Saturday, September 1, 2012

Where Home{made}-Ally lives...

The blog that is...

Here is my home computer space. I don't quite have the home office sorted yet however it is a work in progress (yay) but for now here is the mismatched industrial/rustic/romantic work space that I do have and love.

It is quite a simple set up... however it is missing an even work surface.. I will show you how I get around that shortly... We are trying to find a reasonably priced perspex supplier so that we may put a 'lid on things'.
The base is wrought iron and was purchased on good ol TradeMe for cheap as the glass top had been broken. The top is a door. It even came with built in cable holes haha.

Here is my wooden mouse pad. It works well and looks the part.

See my DIY deer silhouette? The stack of wood behind it are more frames of varying sizes that I will get around to decorating soon too.

I even have a matching green chair!

My workspace is once again a mixture of styles smushed together to create something unique and interesting that I love - I hope you like it too!

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  1. I really love this space. The door, the chair, the wood frame are all so perfect together.
    Found you through .serenitynowblog link party!

  2. I have this exact same table out in my garage, I removed because of the glass top and toddlers. I like the fact you put a new top on it, something for me to consider. Great space :)

  3. Nice and creative your work space
    it seems industrial vintage style
    Have a lovely day Blessings from Rome Italy

  4. I love this door desk! Great idea placing the door on a table base. Your chair looks fantastic with it!

  5. Wow I love you table!You did such a great job with that! I am glad I found your blog today! I will be fallowing :)

    I am Kasey from

  6. This is over the top gorgeous - the wood for the mouse pad is genius - love how you styled the desk too!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!

  7. Love the romantic rusticity here. The metal bottom is lovely. Are you adding glass to the top??

    1. Thanks Bronwyn, yes we are on the lookout for some toughened glass or perspex as a top however in the meantime it is still quite easy to use as it is.

  8. Love your new desk and the great chair - what a great patina they both have. I also really like your idea of mixing industrial, romantic and rustic - very eclectic.

  9. I love this! Just perfect! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Twirl and Take a Bow. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @ThededicatedHouse

  10. Love this! And the chair is perfect too!

    New follower- found you on Ironstone Nest!

    ~Ashleigh @

  11. Really creative and imaginative way of repurposing a door! You did a great job.

  12. Your office furniture is wonderful. Good use of an incredible vintage door. Nice chair, too.

  13. I love it, very rustic and charming.
    Terrie @

  14. You did a great job. I love this idea. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  15. Hi Ally! Love your creative use of found/inexpensive items to make a great little workspace for yourself. Pretty much anything in a distressed state is like decor crack to me. Right now, I'm blogging on a TV tray table in front of my couch, so I really need ideas. LOL Thanks for sharing this. Here (and newly following) from Live, Laugh, Linky! Have an awesome weekend! ~Mary

  16. OMG I love that door table! Amazing! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  17. Hi, I'm visiting from over at The Dedicated House. Love your desk space. A lot. So stylish, in fact, I just love your whole style. Thanks for sharing! S xx