannequin to hang all my flower pins

A little burlap to the back of a chair and a pin and it gives some sweetness to this plain white office chair

This is probably one of my favorite finds of all time.  It is an old lamp base made into a dress form with chicken wire and the top of the dress form has an old vintage Hilton Hotel hanger from the 1940's.  Love that it has such history and character. I use this too to hang and organize things


A little stamped ribbon and a paper flower added to this lamp shade and you have instant charm

An old silver candle stick with some bling added and you have a string holder with character.

This is a favorite of mine too.  I got this from Katie Rose Designs a while back.  She took an old mail box and blinged it up with some burlap and ribbon and I added the fabric flower and I have a cute place for storage in my office.  Just different from a basket or drawers for storage.  Please visit her site if you would like to see some of the beautiful creations that Lori and her daughters create.  http://katiesrosecottage.com/